Cavaliers Cricket Club, Colchester, Essex, England

3 September 2018

2018 High Partnerships

Highest partnerships for each wicket in 2018:

1st wicket - 116 (R Akhlaq & F Murtaza vs Stebbing, 22/07/18)
2nd wicket - 116 (F Murtaza & M Vinter vs Coggeshall, 14/07/18) 
3rd wicket - 146* (N Jalib & M Nadeem vs Boxted, 19/08/18)
4th wicket - 110 (F Murtaza & F Munir vs Gt Horkesley & Lexden, 10/06/18)
5th wicket - 47* (N Jalib & R Rasheed vs Stebbing, 22/07/18)
6th wicket - 50 (D Smith & I Ikram vs Sudbury, 21/07/18)
7th wicket - 33 (N Davidson & P Johnson vs Ipswich & East Suffolk, 23/06/18)
8th wicket - 66* (R Rasheed & N Hussain vs Copford, 04/08/18)
9th wicket - 43* (N Hussain & N Davidson vs Sudbury, 21/07/18)
10th wicket - 64 (D Dellar & D Young vs Dunmow, 16/06/18)

Plenty of good batting this year, with a few fifty and hundred partnerships not mentioned in the list above - Well batted Cavs!

2018 Fielding Statistics

See below for the stats relating to outfield catches and wicketkeeper dismissals across all games for the Cavaliers during the 2018 season.

Wicketkeepers:
I Ikram - 16 (12ct, 4st)
D Young - 11 (8ct, 3st)
N Jalib - 3 (2ct, 1st)
D Dellar - 1 (1ct)

Outfield Catches:
14 - F Murtaza
8 - N Davidson
6 - N Hussain
4 - D Dellar, V Gedi
3 - S Riaz
2 - N Jalib, P Kannan, T Mayhew, F Munir, D Smith
1 - H Ahamed, K Chowdhury, J Corcos, JJ Elliston, C Finch, S Gilhooly, T Hijazi, M Nadeem, R Rasheed, H Tuckwell, J Walton

Congratulations to everyone who held their catches!

Cavs End 2018 Season on a High

The Sunday side travelled to Kelvedon & Feering with 10 men yesterday for their last game of the season and opted to bowl first after winning the toss.

The bowlers got the Cavaliers off to a fine start as R Rasheed and N Davidson kept things tight with Rasheed chipping in with the wicket of danger man Vickery (17) during an opening spell of 6-1-14-1 while Davidson (9-2-26-1) bowled unchanged. With S Riaz and V Gedi starting their spells economically, Kelvedon reached the drinks break with the score 60/2 after 20 overs. Post-drinks the Kelvedon batsmen started to attack M Nadeem (4-0-30-0) and V Gedi, but Gedi came back well - He broke a third wicket stand of 74 and dismissed both the set batsmen in consecutive overs, finishing with figures of 8-1-39-2. The returning S Riaz (7-1-26-0) helped to keep the run rate down while R Rasheed took a wicket upon his return to the attack; Rasheed seeing out the innings from the railway end to finish with 9-1-37-2. The final overs from the other end were bowled by H Ahamed (1-0-13-1) and F Murtaza (2-0-12-1), both claiming wickets as Kelvedon ended their innings on 189/7 after 40 overs.

The Cavaliers reply got off to a good start as openers I Ikram and F Murtaza defended well and took any runs that were on offer. During their time together Murtaza set a new club record for runs scored in a single league campaign and also passed 1,000 runs for the season. The opening pair added 48 together in just over 30 minutes before some confusion between the two saw Ikram (19) run out. That wicket brought skipper N Jalib to the crease; he and Murtaza proceeded to rotate the strike and hit boundaries off the loose balls during a second wicket partnership of 85 in 17 overs together (during which time Murtaza brouht up a 77 ball fifty), but Murtaza (55) was out with the score on 133. Two overs later N Jalib (59) was bowled (not long after bringing up a 46 ball fifty) as the scoreboard read 151/3 after 32 overs, but a quick-fire 35* from M Nadeem (including four boundaries in four balls at the end of the 35th over) set the stage for R Rasheed (9*) to win the match with a six over long-on to take the Cavaliers to 193/3 from 35.2 overs, winning by 7 wickets and going top of the league in the process in their last game of the season.

1 September 2018

Cavs Collapse in Coggeshall Contest

The Saturday XI travelled to Earls Colne to play Cogeshall thirds today in the last Saturday game of the season.

The Cavs fielded first with N Davidson (13-1-37-2) and R Rasheed (13-3-30-0) opening the bowling. First change bowler S Riaz (4-0-12-1) took a wicket in his first over as the Coggeshall batsmen made starts without going onto a big score. With V Gedi (4-0-30-0) and P Kannan (3-0-20-1) also having spells, it was left to T Hijazi (3-0-30-1) to claim a late wicket as Coggeshall posted 182/5 from their 40 overs.

The Cavaliers reply saw D Dellar (3) dismissed early, but the second wicket added 27 runs together to make the score 37/1 before M Vinter (2) was bowled. A familiar Cavs collapse then saw I Ikram (0), F Murtaza (29), P Kannan (3) and V Gedi (0) all dismissed as the score slumped from 37/1 to 45/6. A further 12 runs were added for the seventh wicket before R Rasheed (4) was out and, with P Johnson (4) falling soon afterwards, the score was 65/8. The wicket of N Davidson (6) was the next to fall (77/9), but a last wicket stand of 22 between T Hijazi (11*) and S Riaz (4) saw the Cavs end on 99 all out from 24 overs, losing by 83 runs.