Cavaliers Cricket Club, Colchester, Essex, England

2 July 2017

Sunday Team Claims Second Win of 2017

The Sunday team travelled to Harwich & Dovercourt today with ten men.

With skipper N Jalib winning the toss, the Cavaliers opted to bat first. An early wicket saw M Nadeem (4) out in the first over. A second wicket partnership of 36 between S Anandraj and N Jalib then saw the Cavs recover to 43/1 before both Anandraj (9) and P Kannan (5) fell in quick succession. With the score on 51/3, a big fourth wicket partnership of 86 saw the Cavs pass 100, with N Jalib reaching another Cavs fifty in just 44 balls before being dismissed for a 79-ball 80, his top score for the club. His partner during that partnership, R Ikhlaq (27), fell soon afterwards as Harwich & Dovercourt picked up regular wickets with R Rasheed (14) and C Finch (5) also out. The Cavaliers had reached 170/7 when D Young joined N Davidson at the crease, and the pair added 42 runs for the eighth wicket in just 21 balls, with Young (7) run out off of the last ball of the 39th over trying to give Davidson the strike for a last over assault. Unfortunately Davidson (35 from 16 balls) was caught off of the first ball of the 40th over, leaving T Mayhew (0*) unbeaten without facing a ball. The Cavaliers ended their innings 212 all out from 39.1 overs.

The HDCC reply got off to a good start, as the openers added 51 together before the Cavaliers opening bowlers, R Rasheed (9-1-42-2) and N Davidson (9-1-39-1), claimed three wickets (all bowled) in two overs to reduce the hosts to 59/3. With M Nadeem (9-1-42-1) picking up a wicket via a catch by Anandraj at long-off, the hosts reached 83/4 before P Kannan struck twice in successive overs (including a stunning catch by N Davidson, running around and diving full length), leaving the score on 85/6. Some tight bowling from Nadeem and Kannan kept the scoring rate down, while Kannan continued to take wickets (one via an edge to D Young) on his way to excellent figures of 9-3-25-4 (his best bowling for the Cavs so far). With T Mayhew (4-1-10-1) claiming a wicket in the death overs, the Cavaliers restricted Harwich & Dovercourt to 168/9 from their 40 overs to claim a 44 run win.

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