Cavaliers Cricket Club, Colchester, Essex, England

26 July 2018

Team - Sunday 29th

Sunday XI - Coggeshall (H) - meet at Mill Road by 12:15pm to help set up. Match starts at 1pm.
Noman J (C), Fowad M, Raheel A, Vinnie, Imran I, Farhan M, Nadeem, Vinay G, Salman R, Haji A and Dan Y

22 July 2018

Cavaliers Defeat Unbeaten Stebbing

The Sunday XI hosted league leaders Stebbing at Mill Road today.

After losing the toss, the Cavs were asked to bat first and added 116 runs for the first wicket in 18 overs, with F Murtaza bring up a 41-ball fifty before R Akhlaq (47) was caught at long-on. An injured hamstring then didn't stop Murtaza from combining with N Jalib in a second wicket partnership of 62, bringing the score up to 178/1 before Murtaza (82) and F Munir (0) were both dismissed to make it 178/3. Jalib then registered his own fifty (from 46 balls) during a fourth wicket partnership with M Nadeem (10) who was dismissed to make the score 226/4.Jalib (71*) and R Rasheed (24*) then maintained the run rate to see the Cavaliers up to a very impressive 273/4 from their 40 overs.

The Stebbing reply saw an early run out as N Jalib and F Munir combined for the first wicket, then F Munir (9-1-45-2) claimed the next two wickets to fall to leave Stebbing 57/3, while R Rasheed (9-0-51-0) went wicketless at the other end. Skipper Jalib then turned to his spinners, with M Nadeem (7-1-28-0) and H Ahamed combining as Stebbing reached 106/3 before Ahamed claimed three quick wickets (two caught behind by Young) to reduce the opposition to 109/6. Stebbing added a further 20 runs before Ahamed claimed two more wickets (Young claiming a third catch) on his way to his maiden 5-fer for the Cavaliers, finishing with 9-0-55-5. With Stebbing adding runs while J Corcos (2-0-13-0) and S Gupta (2-0-20-0) went wicketless, R Akhlaq (2-0-10-1) made the last breakthrough of the innings, Stebbing ending their 40 overs on 236/9 as the Cavs won by 37 runs.

No Way Past Noman for Sudbury

The Saturday XI hosted Sudbury at Mill Road yesterday and batted first.

The Cavaliers started by adding 35 runs for the first wicket, but the dismissal of D Dellar (18) was oon followed by thoe of F Murtaza (23) and M Vinter (1) as the score slipped to 45/3. The Cavs recovered though a fourth wicket partnership of 24 but two quick wickets, those of P Kannan (4) and K Chowdhury (16) meant the Cavaliers were 69/5 in the 20th over. D Smith and I Ikram then combined to add 50 runs together before Ikram (28) was caught, but a further 30 runs were then added for the seventh wicket before Smith (36) was the next man out, the score on 149/7 after 33 overs. N Hussain and S Riaz managed to add a further 30 runs in 6 overs to get the Cavaliers up to 179, but the wicket of Riaz (4) brought N Davidson to the crease, and he and Hussain got the cavaliers up to their final total of 222/8 after 45 overs, with Hussain (51*) bringing up his fifty while Davidson was unbeaten on 19*.

The Cavaliers opened with N Davidson and JJ Elliston, with Davidson claiming two wickets in his opening spell of 7-1-22-2. The introduction of N Hussain then saw wickets reguslarly fall at his end while S Riaz (7-2-21-0) bowled a wicketless spell at the other end before being replaced with the returning Elliston (8-1-31-1) who claimed a wicket in his first over back in the attack. With N Hussain (15-4-35-5) claiming a 5-fer in his final over, he and Elliston were replaced by D Smith and K Chowdhury (2-0-15-0), with Smith (2.2-1-3-2) claiming the final two wickets as the Cavaliers bowled Sudbury out for 140 in 41.2 overs to win by 82 runs.

18 July 2018

Teams - Saturday 21st & Sunday 22nd

Saturday XI - Sudbury (H) - meet at Mill Road by 12:15pm to help set up. Match starts at 1pm.
Darren D (C), Fowad M, Vinnie, Dan S, Imran I, Prakash K, Kaiser C, JJ, Noman H, Neville D and Salman R

Sunday XI - Stebbing (H) - meet at Mill Road by 12:15pm to help set up. Match starts at 1pm.
Noman J (C), Subhadeep G, Joel C, Harrison T, Fowad M, Dan Y, Rauf R, Haji A, Farhan M, Nadeem and Raheel A

14 July 2018

Run Fest at the Rugby Club

The Saturday XI hosted Coggeshall today and fielded first after D Dellar lost the toss.

The Coggeshall batsmen started well, seeing off opening spells from N Davidson (5-0-18-0) and R Rasheed before Dellar turned to his spinners, K Chowdhury (5-0-38-0) and N Hussain. Having added 97 for the first wicket, Hussain then made the initial breakthrough before adding a second wicket during his long spell of 15-0-70-2. The Coggeshall batsmen then reached the 36th over without losing another wicket, making the score 225/2 as P Kannan (7-0-52-0) and the returning Rasheed (7-0-50-0) were unable to make further inroads into the opposition line up, though the introduction of F Murtaza to the attack saw the score slip to 231/5 within two overs! The Cavaliers then worked hard to keep the run rate down towards the end of the innings, with Murtaza (6-1-28-5) taking a wicket from the final ball of the innings to claim his maiden 5-fer for the Cavs. The innings ending on 268/7 from 45 overs.

The Cavaliers didn't get off to the best start in the reply, losing D Dellar (7) early on in the chase. What followed though was a 16 over partnership worth 116 runs as F Murtaza and M Vinter joined forces to get the Cavs up to 135/1 before Murtaza (85) was caught via a top edge. The momentum of the innings was maintained through a third wicket partnership of 126 in 18 overs between Vinter and I Ikram; the score reaching 261/2 before Ikram (60) was dimissed after registering his second fifty for the club. With just eight runs needed for victory, P Kannan (8*) joined M Vinter (88*) in seeing the Cavaliers to a winning score of 271/3 in 42.4 overs, winning by 7 wickets.

12 July 2018

Teams - Saturday 14th & Sunday 15th

Saturday XI - Coggeshall (H) - meet at Mill Road by 12:15pm to help set up. Match starts at 1pm.
Darren D (C), Noman H, Dan Y, Pete J, Fowad M, Rauf R, Prakash K, Neville D, Vinnie, Imran I & Kaiser C

Sunday XI - Pickering T20 (H) - meet at Mill Road by 10:15am to help set up. Match starts at 11am.
Noman J (C), Dan Y, Ed P, Subhadeep G, Fowad M, Nadeem, Raheel A, Neville D, Salman R, Vinay G & TBC

5 July 2018

Teams - Saturday 7th & Sunday 8th

Saturday XI - Ipswich & East Suffolk (H) - meet at Mill Road in good time for a 5:30/6pm start.
Darren D (c), Vinnie, Kaiser C, Prakash K, Pete J, Jon W, Fowad M, Noman H, Neville D, JJ & Imran I

Sunday XI - Kelvedon & Feering (H) - meet at Mill Road by 12:15pm to help set up. Match starts at 1pm.
Noman J (c), Subhadeep G, Craig F, Farhan M, Nadeem, Vinay G, Joel C, Raheel A, Fowad M, Prakash K & Rauf R

1 July 2018

Chase at Coggeshall

The Sunday XI travelled to Coggeshall today and were asked to field first after losing the toss.

After a delayed start (both sides were waiting for players to arrive), Coggeshall added 89 for the first wicket as R Rasheed and M Nadeem (9-0-56-0) went wicketless in their opening spells, but V Gedi (7-1-31-1) made the initial breakthrough. A further 46 runs were added to the score before P Kannan removed the other Coggeshall opener while R Akhlaq (2-0-17-0) replaced Gedi. The Cavaliers then took regular wickets, with Kannan (9-0-45-3) claiming the next two to fall before F Murtaza (6-0-7-3) bowled an excellent spell at the end of the innings. With R Rasheed (7-2-26-1) returning to take a wicket in the last over, the Cavaliers restricted Coggeshall to 184/8 from their 40 overs.

The Cavaliers reply got off to a great start as M Vinter and F Murtaza brought up the 50 after just 7 overs, and had scored 100 for the first wicket by the drinks break at 15 overs, Murtaza bringing his fifty up after just 37 balls. Soon after the break Murtaza was bowled with the score on 105, but captain N Jalib continued the momentum, adding 47 runs with Vinter for the second wicket. Once Jalib (29) was caught out, Vinter (who reached his fifty in 78 balls) and I Ikram added a further 20 together to make the score 172/2, but Vinter (54) was bowled with the Cavaliers just 13 short of victory. M Nadeem (1*) got off strike with his first ball faced, leaving Ikram (24*) to win the game with a four and a six; the Cavs scoring 185/3 in 31 overs to win by 7 wickets.

Close Game at Dunmow

The Saturday XI travelled to Dunmow today and fielded first in hot conditions after Dunmow won the toss.

Opening bowler R Rasheed struck early on while N Davidson (6-0-27-0) toiled at the other end. Rasheed (11-0-82-2) then struck again at the end of his opening spell as Dunmow reached 62/2. The introduction of N Hussain then brought another wicket, via a catch at slip by F Murtaza, but a fourth wicket partnership of 86 saw Dunmow up to 173/2 while Hussain and B Prabhu (7-0-38-0) were unable to make a breakthrough. Once S Riaz broke the partnership, the Cavaliers struck several times; V Gedi effected a run out with an excellent throw, S Riaz (6-0-29-2) claimed a second wicket via a catch by a diving D Young, and Hussain (15-1-45-3) claimed two more (caught by Davidson and Murtaza) as Dunmow slipped to 181/8. The Dunmow ninth wicket pair then batted well at the end of the innings before D Young effected a direct hit run out. With no more wickets falling, Dunmow reached 237/9 from their 45 overs.

The Cavaliers reply began with an opening partnership of 33 before D Dellar (16) was bowled by a ball that kept low. The second wicket partnership got the Cavs past 50 before V Gedi (1) was bowled, but a third wicket partnership of 49 between F Murtaza and P Kannan saw the Cavs to 101/3 upon the dismissal of Murtaza (50). The score reached 134 before N Hussain (13) was dismissed, with P Kannan (46) following soon after in the 21st over. The Cavaliers were well above the Dunmow score at the same point of their innings, but we had lost more wickets at the same stage. With two quick wickets, those of B Prabhu (12) and N Davidson (4), the Cavaliers rebuilt around through an eighth wicket partnership between R Rasheed and P Johnson before Rasheed (42) was well caught on the boundary. S Riaz then joined Johnson as the score passed 200, but Johnson (11) was dismissed as the score reached 214/9. The last pair then got the Cavaliers within 15 of the Dunmow total, but Riaz (10) was caught behind as the Cavs ended on 222 all out after 41.2 overs, with D Young (0*) the not out batsman as the Cavaliers lost by 15 runs.