Cavaliers Cricket Club, Colchester, Essex, England

17 July 2019

Teams - Saturday 20th & Sunday 21st

Saturday XI - Coggeshall III (H) - meet at Mill Road by 12:15pm to help set up. Match starts at 1pm.
Vinnie (c), Dan Y, Farhan M, Prakash K, Neville D, Haji A, Bilal A, Vinay G, Salman R, Ahmed K and TBC

Sunday XI - Real Oddies (H) - meet at Mill Road by 12:15pm to help set up. Match starts at 1pm.
Nadeem (c), Ahmed K, Farhan M, Umair A, Neville D, Dan S, Bilal A, Badar M, Obaid R, Prakash K and Floren M.

14 July 2019

Cavs Run Kesgrave Close

The Saturday XI hosted Kesgrave at Mill Road today and batted first after losing the toss.

After a tentative start (6/0 from 5 overs), the opening batsmen, F Murtaza and M Vinter soon found their rhythm, adding a further 51 runs from the next 11 overs before Vinter (11) was caught. With Murtaza (44) out soon afterwards, the Cavaliers were 60/2 after 18.4 overs but an attacking third wicket partnership saw 62 runs added in 11 overs - T Hijazi (25) the next wicket to fall to make the score 122/3 at the end of the 30th over. The Cavs continued to bat well though, and P Kannan brought up a 53-ball fifty before being caught at long-off for 57 soon afterwards. With R Rasheed (6) out soon after, the score was 168/5 - It was then left to K Chowdhury (19*) and H Ahamed (15*) to see the final score reach 192/5 after 45 overs.

The Kesgrave openers made a steady start in their reply, surviving against R Rasheed's opening spell of 8-3-31-0 while S Riaz made the first breakthrough via a Murtaza catch. The score progressed to 72/1, but quick wickets from N Davidson and A Khaliq (7-0-35-1) saw Kesgrave slip to 76/3. Davidson also claimed the next two wickets to fall in a fine spell of 9-1-24-3 while Murtaza (6-0-40-1) added to his tally of catches in 2019 with a good caught & bowled dismissal. With Kesgrave 149/6, Murtaza turned back to his openers, but Rasheed (12-3-48-0) and Riaz (8.1-1-36-1) were unable to prevent Kesgrave reaching 193/6 from 42.1 overs, winning by 4 wickets.


12 July 2019

Teams - Saturday 13th & Sunday 14th

Saturday XI - Kesgrave (H) - meet at Mill Road by 12:15pm to help set up. Match starts at 1pm.
Fowad M (c), Dan Y, Kaiser C, Vinnie, Prakash K, Ahmad K, Salman R, Rauf R, Tariq H, Haji A and Neville D

Sunday XI - Kelvedon & Feering (H)
Match rearranged to Sunday 25th August due to the Cricket World Cup Final.

7 July 2019

Cavs Hold Their Nerve

The Saturday XI travelled to Promenade Park to play Maldon III yesterday, and batted first after winning the toss.

The Cavaliers innings got off to a great start, with F Murtaza hitting the first ball of the match through cover point for four, but the Cavs were soon 7/1 as Murtaza (6) was bowled. The second wicket partnership then made steady progress, reaching 49/1 in 14 overs before D Dellar was forced to retire not out (hurt) with a back injury, bring K Chowdhury to the crease (1), though he was out in the 18th over. A promising stand of 24 for the third wicket saw the Cavaliers up to 81/2, but that soon became 81/4 as M Vinter (44) and S Riaz (0) fell in quick succession. P Kannan and D Young then got the Cavaliers up to 98, but two wicket in two balls saw Young (10) caught at slip and B Aslam (0) bowled. With T Hijazi (2) out soon afterwards, the Cavaliers were 104/7 after 34 overs. A superb eighth wicket partnership between Kannan and H Ahamed then saw the paid add 43 runs together in eight overs, raising the score to 147/8 upon the dismissal of Ahamed (15). The returning Dellar (16*) then held up an end as Kannan brought up his fifty from 70 balls via a towering six back over the pavillion (his third six of the innings). The Cavaliers ended their 45 overs on a respectable 159/8, with Kannan on 55 not out.

The Maldon reply started steadily, adding 28 in 10 overs before S Riaz claimed the first wicket of the innings, trapping the opener LBW, while B Aslam (6-1-14-0) went wicketless. A further 24 runs were added before Riaz added a second wicket to his tally during his opening spell of 10-3-20-2, then A Khaliq struck soon after as Maldon reached 54/3 after 20 overs. The Cavaliers kept breaking partnerships as they were forming though; Kannan (11-1-38-1) and Kahliq taking two quick wickets in the 27th and 28th overs as Maldon slipped to 76/5. The score passed 100 before the Cavaliers struck again - Khaliq (12-2-51-3) claiming his third. The introduction of F Murtaza to the attack then turned the game in the Cavaliers favour - Before he entered the attack, Maldon were 134/6, and by the time Murtaza (4-0-9-3) ended his spell, they were 150/9 with just one over left. With Riaz into his return spell, it fell to him to see the innings out; the first ball going for four and the second for two to make the score 156/9 with four balls left, only for the Maldon skipper to hit a ball to long-off, where Murtaza took a steepling pressure catch on the boundary to seal a tense 3 run win after 44.3 overs of the second innings, Riaz ending with figures of 11.3-3-30-3.


4 July 2019

Teams - Saturday 6th & Sunday 7th

Saturday XI - Maldon III (A) - meet at Mill Road by 11:45am or Maldon by 12:30pm. Let Darren know if going direct (CM9 5JQ). Match starts at 1pm.
Darren D (c), Noman H, Fowad M, Dan Y, Kaiser C, Salman R, Prakash K, Neville D, Bilal A, Vinnie and Ahmad K

Sunday XI - Terling (A)
Match conceded due to a lack of player availability.

1 July 2019

Cavs Wilt in the Heat

The Saturday XI travelled to Kesgrave last Saturday.

After losing the toss, the Cavaliers fielded first on the hottest day of 2019 so far. After opening bowlers N Davidson (4-0-20-0) and S Riaz toiled, the Kesgrave openers added 75 together before Riaz claimed the first wicket of the day. The score then passed 100 as K Chowdhury bowled well from one end while N Hussain began a 15-over spell, claiming his first wicket in his fourth over via a D Young catch. With Hussain continuing from one end, Chowdhury (10-0-57-0) completed his spell before H Ahamed (3-0-43-0) took over at his end. Kesgrave then added 122 runs for the third wicket, reaching 222/2 before B Aslam (3-0-20-1) bowled a superb yorker to end the partnership. Hussain then struck soon afterwards as Young claimed a second catch to remove Kesgrave opener S Dixey for a well made 102 - The score slipping to 227/4. The return of Riaz saw a wicket fall in the very next over as Kesgrave reached 233/5 after 41 overs before Hussain (15-2-55-3) claimed another wicket in his last over and Riaz (10-0-60-3) took his third in the last over of the innings. With the full 45 overs bowled, Kesgrave ended on 261/7.

The Cavaliers reply saw D Dellar (1) caught at point in the second over before K Chowdhury (3) and P Kannan (0) in quick succession - The score 13/3 after 5.2 overs. The innings was then rebuilt by F Murtaza and N Davidson, adding 61 for the fourth wicket as Murtaza compiled a 44-ball fifty. As the Cavs reached 74/3, Murtaza (63) and Davidson (3) were both dismissed to make it 74/5 and the prospect of an early finish seemed likely. The Cavaliers then fought back - A sixth wicket partnership of 41 between N Hussain and H Ahamed saw the score up to 115 before Hussain (25) was caught. A further 33 were added for the seventh wicket as S Riaz joined Ahamed (23), who was caught with the score on 148. The arrival of B Aslam (18) to the crease then saw the run rate go up as he smote two mighty sixes to help the Cavaliers up to 184/8 after 37.2 overs. It was then left to Riaz (44* - his highest score for the club) and D Young (10*) to see the Cavaliers achieve maximum batting bonus points - The innings ending on 210/8 as the Cavaliers lost by 51 runs.


28 June 2019

Teams - Saturday 29th & Sunday 30th

Saturday XI - Kesgrave (A) - meet at Mill Road by 11:45am or Kesgrave by 12:30pm. Let Darren know if going direct (IP5 1JF). Match starts at 1pm.
Darren D (c), Noman H, Fowad M, Dan Y, Pete J, Kaiser C, Salman R, Prakash K, Neville D, Haji A and Bilal A

Sunday XI - Pickering Sponsors Day (H) - with BBQ and refreshments. Meet at 11:45am to help set up. Day starts at 12noon.
Fowad M, Salman R, Ahmad K, Bilal A, Neville D, Nadeem, Rauf R, Usman G, Farhan, M Raheel A, Noman J, Tariq H & Noman H. All members welcome to attend/play.