Cavaliers Cricket Club, Colchester, Essex, England

11 June 2017

Cavs Run Galleywood Close

The Cavaliers welcomed Galleywood to Mill Road today in their NECL fixture.

Galleywood won the toss and elected to bat first, adding 35 for the first wicket before P Kannan made the first breakthrough of the day. With the Cavaliers openers N Davidson (8-2-36-0) and P Kannan (9-2-48-1) unable to make further inroads into the Galleywood batting line-up, captain N Jalib tried spells from T Janganan (1-0-19-0) and C Finch (3-0-23-0) before turning to the spin of K Chowdhury (8-0-44-0) and N Hussain (9-2-26-2), who took two quick wickets as Galleywood went from 134/1 to 140/3. A fourth wicket partnership of 81 then saw off the remainder of Chowdhury and Hussain's spells, a spell from J Samwell (2-0-21-0), plus some remaining overs from Davison and Kannan as the opposition ended on 221/3 from their 40 overs.

Facing a difficult target the Cavaliers opening batsmen, M Vinter and K Chowdhury, added 68 for the first wicket before Vinter (25) was bowled. With K Chowdhury (42) departing soon afterwards the Cavs were 81/2, but an attacking third wicket partnership of 65 between N Jalib and T Janganan took the score to 146/2, with Jalib (22) caught out shortly before Janganan brought up his second Cavaliers fifty from just 45 balls. A further 30 runs were added by Janganan and P Kannan to put the Cavs in a good position of 176/3, but Kannan (14) and Janganan (61) both fell in quick succession as the score slipped to 179/5. The Cavs rebuilt through N Hussain and N Davidson (10) before D Young joined Hussain as the Cavaliers passed 200, needing 22 from the last 11 balls. With boundaries hard to find, the equation came down to 15 needed from the last over - The Cavaliers could only manage 6 of the needed runs, with Young (4) dismissed LBW with 4 balls left, as they finished on 213/7 with N Hussain (17*) and C Finch (2*) the undefeated batsmen as the Cavs lost by 8 runs.

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