Cavaliers Cricket Club, Colchester, Essex, England

9 August 2015

Cavs Claim Second Sunday Win

The Sunday XI played 9-man Clacton today at Mill Road.

With the Cavaliers batting first by agreement, openers S Pillalamarri and P Trevedi added 36 for the first wicket before Pillalamarri (20) was bowled by a good delivery. With Trevedi (14) following soon afterwards, the Cavs then set about adding small partnerships as B Mager (8), D Smith (18) and J Walton (6) all contributing as the Cavs reached 102/5, with J Lee (9-1-45-5) claiming all the wickets to fall. With Z Ahmed batting well, the other batsmen continued to get starts without going on, as P Johnson (6) and T Goodall (8) both fell to A Young (9-0-29-2). An enterprising eighth wicket partnership of 36 between Ahmed and J Rawlings (13) got the Cavs to 166/7 before Rawlings was dismissed. With P Kalra (0) stumped first ball, it was left to Ahmed (48*) and D Young (6) to get the Cavaliers up to their final total of 181 all out in 37.4 overs, with extras contributing 34 to the total.

The Cavs defence of their total got off to a good start as J Rawlings claimed an early wicket to leave Clacton 1/1 from 3 overs. A second wicket partnership of 37 helped Clacton recover, but Rawlings (7-2-38-2) dismissed the dangerous D Smith (32 from 28 balls), with D Young claiming his second catch of the day. With the other opening bowler P Kalra (9-4-21-0) keeping things tight, captain D Smith took advantage of the pressure to take two wickets in two balls (and beating the edge with the hat-trick ball) on his way to figures of 5-1-20-2, including a catch by Z Ahmed. It was then man of the moment, Ahmed, who took the next two wickets while bowling beautifully, ending with figures of 7-4-10-2. With just two wickets required for the win, J Walton (5-0-22-2) took them both in his last over, with Young claiming the winning catch as Clacton were all out for 112 in 33 overs as the Cavaliers won by 69 runs.

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