Cavaliers Cricket Club, Colchester, Essex, England

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.

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