Cavaliers Cricket Club, Colchester, Essex, England

27 June 2014

Historic Victory

Cavaliers recorded their first league victory over one of the local big boys by beating Halstead in a game that had more twist and turns than an Eastender's stortline.

Cavaliers elected to bat first with Ed and Raj continuing to lead the order. Raj (25) got us off to a quick start while Ed (40) anchored the innings. Morris then picked up 3 quick wickets to leave the Cavs struggling at 40-3. The middle order rebuilt batting around a solid Ed with Salman acelerating with a quickfire 30 and lots of extras along the way to give the Cavs a respectable total of 193 after 43 overs.

The Halstead reply started ominously as Morris and Johnson looked secure against Justin, struggling to tune his radar, and Dave H who didn't really enjoy bowling with the new ball. When Phil (3-39) replaced Dave the ball started to swing and batting was suddenly a challenging occupation. Justin got his run up right and with the pitch offering bounce the Halstead batsmen looked uncertain. Justin's ball to dismiss a very strong looking Verrynne was the champagne moment (swing away and cut back a mile) and he ended with the MVP performance of 5-33.

From 41 without loss the scoreboard now showed 78-8 as Josh Wells strode to the crease and immediately exploited the short leg side boundary off Phil. Darren was next to take some stick as an over went for 32 (leaving him with unique figures of 2 overs, 1 maiden, 32 runs, 0 wickets) and Salman followed at the same end conceding 21 from his solitary over. With victory in sight for the Halstead star Cavaliers turned to Dave who held his nerve to bowl a slower delivery that bounced and took the bails. The equation was now 20 runs required and 1 wicket in hand - all to play for! The Halstead tail nudged and nurdled 5 runs before Dave took the edge and Phil a fine catch to seal a confidence boosting win for the Cavaliers.

MVP: Justin Rishworth

25 June 2014

Team for Sunday 29th June - Maldon (away)

1st team, Maldon (CM9 4QT):

Phil S (c), Dan Y(wk), Dan S, Simon G, Stu J, Sid P, Alex C, Martin V, Raj A, Salman M, Aayush G.

Meet at Mill Rd 11.45am.

19 June 2014

Teams for Sunday 22nd June

1st XI: Halstead (H) - meet at Mill Rd 12pm
Phil S (c), Darren D, Dan Y (wk), Simon G, Dave H, Justin R, Salman M, Dan S, Ed P, J Elliston, Raj A

2nd XI: Tendring (H) - meet at Mill Rd 12pm
Craig F (c), Sid P, Peter J, Kelum J, James B, Krishna C, Gregg M, Karl H, Tony M, TBC, TBC

12 June 2014

Teams for Sunday 15th June

1st XI - away at Little Bardfield Village (CM7 4TT) - meet at Marks Tey (opposite Food Factory) at 11.30am.

Phil S (c), Darren D, Dan Y (wk), Dan S, Noman H, Simon G, Stu J, Raj A, Ed P, Roland P, TBC

2nd XI - home to Springfield 2nds - meet at Mill Road 12.10pm

Sid P (c), Noman J, Craig F, James B, Peter J, Dave M, Kelum J, Zubair A, Fowad M, Tony M, TBC

11 June 2014

Cavaliers at Elton

Cavaliers tour party at a (soggy) Elton.

Phil Sadler, Roy Paris, Peter Johnson, Alex Corcos, Ed Parry, Dan Young, Tony Mayhew, Krishna, Simon Gilhooly, Dave Howell and Stuart Johnson

8 June 2014

Missed Chances

The first XI were left to rue missed chances today against Springfield - A lack of runs, dropped catches and a missed stumping
Having won the toss, the first XI elected to bat. The openers, R Anandraj (20) & M Vinter (4) added 28 for the first wicket, but good partnerships were hard to come by as wickets regularly fell. By the end of the 28th over, the Cavaliers were 81/8 and struggling. N Hussain (30) & D Young (12*) then added 45 for the ninth wicket, to get the Cavaliers up to a competitive score. The innings ended with the Cavs scoring 128 all out after 43.1 overs.
The Springfield reply got off to a lucky start as dropped catches allowed them to add 46 for the first wicket - S Johnson (6-3-11-0) being particularly unfortunate, while J Rawlings (6-1-28-0) also bowled well. The introduction of N Hussain (10-3-19-2) and H Kumar (6.2-0-32-3) then helped the Cavaliers get back into the game as Springfield struggled to build partnerships. D Smith (6-2-22-2) continued to keep the pressure on the Springfield batsmen, but an unbeaten eighth wicket partnership of 47 saw Springfield win by 3 wickets

5 June 2014

Teams for Sunday 8th

First Team vs Springfiedl (Home) - Meet at the Rugby Club @ 12:15pm
Darren (C), Vinnie, Jon R, Raj A, Stuart, Dan S, Alex, Noman H, Harish, Dan Y (WK) & Tony

Second Team vs Copford (Away) - Meet at the Rugby Club by 12:10pm
Ed (C), JJ (WK), Zubair, Kelum, Karl, Sid, Craig, Peter J, James Ba, Atif & Ollie H

3 June 2014

PBUK Cavs Fall Short Again

The Property Book Cavaliers returned to CECL action tonight, playing Ardleigh away.

The Cavs fielded first on an extremely green wicket, and soon had Ardleigh at 21/2, with captain D Dellar (4-0-16-2) claiming a couple of cheap wickets. A good third wicket partnership of 53 got the opposition up to 74 before T Craiston (2-0-29-2) removed the dangerous pair of J Lyndon (48) and K Lamont. Regular wickets then fell, with J Rawlings (2-0-11-1) bowling well with Dellar at the close. There were also two runs outs as G Moncrieff and D Young combined to dismiss Hobbs, and N Hussain threw into Dellar to run out McKechnie. Ardleigh ended their 15 8-ball overs on126/7. The first innings also saw J Walton return to bowling, returning very respectable figures of 2-0-12-0 (with a six being hit off his last ball).

The Cavs reply got off to a bad start as S Gilhooly (4) was out early. With regular wickets falling, the Cavs struggled to get any decent partnerships going, with S Masood (19) and S Craiston (13) being the only batsmen to make doubles figures in the top order. With the required run rate increasing, G Moncrieff came to the crease with the Cavs struggling at 56/7... He then blasted three sixes on his way to a 13-ball 20, but it was not enough to stop prevent the PBUK Cavs losing by 38 runs. The Cavs ended up being all out for 88 after 14.6 overs.