Cavaliers Cricket Club, Colchester, Essex, England

14 June 2015

Sunday Team Claim First Win

The Cavaliers travelled to Purleigh today with 10 men (with Amir dropping out this morning).

Having lost the toss the Cavaliers were put in to bat, with E Parry and S Pillalamarri adding 69 for the first wicket (the highest opening stand on a Sunday in 2015) before Parry (29) was dismissed. A second wicket partnership of 44 between Pillalamarri and D Smith (24) saw the Cavs pass 100 before A Corcos (8) and N Hussain (1) were dismissed in quick succession to leave the Cavs 130/4. With the Cavaliers pushing for quick runs, Pillalamarri was eventually out for 68 as a customary Cavs collapse saw the score go from 144/4 to 149/7, with J Bardell (run out without facing) and N Davidson (5) following Pillalamarri back to the pavilion. Some aggressive batting from J Corcos (14) saw the Cavs up to 167, with T Mayhew (1*) and D Young (1*) getting the Cavaliers up to their final total of 169/8 from their 40 overs.

The Cavaliers opened the bowling with spinner N Hussain (6-3-10-1) in the second innings, and the ploy paid off as Purleigh's star batsman, C Freegard (20) was caught off a top edge by J Corcos. Fellow opening bowler Bardell (9-1-35-1) also bowled well, having the #3 caught behind (and unlucky to see an edge fly through the vacant slip position, due to the lack of an 11th player) before Purleigh built a decent third wicket partnership. The introduction of N Davidson (9-1-28-3) proved fruitful as he bowled an economical spell, including two wickets in two balls and the wickets of both well-set batsmen - like Bardell, he also unlucky to have an edge go through the vacant slip position. A comical run out saw Purleigh lose another wicket, with a well-directed throw from A Corcos deflecting off the stomach of Young onto the stumps, before the spin pairing of T Mayhew (5-1-7-2) and D Smith (7-2-18-2) mopped up the tail, with skipper Parry claiming the winning catch as Purleigh were all out for 102, giving the Sunday team a 67-run victory.

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