Cavaliers Cricket Club, Colchester, Essex, England

14 August 2016

Day of the Nomans

The Saturday XI played Eight Ash Green at Mill Road yesterday.

The Cavaliers won the toss and elected to field first on a green tinged wicket, with JJ Elliston (6-1-36-1) claiming an early wicket while K Hemstedt (6-1-28-0) toiled at the other end. With the Green's second wicket partnership adding 62 runs while riding their luck, skipper D Dellar turned to his spinners, with N Hussain breaking the partnership to leave EAG 73/2. With Hussain and T Hijazi (6-2-12-0) keeping the run rate down, a run out by Hussain/D Young accounted for the next wicket. With Hussain continuing to take wickets, J Samwell (3-0-18-0) replaced Hijazi at the other end, but the 10-man Eight Ash Green team had no answer to a rampant Hussain, who finished with excellent figures of 9-2-32-7 as they were dismissed for 118 in 30 overs.

The Cavaliers, chasing 119 in 60 overs, got off to a solid start in their run chase reaching 47 before D Dellar (19) was trapped LBW. With M Vinter (35*) going well at the other end, Cavs #3 N Jalib unfurled his range of scoring shots in an unbeaten stand of 73 for the second wicket, with Jalib (50*) hitting a four to win the match and bring up his fifty (from just 27 balls) as the Cavs scored 120/1 in 21.5 overs in a comprehensive 9 wicket victory.

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