Cavaliers Cricket Club, Colchester, Essex, England

24 May 2015

A Day for New Caps

The Cavaliers played Langwith yesterday in a good spirited game. Both teams played out their 40 overs, with the option for batsmen to come in again (if required) in order to give everyone a chance to bowl...

Having won the toss, P Johnson (skipper for the day) elected to field first. The opening bowlers performed very well, without much luck, with J Rawlings returning figures of 4-0-14-0, and S Johnson finishing with 4-2-6-0 in his first Cavs game of the season. Eventually, after a 50 run opening stand, it was N Davidson (6-0-22-2) who made the breakthrough, while D Howell (6-1-20-0) kept things tight at the other end. The Cavaliers then went on a wicket taking spree, taking 7 for 51 in the second half of the innings, as tour debutant N Hussain claimed his maiden 5-fer for the club, along with his Cavaliers Cap, with excellent figures of 8-3-17-5, including two stumpings for D Young - Young also claimed a catch off T Mayhew (7-1-13-1) during Hussain's spell. The bowling of P Johnson (3-0-17-1) and N Jalib (2-0-10-1) accounted for the last two wickets, as Young claimed two more stumpings to finally earn a club cap in his 100th game for the Cavaliers. With Langwith all out in the 38th over, the Cavaliers agreed to Langwith batting out the last two overs, with the 'last man standing' taking the Derbyshire side to 133/10 at the end of their 40 overs.

The Cavaliers reply got off to an excellent start, with openers E Parry and N Jalib putting on 79 for the first wicket before Jalib (54) edged behind. Parry (37) then combined with S Gilhooly (20) in a second wicket stand of 41 to take the Cavaliers within 14 of the victory target. Both fell in quick succession, but N Davidson and J Rawlings took eased the Cavaliers to a seven wicket win. As with the first innings, the Cavaliers continued to the end of the 40th over, with Davidson (12), Rawlings (19) and Hussain (8) all out after the victory was achieved. The Cavs finished their 40 overs on 165/6, with Young (1*) and Mayhew (0*) the not out batsmen.

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