Cavaliers Cricket Club, Colchester, Essex, England

4 July 2011

Cavaliers Crash from Cup

Cavaliers crashed out of the Cup at the Quarter Final stage against a weakened and hung over West Mersea side missing out on the opportunity of a first semi-final outing. Although the batsmen failed to post a par score we had sufficient chances in the field to secure a shock victory.

Choosing to bat first after seeing the state of the Mersea players following a birthday party the night before, Cavaliers lost early wickets and failed to capitalise on some mediocre bowling. Only Jack and Stuart, who top scored with 39, looked in good nick as we plodded to 128 all out in the 45 overs.

The Mersea inning was a typically attacking affair with wickets falling regularly to leave them at 43-3 after 9 overs, although two simple catches had been put down by this stage. Bruce was very fortunate to survive an early LBW appeal against Ray but went on to make an unbeaten 47*, also benefiting from some butter fingers along the way. Skipper Conway also rode his luck with Jack making a fine effort in the deep. Dismissing this pair might have opened a door but it was not to be and we only had ourselves to blame.

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