Cavaliers Cricket Club, Colchester, Essex, England

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.

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