Cavaliers Cricket Club, Colchester, Essex, England

14 May 2016

Cavs Race to Victory

The Saturday XI travelled to Maldon's Promenade Park today.

Having lost the toss, Maldon opted to bat. They started well, passing 50 for the loss of just one wicket - R Rasheed (6-0-35-1) claiming his second wicket for the Cavaliers while N Davidson (5-1-21-0) toiled at the other end. The introduction of spinners then pegged Maldon back as N Hussain dismissed Maldon opener S Reeve for 41, followed by three quick wickets (one via a sharp one-handed catch by D Dellar at slip). At the other end, U Ghani bowled economically while picking up wickets on his way to figures of 10-5-15-2 before being replaced by JJ Elliston (3-1-7-2), who immediately found a good line and length while swinging the ball in sharply. With Hussain (12.1-4-13-5) having the Maldon #11 stumped by D Young, the Cavs had bowled their opponents out for 91 in 36.1 overs.

After tea the Cavs openers started solidly, putting away the bad balls without offering a chance. With 5 overs gone F Murtaza hit the accelerator, with Maldon bowler C Dack (5-0-53-0) taking the most punishment as Murtaza reached his fifty in just 32 balls! While Dellar (22* from 30 balls) provided support, Murtaza raced to 72* from just 40 balls (6x4, 7x6), winning the match with a six (parried and caught... Over the boundary) - The Cavs ending on 95/0 in just 11.4 overs to seal back-to-back 10 wicket victories.

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