Cavaliers Cricket Club, Colchester, Essex, England

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.

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!