Cavaliers Cricket Club, Colchester, Essex, England

30 August 2013

Diary Dates

Two dates for your diary;

  • Friday 8th November - Annual General Meeting to be held at Colchester Cricket Club, Castle Park at 19:30pm. There will be FREE FOOD so no excuse for not coming along. There will also be awards presented and cricket speeches - this is a players only event.
  • Friday 7th February 2014 - Club Dinner at Mimosa. We hope to book a couple of large tables at this excellent restaurant - definitely a venue to impress the other half. Deposits of £15 per person to Simon  by 10th January please.

28 August 2013

Team v purleigh

V Purleigh Away meet Rugby Club 1110hrs start 1230

Stuart J (c), Raj A, Dan S, Phil S, Alex C, Jon R, JJ (the original),Sid, Dan Y (w), Dave H & Craig F

25 August 2013

1st XI vs Ipswich - game off

We have received confirmation from Ipswich that their pitch is too wet, and so today's Div 2 first XI match has been called off.

23 August 2013

Winning Margins

Last week's record batting performance against LBV wasn't even close to setting a new record for the largest winning margin;

2008 vs Tendring - Cavaliers scored 250-1 as Danny and Simon both scored hundreds and Darren (6-10) and Stuart (4-24) then knocked over the opposition for 34 to win by 214 runs. Scorecard

2005 vs High Easter - Cavaliers scored 271 with Peter Johnson top scorer with 77 and everyone else chipping in, especially Mr Extras who contributed 45! Tim Berry did the damage with the ball taking 7 wickets for at the expense of just 5 runs to give a victory by 199 runs. Scorecard

Both teams have won by 10 wickets in the past but only when chasing modest totals;

2010 the First XI chased 125 against Great Totham - Simon & Justin knocking off the runs on the day that England lost to Germany in the World Cup in South Africa and everyone was in a rush to get the game finished! Scorecard

2006 the second XI chased Maldon's small total of 94 - Simon and Peter at the crease. Scorecard

Blast from the Past

The picture below was featured in the Gazette's Blast from the Past feature on Monday this week. Jon Rawlings and Tim Berry were able to piece together most of the names with a chance meeting at Castle Park providing the final name.

Back row, left to right: Tim Berry, Richard Crewe-Read, Julian Smith, Simon Wade, Tony Watson
Front row, left to right: Brian Leech, John Evans, Shane Buy, Nicky Purslow, Derek Smith, Ryan Smith

Typical Cavaliers - 10 men and a boy! :-)

We believe the picture was taken in 1986 the year that the club followed the rugby club to it's new ground on Mill Road having previously been based at Mile End.

21 August 2013

Teams for Sunday 25th Aug

1st Team v Ipswich Away, meet Rugby Club 1200 for 1300 start

Simon, Alex, Dan S, Raj, Phil S (c), Jon J, JJ, Dan Y, Dave H, Phil W & TBC

2nd Team v Kirby Away, meet 1200 Rugby Club for 1300 start

Viv, Gregg, Ed, Gary, Karl, Zubair, Nyal, Dave M, Craig, Tony & Paul M

Teams subject to change

19 August 2013

Record Total for Cavaliers

A new record was set yesterday for the highest innings total for the club, 293, most surprisingly against league leaders Little Bardfield.

The innings started off at a regular pace with makeshift opener Stuart falling early and partner Alex making 22 to leave the score at 33-2 after 10 overs. Harish (54) and Darren (22) started the acceleration with some boundaries and aggressive running and the pace further increased when Phil replaced Darren. The platform had been laid for a decent score when Harish snicked off and Simon came in at as an unfamiliar #6 with 132 on the board. Wayward bowling was despatched by both batsman and before long the field was pushed back making it a straight forward task to score off every ball. The partnership doubled the score to 261 before Simon chipped to deep square leaving Jon, Noman and Dan to feed the stike to Phil to see the record home.

In the field Cavaliers opened up with three fine catches to kill off any remaining fight in the LBV side, Jon Jaggs starting things off with a fine catch off a drive drilled hard to mid-off, Stuart followed up with a sharp take to his left at point and Simon a one-handed effort to remove danger man Hymas from a fine delivery by Harish.

With the game over it was an opportunity to see what Alex and Jon could do with the ball and enjoy some technically correct batting from a 13 year old keeping Dave H at bay. Eventually the winning margin was 164 runs sending the statisticians running for the books to look for the largest ever winning margin.


The win moved us back into 3rd place in the table with all the teams closely packed together and everything still to play for. :-)

16 August 2013

Partnerships 2013

  1. 138  Sadler, Phil & Gilhooly, Simon 5th versus Little Bardfield new entry
  2. 103  Smith, Dan & Anandraj, Sureshraj 1st versus West Mersea
  3. 100* Smith, Dan & Johnson, Stuart 7th versus West Mersea
  4. 94 Smith, Dan & Dellar, Darren 3rd versus Bocking
  5. 92 Kneeshaw, Jack & Kumar, Harish 4th versus Great Braxted
  6. 89 Parry, Ed & Shukla, Vivek 2nd versus Stebbing
  7. 70* Sadler, Phil & Rishworth, Justin 6th versus Ipswich
  8. 47 Jaggs, Jon & Hussain, Noman 8th versus Great Bentley
  9. 38* Parry, Ed & Mayhew, Tony 10th versus Boxted 2nd
  10. 22 Corcos, Joel & Young, Dan 9th versus Clacton Ramblers

14 August 2013

Award Qualification

Just to remind you all the following criteria needs to be reached to qualify for "End of Season" Awards. Still a few games remaining to add your name to the qualification list;

First & Second Team Batting Awards = 8 innings of which 6 needs to be completed
- Jack K
- Dan S
- Martin V
- Stuart J
- Darren D
- Phil S
- Ed Parry *
- Gregg M *
- Craig F *
- Raj A *
- Dave M *
- Dan Y
- Alex C
- Peter J *
- Sid P *

First & Second Team Bowling Awards = 80 overs to be reached
- Dave H
- Stuart J
- Sid P*

* denotes second team

Club Batting Award = 300 runs minimum then based on average, if not reached highest run scorer
- Dan S
- Jack K
- Raj A
- Martin V

Club Bowling Award = 25 Wickets, then based on average, if not reached highest wicket taker

all names mentioned already qualified

Sunday 18th

1st team  v Little Bardfield Home meet 1200 for 1300 start

Stuart (c), Darren, Alex, Harish, Phil S, Jon J, Noman, Dan Y, Dave H, Peter, TBC

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2nd team v Lexden Away start 1300

Raj, Gregg, Ed (c), Harry, Jon R, Sid, Zubair, Joel, Craig, Tony, Karl

Teams subject to change as have some TBC's to confirm

7 August 2013

Sunday 11th Aug

1st XI v Eight Ash Green Away Start 1300 be there for 1215

Simon G, Jack K, Dan Sm, Vinnie, Alex C, Jon J, Darren, Stuart 'Mylander Man of the Month' J (c), Jon R, Dan (w) & Dave.

*please make sure you advise if you have a lift issue as meeting straight at EAG.

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2 August 2013

Teams for Sunday 4th

1st XI - Away to Clacton Ramblers meet 11:30am @ Rugby Club.

Stuart (c), Darren , Dan S, Raj A, Pete, Sid, James Ba, Ed, Dan Y (w), Tony & TBA (Joel/Phil W)

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2nd XI - Home to Gosfield

Match conceeded due to lack of players

Team is subject to change