Cavaliers Cricket Club, Colchester, Essex, England

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!

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