Cavaliers Cricket Club, Colchester, Essex, England

7 August 2016

Unbeaten Record Ended

The Saturday XI played West Mersea yesterday at Mill Road.

The Cavaliers fielded first and took early wickets through K Hemstedt (6-1-24-1) and C Finch (3-0-24-1) before turning to spinners N Hussain and J Samwell (5-1-21-0). The Cavs continued to chip away at the Mersea batting line up as Hussain claimed wickets as well as T Hijazi (7-1-21-1) and J Patel (4-0-9-1). With P Singh (3-0-7-0) and R Ikhlaq (1-0-7-0) bowling short spells, it was left to Hussain (13-4-20-4) to claim the last wicket as West Mersea were all out for 138 in 42 overs.

The Cavaliers reply saw S Pillalamarri (2) dismissed early on before the two quick wickets of P Singh (12) and J Patel (0) saw the Cavs slip to 19/3. A fourth wicket partnership of 20 saw the Cavs steady the innings somewhat, but both R Ikhlaq (12) and P Johnson (8) were dismissed in quick succession as the score reached 45/5 in the fourteenth over. With D Dellar (10), T Hijazi (0) and N Hussain (16) the next three wickets to fall, the Cavaliers were struggling on 73/8 before a double-wicket maiden from S Smith (13-4-35-6) accounted for K Hemstedt (5) and J Samwell (0) as the Cavs were all out for 84 resulting in a 54 run loss, with C Finch (7*) the undefeated batsman.

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