Cavaliers Cricket Club, Colchester, Essex, England

13 October 2017

Cavaliers AGM and Awards Night

We are provisionally holding our Annual General Meeting on Saturday 27th January in the Colchester & EE pavilion at Castle Park - Please arrive at 7:30pm for an 8pm start. This meeting is your chance to have your say and vote on the topics which will affect you and the cricket club over the next year. We also have some positions available on the commitee for the 2018 season - Current vacant positions include the roles of Chairman, Evening League Captain, NECL League Rep and Availability Co-ordinator, but you can run for any of the other committee roles if you have an interest.

If you would like to put your name forward for any of the roles, or have an item for the agenda, please let Dan Y know before the AGM date.

Once the AGM has been completed we will then move onto the awards ceremony with several awards up for grabs, including the much-coveted Player of the Year award, and the less-coveted Most Ducks of 2017 award. As with  the last couple of years, we are asking for members to vote for their choice for the Player of the Year award - The player with the most votes, wins!! All members can vote (although not for themselves!) either by email, text or in person at the AGM - please let Dan Y know who your Player of the Year is, and he'll compile them ready for the awards ceremony.

Looking forward to seeing you there!

24 September 2017

2017 High Partnerships

Highest partnerships for each wicket in 2016:

1st wicket - 105 (N Hussain & D Dellar vs Ipswich & East Suffolk, 22/04/17)
2nd wicket - 135 (M Vinter & D Smith vs Ipswich & East Suffolk, 12/08/17) 
3rd wicket - 110* (K Chowdhury & N Jalib vs Ipswich, 03/06/17)
4th wicket - 144 (D Smith & P Kannan vs Copford, 24/06/17)
5th wicket - 42 (N Hussain & R Rasheed vs Ipswich & East Suffolk, 22/04/17)
6th wicket - 50 (A Sarwar & N Hussain vs Ipswich & East Suffolk, 12/08/17)
7th wicket - 66 (N Hussain & P Kalra vs Elveden, 02/09/17)
8th wicket - 42 (N Davidson & D Young vs Harwich & Dovercourt, 02/07/17)
9th wicket - 37 (R Rasheed & S Riaz vs Copdock & OI, 10/06/17)
10th wicket - 14 (C Finch & T Mayhew vs Kelvedon & Feering, 23/04/17)

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

2017 Fielding Statistics

See below for the stats relating to outfield catches and wicketkeeper dismissals across all games for the Cavaliers during the 2017 season.

Wicketkeepers:
D Young - 25 (18ct, 7st)
S Anandraj - 2 (1ct, 1st)
N Jalib - 2 (1ct, 1st)
JJ Elliston - 1 (1ct)
S Pillalamarri - 1 (1ct)

Outfield Catches:
13 - N Davidson
11 - D Dellar
9 - N Hussain
5 - R Rasheed
4 - F Mutaza
3 - K Chowdhury, T Janganan, P Johnson, P Kannan, T Mayhew, S Riaz, J Samwell, M Vinter
2 - N Jalib, D Smith, J Walton
1 - S Anandraj, C Finch, U Ghani, T Hijazi, S Hussain, P Kalra, J Lawson, M Nadeem, A Rasheed, A Sarwar

Congratulations to everyone who held their catches!

10 September 2017

Season Ends in Defeat

The Cavaliers 2017 season ended in a trip to Galleywood for the Sunday XI today.

After winning the toss the Cavaliers fielded first, claiming an early wicket through B Prabhu (9-0-44-1) while fellow opening bowler N Davidson (8-0-44-0) went wicketless. With catches and close chances being missed, Galleywood piled on the runs, with S Riaz (9-0-40-0) also unlucky to not make a breakthrough. A turning pitch with variable bounce gave U Ghani (9-0-32-1) the chance to take a wicket, while P Kannan (5-0-35-0) closed out the innings. Galleywood scoring 211/2 in their 40 overs.

The Cavaliers reply saw openers K Chowdhury (2) and R Akhlaq (2) dismissed early, but a 57 run partnership between N Jalib and T Janganan saw the Cavs up to 74/2 before Janganan was caught for 14. A further 81 runs were then added by Jalib with B Prabhu in 16 overs before Prabhu (50) was bowled after a controversial innings. With Jalib still at the crease and P Kannan with him, the score progressed to 191/4 (with a rain break in between) before Jalib (92) was run out for his best score for the Cavaliers. A familiar Cavaliers collapse then saw N Davidson (1) caught behind, D Young (1) run out, S Riaz (1) LBW and C Finch (0) run out! the Cavaliers going from 191/4 to 199 all out after 39.1 overs, with U Ghani not batting as he was absent (he left early), leaving P Kannan (26*) as the not out batsman.

7 September 2017

Team - Sunday 10th


Sunday XI - Galleywood (A) - meet at Mill Road by 11:15am or let Noman J/Craig F know if going direct (CM2 8RW). Match starts at 12:30pm.
Noman J, Craig F, Dan Y, Javed I, Tham J, Prakash K, Neville D, Usman G, Raheel A, Bipin P & Salman R

3 September 2017

Low Scorer at West Bergholt

The Sunday XI travelled to West Bergholt today for the penultimate fixture for 2017.

Upon winning the toss Cavs captain N Jalib opted to bat, sending K Chowdhury & D Young in to open the innings. Chowdhury (4) started well, crisply hitting the second ball of the match for a boundary thorugh mid off before being bowled off the next ball. New batsman R Akhlaq then added 33 for the second wicket with Young (2) before the Cavaliers wicketkeeper was bowled by a ball keeping low. From 37/2, the Cavs started to lose wickets regularly, with Akhlaq (23) and T Hijazi (0) out before the score passed 50. With N Jalib (15) falling soon afterwards, the score was 55/5 after 17 overs before the wickets of S Riaz (0) and N Davidson (12) saw the score slip to 67/7. The wicket of U Ghani (6) followed shortly (73/8), but some kind bowling changes from Bergholt (and a leg-stump line) allowed the Cavaliers to produce a ninth wicket stand of 34 between K Jalib and J Samwell before Samwell was caught for a career-best 25. K Jalib then did his best to shield youngster H Tuckwell (0*) from the strike, but the wicket of K Jalib (7) saw the Cavaliers innings close on 110 all out from 34.4 overs.

For the second day in a row, N Davidson struck early in the Cavaliers defence of a total, taking a wicket in his first over before sriking again in his second over, removing the dangerous pair of M Rogers (4) and D Wheeler (5) on is way to figures of 9-0-48-2. With fellow opening bowler U Ghani struggling after an opening spell of 3-0-32-0, the captain turned to newly-capped S Riaz, who delivered two wickets early in his spell (including that of Ghani's tormentor, C Southernwood for 39). With Riaz (9-2-19-2) bowling a fine spell at one end, Ghani switched ends to bowl the remainder of his spell, recovering from 0-32 from 3 overs to return superb figures of 9-2-38-4 (taking 4-6 from his last 6 overs!!), including a controversial catch at long-on by Hijazi (which we won't go into here...). With the mainline bowlers finished, N Jalib turned to K Chowdhury (2-1-5-0, bowling seam rather than spin!) and T Hijazi (0.2-0-4-0), but West Bergholt reached their target, scoring 114/8 from 29.2 overs, with T Wilkinson (40*) guiding the home side to victory.

Riaz Leads Rout

The Saturday XI travelled to Elveden today for the last Two Counties match of 2017.

After losing the toss the Cavaliers batted first, adding 22 for the first wicket before both openers, D Dellar (8) and M Vinter (4), were bowled - The Cavs slipping to 22/2. A difficult pitch was then made to look much easier by the third wicket partnership of D Smith and P Kannan, who added 76 runs in 13 overs together before Kannan (47) and Smith (31) fell in successive overs. With K Chowdhury (6) and P Johnson (6) falling in successive overs shortly afterwards, the Cavaliers were 122/6 after 27 overs. A seventh wicket partnership of 66 between N Hussain and P Kalra then saw the Cavaliers up to 188, but some confused running saw Hussain run out for 31 (though he would later claim it was tirednes halfway through a run). Kalra then joined with N Davidson to get the Cavaliers up to 200 before Kalra (28) was out to make the score 200/8 from 43.2 overs. Some quick singles from Davidson and Young (5*) saw the Cavs up to their final total of 208/9 from 45 overs, with Davidson (12) stumped off the last ball of the innings.

The Cavaliers defence of their total got off to a fantastic start, with N Davidson dismissing an Elveden opener via a screaming one-handed catch at gully by P Johnson, and then bowling the opposition's #3 with a ball that nipped back to hit the top of off - A double-wicket maiden first up. With fellow opener S Riaz starting with a maiden himself (and another from Davidson), Elveden were 0/2 from 3 overs! As Davidson (8-4-26-2) bowled a good spell at one end, S Riaz started to chip away at the Elveden batting line up; catches by D Dellar and D Young, plus a bowled wicket saw Elveden slip to 45/5 after 16 overs. With N Hussain (5-3-6-0) unlucky to go wicketless, Riaz continued to strike at the other end, claiming two more wickets on his way to figures of 12-5-30-5; a maiden 5-fer and a Cavaliers cap! Captain Dellar then turned to P Kalra (3-0-9-0) and D Smith - Smith mopping up the tail and claiming the last wicket of the innings, that of Elveden opener A Flack (41), on his way to figures of 2.2-0-2-3 as Elveden were all out for 80 in 30.2 overs as the Cavaliers won by 128 runs.

Promotion to Division 7 now rests on other results, but today's win was a fine way to cap off a good 2017 Two Counties campaign - Well played to all of the Saturday XI players!

31 August 2017

Teams - Saturday 2nd & Sunday 3rd


Saturday XI - Elveden (A) - all players to meet at Mill Road by 10:15am before travelling together (IP24 3TW). Match starts at 12:30pm.
Darren D (c), Noman H, Dan Y, Pete J, Salman R, Neville D, Puneet K, Vinnie, Kaiser C, Prakash K & Dan S

Sunday XI - West Bergholt (A) - meet at Mill Road by 11:15am or let Dan Y know if going direct (CO6 3JQ). Match starts at 12:30pm.
Noman J (c), Kaiser C, Dan Y, Neville D, Tariq H, Raheel A, Salman R, Harrison T, Jarran S, Usman G & Kashan J

24 August 2017

Team - Saturday 26th


Saturday XI - Copdock & OI III (A) - meet at Mill Road by 11:15am or let Darren D know if going direct (IP8 3JN by 12noon). Match starts at 12:30pm.
Darren (c), Noman H, Rauf R, Usman G, Puneet K, Neville D, Salman R, Sid P, Prakash K, Raheel A & Bipin P

19 August 2017

Collapses Cost the Cavs

The Saturday XI travelled to Clay Hall Farm today to play Ipswich 3rds.

After winning the toss D Dellar elected to bowl first. The Cavaliers opening bowling pair of R Rasheed (12-2-28-0) and P Kalra (7-1-19-0) bowled excellent spells without reward, keeping the Ipswich opening pair under 2-runs-an-over for mot of the opening exchanges. The breakthough was eventually made by S Riaz (7-1-13-1) with the score on 53. A second wicket partnership of 57 then saw Ipswich pass 100, but U Ghani (12-0-82-1) claimed the next wicket to fall. With N Hussain (7-2-33-1) taking another wicket and N Davidson effecting a direct-hit run out, Ipswich were 130/4, but some big shots saw them post 181/4 from their 45 overs.

The Cavaliers chase of 182 started well, with openers D Dellar and N Hussain adding 57 runs together in 16 overs before Hussain was caught behind for 35. From 57/0, the Cavaliers suffered a collapse that ripped the heart out of their chase attempt, with R Akhlaq (0), P Kannan (0), and N Davidson (0) all out for ducks as the scoreline slipped to 60/4. A fifth wicket partnership of 22 between Dellar and P Johnson (6) helped the Cavaliers recover before R Rasheed helped Dellar get the Cavaliers up to 97/5. With Rasheed (13) and P Kalra (0) falling in quick succession, the Cavs were 99/7. Dellar and D Young then saw the Cavaliers up to 110 but the end of the innings was near, as Young (1), Dellar (35) and S Riaz (6) were all out with the Cavaliers only managing 117 all out in 38.3 overs, losing by 64 runs.

17 August 2017

Team - Saturday 19th


Saturday XI - Ipswich (A) - meet at Mill Road by 11:15am or let Darren D know if going direct (IP8 3JL by 11:45am). Match starts at 12:30pm.
Darren (c), Noman H, Dan Y, Pete J, Puneet K, Rauf R, Salman R, Neville D, Raheel A, Prakash K and Usman G

12 August 2017

Cavs Make a Late Charge for Victory

The Cavaliers welcomed Ipswich & East Suffolk to Mill Road today in the last home game of the 2017 season.

After losing the toss the Cavaliers were asked to bat first on a green pitch and lost an early wicket, that of D Dellar (2), in the first over. M Vinter and D Smith then combined to build the highest second wicket partnership of the 2017 season for the Cavaliers, adding 135 runs together in 25 overs as Smith reached his fifty in 66 balls, followed by Vinter's fifty in 76 balls. Vinter (54) was the first to go before Smith and P Kannan saw the Cavaliers up to 159/2, but both Smith (74) and Kannan (20) fell in quick succession as the score slipped to 165/4. With R Rasheed (13) out soon afterwards, A Sarwar (in his last match for the Cavaliers) and N Hussain added a quickfire 50 for the sixth wicket in 5.5 overs, getting the Cavaliers up to 233/5 before Sarwar was out for a 26-ball 44. P Johnson (1) was next to go (in the penultimate over), but N Hussain (21*) saw the Cavs up to their final score of 241/7 in 45 overs, with D Young (0*) the other not out batsman.

The IESCC openers added 37 for the first wicket in their reply before R Rasheed (7-1-24-1) made the breakthrough while A Sarwar (7-1-32-0) was unlucky to go wicketless. The Cavaliers then continued to chip away with wickets, with N Hussain (7-0-48-1) and P Kalra (8-3-29-2) taking the next three to fall while IESCC captain M Sproats went big at the other end. As the opposition reached 172/4 with more than 10 overs remaining, S Riaz (5-0-26-1) then took the crucial wicket of Sproats (77) which triggered a late charge for the Cavs - D Young effecting a direct-hit run out running around to gully before D Smith (6-1-30-2) took the next wickets to fall as IESCC slumped to 192/8. The introduction of P Kannan (1-0-5-2) then saw the match end quickly as he Cavaliers dismissed Ipswich & East Suffolk for 197 in 41 overs, winning by 44 runs.

10 August 2017

Team - Saturday 12th


Saturday XI - Ipswich & East Suffolk (H) - meet at Mill Road by 12:15pm. Match starts at 1:00pm.
Darren (c), Noman H, Vinnie, Usman G, Salman R, Rauf R, Pete J, Dan Y, Dan S, Atif S and Prakash K

6 August 2017

Will (Wilton-)Steers Kelvedon to Victory

The Sunday XI welcomed Kelvedon & Feering to Mill Road for their last home game of the 2017 NECL season.

Having lost the toss the Cavs were invited to field first and the Kelvedon openers added 81 together with R Rasheed (5-1-42-0) and N Davidson (first spell of 7-0-47-0) unable to take an early wicket. B Prabhu (9-1-52-1) then made the first breakthrough but the Kelvedon second wicket pairing continued to attack the Cavaliers bowling attack, reaching 141/1 after just 16 overs, with an imposing score of 350+ looking possible! With Prabhu and M Nadeem (9-0-56-0) helping to reduce the run rate, Kelvedon reached 211/1 in 27.5 overs before S Riaz struck in his fourth over, taking 4-8 in 14 balls, ending with figures of 9-0-54-4 (and having a close LBW shout turned down in his last over for a maiden 5-fer). With Nadeem also effecting a direct-hit run out, Kelvedon 249/6 after 38 overs. A good last over burst from N Davidson (8-0-57-2) saw two more wickets fall, and Kelvedon ended their 40 overs on 267/8 - Quite a recovery from the Cavaliers bowlers and fielders!

The Cavaliers reply saw R Akhlaq and debutant I Nasir add 23 for the first wicket before Akhlaq (13) was caught out. A second wicket partnership of 41 got the Cavs up to 64, but a wobble saw R Rasheed (16), M Nadeem (0) and N Jalib (9) all dimised cheaply as the score slipped to 74/4. With I Nasir (33) out soon afterwards the Cavaliers were in danger of not passing 100, but the next wicket didn't fall until the score had reached 96 - A Rasheed (7) the man to go. Some lusty blows from B Prabhu kept the scoreboard ticking along as the score reached 112/6, but wickets fell quickly from that point onwards, with S Riaz (0), N Davidson (4), Prabhu (30) and C Finch (0) all dismissed as the Cavaliers were 118 all out in 22 overs (D Young the unbeaten batsman on 1*), losing by 149 runs - W Wilton-Steer causing most of the damage with 5-24 from 5 overs.

5 August 2017

Cavs Fall to Frinton

The Saturday XI travelled to Kirby today to play Frinton.

Having won the toss D Dellar elected to field first in a 35 over a side game, reduced due to expected rain delays. The expected rain caused two stoppages and brought an early tea, with the Frinton openers adding 137 together in a partnerhip where every aerial shot and edge found gaps in the field, was misjudged, or just evaded fielders as opening bowlers R Rasheed and P Kalra (6-0-34-0) were unable to make the breakthrough. The first wicket came via a stumping for D Young off of U Ghani, and it was followed by regular wickets from Ghani (11-0-54-4) and S Riaz (8-0-50-3) as Frinton slipped to 182/7. With the returning R Rasheed (11-1-62-2) claiming two late wickets, Frinton ended their 35 overs on 215/9.

With the sun shining for the second innings, the Cavaliers began their chase by losing S Pillalamarri (2) early on. With E Parry timing the ball well and N Jalib rotating the strike at will, the Cavaliers appeared to be getting a foothold in the match, but Parry (14) was out in the ninth over. The score reched 38/2 before the wickets of N Jalib (9), R Akhlaq (11) and R Rasheed (1) saw the Cavs slip to 45/5. A sixth wicket partnership of 36 between D Dellar and P Kalra saw the Cavaliers pick up their first batting point of the day before Dellar (26) was bowled. D Young (2) followed soon afterwards, but Kalra and P Johnson saw the Cavaliers pass 100, though Johnson (4) was dismissed three balls later. An unbeaten ninth wicket partnership between Kalra (30*)  and S Riaz (4*) got the Cavaliers up to their final total of 118/8 in 35 overs, losing by 97 runs.

3 August 2017

Teams - Saturday 5th & Sunday 6th


Saturday XI - Frinton III (A) - meet at Mill Road by 11:30am or let Darren D know if going direct (CO13 0LS - Being played at Kirby CC). Match starts at 1:00pm.
Darren D (c), Pete J, Noman J, Dan Y, Rauf R, Usman G, Salman R, Puneet K, Raheel A, Ed P & Sid P

Sunday XI - Kelvedon & Feering (H) - meet at Mill Road by 12:15pm. Match starts at 1:00pm.
Noman J, Craig F, Dan Y, Neville D, Nadeem, Raheel A, Arif R, Rauf R, Karl H, Bipin P and Salman R

29 July 2017

Walton (the man not the place) whacks Maldon (the place not a man).

Cavs hosted Maldon III today at a very murky Mill Road. Due to the impending doom of torrential rain in the forecast the captains decided on a 25 over bash in order to try to complete a game.

Dellar tossed superbly and opted to field first even though cavs only had 10 for the first 4 overs (thanks Rauf).

Maldon got off to a cracking start with skipper Smith and fellow opener Gozzett going at almost 10 an over until Smith fell to a great catch at cover by Walton (with the blister to prove it) off Sarwar. Prabhu 5-0-39-1 then got in on the act as Rasheed took a lofted catch at mid-on followed by the ball of the day from Sarwar 8-1-24-2 as an inswinging yorker disposed of another. That left Maldon on 59/3 with the run rate slowing. Bardo then joined Gozzett and they made steady progress until Ghani took 2 in 2 balls (the second a screamer at slip by the ever youthful Dellar) leaving Maldon 81/5 in the 16th over. Bardo was then joined by Allen as Maldon tried to up the tempo. With the score on 117 Allen fell to an excellent diving catch by Riaz at mid-on in the 21st over. Cavs worked hard to keep the runs tight for the last overs restricting Maldon to a final score of 144/6 with Bardo unbeaten on 46 (thanks to the ever youthful Dellar dropping a dolly at slip and the previously diving Riaz completely misjudging one through his hands at mid-off).

Tea was postponed till the end of the match and the teams went straight out with Cavs needing 145.

Dellar and Vinter started carefully until Vinter (3) decided to charge down the wicket, miss the ball by a yard, then turn like a battleship and the keeper still had time to fumble it before stumping the un-lightning like Vinter.

Dellar was then joined by Jalib as they accumulated to 39 until Jalib (16) was well caught at long-on. Walton then came in and preceded to try to kill Dellar with some smart running between the wickets. They took the score to 59 before Dellar (29) was caught at point driving through midwicket(??)

Kannan then came to the wicket and despite Walton trying to give another team mate a heart attack some good hitting and great running took the score to within 22 runs of victory. With the rain steadily falling Dellar instructed Walton he had 2 overs to 'finish it' and he subsequently holed out for a match winning 42. 

Rasheed (11*) came in to join Kannan (34*) and they at least followed Dellar's orders and finished it off inside 2 overs with Rasheed hitting a straight six to complete a well earned and much needed victory.

Cavs move up to 2nd in the table with the win.

28 July 2017

Teams - Saturday 29th & Sunday 30th


Saturday XI - Maldon III (H) - meet at Mill Road by 12:15pmMatch starts at 1:00pm.
Darren D (c), Noman J, Rauf R, Salman R, Vinnie, Jon W, Atif S, JJ, Prakash K, Bipin P & Usman G

Sunday XI - Chappel & Wakes Colne (H) - meet at Mill Road by 12:15pmMatch starts at 1:00pm.
Tony M, Neville D, Nadeem, Raheel A, Arif R, Jarran S, Alex K, Noman J (c), Salman R & Rauf R

22 July 2017

Bipin 6-fer as Cavs Limp to Victory

The Saturday XI welcomed Dunmow to Mill Road today, hoping to return to winning ways.

With skipper D Dellar winning the toss the Cavaliers fielded first. It wasn't an ideal start for the Cavaliers, with M Vinter and D Young both dropping a catch each in the first two overs. Luckily the Cavaliers weren't made to pay as R Rasheed (6-1-24-0) bowled well at one end, while B Prabhu took a wicket in each one of his first six overs (6-10 from his first six) before ending with figures of 8-1-32-6. With Dunmow struggling at 32/6 after 12 overs Dellar turned to U Ghani, who started off his spell with five consecutive maidens, while rotating the seamers at the other end. With Ghani unlucky to not take a wicket (two drops and a missed stumping, all by Young), Dunmow re-built through a sixth wicket partnership of 36 before S Riaz (5-1-19-2) claimed two quick wickets to leave the score on 76/8. The Cavaliers then chipped away at the Dunmow batsmen, with Ghani (9-5-16-1) claiming a wicket before being unlucky to not see the bails dislodged despite clipping them with his last delivery. It was then left to P Kannan (1.5-0-6-1) to take the final wicket (Young somewhat redeeming himself with a diving leg-side catch) as Dunmow closed on 101 all out from 29.5 overs.

The Cavaliers got off to a good start in their chase of 102 from 60 overs, with D Dellar and M Vinter adding 34 for the first wicket in 13 overs before Dellar (15) picked out point with a cut shot. A further 13 runs were then added before a spectacular "Cavs Collapse<sup>TM<sup>" saw the Cavaliers slip from 47/1 to 58/6, with N Jalib (6), D Smith (1), M Vinter (20), R Akhlaq (2) and P Kannan (1) all dismissed via catches. The fall of Kannan saw the players leave the field of play as rain came, but the break seemed to help the Cavaliers with R Rasheed and B Prabhu adding 20 runs for the seventh wicket before Prabhu was LBW for a quick 17. With 24 runs needed for victory D Young joined Rasheed in the middle, with Rasheed (15*) hitting three boundaries in seven balls to get the Cavaliers to the brink of a win before D Young (6*) cover drove the winning runs - The Cavaliers scoring 102/7 from 29.1 overs to win by 3 wickets.

20 July 2017

Teams - Saturday 22nd & Sunday 23rd


Saturday XI - Dunmow II (H) - meet at Mill Road by 12:15pm. Match starts at 1:00pm.
Darren D (c), Noman J, Dan S, Dan Y, Vinnie, Rauf R, Usman G, Salman R, Prakash K, Bipin P & Raheel A

Sunday XI - Harwich & Dovercourt (H) - meet at Mill Road by 12:15pm. Match starts at 1:00pm.
Ed P (c), Phil S, Dan H, Nadeem, Tony M, Karl H, Arif R, Salman R, Tham J, Nev D & Jarran S

16 July 2017

Cavs Fall Short at The Brow

The Saturday XI travelled to Abberton today, with the game starting a little late due to some showers in the area.

After losing the toss the Cavaliers were asked to field first, with R Rasheed (8-0-33-0) bowling a fine spell of swing bowling without reward while N Davidson (6-0-46-1) made an early breakthrough. After the opening spells were done, the Cavaliers bowled 24 consecutive overs of spin with U Ghani (13-0-76-1) claiming an early wicket while N Hussain chipped away with regular wickets on his way to figures of 13-4-46-4, and was unlucky to not come away with his 5-fer of 2017. With S Riaz (3-0-21-0) and P Kannan (2-1-10-1) bowling the last five overs, Abberton finished their 45 overs on 250/8, with the eighth wicket being a run out in the final over of the innings.

The Cavaliers got off to a steady start, with M Vinter and K Chowdhury adding 39 for the first wicket before Vinter (20) was bowled. A further 34 was added by the second wicket and 39 for the third, with Chowdhury (26) and R Akhlaq (29) the two to go. The Cavaliers continued the trend of partnerships getting a good start, with P Kannan and R Rasheed adding 38 for the fourth wicket before Rasheed was caught out for 13. With Kannan proceeding to his second Cavs fifty (from 45 balls), he added a further 34 with N Hussain for the fifth wicket - Kannan eventually out for 65 from 55 balls, making the score 184/5 with 7.3 overs remaining. Hussain (20) and D Young (8) then saw the Cavaliers total pass 200 to secure full batting points, but the loss of both batsmen in successive balls saw the Cavaliers slip to 201/7. With wickets falling regularly towards the end of the innings, P Johnson (3), N Davidson (11) and S Riaz (2) were all dismissed, leaving U Ghani (3*) unbeaten as the Cavaliers posted 224 all out from 43.5 overs, losing by 26 runs.

14 July 2017

Teams - Saturday 15th & Sunday 16th


Saturday XI - Abberton II (A) - meet at Mill Road by 12noon or let Noman H know if going direct (CO5 7AW). Match starts at 1:00pm.
Noman H (c), Vinnie, Dan Y, Kaiser C, Raheel A, Prakash K, Pete J, Rauf R, Usman G, Salman R & Neville D

Sunday XI - Springfield (A) - Match conceded due to a lack of players.

9 July 2017

Cavs Battle Well

The Sunday team hosted Abberton at Mill Road today.

With only six Cavaliers present at the time of the toss, captain C Finch opted to bat first (the problem of working a batting line up to allow capable players to umpire and score dictated the order for a short while!). An opening partnership of 34 (with 19 extras!) got the Cavaliers off to a solid start (and allowed P Kannan enough time to turn up to bat at #3!), with N Davidson (9) the first batsmen to go. A superb second wicket partnership between the returning S Pillalamarri and P Kannan then saw the Cavaliers to the drinks break and beyond, raising the score to 87/1 (and bought enough time for N Jalib to arrive and bat at #4!). Unfortunately the dismissal of P Kannan (29) shortly after the break (after 3 'lives' in the two overs after drinks) saw a few wickets fall, with N Jalib (0) and H Tuckwell (0) both out with the score just shy of the hundred (99/4). Pillalamarri then added 39 runs with D Young, with Pillalamarri bringing up his fifty off 83 balls before being LBW to the 84th ball of his innings for a well made 53. With J Samwell (1) and A Kemp (0) out in successive balls, the Cavaliers had slipped to 140/7 and were in danger of not batting out their overs, but C Finch and D Young took the innings to the last over before Finch (8 - his best Cavs score) and T Mayhew (0) were both out in the final over (a double-wicket maiden), meaning the innings ended with the Cavaliers scoring a respectable 168 all out from their 40 overs, with D Young unbeaten on 31.

Unfortunately, the Abberton 'keeper, S Cowland, was struck by a ball late in the Cavaliers innings and had to go to hospital - Hopefully it wasn't anything serious and he recovers soon!

The Cavaliers claimed an early(ish) wicket through N Davidson (7-1-34-1) while P Kannan (7.5-0-42-0) bowled well without success at the other end. A change of bowling saw T Mayhew (6-0-33-0) and C Finch (5-0-54-2) introduced to the attack, with the skipper leading by example, claiming two quick wickets through good catches by T Mayhew and N Davidson and also throwing the ball to Mayhew to run out the Abberton #4 as both batsmen ended up at the strikers end. Some lazy fielding (which is sadly becoming a Cavaliers trait recently), and good batting, helped Abberton reach their target after just 25.5 overs, scoring 169/4.

Defeat from the Jaws of Victory

The Saturday XI welcomed Copford to Mill Road today.

After losing the toss, the Cavaliers were invited to bat first and added 68 runs for the first wicket before F Murtaza (47) was caught on the boundary. Murtaza's wicket lead to a mini-collapse as D Dellar (17) was dismissed, followed by K Chowdhury (2) and R Akhlaq (1) who both struggled on a tricky wicket. A fourth wicket partnership of 27 helped start the Cavs recovery, seeing the Cavaliers pass 100 before S Hussain was out for 18 on debut. A sixth wicket partnership of 46 (a 2017 season best for the sixth wicket) between R Rasheed and N Hussain saw the Cavs score reach 157/5 before Rasheed was caught for 35. With N Davidson (10) and P Johnson (1) out cheaply, the Cavs were 190/8 after 41 overs, but an unbeaten partnership between N Hussain (46*) and D Young (15*) saw the Cavs up to their final total of 215/8 from 45 overs.

The Cavaliers defence of their target saw some good early bowling from R Rasheed and N Davidson (5-0-25-0), but the Copford openers added 43 for the first wicket despite some close calls. With Rasheed claiming the first wicket via a wonder delivery that swung in massively, both he and S Riaz (6-3-18-3) combined to dismiss five Copford batsmen within 5 overs as the opposition collapsed to 64/5. With chances failing to go to hand, dropped catches and the fielding becoming more ragged, Copford added 57 for the sixth wicket before spinners N Hussain an K Chowdhury (6-1-40-1) both claimed wickets to leave Copford 132/7 with 13 overs left. As the game got closer to a conclusion, dropped catches and sloppy fielding saw the Cavs lose their grip on the game, despite R Rasheed (14-2-57-3) striking once more in the closing overs. With one over left, Copford required 9 to win, and got there with a ball to spare, despite the best efforts of N Hussain (13.5-2-59-1) - Copford winning by 2 wickets with a total of 216/8 from 44.5 overs.

6 July 2017

Teams - Saturday 8th & Sunday 9th


Saturday XI - Copford II (H) - meet at Mill Road by 12:15pm. Match starts at 1:00pm.
Darren D (c), Noman H, Fowad M, Dan Y, Pete J, Rauf R, Salman R, Neville D, Raheel A, Kasier C & Salman H

Sunday XI - Abberton (H) - meet at Mill Road by 12:15pm. Match starts at 1:00pm.
Craig F (c), Dan Y, Kaiser C, Neville D, Sid P, Alex K, Tony M, Jarran S, Harrison T, TBC & TBC

2 July 2017

Sunday Team Claims Second Win of 2017

The Sunday team travelled to Harwich & Dovercourt today with ten men.

With skipper N Jalib winning the toss, the Cavaliers opted to bat first. An early wicket saw M Nadeem (4) out in the first over. A second wicket partnership of 36 between S Anandraj and N Jalib then saw the Cavs recover to 43/1 before both Anandraj (9) and P Kannan (5) fell in quick succession. With the score on 51/3, a big fourth wicket partnership of 86 saw the Cavs pass 100, with N Jalib reaching another Cavs fifty in just 44 balls before being dismissed for a 79-ball 80, his top score for the club. His partner during that partnership, R Ikhlaq (27), fell soon afterwards as Harwich & Dovercourt picked up regular wickets with R Rasheed (14) and C Finch (5) also out. The Cavaliers had reached 170/7 when D Young joined N Davidson at the crease, and the pair added 42 runs for the eighth wicket in just 21 balls, with Young (7) run out off of the last ball of the 39th over trying to give Davidson the strike for a last over assault. Unfortunately Davidson (35 from 16 balls) was caught off of the first ball of the 40th over, leaving T Mayhew (0*) unbeaten without facing a ball. The Cavaliers ended their innings 212 all out from 39.1 overs.

The HDCC reply got off to a good start, as the openers added 51 together before the Cavaliers opening bowlers, R Rasheed (9-1-42-2) and N Davidson (9-1-39-1), claimed three wickets (all bowled) in two overs to reduce the hosts to 59/3. With M Nadeem (9-1-42-1) picking up a wicket via a catch by Anandraj at long-off, the hosts reached 83/4 before P Kannan struck twice in successive overs (including a stunning catch by N Davidson, running around and diving full length), leaving the score on 85/6. Some tight bowling from Nadeem and Kannan kept the scoring rate down, while Kannan continued to take wickets (one via an edge to D Young) on his way to excellent figures of 9-3-25-4 (his best bowling for the Cavs so far). With T Mayhew (4-1-10-1) claiming a wicket in the death overs, the Cavaliers restricted Harwich & Dovercourt to 168/9 from their 40 overs to claim a 44 run win.

Travellers at Mill Road

We have received several reports of travellers camping on the rugby pitches at Mill Road. The council, groundsman, police and traveller unit have all been notified. Members and guests are advised to be vigilant when in the area, especially on match days with your personal belongings.

1 July 2017

Bookers Rally Against Cavs

The Saturday XI welcomed Abberton to Mill Road today in the Two Counties Championship.

Having won the toss, the Cavaliers fielded first, With opening bowlers A Sarwar (opening spell of 6-4-7-2) and R Rasheed (opening spell of 10-0-43-3) combining well to reduce the visitors to 56/7, with U Ghani claiming the other wicket to fall. Ghani (12-7-14-2) then joined forces with S Riaz (5-0-16-1) in reducing Abberton to 64/8 after 23.4 overs, with a seemingly low score (and early finish) in prospect. It was then that Abberton's Booker brothers, Mike (41*) and David (34*) batting at 9 and 10, came together in an unbeaten ninth wicket partnership of 95, seeing off spells from P Kannan (2-0-10-0) and the returning openers, A Sarwar (11-4-38-2) and R Rasheed (15-0-61-3) as Abberton closed their innings 159/8 from their 45 overs.

The Cavaliers reply then saw early wickes fall, with M Vinter (a first-ball 0), D Dellar (2), T Janganan (0) and K Chowdhury (10) all dimissed cheaply with the score 16/4. A fifth wicket partnership of 32 between P Kannan and P Johnson helped to recover things, but Johnson (16) was out in controversial circumstances as the score slipped to 32/5, as D Booker ended his spell with impressive figures of 9-4-18-4. With the sixth wicket adding 31, the Cavs reached 63/5 before Kannan (32) and JJ Elliston (14) were out in quick succession (65/7). A counter-attacking R Rasheed (23) then took control during an eighth wicket partnership of 32 before he holed out to long-on attempting to hit a second six off of the bowling of C Oldrey (9.4-3-46-3). With the score 97/8, the Cavaliers limped past 100 shortly after S Riaz (6) was dismissed. A Sawar (11*) then decided to hit out, but the wicket of U Ghani (5) ended the Cavaliers innings on 113 after 33.4 overs, losing by 46 runs.

A full scorecard can be found here: http://colchestercavs.play-cricket.com/website/results/2990529

29 June 2017

Teams - Saturday 1st & Sunday 2nd


Saturday XI - Abberton II (H) - meet at Mill Road by 12:30pm. Match starts at 1:00pm.
Darren D (c), Pete J, Rauf R, Usman G, Salman R, Vinnie, Atif S, Kaiser C, JJ, Tham J & Prakash K

Sunday XI - Harwich & Dovercourt (A) - meet at Mill Road by 12noon or let Noman J/Craig know if going direct (CO12 3TT). Match starts at 1:00pm.
Noman J, Craig F, Dan Y, Neville D, Jarran S, Nadeem, Tony M, Raheel I, Rauf R, Prakash K & TBC

24 June 2017

Club Record Chase Seals Victory

The Saturday XI travelled to Copford today, and fielded first upon winning the toss.

The Cavaliers opening bowlers started well, with R Rasheed (opening spell of 8-1-21-0) and N Davidson (5-0-32-0) unlucky to not pick up wickets, as catchable chances went into gaps, just over fielders, or inside edges just evaded the stumps.With U Ghani and S Riaz (3-0-15-0) also unable to make a breakthrough, the Copford openers added 92 runs for the first wicket before T Janganan held on to a juggling catch off of the bowling of Ghani (15-1-74-1). Copford then added a further 93 for the second wicket as Ghani & D Smith (7-0-58-0) were unable to make further inroads, with Copford opener S Samaranayake scoring 101 before the returning R Rasheed (13-1-59-1) bowled him out. Some fine death bowling from Rasheed and P Kannan (2-0-22-0) then meant Copford idn't get too many from the final few overs, though a third wicket partnership of 82* saw Copford up to a final impoing total of 267/2 from their 45 overs, with P Geddis 91* at the end.

The Cavaliers reply then saw T Janganan (8) caught out early (in the fifth over) with the score on 13. With D Dellar (13) out four overs later, the Cavs were in need of a good partnership to steady the chase. That came via a 67 run partnership for the second wicket, with F Murtaza reaching a 29-ball fifty while D Smith played himself in. With Murtaza (58 from 38 balls) out, the scoreboard showed 108/3 as P Kannan joined D Smith in the middle. Both batsmen then played an impressive innings, taking the singles on offer and putting the bad balls away for boundaries, as they added an exceptional 144 runs for the fouth wicket (just 4 runs off of equalling the club record for the fourth wicket, set back in 1996!), with Smith reaching his fifty in 63 balls, and Kannan reaching his maiden Cavaliers fifty in 64 balls. By the end of their 25.5 over partnership, the pair had seen the Cavs up to 252/4, with Smith (83 from 96 balls) caught at long-off attempting a big hit to reduce the required rate. With 16 required from 10 balls, R Rasheed entered the fray, hitting his second ball for a straight six that put a hole in the home side's sightscreen! With the equation down to 7 needed from the last over, Kannan hit the first ball for a single, Rasheed hit a four (top-edged over the 'keeper), but a wicket came from the third ball - Rasheed out for a 4-ball 11. The new batsman, N Davidson (1*) ran a chaotic single off his only ball faced, leaving Kannan (79*) to hit a lofted four to take the Cavaliers to 271/5 from 44.5 overs to record a club record run chase*!

*Run chase records date back to 2005, but Roy Paris wasn't aware of a higher chase before that...

22 June 2017

Team - Saturday 24th


Saturday XI - Copford (H) - meet at Mill Road by 12:00pm or let Darren know if going direct (CO6 1DG). Match starts at 1:00pm.
Darren (c), Dan S, Dan Y, Fowad M, Pete J, Usman G, Salman R, Neville D, Puneet K, Prakash K, & Tham J

18 June 2017

Cavs Score Big

The Saturday XI hosted Elevden yesterday in the Two Counties Championship.

The visitors won the toss and elected to field with just nine players, having struggled to get a full XI to travel. A good opening partnership of 52 in 9.4 overs between JJ Elliston and F Murtaza got the Cavaliers off to a fine start before Elliston (14) was bowled. An attacking second wicket partnership between Murtaza and K Chowdhury added a further 118 runs, taking the Cavs up to 170/1, with Murtaza bringing up another 50 for the club in just 46 balls before being caught out for 92. Soon after Murtaza's dismissal, Chowdhury (52) passed his fifty before falling with the score on 200 after 30 overs. With the fourth wicket adding 31 runs, the dismissal of T Janganan (34) led to more wickets, with D Young (14) and J Parks (0) out soon afterwards, but a good seventh wicket partnership of 46 between P Kannan and P Johnson saw the Cavaliers up to 285 before Kannan (26) and P Kalra (0) were both dismissed towards the end. The Cavs ended their innings of 289/8 from their 45 overs, with Johnson (24*) and S Riaz (0*) there at the end.

Elveden started their reply well as the openers added 74 together before P Kalra made the initial breakthrough. With the visitors reaching 110/1 despite the best efforts of U Ghani (15-2-54-0), Kalra (13-0-69-2) took his second wicket. With P Kannan (7-0-23-1) taking the third wicket of the innings to reduce the visitors to 145/3, the Cavaliers continued to take regular wickets, with S Riaz taking two more to take the score to 150/5. Elveden then reached the final over with the score on 173/5, with the Cavaliers needing three wickets to claim full points from the fixture - Riaz (10-0-28-4) proceeded to take wickets with the fourth and fifth deliveries of the over, but was unfortunately not able to claim a hat-trick for the full points as Elveden's last man saw off the final delivery of the match, reaching 174/7 from their 45 overs - The Cavaliers winning by 115 runs.

15 June 2017

Team - Saturday 17th


Saturday XI - Elveden (H) - meet at Mill Road by 12:15pm. Match starts at 1:00pm.
Fowad M, Dan Y, Pete J, Usman G, Salman R, Rauf R, Kaiser C, JJ, Prakash K, Tham J and James P

11 June 2017

Cavs Run Galleywood Close

The Cavaliers welcomed Galleywood to Mill Road today in their NECL fixture.

Galleywood won the toss and elected to bat first, adding 35 for the first wicket before P Kannan made the first breakthrough of the day. With the Cavaliers openers N Davidson (8-2-36-0) and P Kannan (9-2-48-1) unable to make further inroads into the Galleywood batting line-up, captain N Jalib tried spells from T Janganan (1-0-19-0) and C Finch (3-0-23-0) before turning to the spin of K Chowdhury (8-0-44-0) and N Hussain (9-2-26-2), who took two quick wickets as Galleywood went from 134/1 to 140/3. A fourth wicket partnership of 81 then saw off the remainder of Chowdhury and Hussain's spells, a spell from J Samwell (2-0-21-0), plus some remaining overs from Davison and Kannan as the opposition ended on 221/3 from their 40 overs.

Facing a difficult target the Cavaliers opening batsmen, M Vinter and K Chowdhury, added 68 for the first wicket before Vinter (25) was bowled. With K Chowdhury (42) departing soon afterwards the Cavs were 81/2, but an attacking third wicket partnership of 65 between N Jalib and T Janganan took the score to 146/2, with Jalib (22) caught out shortly before Janganan brought up his second Cavaliers fifty from just 45 balls. A further 30 runs were added by Janganan and P Kannan to put the Cavs in a good position of 176/3, but Kannan (14) and Janganan (61) both fell in quick succession as the score slipped to 179/5. The Cavs rebuilt through N Hussain and N Davidson (10) before D Young joined Hussain as the Cavaliers passed 200, needing 22 from the last 11 balls. With boundaries hard to find, the equation came down to 15 needed from the last over - The Cavaliers could only manage 6 of the needed runs, with Young (4) dismissed LBW with 4 balls left, as they finished on 213/7 with N Hussain (17*) and C Finch (2*) the undefeated batsmen as the Cavs lost by 8 runs.

10 June 2017

Cavs Recover to Clinch Victory

The Cavaliers hosted Copdock & OI III at Mill Road today in the Two Counties Championship.

After winning the toss, stand-in skipper D Smith elected to bat first in sunny conditions. With JJ Elliston (5) and D Smith (8) departing early, the Cavaliers made steady progress, passing 50 before F Murtata (33) was caught behind with the score on 59/3. A collapse of Cavaliers proportions then saw the P Johnson (4), J Parks (5), A Sarwar (1) and P Kalra (6) all dismissed as the score slipped to 80/7, with some doubts about whether a competitive total would be posted by the home team. A 30 run partnership between D Young and R Rasheed helped to steady the nerves as the Cavs passed 100, but with Young bowled for 18, Rasheed took the attack to the Copdock bowlers, raising the total to 147/8 before Rasheed (49 from 51 balls) was bowled out agonisingly close to a maiden fifty. Some lusty blows from S Riaz (17*) helped the cavaliers up to their final total of 159 all out from 40.2 overs, with U Ghani (1) the last man out.

The Copdock openers got off to a good start, scoring 18 from the first 3 overs, but an excellent comeback from the cavaliers opening pair of R Rasheed (8-1-33-3) and P Kalra (8-4-18-1) saw the opposition add just 10 runs in the next 8 overs. A fifth wicket partnership of 60 saw Copdock recover to 88/4, with U Ghani and A Sarwar (3-0-15-0) unable to make the breakthough initially, though Ghani eventually bowled the Copdock #6 during his first spell of 7-1-28-1.With S Riaz (4-0-17-1) claiming a wicket of his own, Copdock were 90/6, but a seventh wicket partnership of 24 saw the visitors reach 114/6 before D Smith (2-0-2-1) and U Ghani (8.2-1-29-3) finished off the innings quickly - U Ghani taking two wickets off the final two balls, including the crucial wicket of ex-Cav D Skinner (47) as Copdock were all out for 114. The Cavaliers fighting back well for a 45 run win.

8 June 2017

Teams - Saturday 10th & Sunday 11th


Saturday XI - Copdock & OI III (H) - meet at Mill Road by 12:15pm. Match starts at 1:00pm.
Fowad M, Dan Y, Dan S, Puneet K, Atif S, Usman G, JJ, Peter J, Salman R, Raouf R & James P

Sunday XI - Galleywood (H) - meet at Mill Road by 12:15pm. Match starts at 1:00pm.
Noman J, Craig F, Dan Y, Kaiser C, Prakash K, Vinnie, Tham J, Noman H, Alex K, Neville D & Jarran S

3 June 2017

Kaiser Caps Cavs Win

The Saturday XI hosted Ipswich today in the Two Counties Championship.

After stand-in captain M Vinter won the toss, the Cavaliers elected to field. Opening bowlers A Sarwar (7-2-10-0) and P Kalra (0/26 from his first 7 overs) bowled very well at the start of the innings, but the Ipswich opening batsmen added 60 in the first 21.3 overs before S Riaz (8-2-19-2) made breakthroughs in his fourth and fifth overs to reduce the visitors to 61/2. With U Ghani (2/7 from his first 8 overs) also taking two quick wickets, Ipswich were 66/4 after 29 overs. With Ipswich attacking C Finch (3-0-36-0) took some tap, but T Hijazi (5-0-16-1) broke the fifth wicket partnership, worth 58. The returning P Kalra (11-1-37-0) and U Ghani then bowled excellently at the death, with Ghani (11-4-23-3) claiming a wicket from the last ball of the innings as Ipswich scored 150/6 from their 45 overs.

The Cavaliers reply saw J Walton (10) bowled early on, but the second wicket partnership between M Vinter and K Chowdhury steadied the innings before Vinter (17) was also bowled, leaving the score on 43/2, with N Jalib joining Chowdhury at the wicket. Some fine batting from both players saw the Cavs pass 100 in the 26th over, and Chowdhury earned his Cavaliers cap, scoring his first fifty for the club in 75 balls. Jalib reached his fifty soon afterwards (from 47 balls), and an unbeaten partnership of 110 between Chowdhury (63*) and Jalib (55*) for the third wicket saw the Cavs reach 153/2 after 31.4 overs, winning by 8 wickets.

1 June 2017

Teams - Saturday 3rd & Sunday 4th


Saturday XI - Ipswich III (H) - meet at Mill Road by 12:15pm. Match starts at 1:00pm.
Vinnie (c), Dan Y, Jon W, Usman G, Salman R, Puneet K, Atif S, Kaiser C, Tariq H, Asif K & Craig F

Sunday XI - Springfield (H) - Match conceded due to a lack of players.

29 May 2017

Scorcher at Apperknowle

The Cavaliers touring side travelled to Apperknowle yesterday, and fielded first after captain M Vinter lost the toss.

Apperknowle started well, with opener A Bishop batting so far our of his crease, N Davidson took a while to find the right length to him. With N Hussain (12-0-23-3) bowling well at the other end, Vinter turned to T Mayhew (8-0-20-1), who dismissed Bishop (57) via a catch in the deep by D Dellar. Economical bowling from P Sadler (7-4-15-1) and a spell from K Chowdhury (6-1-41-1) saw two more wickets fall before the returning Davidson (7-0-53-2) took two at the end. Apperknowle finished their 40 overs on 159/8.

After a BBQ tea of burgers, sausages and cake, the Cavs began their reply through D Dellar and M Vinter, adding 28 for the first wicket before Dellar (10) was dimissed. A second wicket partnership of 85 between Vinter and D Young saw the Cavaliers pass 100 and get ahead if the asking rate, with Vinter leading by example with a fifty - He retired out on 55, and the score on 113/2. Young then reached his career-high score of 31 before being bowled off his inside edge, followed by E Parry (4), P Sadler (13) and N Davidson (5) as the Cavs reached 147/6. It was then left to P Johnson (6*, and a tour average of 37!) and N Hussain (5*) to see the Cavs up to 163/6 - A four wicket win!

28 May 2017

First Win of Tour

The Cavaliers Tour XI travelled to Chatsworth House yesterday, and batted first after the home side won the toss.

The Cavs got off to a slow but steady start, reaching 21/2 after 8 overs - E Parry (6) and M Vinter (10) the dismissed batsmen. A third wicket partnership of 38 got the Cavaliers past 50, but the wicket of P Sadler (24) was soon followed by D Dellar (12) and K Chowdhury (2). A sixth wicket partnership of 39 from P Johnson and N Hussain saw the score pass 100 before Hussain (26) was also out. The Cavs then lost regular wickets, with L Peaple (4), D Young (0) and N Davidson (4) all departing, leaving P Johnson (20*) and T Mayhew (1*) undefeated as the innings closed on 123/9 from 40 overs.

The second innings saw the Cavaliers take early wickets through N Davidson (8-0-27-1) and T Mayhew (8-1-15-3), the latter seeing N Hussain take a screamer off of his bowling. Hussain then backes up his batting and fielding efforts with 8-1-18-4 while P Johnson (2-0-10-0) and K Chowdhury (7-0-24-0) provided support at the other end. With Chatsworth passing 100, skipper Chowdhury turned to P Sadler (1.2-0-5-2) who claimed the last two wickets to fall - Chatsworth ending on 107 all out from 34.2 overs as the Cavs won by 16 runs.

27 May 2017

2017 Tour Begins at Whittington

After travelling up yesterday afternoon, the Cavaliers began their 2017 tour with a T20 fixture against Whittington Wanderers - The first ever fixture between the sides!

Batting first by agreement (there were only 4 Cavs at the ground for 6pm!), the Cavaliers began well, with E Parry and P Sadler adding 65 for the first wicket before Parry (17) was run out. Sadler soon brought up the first fifty of the tour (from just 29 balls), but was out soon afterwards for 60 from 36 deliveries. The Cavs were well set at 90/2 from 10.3 overs, but found the going trickier as the innings went on. The Cavs collapse then saw P Johnson (11), K Chowdhury (0) and guest-Cavalier M Pendleton (16) all dismissed in quick succession as three wickets fell for just six runs. It was then left to N Davidson (5*) and D Young (12*) to get the final score up to 137/5 from 20 overs.

The Cavs defence of their total saw K Chowdhury (3-0-22-0) and T Mayhew (3-0-14-0) open the bowling - The onky wicket falling being a run out by Davidson/Mayhew in the sixth over. Davidson then backed up his good fielding effort with a spell of 3-0-15-1 as E Parry took some tap (0/21 from his first 2 overs). With M Pendleton (3-0-21-0) and P Johnson (3-0-18-1) bowling wicket taking spells, it was left to the the death bowling of P Sadler (1-0-14-0) and the returning Parry (2.5-0-36-0) to finish the innings - Whittington winning a good natured match by six wickets after scoring 141/4 in 18.5 overs.

Thank you to Whittington for hosting us - The match was played in high spirits, and the players stayed for a BBQ afterwards. See you next year!

23 May 2017

Team - Tuesday 23rd


Tuesday XI - Ardleigh (H) - meet at Mill Road by 5:45pm. Match starts at 6:00pm.
James L, Raj A, Neville D, Usman G, Corin H, Prakash K, James P, Salman R, Tariq H, TBC & TBC

21 May 2017

Chappel Stun Cavs

The Sunday XI travelled to The Hobbies to play Chappel & Wakes Colne's second XI today.

Having lost the toss, the Cavs were invited to bat first on a damp wicket. Progress from the openers was steady as the Cavaliers reached 21/0 after four overs. The Chappel opening bowlers fought back well, with R Wilson bowling a succession of maidens while R Carter enjoyed the success of a treble-wicket maiden in the sixth over - P Kannan (18), T Janganan (0) and T Hijazi (0) all falling within four balls. With runs hard to come by, the Cavs tried to dig in, but E Parry (1), N Davidson (7), J Parks (1) and D Young (0) also fell victim to the Chappel opening pair, as Wilson (8-6-9-2) and Carter (9-3-24-5) reduced the visiting side to 34/7. Some attacking intent from debutant B Prabhu (13) and good running from D Chetwyn (3) saw the score creep up, but both were dismissed by second change bowler B Jackson (3-0-9-2) before Cavaliers skipper C Finch (3) was the last man out to J Cousins (4.3-1-5-1) as the Cavs finished 50 all out from 24.3 overs - T Mayhew (0*) adding another 'not out' to his record.

The Cavaliers needed a good start to the second innings, and got it through N Davidson (6-0-18-2), with fellow opening bowler P Kannan (5-0-7-0) unlucky to not take a wicket also. B Prabhu (3-0-7-1) then took his first wicket for the club as D Young claimed a catch off of the Chappel captain's glove from a ball that bounced more than expected. With D Chetwyn (2-0-9-0) and T Mayhew (1-0-4-0) unable to take a wicket, there was still time for T Hijazi (1.4-0-4-1) to take his first wicket of the season before Chappel reached their target in 18.4 overs, scoring 51/4 in a six wicket victory.

20 May 2017

Cavs Fall Short of Frinton

The Saturday XI hosted Frinton III today at Mill Road.

With the visitors winning the toss, the Cavaliers were asked to field first in overcast and damp conditions. The Cavs started well, with the innings opening with four maidens - R Rasheed (6-2-11-0) making his comeback to the team, and P Kalra taking the only wicket to fall in the first 15 overs as Frinton reached 37/1. The introduction of the Cavs spinners saw N Hussain remove the other opener (bowled around his legs by a turning ball), but the big-hitting Frinton #4 took advantage of an early drop to blast a quick 22 before Hussain had him caught by Murtaza. A 52 run fourth wicket partnership saw Frinton pass 100 before K Chowdhury (3-0-43-2) took a brace of wickets, including a fine one-handed grab by D Dellar. With Chowdhury claiming a one-handed catch of his own off the bowling of Hussain (15-3-58-3), Frinton were 131/6. Despite the best efforts of the bowlers, Frinton took runs off of Sarwar (3-0-17-0) plus the returning Kalra (9-2-28-2) and U Ghani, but a double-wicket maiden by Ghani (9-3-35-2) in the final over gave the Cavs something to cheer about - Frinton ended their 45 overs on 201/9.

The Cavaliers reply saw M Vinter (7) out cheaply, but an 82 run partnership between D Dellar and F Murtaza (who was dropped five times, and passed 50 from 62 balls during the partnership) saw the Cavaliers up to 105 before Dellar was dismissed for a hard-worked 35. A further 40 runs were added to the total before Murtaza was out for a fine 83 (from 82 balls - including five sixes!). The Cavaliers innings then stalled as wickets fell regularly - A Sarwar (0), K Chowdhury (8), R Rasheed (2), N Hussain (5) and U Ghani (0) all dismissed in a six over period as the Cavs slipped from 145/2 to 165/8. With victory looking unlikely, the Cavaliers made sure of a fourth batting point through P Kalra (12*) and D Young (8*) as they reached 181/8 in their 45 overs, losing by 20 runs.

19 May 2017

Teams - Saturday 20th & Sunday 21st


Saturday XI - Frinton III (H) - meet at Mill Road 12noon. Match starts at 1:00pm.
Darren D (c), Vinnie, Fowad M, Noman H, Kaiser C, Dan Y, Puneet K, Usman G, Pete J, Raouf R & Atif S

Sunday XI - Chappel & Wakes Colne II (A) - meet at Mill Road by 11:45am or let Craig/Noman J know if going direct (CO6 2BE). Match starts at 1:00pm. Avoid the A12 - It's closed!
Craig F (c), Dan Y, Ed P, Prakash K, Tony M, Tham J, Danny C, James P, Bipin P, Neville D & Tariq H

16 May 2017

Team - Tuesday 16th


Tuesday XI - DNA Networks (H) - meet at Mill Road by 5:30pm. Match starts at 6:00pm.
James L, Kaiser C, Neville D, James P, Corin H, Kelum J, Prakash K, Noman H, Raj A, Usman G & Pritish S

14 May 2017

Janganan Earns Cap

A ten man Sunday team travelled to Abberton today.

Captain C Finch continued his good form with the coin toss, winning his second one in a row, and elected to bat first. Deciding to try an blunt the Abberton new ball attack Finch decided to open the batting himself, and he added 17 for the first wicket with N Davidson (9). With Finch batting solidly, T Janganan went on the attack, the pair getting the Cavs up to 46/1 before Finch departed for 6 (from 54 balls - Seeing off the Abberton opening bowlers as he hoped). The good batting continued through K Chowdhury, who scored 12 on his Cavaliers debut, and he departed shortly before Janganan reached his fifty from just 54 balls (48 of his runs coming in boundaries!), earning a coveted club cap in just his second Cavs appearance. Janganan was then joined by T Hijazi, and together they got the score up to 125/3 before Hijazi (14) was bowled. With P Kannan (4) caught soon after the Cavs were 134/5, and a trademark collapse saw Janaganan depart for an excellent 70, followed by D Chetwyn (3), H Tuckwell (0) and D Young (0), with T Mayhew (0*) the unbeaten batsman - The Cavaliers finishing 139 all out from 39.2 overs.

The Cavaliers defence of their target was lead by opening bowlers N Davidson and P Kannan (5-1-19-0), with Davidson making the only breakthrough of the first 20 overs on his way to figures of 6-0-37-1. With Cavs debutant D Chetwyn (3-0-36-0) struggling to maintain line and length during his first spell for a few years, Finch turned to his spinners - T Mayhew and K Chowdhury both bowling well to slow the Abberton batsmen down a little, though the home side reached 131/1 after 20.2 overs. Mayhew (6-1-23-2) then struck twice in five balls, taking wickets via a diving (in stages) caught & bowled (dismissing D Schofield for 56) and a stumping by D Young. It was too little too late however, as Abberton skipper C Pettit (59*) hit the winning runs off of Chowdhury (3.2-0-23-0) as they reached 140/3 after 23.2 overs, winning by 7 wickets.

13 May 2017

Cavs Run Maldon Close

The Saturday XI travelled to Promenade Park to play Maldon today in the Two Counties Championship today.

The toss was won by Maldon who elected to field first, and the Cavs got off to a steady start as the opening pairing of D Dellar and M Vinter added 27 in 9 overs before Dellar (14) was caught at mid on. With scoring difficult, the scoreboard stalled on 27/1 for 20 balls, but the Cavs started scoring a bit more freely through Vinter (15) and F Murtaza (10), though both were dismissed in quick succession as the score slipped to 42/3. An attacking fourth wicket partnership between D Smith and R Anandraj saw the Cavaliers score at seven an over, but Anandraj (11) was caught out with the score on 79/4. A solid P Johnson then supported Smith in a 12 over partnership for the fifth wicket worth 39, but the quick wickets of Johnson (4), Smith (44 from 58 balls) and JJ Elliston (1) left the Cavaliers on 128/7 after 39.2 overs. The last 5.4 overs then yielded 32 runs for the eighth wicket as D Young (18* from 21 balls) and P Kalra (12* from 18 balls) got the Cavaliers up to 160/7 at the end of their 45 overs.

The Maldon innings began with a 32 run opening partnership, with a few catches not going to hand or being dropped, but opening bowler P Kalra finally got the breakthrough (caught Murtaza) the Cavs sought, while fellow opening bowler S Riaz (6-1-21-0) toiled at the other end. A second wicket partnership of 49 then saw the home side reach 81/1, with more catchable chances missed, but Smith (9-1-39-1) saw the Maldon #3 caught by D Dellar. Wickets then began to fall at regular intervals, with U Ghani bowling a good spell of 15-2-46-3 as the score reached 134/5 with 6 overs remaining. With wickets needed and the home side getting close Dellar turned back to Kalra, who bowled a controlled second spell on his way to figures of 13-3-32-4, with F Murtaza (1.4-0-14-0) bowling at the other end - But it was not to be, as Maldon reached their target after 44.4 overs, winning by two wickets.


11 May 2017

Teams - Saturday 13th & Sunday 14th


Saturday XI - Maldon III (A) - meet at Mill Road by 11:20am or let Darren know if going direct (CM9 5JQ). Match starts at 1:00pm.
Darren D (c), Vinnie, Fowad M, Dan S, Dan Y, Pete J, Usman G, Salman R, Puneet K, JJ & Raj A

Sunday XI - Abberton (A) - meet at Mill Road by 12:00pm or let Craig know if going direct (CO5 7AW). Match starts at 1:00pm.
Craig F (c), Tariq H, Tony M, Prakash K, Dan Y, Tham J, Kaiser C, Neville D, Harrison T, Danny C & Jarran S

7 May 2017

First Loss of 2017 for the Cavs

The Sunday XI welcomed West Bergholt to Mill Road today in the first Cavaliers home fixture of the season.

Winning the toss, captain C Finch elected to bat first, but the early wickets of N Jalib (5) and E Parry (0) left the Cavaliers 6/2 after 7.1 overs. A small recovery saw the score improve to 28/2, but D Young (2) became the third wicket to fall, bringing N Davidson to the crease to join debutant T Janganan in the middle. With both batsmen taking the attack to the West Bergholt change bowlers the Cavs found themselves 59/3 after 16 overs, but both Janganan (28 from 28 balls) and Davidson (22 from 21 balls) fell to reduce the Cavaliers to 64/5. P Johnson then helped to keep the Cavs on track, combining in partnerships with K Jayasinghe (7) and J Samwell to bring up the 100 for the home side, but the wicket of Johnson for a hard-fought 10 from 50 balls triggered a collapse as Samwell (16), C Finch (0) and N Hussain (13) were all dismissed - The Cavaliers losing their last four wickets for just 14 runs as the innings closed on 117 after 38.3 overs, with T Mayhew (1*) adding another 'not out' to his collection.

The West Bergholt reply got off to a solid start as their openers added 25 runs in 6.2 overs with both opening bowlers, N Davidson and N Hussain (an opening spell of 7-4-9-0), keeping things tight before Davidson took three wickets in eight balls (including two in two!) on his way to figures of 9-1-32-3. It then fell to J Samwell (5-2-12-1) to continue the good work of the openers, and he began with a maiden and a wicket maiden, while T Mayhew (6-0-28-1) bowled with control at the other end. With Bergholt approaching their target, C Finch (1-0-13-0) brought himself on before turning back to his opening bowlers, but neither Davidson or Hussain (9-4-21-0) could prevent the loss - West Bergholt finishing on 120/5 after 30 overs, winning by 5 wickets.

6 May 2017

Cavs Defeat Dunmow

The Saturday XI travelled to Dunmow for their second game of the Two Counties season.

After losing the toss, the Cavaliers were invited to bat first. The opening partnership of D Dellar and M Vinter got the team off to a good start, laying a solid foundation of 67 runs in 21 overs before Vinter was bowled for 17. With a good base to build upon, the second wicket partnership was worth 71 as F Murtaza took the attack to the Dunmow bowlers, reaching his fifty in 42 balls, followed by Dellar reaching his fifty in 82 balls. The partnership was broken soon afterwards as Dellar (55) was bowled, but Murtaza and P Singh added a further 29 runs to the total as the Cavaliers reached 167/2 before Singh (3) and Murtaza (74, with 13 boundaries, including four sixes in six balls!) fell in quick succession. With J Walton (1) and A Sarwar (4) falling soon afterwards, the score had slipped to 181/6, but a seventh wicket partnership of 19 between N Hussain and D Young helped the Cavs reach 200. A final flurry of wickets saw Young (9), S Riaz (0) and U Ghani (2) dismissed, before Hussain (15) became the last man to fall - The Cavaliers scoring a respectable 205 all out from 44.1 overs.

The Dunmow reply began with a 62 run opening partnership as the Cavs missed a couple of opportunities to take wickets, with A Sarwar (6-0-19-0) being particularly unlucky after a fine opening spell. Fellow opening bowler P Kalra (8-1-30-1) eventually made the breakthrough, with D Young claiming a top edge, followed by N Hussain's introduction to the attack resulting in the other Dunmow opener being out LBW. In a show of good sportsmanship, a second upheld LBW appeal awarded soon afterwards was retracted, with captain D Dellar calling back the batsman as an inside edge was missed by the umpire. The Cavaliers then claimed two more wickets through U Ghani (an LBW and a slip catch to Dellar) to reduce Dunmow to 131/4 before P Singh (5-0-21-0) and S Riaz (2-0-17-1) continued the good work of the previous Cavs bowlers. With Dunmow closing in on their target, Hussain (8-1-48-2) returned to claim a second wicket but it was getting tight, with the score on 180/6. At this point the returning U Ghani bowled an inspired second spell, taking the final four wickets of the innings on his way to his best figures for the club (9-0-48-6) as Dunmow were all out for 188 in 38 overs - The Cavaliers winning by 17 runs!

4 May 2017

Teams - Saturday 6th & Sunday 7th


Saturday XI - Dunmow II (A) - meet at Mill Road by 11:20am or let Darren know if going direct (CM6 3AT). Match starts at 1:00pm.
Darren D (c), Noman H, Dan Y, Usman G, Fowad M, Puneet K, Salman R, Pritish S, Atif S, Vinnie & Jon W

Sunday XI - West Begholt (H) - meet at Mill Road at 12:00pm. Match starts at 1:00pm.
Noman J (c), Craig F, Dan Y, Tony M, Jarran S, Prakash K, Ed P, Neville D, Tham J, Kelum J & Peter J

23 April 2017

Sunday XI Edge a Thriller

The Sunday XI travelled to Kelvedon & Feering today for their first game of the 2017 NECL campaign.

With roadworks closing the A12, getting all eleven players to Kelvedon on time turned out to be a difficult task, so the captains agreed on a 35 overs per side game with play getting underway at 1:45pm. Skipper N Jalib won the toss and elected to bat - A sensible decision with half of his team spread over North Essex in various traffic jams!! Kelvedon struck early, dismissing E Parry (1), but the second wicket partnership of N Jalib and M Vinter added an impressive 107 runs before Jalib was bowled for 73 (from just 58 balls), his top score for the Cavaliers. What followed was a typical "Cavs Collapse", as Vinter could only watch from the other end as U Ghani, P Kannan and J Patel all fell for ducks - The Cavaliers going from 122/1 to 128/5. A sixth wicket partnership of 24 between Vinter and J Samwell saw Vinter to his half-century, but regular breakthroughs for the home side saw Samwell (6), D Young (0) and H Tuckwell (0) all depart. With Vinter eventually dismissed for an excellent 69 the Cavs were 165/9, but the last pair of C Finch (6*) and T Mayhew (3) added an extra 14 runs together to see the Cavaliers up to a competitive 179 all out from 34.4 overs.

Refuelled by lasagne and a fine selection of cakes, the Cavaliers made an early breakthrough thanks to a fine catch by J Samwell off of the bowling of J Patel (2-0-10-1) before Patel had to leave the field due to a back injury. With debutant P Kannan bowling well from the other end, Jalib turned to U Ghani to keep the runs down before replacing Kannan with T Mayhew, who deceived he Kelvedon opener, Warner, to break a 76 run stand for the second wicket - D Young completing a stumping. With Ghani (8-0-28-0) keeping the run rate down (and being very unlucky to not take a wicket), Mayhew picked up three more wickets, including that of the dangerous E King (63, caught Young) on his way to figures of 8-0-44-4. Jalib turned to J Samwell (2-0-17-0) next, before the returning P Kannan picked up his first two wickets for the Cavaliers, ending with figures of 8-0-40-2 in a promising debut performance. It was getting tight towards the end, with N Jalib (2-0-14-0) and C Finch bowling the final overs, and it all came down to the last over; Kelvedon needing less than ten runs off the last over with three wickets in hand... First ball of the over Finch bowled Kelvedon skipper J Reed (49) with a turning delivery that clipped the top of off stump, the third ball saw him decieve the #9 in the flight to bowl him also, and the fifth ball saw U Ghani and Finch combine to effect a match-winning run out as Finch ended with figures of 4.5-1-15-2 and Kelvedon were all out for 173 - The Cavaliers winning by 6 runs! Phew!

A Winning Start

The Cavaliers Saturday XI travelled to Chantry Park to play Ipswich & East Suffolk in their first game of the 2017 Two Counties campaign.

Having lost the toss the Cavaliers were invited to field first, opening the bowling with R Rasheed and N Davidson (5-0-21-0). With the IESCC openers adding 41 runs, captain D Dellar turned to S Riaz, who struck with the last ball of his first over for the club, with D Young taking the catch. The bowling partnership of Riaz and P Kalra then proceeded to regularly pick up wickets, as IESCC slumped to 91/8 - Sharp catches behind the wicket by Young, Dellar and N Hussain leading to a fine maiden spell of 7-1-29-3 for Riaz, and a first 5-fer of 2017 for the Cavs by Kalra (9-4-16-5). With wickets falling around him, the IESCC captain M Sproats unleashed an assault on the Cavaliers bowlers, adding 86 runs for the final two wickets (with his partners scoring no runs!!) - U Ghani (2-0-25-0) was particularly unlucky, while the returning R Rasheed (8-3-55-1) took some tap despite taking the ninth wicket to fall. With N Hussain (2.1-0-26-1) taking the final wicket after some treatment from Sproats, IESCC finished on 177 all out from 33.1 overs - M Sproats finishing 116 not out, and the innings including SEVEN ducks!

The Cavaliers reply got off to an excellent start, with D Dellar and N Hussain batting solidly whilst putting away bad balls on their way to an opening partnership of 105 in 28.3 overs - Dellar reaching his fifty in 77 balls before falling for 54. With the wickets of F Murtaza (0), D Young (1) and P Johnson (3) falling to the bowling of M Sproats (2/34) and P Church (2/42), the Cavs had slipped to 114/4 and were in danger of letting their promising position in the game slip away. A counter-attacking innings of 24 from 30 balls from R Rasheed helped add 42 runs for the fifth wicket, with Hussain reaching his fifty in 108 balls as the Cavaliers reached 156/5. With Hussain scoring enough runs to get the score up to 167, U Ghani (12*) hit three boundaries in succession to see the Cavs (179/5) to a five wicket win in 48 overs, with Hussain carrying his bat for an unbeaten 64.

21 April 2017

Teams - Saturday 22nd & Sunday 23rd


Saturday XI - Ipswich & East Suffolk II (A) - meet at Mill Road by 11:15am or let Darren know if going direct (IP2 0BP). PLEASE NOTE THAT THE MATCH STARTS AT 12:30PM
Darren D (c), Noman H, Dan Y, Usman G, Fowad M, Puneet K, Peter J, Salman R, Raouf R, Neville D & TBC

Sunday XI - Kelvedon & Feering (A) - meet at Mill Road by 12:00pm or let Noman J know if going direct (CO5 9SB). Match starts at 1:00pm.
Noman J (c), Craig F, Dan Y, Tony M, Harrison T, Jarran S, Usman G, Prakash K, Ed P, Javed P & TBC

5 February 2017

2017 Pre-Season Update

Nets
Net sessions have been at the University of Essex (CO4 3SQ) in the Sports Hall on Tuesday evenings between 8-10pm. We have also booked the bowling machine for these sessions. The sessions take take on the following dates:
Tuesday 28th March
Tuesday 4th April
Tuesday 11th April
Wednesday 26th April


Session fees are £5 per person.

Fowad Murtaza has also booked his own sessions at the university on Sunday evenings between 6-8pm and is happy to welcome any Cavaliers who wish to attend.

Tour 2017
The Cavaliers are off on tour once again to Derbyshire! We head up on Friday 26th May and will be playing four games:
Fri 26th - Whittington Wanderers
Sat 27th - Chatsworth House
Sun 28th - Apperknowle
Mon 29th - Elton
The cost for the weekend is £90, which includes accommodation, breakfast, match fees and teas, which is fantastic value. It's a great social weekend, so why not give it a try! If interested, contact Peter Johnson or Dan Young for details.

Fixtures
The 2017 fixture lists have been confirmed, with the Two Counties League starting on Saturday 22nd April, the NECL campaign will begin on Sunday 23rd April, and the midweek CECL season begins on Tuesday 9th May.

The list of fixtures will be going up on the website's results/fixtures page soon. A list of fixtures will be distributed via email. A full fixture list will also be provided in the 2017 Members' Handbook closer to the season.

Summary of the 2016-17 Cavaliers AGM

Thank you to all of those that attended the AGM & awards night last night.

Congratulations to the elected committee members - Phil Sadler stays as Chairman, Dan Young remains as Secretary and Child Welfare Officer, Pete Johnson continues as Treasurer, and Ed Parry conrinues as Availability Co-ordinator as well as staying on as NECL league representative.
The captains and vice-captains are as follows:
Saturday Capt - Darren Dellar (also Two Counties league representative)
Saturday VC - Noman Hussain
Sunday Capt - Noman Jalib
Sunday VC - Craig Finch
Midweek Capt - Darren Dellar


Congratulations are also given to the 2016 season award winners:
Saturday XI Batting - Fowad Murtaza (478 runs @ 95.60)
Saturday XI Bowling - Noman Hussain (25 wickets @ 6.00)
Sunday XI Batting - Noman Jalib (184 runs @ 30.67)
Sunday XI Bowling - Dan Smith (13 wickets @ 14.38)
Club Fielder - Neville Davidson
Player of the Year - Fowad Murtaza
Clubman of the Year - Craig Finch
Most Ducks - Tariq Hijazi (6 ducks)

Minutes of the meeting and the Treasurers report will be posted on the Cavaliers website shortly (on the 'contacts' tab).