Cavaliers Cricket Club, Colchester, Essex, England

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.

1 comment:

Luke Wisbey said...

And this despite my very best efforts to make a game of it with bat, ball and calamitous fielding... I don't think I will ever be allowed to forget that drop of Vinnie.

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