Cavaliers Cricket Club, Colchester, Essex, England

17 June 2018

Big Loss to Dunmow

The Saturday XI hosted Dunmow IIs at Mill Road today and fielded first after winning the toss.

Opening bowlers N Davidson and R Rasheed bowled well but without reward, with edges and aerial shots either not going to hand or being dropped. The Dunmow openers took full advantage as they added 62 for the opening partnership before S Riaz (5-0-20-1) took the first wicket. The next over saw skipper D Dellar take the next wicket (caught by Riaz, diving forwards) to reduce the opposition to 62/2. Dunmow then added 35 further runs to the total before Dellar (11-1-57-2) took his second wicket, but Dunmow then had a fourth wicket partnership of 90, with H Ahamed (4-0-24-0) going wicketless while Dellar continued his spell. The partnership was broken by P Kannan (6-0-47-2), who added a second wicket to is tally shortly afterwards while N Davidson (10-0-56-1) and R Rasheed (9-0-55-1) claimed late wickets upon their return as Dunmow ended their 45 overs on 285/7.

The Cavaliers reply started well, adding 34 runs in 4.2 overs before S Gilhooly (20; all in boundaries) was caught at slip. With the Cavs losing H Ahamed (0) and M Vinter (9) soon afterwards, the scoreboard looked less healthy at 38/3 after 8.2 overs. P Kannan and R Rasheed then saw the score up to 57/3, but regular wickets saw the Cavaliers reduced to 76/7 as Rasheed (3), J Corcos (4), Kannan (21) and N Davidson (2) were all caught. The home side then got within touching distance of a batting bonus point as D Dellar and P Johnson got the total up to 92/7, but the wickets of Johnson (3) and S Riaz (1) saw the score slip to 95/9 as D Young joined Dellar at the crease. The last pair then concentrated on gaining batting points, frustrating Dunmow by adding 64 runs for the tenth wicket (10 short of the club record) in 10 overs before Dellar (65) was caught at slip. The Cavaliers ended on 159 all out from 44.2 overs, with Young unbeaten on 10*.

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