Cavaliers Cricket Club, Colchester, Essex, England

27 August 2016

Cavs Run Dunmow Close

The Cavaliers hosted Dunmow at Mill Road today in a top of the table clash in the Two Counties Championship.

With stand-in captain D Young winning the toss the Cavaliers fielded first, with opening bowlers R Rasheed (8-0-34-0) and M Nadeem (5-1-33-0) bowling well, but unlucky to see several dropped catches off their bowling. First change bowler U Ghani eventually made the breakthrough, bowling one opener before having the Dunmow #3 caught behind by Young. With Ghani bowling well at one end, N Hussain claimed two wickets in one over (both caught behind by Young) before claiming regular wickets in the Dunmow middle order. After a fine spell from Ghani (13-2-54-2), J Samwell (1-0-11-0) and P Singh (1-0-6-2) had short spells before Hussain (12.1-4-33-6) claimed the final wicket (a fourth catch for Young) as Dunmow were all out for 184 in 40.1 overs.

The Cavs reply saw P Singh (0) out early, but a hard hitting innings from M Nadeem gave the innings some momentum as he and N Jalib got the score to 46/1 before it slipped to 61/5 as Nadeem (29), R Akhlaq (3), N Jalib (22) and T Hijazi (0) were all dismissed. A sixth wicket partnership of 36 between N Hussain and R Rasheed got the Cavaliers up to 97 before Rasheed (20) was caught. With the game in the balance, Hussain and Young combined in a seventh wicket partnership of 54, reducing the target to 33 required off 18 overs, before Young (22) top-edged a pull to the Dunmow keeper to make the score 151/7. With U Ghani (2), C Finch (0) and J Samwell (0) all dismissed cheaply, Hussain was left standed on 46* as the Cavaliers ended all out for 156 all out in 33 overs, losing by 28 runs.

The Cavaliers end the season as Division 9 South runners-up, with Dunmow claiming the title.

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