Cavaliers Cricket Club, Colchester, Essex, England

7 August 2016

Hussain Heroics in Vain

The Sunday XI welcomed Abberton to Mill Road today.

Having lost the toss, the Cavaliers fielded first with M Nadeem (5-0-34-0) and N Davidson (6-1-27-0) opening the bowling. The introduction of N Hussain and U Ghani (9-1-31-0) helped to reduce the run-rate, with D Young claiming two stumpings as Hussain finished with excellent figures of 9-4-14-3. With D Smith (4-0-26-1) taking the fourth wicket to fall (caught by Young via a parry by slip), it was left to T Mayhew (5-0-55-0) and C Finch (2-0-11-0) to finish off the innings as Abberton posted 207/4 off their 40 overs with opening batsman M Sullivan scoring 141*.

The Cavaliers reply saw opening batsman D Young (4) dismissed in the second over before the score progressed to 30/1. The dismissals of A Corcos (11), D Smith (15) and M Nadeem (1) saw the score slip to 39/4, but a superb fifth wicket partnership between E Parry and N Hussain lead to a Cavaliers recovery. The pair added 105 together in 23 overs, with Hussain (54) scoring his maiden fifty in 67 balls before being run out via a direct hit. With J Patel (0) falling soon afterwards, it was left to Parry (42*) and N Davidson (4*) to see the Cavs up to their final total of 155/6, losing by 52 runs.

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