Cavaliers Cricket Club, Colchester, Essex, England

19 August 2018

Cavs Go Big At Boxted

The Sunday XI made the short trip to Boxted today and batted first after winning the toss.

The Cavaliers opened their batting with I Ikram and F Murtaza, both of whom took the attack to Boxted, adding 85 runs for the opening partnership at a run rate just above 6 an over. The partnership was ended after a brilliant stop at first slip saw I Ikram (23) run out. The run rate was maintained in a second wicket partnership of 48 between Murtaza (who brought up a 47-ball fifty) and N Jalib, seeing the Cavaliers up to 133/1 after 22 overs but Murtaza (67) was eventually caught at long-off. An attacking third wicket partnership of 146* (at over 8 an over!) between Jalib and M Nadeem saw the Cavs accelerate; Jalib bringing up a 46-ball fifty and Nadeem reaching his fifty in 50 balls. The Cavaliers looked set for a score in the region of 250-260, but three sixes by Nadeem (77*) off the last three balls of the 39th over saw the Cavs race past 270, reaching 279/2 at the end of their 40 overs, with Jalib unbeaten on 88*.

The Cavaliers defence of their imposing total saw S Riaz claim a wicket in his 5 over opening spell while N Asim (1-0-2-0) opened at the other end, though he was soon replaced by V Gedi who bowled a fine spell of 9-5-6-2. With N Hussain (9-2-20-4) replacing Riaz the Boxted order collapsed, at one point reaching 32/6, before Hussain was replaced by H Ahamed (4-0-29-1) who claimed the next wicket to fall. With Riaz (6-1-12-2) returning to take the ninth wicket to fall, M Nadeem (7-3-12-1) then ended the match in the next over, taking the last wicket as Boxted were all out for 84 - The Cavaliers winning by 195 runs.

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