Cavaliers Cricket Club, Colchester, Essex, England

31 December 2012

Blown Away

Stebbing.... different line up, different venue, same outcome... a comprehensive defeat for the Cavaliers (only this time thankfully we didn't field first!)

In theory we could leave the match report there but I feel obliged to post something... in reality the game never really seemed to get going for the Cavaliers. Luke having won the toss and given the gusty conditions, lack of sightscreens and good looking track opted to bat first and he and Pete proceeded to get the visitors off to a decent start, both batsman riding their luck in the face of some good bowling but both also throwing in the odd decent shot for good measure. With the score on 41 Pete was the first to succumb to Winter's nagging line, length & swing in the 9th over and from then on it was another case of the Cavaliers Collapse as the visitors proceeded to slump to 55-6 with Vinnie, Jon & Alex all failing to record a run. Darren coming in perhaps belatedly at no.8 restored some semblance of respect to proceedings but as he ran out of batting partners he had little choice but to go for his shots and was bowled by Law for a cultered knock of 21. Cavaliers all out for 100 off just 26.4 overs. Woeful.

With the teas understandably not ready the sides turned round to bowl the first ten overs of the home sides reply with Darren & Rasa taking the new ball. Both bowled well and Darren got reward for his excellent line as he removed Gwyther (0) but from then on it was very much the Law & specifically Winter show as the home side cantered to the their target interrupted only by sandwiches & sponge cake...

Yet another day to forget for the 2nds who were without question thoroughly outplayed. We wish Stebbing well in Div 4 next season and trust they will enjoy the more challenging fixture ahead.

Provisional Fixtures 2013

14-Apr 2nds Tendring v Cavaliers
28-Apr 2nds Gosfield v Cavaliers
28-Apr 1st Great Bentley v Cavaliers
05-May Cup West Mersea v Cavaliers
05-May 2nds Stebbing v Cavaliers
12-May 1st Cavaliers v Clacton Ramblers
12-May 2nds Cavaliers v Chappel & Wakes Colne
19-May 1st Cavaliers v Purleigh
02-Jun Cup Provisional
02-Jun 2nds Cavaliers v West Mersea
09-Jun 1st Bocking v Cavaliers
09-Jun 2nds Cavaliers v Kirby
16-Jun 1st Little Bardfield Village v Cavaliers
16-Jun 2nds Cavaliers v Great Braxted & Tiptree
23-Jun 1st Cavaliers v Boxted
23-Jun 2nds Cavaliers v Lexden
30-Jun 1st Cavaliers v Bocking
30-Jun 2nds Boxted v Cavaliers
07-Jul Cup Provisional
14-Jul 1st Cavaliers v Ipswich
14-Jul 2nds Cavaliers v Tendring
21-Jul 1st Cavaliers v Eight Ash Green
21-Jul 2nds Cavaliers v Stebbing
28-Jul 1st Cavaliers v Great Bentley
28-Jul 2nds Cavaliers v Boxted
04-Aug 1st Clacton Ramblers v Cavaliers
04-Aug 2nds Cavaliers v Gosfield
11-Aug 1st Eight Ash Green v Cavaliers (was 21st April)
18-Aug 1st Cavaliers v Little Bardfield Village
18-Aug 2nds Lexden v Cavaliers
25-Aug 1st Ipswich v Cavaliers
25-Aug 2nds Kirby v Cavaliers
01-Sep 1st Purleigh v Cavaliers
08-Sep 1st Boxted v Cavaliers
08-Sep 2nds Chappel & Wakes Colne v Cavaliers
22-Sep 2nds West Mersea v Cavaliers
29-Sep 2nds Great Braxted & Tiptree v Cavaliers

12 December 2012

Tour 2013

Cavaliers,

The tour to Derbyshire is to be held from 24th May till May 28th. Get in early to book your holiday to enjoy the Cricket, beers and the usual socialising. The fixtures are in the process of being confirmed but the below schedule is expected;

Friday - Evening Fixture v Chatsworth House
Saturday - Sutton-on-the-Hill
Sunday - Darley Dale
Monday – Elton

The cost of this trip is only £85 for the full weekend (4 nights). For this paltry sum you get all your cricket paid including tea, only money you need is evening food & drinking money! However if you can only attend for part of the Tour then a reduced rate is available. Please get in touch!

Main contact for tour is peterjohnson@mscuk.com

31 October 2012

Quiz Night Success

Some might say that Tony has baffled us for years but the arch quiz master was on top form at the 2012 quiz recently.

An excellent turn out ensured that the event was a huge success for the club and there was a buzz in the room (mainly the sound of aching brains).

A big thank you to Tony for the quiz and to Sylvia for running the bar.

27 September 2012

Teams for 30th September

1st v Chappel (a) start 1230 - meet 1130 Marks Tey

Jack, Vinnie, Darren, Alex C, Phil S, Stuart J, Jon R, Dave H, Gareth, Phil W & Tony

- - - -

2nd v Copford (a) start 1230 - meet tbc
Ed, Luke, Asif, Asten, Peter, Dan S, Craig, Raj, Dan Y, Viv & JJ

- - - -

Teams subject to change

19 September 2012

Team for Sunday 23rd September

2nd Team v Copdock (Away) meet Rugby Club @ 11:20am

Ed (C), Raj A, Luke W, Dan Y (W), Vinnie, Craig F, Tony M, Pete J, Viv S, JJ, & Jon R

Team is subject to change

13 September 2012

Team for Sunday 16th

1ST XI v Eight Ash Green (a) - 1230 start Meet 1130 Rugby Club or EAG

Simon, Jack, Darren, Vinnie, Stuart (c), Phil S, Dan S, Jon R, JJ, Dave & Phil (w)

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Team subject to change

6 September 2012

Teams for Sunday Ardleigh (a) & Wickham Bishops (a)

**Please note 12:30 start time for September fixtures**

1st Team v Ardleigh (a) meet Rugby Club 11:45 or at Ardleigh

Simon G, Jack K, Darren D, Vinnie, Alex C, Phil S, Stuart J (c), Dan S, TBC, Dave H & Phil W (w)

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

2nd Team v Wickham Bishops (a) meet Rugby Club 11:20am or 12noon at Wickham Bishops (CM8 3NP)

Ed (C), Raj A, Pete J, Luke W, Asten B, Viv S, Bernie G, Dan Y (W), Craig F, Tony M, & Asif

30 August 2012

Team for Sunday 2nd

2nd Team v Rayne (Away) meet Marks Tey @ 11:20am

Ed (C), Raj A, Luke W, Alex C, Darren D, Phil S, Noman H, Dan Y (W), Asten B, Craig F, & Pete J

Team is subject to change

29 August 2012

Evening League Division 1 Champs

Property Book Cavaliers were crowned 2012 winners of the Evening League Division 1;


Rear (l-r): Kevin Morsley, Darren Dellar, Phil Wolski (c), Simon Gilhooly, Martin Vinter, Jon Walton
Front (l-r): Tristan Rawe, Dan Lumley, Noman Hussain, JJ Elliston, Stuart Johnson, Jon Rawlings

23 August 2012

Teams for Sunday 26th & Monday 27th

Sunday: 1st Team v Lt Baddow Away meet Marks Tey 1150

Simon G, Alex C, Darren D, Phil S, Luke W, Dan Sm, Stu (C), Asten, Dave H, Noman, & Phil W (W)

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Monday: 1st Team v High Easter Away meet Marks Tey 1150

Simon G, Jack K, Ed P, Asten, Dan Sm, Stu (C), Dave H, Dan Y, JJ, Noman, & Phil W (W)

Teams are subject to change

16 August 2012

Teams for Sunday 19th

1st Team v West Mersea (Plate Semi-Final) Away meet rugby club 1150

Simon G, Jack K, Darren D, Vinnie (C), Joe H, Jon R, Jon W, Phil S, Dan Sm, JJ, & Phil W (W)

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

2nd Team v Chappel & Wakes Colne Home meet Rugby Club 1200

Ed (C), Raj A, Luke W, Barrington, Viv S, Dan L, Tris R, Dan Y (W), Tony, Neil T, & Shiven H

Teams are subject to change


8 August 2012

Team for Thurday 9th & Sunday 12th

Team v Eight Ash Green Start 1800 meet Eight Ash Green 1730 (CO3 9TG)

Simon, Jibran, Darren, Vinnie, Noman, Alex C, JJ, Stuart, Dan S, Harish, Phil W & Jon W

- - - - - - - - - - - - -

1st Team V Springfield Home 1300 start meet 1200.

Simon, Alex, Darren, Jon W,TBA, Viv, Stuart (c), JJ, Dan Sm, Dave H & Phil W (w)

- - - - - - - - - - - - -

2nd Team V West Mersea Away 1300 start meet Rugby Club 1150

Ed (c), Peter, Raj, Luke, Paul, Asten, Asif, Dan (w), Craig, Bernie & Tony

2 August 2012

Teams for Sunday 5th

1st Team v Eight Ash Green Away meet rugby club 1150

Simon G, Jack K, Darren, Vinnie, Jon R, Jon W, Stuart (c), Dan Sm, JJ, Dave & Phil (w)

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

2nd Team v Boxted Away meet Rugby Club 1150

Ed (c), Jibran, Raj A, Luke W, Peter J, Noman, Asif, Bernie, Dan Y (w), Craig & Tony

Teams are subject to change


26 July 2012

Teams for Sunday 29th

Home Vs Little Baddow 1300 start meet at 1200

Simon, Vinnie (c), Darren, Harish, Phil S, Alex C, Dan S, Raj A, Dave H, Phil W (w) & Viv S

Team is subject to change

19 July 2012

Teams for Sunday 22nd

1st XI v Purleigh Home meet @ 1200

Simon G, Jack K, Darren D, Martin V, Alex C, Phil S, Harish, Stuart (C), Dan Sm, JJ & Phil W (W)

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

2nd XI Copford II Home meet @ 1200



Ed, Jibran, Viv, Dan Y, Pete, Jon W, Noman, Asten, Tony, Raj A & Bernie

Teams are subject to change

12 July 2012

Team for Sunday 15th July

2nd Team Home to Lexden 1300 start - Meet Rugby Club 1200

Ed (C), Jibran, Raj A, Phil S, Jon W, Luke, Asten, Dan Y (W), Craig, Paul & Pete

Team is subject to change

5 July 2012

Team for Sunday 8th July

2nd Team Home to Rayne 1300 start - Meet Rugby Club 1200

Ed (C), Darren D, Jon R, Peter J, Dan Y (W), Adrian, Noman, Bernie, Luke, Craig & Jibran

Team is subject to change

28 June 2012

Teams for Sunday 1st July

1st Team Away to Ardleigh 1300 start - Meet Rugby Club 1200

Simon, Jon W, Raj A, Stuart (C), Tris, Phil S, Dan Sm, JJ, Amir, Dave H & Phil W (W)

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

2nd Team Home to Elmstead II 1300 start - Meet Rugby Club 1200


Ed, Jibran, Luke, Peter J, Noman, Asten, Viv, Dan Y(W), Bernie, Craig & Paul

Teams are subject to change


21 June 2012

Teams for Sunday 24th

1st XI v Eight Ash Green meet 1200

Simon, Vinnie, Darren, Harish, Robbie, Stuart(c), Tris, Dan Sm, JJ, Jon W (late), Phil W (W)

- - - - - - - - -

2nd XI v Copdock II meet 1200

Ed (c), Peter J, Luke, Alex, Asten, Bernie, Raj A, Barry, Viv, Roland, Raj B

On standby Craig (can only arrive at 1430)

Teams are subject to change.

14 June 2012

Teams for Sunday 17th June

1st team v Braintree start 1300

Simon, Jack, Darren, Phil S, Vinnie, Harish, Stuart (c), Dan Sm, JJ, Dave & Phil (w)

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

2nd team v Wickham Bishops, meet 1200 @ Rugby Club

Ed (C), Luke, Peter, Asten, Viv, Raj A, Raj B, Craig, Dan Y (W), Jibran & Noman

7 June 2012

Teams for Sunday 10th June

1st v Springfield Away 1300 start - meet Marks Tey 1150

Stuart (c), Martin V, Jack, Simon, Darren, Robbie, Phil S, Jon, Harish, Dan Sm & Phil W (w)

- - - - - - - - - - - -

2nd v West Mersea Home 1300 start - meet 1200 to set up

Ed (C), Luke, Ray, Raj A, Adrian, Asten,  Bernie, Dan Y, Craig F, An Other & JJ (tbc)

Teams subject to change

31 May 2012

Team V Clacton Ramblers


Meet 12 at the Rugby Club

Stuart (c), Martin V, Jon W, Darren D, Phil S, Dan S, Raj A, Viv S, Harish M, Dave H & Phil W (W)

24 May 2012

Teams for Sunday 27th

1st XI v Ardleigh (home) 1300 start meet 1200

Simon G, Martin V, Darren D, Jon R, Dan Sm, Raj A, Stuart J (c), Jon W, JJ E, Dave H & Phil W (w)

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 

2nd XI v Boxted (home) 1300 start meet 1200

Ed P (c), Peter J, Ray S, Luke W, Norman H, Asten B, Alex W, Viv S, Bernie G, Dan Y(w) & Craig F

Teams are subject to change

17 May 2012

Teams V Chappel

1st XI - Home 1300 start - Meet at Rugby Club 1200

Simon G, Martin V, Darren D, Joe H, Jack K, Jon W, Dan S, Stuart J (C), JJ E, Dave H & Phil W (W)

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

2nd XI Away 1300 start - Meet at Rugby Club 1150

Ed Parry (C), Alex Wisbey, Luke Wisbey, Viv Shukla, Steve Brett, Peter Johnson, Phil Sadler, Asten Bray, Norman Hussain, Dan Young (W) & Bernie Goldsmith

9 May 2012

Teams V High Easter (h) & Lexden (a)

1st Team v High Easter (h) - meet at Rugby Club 1200 sharp


Both games cancelled due to unfit pitches, hopefully all will be well by next week!


25 April 2012

Team V Elmstead (a) 1300hrs

Joe Hall, Ed Parry (C), Jon Walton, Luke Wisbey, Alex Wisbey, Phil Sadler, Asten Bray, Jon Rawlings, Pete Johnson, Dan Young (W) & Bernie Goldsmith

Meet at Rugby Club 1200

18 April 2012

Team V Purleigh (a) 1300 start

Simon G, Martin V, Darren D, Jon W, Jon R, Dan S, Stu J (C), Raj A, JJ, Asten & Phil W (W)

Meet at Marks Tey 11:45



7 April 2012

Team Selection Process for 2012

Collecting availability and organising teams has become an unnecessarily irksome chore over the last few seasons so we are implementing the following process for this season;

1. On Monday you will receive a text message asking about your availability for the following weekend
  • the message will start "CAVS: ..... "
  • we use an automated SMS system so a message will be sent for each day when we have a game but will not be specific to individual teams - please respond if you are available regardless of what team is playing
  • please respond with a simple YES, NO or MAYBE as we will also be automating the collation of the responses
  • the message will appear to come from Simon Gilhooly (07746 380813) - however later on this will change so we can automate responses
2. Selection will be done on Wednesday evening based on players available. If you want to play you MUST make your availability known by then.

3. Teams will be announced on the website and selected players will get a text message from their captain. Please reply to this message to let your captain know that you will be arriving on time. If your availability changes please inform your captain asap.

Organising teams is hard work - please make it as easy as possible for your captains in 2012.


6 March 2012

Derbyshire Tour 2012 - CANCELLED

Attention Cavaliers,

Tour cancelled due to lack of interest.

If you are interested on coming on our tour from Friday 1st June to Monday 4th June we need to have written commitment by Sunday 1st of April. If we don’t get enough people committed by this date to cover full sides for all games we’ll have no option but to postpone this year.


Please contact Peter Johnson on peter.johnson@mscuk.com for more information / confirmation of attendance.

12 January 2012

Cricket Live


PiriPiri cricket sponsors of the NECL have teamed up with Pineapple Sports to run a cricket event at Holmwood House School on Sunday 11th March. There will be fun games and competitions such as the chance to measure your fast ball against the speed gun and Graham Napier will be on hand to show us how it should be done.

See poster for more details.

3 January 2012

Winter Nets

Nets will start on Sunday 5th February. We have selected Highwoods Sports Centre again this year and our slot is 1pm - 2pm.

Nets will run right up to the start of the season.

Hope to see you all there.