Cavaliers Cricket Club, Colchester, Essex, England

23 June 2018

New Record at Chantry Park

The Saturday XI travelled to Chantry Park to play Ipswich & East Suffolk today and batted first.

Cavaliers openers D Dellar and S Gilhooly started the innings well, adding 89 runs together by the first drinks break after 15 overs with Gilhooly passing fifty just before the break. Immediately after play restarted Dellar (32) was caught, but a second wicket partnership of 41 between Gilhooly and D Smith saw the Cavs reach 130/1 at the halfway point of the innings. After Smith (16) was dismissed the Cavaliers built a great third wicket partnership, during which time Gilhooly registered the first Cavs hundred of 2018, and continued past 150 as he and J Walton (39) added 127 together; the score 257/3 after the wicket of Walton. By the time the next wicket fell Gilhooly had set a new record for the highest individual score by a Cavaliers batsman, surpassing his previous best of 163 against Maldon in 2005. After the wickets of K Chowdhury (2) and R Rasheed (1), Gilhooly was finally dismissed for a record 185 (130 balls, 35 fours, 4 sixes) as the Cavaliers reached 289/6 after 41 overs. The score then passed 300 (only the second time the Cavaliers have passed that mark) as N Davidson and P Johnson (8*) added 33 together. With Davidson (23) stumped off the penultimate ball of the innings, a boundary from N Hussain (4*) off the last ball saw the Cavs up to 326/7 from their 45 overs.

The Ipswich & ES reply got off to a good start as their openers added 49 together before R Rasheed claimed the first wicket to fall and N Hussain then ran out the other opener with a direct hit soon afterwards to make it 54/2. A further 27 runs were added by the third wicket partnership, but quick wickets from N Davidson (7-0-57-2), another from Rasheed (7-1-25-2) and a wicket by S Riaz (4-0-20-1) saw Ipswich & ES lose four wickets for just nine runs, slipping to 90/6. The opposition then passed 100 before N Hussain (3-1-15-1) claimed the next wicket to fall before Dellar turned to K Chowdhury (1-0-1-0) and D Smith (1.3-0-3-1) to finish off the innings - Ipswich & East Suffolk being all out for 131, losing by 195 runs.

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