Cavaliers Cricket Club, Colchester, Essex, England

9 June 2018

Another Cavs Low-Scorer

The Saturday XI hosted Halstead III today and batted first after losing the toss.

The Cavaliers got off to a steady start, with D Dellar and E Parry adding 39 for the first wicket in 12 overs before Parry (1) was caught behind. The Cavs then lost two wickets with the score on 46, with F Murtaza (5) and J Walton (0) the men to go, before debutant S Gupta scored his first runs for the club prior to being caught at midwicket to make the score 55/4 after 16.4 overs. A fifth wicket partnership of 27 then helped the Cavaliers rebuild, but a superb reflex catch at midwicket accounted for S Gilhooly (12), triggering a "Cavaliers Collapse" as the team slipped from 82/4 to 87/9; D Dellar (50), K Chowdhury (1), P Johnson (0) and JJ Elliston (4) all being dismissed in the 7 overs after Gilhooly's departure. Finally, a tenth wicket partnership of 24 saw the Cavaliers pass three figures, reaching 111 all out in 42.3 overs before S Riaz (15) was the last man out, with D Young unbeaten on 7 not out.

The Cavs reply then got off to a great start, taking a wicket with the third ball of the innings! Opening bowler S Riaz (9-2-20-1) was unlucky to not take more wickets, seeing edges fall short or just evade fielders, while F Murtaza (7-2-17-0) bowled well enough to beat the edge several times. Halstead advanced their score to 48/1 before K Chowdhury (8-2-25-1) claimed the next wicket to fall during his fine spell of spin bowling. It was then the turn of JJ Elliston (7-3-20-1) to take a wicket, bowling the Halstead #4 to make it 67/3. With Halstead losing in on their target, the captain turned to J Walton (3.1-0-13-1) who then took a wicket with his second ball bowled while D Dellar (3-1-7-0) kept things tight at the other end. It was to no avail though, as Halstead scored 113/4 in 37.1 overs to win by 6 wickets.

No comments:

Post a Comment