Cavaliers Cricket Club, Colchester, Essex, England

18 April 2011

The Day, Ray, Lost his Way!

The new season kicked off in familiar surroundings as Cavaliers travelled to promoted companions Purleigh. All seemed to be going smoothly can as all player collections we accomplished and everyone was at the designated meeting point. However, one said Cavalier escaped the convoy, got lost and decided to return home leaving us a man down. Nevertheless standing in Captain Stuart won the toss and elected to bowl first, after a 10 minute lecture from the Umpires about new rules, to which I forgot by the time they finished. With both sides missing star batmen, Cavaliers began to bowl with the accuracy they are now accustom. Wickets proved hard to come by but the run rate never spiralled, then Darren Dellar collected his 100th Cavalier wicket as an attempted pull only found the bottom edge onto the stumps. After a change of bowling at both ends with spin twins Amir and Dave H into the attack, the score proceeded to 50-1. The Purleigh Batmen were struggling to keep the ball down and chances were soon being snapped up. 50-1 became 89 All Out in the space of 20 overs, with both Amir and Dave taking 4 wickets and Harish collected 3 catches. Considering we had 10 men it was an excellent effort. Our Batting performance won us the game but it can be said that we should have made victory more comfortable than the 4 wicket margin. Justin, Harish, Raj and Asten all got starts and got out, however some dismissal were of the most bizarre imaginable. Harish was caught behind by slip of the wicketkeeper boot, Asten was Run Out at the non strikers end after a straight drive ricochet off the bowlers boot, and Raj after the most of patient and considered innings you may well see was stumped after leaving his crease too early to do a bit of gardening! All In all 20 points but bigger tests lie in waiting.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Glad to hear that the Cavaliers are off to a winning start. Long may it continue! :)

Post a Comment