Cavaliers Cricket Club, Colchester, Essex, England

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.

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