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


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