Cavaliers Cricket Club, Colchester, Essex, England

24 September 2016

2016 High Partnerships

Highest partnerships for each wicket in 2016:

1st wicket - 95* (D Dellar & F Murtaza vs Maldon, 14/05/16)
2nd wicket - 267 (D Dellar & F Murtaza vs Witham, 09/07/16) **NEW CLUB RECORD**
3rd wicket - 108 (M Vinter & P Sadler vs Kirby, 15/05/16)
4th wicket - 62 (M Nadeem & T Hijazi vs Halstead, 22/05/16)
5th wicket - 105 (E Parry & N Hussain vs Abberton, 07/08/16)
6th wicket - 90 (P Johnson & T Hijazi vs Boxted, 23/07/16)
7th wicket - 80 (F Murtaza & P Singh vs Kelvedon & Feering, 04/06/16)
8th wicket - 70 (M Vinter & N Davidson vs Kirby, 15/05/16)
9th wicket - 23* (P Singh & U Ghani vs Boxted, 23/07/16)
10th wicket - 29* (H Tuckwell & T Mayhew vs Kelvedon & Feering, 18/09/16)

Plenty of good batting this year, with a few fifty and hundred partnerships not mentioned in the list above - Well batted Cavs!

23 September 2016

2016 Fielding Stats

See below for the stats relating to outfield catches and wicketkeeper dismissals across all games for the Cavaliers during the 2016 season.

D Young - 21 (14ct, 7st)
JJ Elliston - 3 (2ct, 1st)
N Jalib - 2 (2st)
D Smith - 2 (1ct, 1st)
D Dellar - 1 (1ct)

Outfield Catches:
12 - N Davidson
7 - N Hussain
6 - N Jalib
5 - S Gilhooly, R Rasheed
4 - D Dellar, U Ghani, D Smith
3 - K Hemstedt, P Johnson, F Murtaza, E Parry, J Samwell, P Singh, M Vinter
2 - T Hijazi, T Mayhew, M Nadeem
1 - R Akhlaq, S Anandraj, JJ Elliston, K Jalib, J Lawson, S Pillalamarri, P Sadler

Congratulations to everyone who held their catches!

18 September 2016

Season Ends in Defeat

The Sunday XI travelled to Kelvedon today for the last game of the 2016 season for the Cavaliers.

Having lost the toss, the Cavs were asked to field first. Opening bowlers R Rasheed (9-2-33-0) and N Davidson bowled well, but without much luck - Davidson taking a caught and bowled chance as Kelvedon reached 90/1 off of 19.3 overs. With catches being dropped, inside edges just missing the stumps, and the ball just beating the bat repeatedly, it was left to J Samwell (5-0-27-1) to claim the second wicket via a stumping by D Young. More missed chances came off the bowling of T Mayhew (8-0-53-0) and D Smith, but the captain bowled a fine spell to end with figures of 9-0-31-4 while the returning N Davidson (9-0-50-3) claimed two late wickets - One of which was an excellent one-handed catch by M Vinter, who bravely continued to field despite a suspected broken thumb on his left hand. A good bowling performance from the Cavaliers saw Kelvedon end their 40 overs on 198/8, though the score could've been much lower if chances were taken.

The Cavaliers reply saw 28 runs added in the first 7 overs before D Young (8) was the first dismissed batsman. A second wicket partnership of 36 between R Akhlaq and D Smith continued the good work of the batsmen before Akhlaq was dismissed for 33 (his highest Cavs score). Poised at the promising position of 81/2 at drinks (20 overs), a familiar collapse saw Smith (29), T Hijazi (0), M Nadeem (5) and M Vinter (4) all out as the score slumped to 87/6 after 25.3 overs. From 98/6, two more quick wickets saw the Cavs slip to 99/8 as R Rasheed (10) and N Davidson (1) both departed. A ninth wicket partnership of 17 between H Tuckwell and J Samwell saw the Cavs pick up a batting point, with Samwell (9) unfurling a couple of great shots in his innings. An unbeaten tenth wicket partnership of 29* between Tuckwell (6* from 48 balls) and T Mayhew (4* from 27 balls) meant the Cavaliers ended on 145/9 after 40 overs, losing by 53 runs.

16 September 2016

Team - Sunday 18th September

Sunday XI - Kelvedon & Feering (A) - meet at Mill Road by 11:30am or let Dan S know if you are going direct (CO5 9SB).
Dan S, Dan Y, Vinnie, Raheel A, Nadeem, Tariq H, Harrison T, Raouf R, Neville D, Jarran S & Tony M


8 September 2016

Match Cancellation

Sunday's match against West Mersea will not be played as West Mersea have conceded the fixture to us due to a lack of players. Thank you to all of you who made themselves available.

4 September 2016

Cavs Fall Short at Bergholt

The Sunday XI travelled to West Bergholt today.

Having lost the toss, the Cavs fielded first, with N Davidson two early breakthroughs (both caught by N Hussain) while J Walton (4-0-23-0) and M Nadeem (4-0-27-0) bowled at the other end. The combination of N Hussain (9-1-31-2) and R Rasheed (8-1-23-2) then accounted for the rest of the Bergholt top order, including the wicket of M Rogers for 73. With T Mayhew (2-0-12-1) and C Finch (2-0-21-0) proving expensive, D Smith (2-0-3-0) turned to himself to close out the innings from one end while the returning Davidson claimed three wickets in his second spell, claiming his 5-fer off the last ball of the innings, on his way to figures of 9-1-45-5 as Bergholt were all out for 191 in their 40 overs.

The Cavaliers reply saw early wickets fall, with R Akhlaq (7), D Smith (3) and M Vinter (14) all out as the score slipped to 26/3. A fourth wicket partnership of 23 between J Walton (8) and M Nadeem (14) helped the Cavs recover, but both batsmen were out in close succession. N Hussain and D Young then got the score up to 72/5, but Young (6) and Hussain (15) continued the trend of batsmen falling in groups as the score reached 74/7. The Cavaliers went on to only add a further 44 runs, with R Rasheed combining with N Davidson (3) and C Finch - Rasheed was eventually stumped after scoring a fine 40 (including three sixes!). With Finch (0) bowled soon after (with T Mayhew on 0*), the Cavs were all out for 118 in 32.1 overs, losing by 73 runs.

2 September 2016

Team - Sunday 4th September

Sunday XI - West Bergholt (A) - meet at Mill Road by 11:45am or let Dan S know if you are going direct (CO6 3JQ).
Dan S, Vinnie, Jon W, Nadeem, Raheel A, Noman H, Dan Y, Raouf R, Neville D, Craig F & Tony M