Cavaliers Cricket Club, Colchester, Essex, England

24 June 2020

NECL Season Cancelled

The North Essex Cricket League has cancelled the 2020 season. For the league's statement, see below:

21 June 2020

Two Counties 2020 Season Cancelled

Two Counties 2020 season cancelled. See below for the league statement:

18 March 2020

Cricket Activities Suspended

Following the outbreak of the Covid-19 virus, the Essex and Suffolk County Boards have suspended all cricket with immediate effect in both Counties until further notice.

No League matches will be played, and no meetings will be held.

Further details will be published in due course.

An ECB press release can be found here:

15 September 2019

Cavaliers AGM & Awards Night

We are provisionally holding our Annual General Meeting on Saturday 1st February in the Colchester & EE pavilion at Castle Park - Please arrive at 7:30pm for an 8pm start. This meeting is your chance to have your say and vote on the topics which will affect you and the cricket club over the next year. We also have some positions available on the commitee for the 2020 season - Current vacant positions include the Saturday XI captain, Saturday XI vice captain and Availability Co-ordinator roles, but you can run for any of the other committee roles if you have an interest.
If you would like to put your name forward for any of the roles, or have an item for the agenda, please let Dan Y know before the AGM date.

Once the AGM has been completed we will then move onto the awards ceremony with several awards up for grabs, including the much-coveted Player of the Year award, and the less-coveted Most Ducks of 2019 award. As with  the last couple of years, we are asking for members to vote for their choice for the Player of the Year award - The player with the most votes, wins!! All members can vote (although not for themselves!) either by email, text or in person at the AGM - please let Dan Y know who your Player of the Year is, and he'll compile them ready for the awards ceremony.

Looking forward to seeing you there!

2019 High Partnerships

Highest partnerships for each wicket in 2019:

1st wicket - 73 (F Murtaza & D Dellar vs Tendring, 15/06/19)
2nd wicket - 106 (S Gilhooly & N Jalib vs Brockley, 14/09/19) 
3rd wicket - 110 (F Murtaza & M Nadeem vs Springfield, 09/06/19)
4th wicket - 79 (N Jalib & F Munir vs Stebbing, 02/06/19 AND S Gilhooly & K Chowdhury vs Brockley, 14/09/19)
5th wicket - 73* (M Vinter & V Gedi vs Brockley, 10/08/19)
6th wicket - 41 (N Hussain & H Ahamed vs Kesgrave, 29/06/19)
7th wicket - 42 (K Chowdhury & N Davidson vs Tendring, 31/08/19)
8th wicket - 43 (P Kannan & H Ahamed vs Maldon, 06/07/19)
9th wicket - 35* (F Murtaza & D Young vs Coggeshall, 04/05/19)
10th wicket - 20 (D Young & A Khaliq vs Coggeshall, 20/07/19)

Plenty of good batting this year, with a few fifty partnerships not mentioned in the list above - Well batted Cavs!

2019 Fielding Stats

See below for the stats relating to outfield catches and wicketkeeper dismissals across all games for the Cavaliers during the 2019 season.

D Young - 9 (8ct, 1st)
D Smith - 2 (2ct)
N Jalib - 1 (1ct)

Outfield Catches:
9 - F Murtaza
4 - A Khaliq, M Vinter
2 - B Aslam, N Davidson, D Dellar, T Hijazi
1 - H Ahamed, S Gilhooly, U Ghani, R Hossain, N Hussain, P Kannan, S Khan, A Mehta, B Prabhu, R Rasheed, O ul Rehman, S Riaz, D Smith

Congratulations to everyone who held their catches!

14 September 2019

2019 Finale Sees Brockley Beaten

The Saturday XI travelled to Brockley in Suffolk today and batted first after D Dellar won his final toss as Cavaliers captain.

The innings started well as the openers Dellar and S Gilhooly added 20 in 6 overs before Dellar (8) was bowled. The Cavs then batted superbly, with Gilhooly reaching 7,000 club runs in the 15th over before continuing on to a 61-ball fifty as he and N Jalib added 106 for the second wicket (the highest second wicket stand of the 2019 season). The partnership was eventually broken in the 24th over as Jalib (45) was caught, but Gilhooly continued to bat well with P Kannan (who hit a big six onto the pavilion roof!). The next wicket to fall was that of Kannan's (12) to make the score 154/3 after 28.5 overs but, with the field spread, Gilhooly and K Chowdhury reaped their rewards, adding 79 for the fourth wicket (the joint-highest fourth wicket stand of 2019), pushing the score up to 233/3 after 39 overs before Chowdhury (30) was stumped, though Gilhooly had already brought up his 14th Cavaliers century by that point (from 98 balls). In a push for quick runs, wickets fell at regular intervals from that point, with B Prabhu (4), Gilhooly (124), N Davidson (0) and B Aslam (1) all out before the end of the innings. With T Hijazi (10*) the unbeaten batsman, the Cavaliers reached 261/8 from their 45 overs.

The Cavaliers defence of their target got off to a fine start as N Davidson (6-0-29-1) struck in the first over; B Aslam taking a tumbling catch at mid-on. Brockley then progressed to 27/1 from 7 overs before S Riaz (5-1-18-1) drew an edge which was taken by D Young, moving sharply to his right. With the opposition moving to 67/2, the Cavs struck twice in quick succession; B Aslam bursting through the defences of the Brockley #4 before B Prabhu (6-2-27-1) removed the dangerous C Jones (42) in the next over as Brockley slipped to 67/4. The next two wickets to fall also fell to Aslam (6-0-21-3), via an excellently judged catch at long-off by S Gilhooly and then a ball that just clipped the top of off stump to make it 88/6 after 23 overs. Aslam's fine day in the field continued as he took a stunning one-handed catch at slip off T Hijazi (3-0-11-1) while K Chowdhury (3-1-9-0) had a brief spell at the other end. With the game (and season) drawing to a close, Dellar turned to P Kannan (0.5-0-0-2) who mopped up the last two wickets of the innings as Brockley were all out for 109 in 29.5 overs - The Cavaliers finishing 2019 with a 152 run win.