Cavaliers Cricket Club, Colchester, Essex, England

25 May 2015

Good Team Performance

Yesterday the Cavaliers travelled to the picturesque ground of Hathersage to play their third tour match of 2015.

Captain for the day N Hussain agreed with the Hathersage captain that we would field first, and opening bowlers immediately did well as N Davidson kept things economical while J Rawlings (8-2-20-2) removed the Derbyshire side's opening batsmen. The Cavs continued to chip away at the Hathersage line-up as D Howell's good bowling (8-1-22-1) was rewarded via a fine running catch by Hussain, and T Mayhew (8-0-48-2) claiming wickets via a Davidson catch and a stumping by N Jalib. Captain Hussain then introduced himself to the attack, taking three wickets on his way to figures of 8-1-41-3, including another catch by Davidson, and a second stumping for Jalib. With Davidson (8-2-25-0) returning to keep the run-rate down, Hathersage ended their 40 overs on 167/8.

The Cavaliers reply started slowly, with P Johnson (1) and S Johnson (8) out early to Hathersage's 14 year old dynamo, R Mohammadullah (8-2-22-2), but the experienced pair of Jalib (70 - his second successive fifty on tour!) and S Gilhooly (33) adding 92 for the third wicket to help the Cavaliers up to 128/2 before both batsmen departed within four balls of each other. With E Parry (10) helping to steady the innings, the Cavs brought up their 150 before N Davidson (with a run a ball 23*) and N Hussain (4*) got the Cavs to the winning line, as we finished on 170/5 in 37.5 overs to claim the win by five wickets.

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