Cavaliers Cricket Club, Colchester, Essex, England

13 June 2010

Olonga day in the Field

On a momentous day off the field for the Cavaliers the 2nd XI were unable to produce anything of any quality on it as they fell to an abysmal 111 run defeat at the hands of Chappel & Wakes Colne 2nd's at the Rugby Club (PDQ Div 4).

Batting first the visitors were soon put under pressure by Deji A & Steve B (10-0-59-1) with each picking up a wicket early on in proceedings (including a notable catch behind the stumps by Dan Y). An excellent 3rd wicket partnership ensued between Maytham (44) and Wyatt (55) rather taking the game away from the home side. Though Tony M valiantly regained some semblance of control for the Cavaliers (10-2-22-0) and Alex W removed both danger men (7-0-28-2) the visitors continued to pile the pressure on so much so that Vinnie had to resort to the bargain bucket with Luke W (5-0-30-1) bowling a five over spell at the death. Deji ensured a respectable wickets haul for the home side collecting a wicket in each of his last two overs, his final figures of 9-0-35-3 proof again of yet another excellent spell.

Chasing a competitive total it was imperative the home side got off to a good start alas this was not to be as Wyatt fresh from his half century removed both Pete J & Paul M without score leaving the home side at 2-2 after one over.
Luke W & Vinnie (12) tried to consolidate but when the skipper's good run of form came to an end the writing appeared to be on the wall. The Wisbey's put on a 22 run partnership before Alex (9) fell in similar fashion to Vinnie, Luke W (28) following his brother back to the pavilion twenty runs later having succumbed to the slog sweep yet again (edit: if anyone sees him play it again this season they may bludgeon him to death). Thereafter despite a sensible knock from Steve (13) the innings was short lived with the innings closing in the 34th over with a woeful 94 on the board.

A day to forget for the 2nd XI, a batting performance reminiscent of the 2008 season and one not be repeated in 2010.

1 comment:

Unknown said...

It's a shame that it didn't extend to become an "O'longa evening" for many club members that left soon after playing cricket.

I fear no controversy, somebody has to say it.

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