Cavaliers Cricket Club, Colchester, Essex, England

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.

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