Cavaliers Cricket Club, Colchester, Essex, England

19 August 2018

Bardwell Do The Double

The Saturday XI hosted Bardwell yesterday and, after winning the toss, elected to field first.

The decision to field saw the Cavaliers start well as Bardwell slipped to 21/3 with opening bowlers N Davidson (9-3-38-1) and R Rasheed (15-0-80-2) removing the Bardwell top order. Bardwell then recovered in spectacular fashion, adding 169 runs for the fourth wicket as S Riaz (4-0-20-0), V Gedi (5-2-14-0), D Smith (3-0-19-0) and J Walton (2-0-15-0) went wicketless. The late introduction of F Murtaza (7-1-41-3) saw him remove both of Bardwell's set batsmen though, but they ended their 45 overs on 234/6.

The Cavaliers reply saw F Murtaza (2) dismissed early on, followed by D Smith (0) to leave the score on 15/2. With Cavs captain D Dellar (30*) retiring hurt, P Kannan and I Ikram set about rebuilding the Cavaliers innings, getting the side up to 80/2 before Kannan (34) was caught. A fourth wicket partnership of 64 between Ikram and J Walton helped the Cavaliers recover, but the wicket of Ikram (45) left the score on 144/4. A further 20 runs were added for the fifth wicket, but R Rasheed (9) and JJ Elliston (0) fell in quick succession. It was then left to Walton (40*) and V Gedi (4*) to see the Cavaliers up to their final score of 177/6 from 45 overs, losing by 57 runs.

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