Cavaliers Cricket Club, Colchester, Essex, England

7 June 2016

Collapse Costs Cavs

The Property Book Cavaliers hosted Ardeigh tonight in the Colchester Evening Cricket League.

Upon winning the toss the Cavs elected to bat, but got off to an awful start, losing captain D Deller (1) via a run out and JJ Elliston (0) played on to leave the score at 1/2 at the end of the first over. The third wicket pair of J Lawson (8) and K Jayasinghe (4) then attempted to rebuild, but both were removed in quick succession to leave the Cavs 17/4 after 4.4 overs. The PBUK Cavaliers limped up to 26/4, but another cluster of wickets saw N Jalib (3, via another run out), J Rawlings (0, a first-baller) and T Crayston (0, another first-baller) all dismissed to make the score 28/7 from 7.7 overs! N Davidson then took it upon himself to raise the Cavs total, but when he was dismissed for 21 (46/8), the end of the innings was near... J Patel (6) was the next to go, before a mix-up in communication saw D Young (0) run out after facing one ball. The PBUK Cavaliers ended their innings on 51 all out after 11.3 overs, with U Ghani (3*) the undefeated batsman.

The Ardleigh openers began aggressively, taking 11 from J Rawlings first over before attacking the bowling of N Davidson (1-0-10-0). Thankfully, Rawlings' second over provided two breakthroughs as he dismissed both openers on his way to figures of 2-0-12-2. Despite U Ghani (1-1-0-0) bowling a brilliantly tight over, Ardeigh released the pressure by attacking T Crayston (1.7-0-30-0) as they cruised to victory in just 5.7 overs, winning by eight wickets.

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