Cavaliers Cricket Club, Colchester, Essex, England

15 June 2019

Tendring Easily Beat Cavs

The Saturday XI hosted Tendring today, and the Cavs batted first after Dellar lost the toss for the first time this year.

The Cavaliers openers started well, surviving a scare in the fifth over as F Murtaza was dropped on 10 at point, with the score on 17/0. The openers maintained a run rate of around 5-per-over for the first 15 overs of the contest until Murtaza (39) was given out LBW to make the score 73/1. That first wicket prompted a couple of quick wickets as D Dellar (20) and G Duminy (1) were both out; the score reaching 76/3 after 19.1 overs. The Cavaliers then reached 89/3 before losing S Khan (10) and N Hussain (1) to make it 94/5. The score passed 100 before B Aslam (6) was caught, but quick wickets again saw the Cavaliers slip up, going from 112/6 to 112/8 as P Kannan (10) and N Davidson (9) were both dismissed. S Riaz and D Young then added 31 runs for the ninth wicket (the second-highest partnership of the innings) before Young (3) was caught with the score on 143 with eight balls remaining. It was then left to Riaz (25*) and A Khaliq (4) to see the Cavaliers up to their final score of 154 all out from 45 overs.

The econd innings saw the Cavaliers make an early breakthrough by N Davidson (6-0-33-1), with S Riaz (6-1-11-0) bowling well at the other end. The Tendring second wicket pairing then saw off spells from A Khaliq (4-0-20-0), N Hussain (7-0-28-0) and S Khan (3-0-20-0) as they amassed a partnership of 115 before B Aslam (3.2-0-25-1) bowled the other Tendring opener, J Jenno (88). With G Duminy (2-0-11-0) and P Kannan (1-0-6-0) also going wicketless, the match was over after 32.2 overs in the second inning as Tendring scored 158/2, winning by 8 wickets.


13 June 2019

Teams - Saturday 15th & Sunday 16th

Saturday XI - Tendring (H) - meet at Mill Road by 12:15pm to help set up. Match starts at 1pm.
Darren D (c), Noman H, Dan Y, Neville D, Salman R, Bilal A, Ahmad K, Prakash K, Grant D, Heinrich G & Fowad M

Sunday XI - Real Oddies (A) - meet at Mill Road by 12:15pm or Garrison by 12:30pm. Let Noman J know if going direct (CO2 7SZ). Match starts at 1pm.
Noman J (c), Fowad M, Nadeem, Dan Y, Farhan M, Neville D, Bilal A, Raheel A, Rauf R, Salman R & Badar M

9 June 2019

Second Sunday Success vs Springfield

The Sunday XI played against Springfield at Mill Road today, and batted first after N Jalib won the toss.

The Cavs lost R Akhlaq (0) early on, followed by N Jalib (8) as the score reached 28/2 after 7 overs. A third wicket partnership of 118 between opener F Murtaza and M Nadeem (46), followed by a fourth wicket partnership of 46 with F Munir (32) saw the Cavaliers advance towards a good total before two wickets feel in one over, including that of Murtaza (116) - The score at the end of the 33rd over being 193/5. Several cheap wickets saw B Prabhu (3), P Kannan (0), R Rasheed (3), A Khaliq (11) and N Davidson (1) all dismissed as U Ghani (2*) was unbeaten with the Cavaliers ending their 40 overs on 239 all out.

The second innings saw the Cavaliers take an early wicket through R Rasheed (7-0-29-1) while fellow opening bowler N Davidson (8-2-19-0) went wicketless as Springfield progressed to 43/1 after 14 overs. With U Ghani (8-1-27-1) claiming the next wicket to fall, Springfield were 84/3 after 23 overs before A Khaliq claimed his first wicket of the day. Khaliq (8-0-34-4) then took the next three wickets to fall as Springfield slipped from 103/4 to 116/7 in the 31st over. The next wicket fell shortly afterwards P Kannan (5-0-22-1) taking the wicket, before B Prabhu (3-1-8-0) and M Nadeem (1-0-1-0) completed the Springfield innings, as they ended their 40 overs on 143/8, resulting in a 96 run win for the Cavs.


6 June 2019

Teams - Saturday 8th & Sunday 9th

Saturday XI - Sudbury III (H) - meet at Mill Road by 12:15pm to help set up. Match starts at 1pm.
Darren D (c), Kaiser C, Haji A, Salman R, Vinnie, Prakash K, Ahmad K, Bilal A, Dan Y, Neville D and TBC

Sunday XI - Springfield (H) - meet at Mill Road by 12:15pm to help set up. Match starts at 1pm.
Noman J (c), Fowad M, Prakash K, Usman G, Raheel A, Farhan M, Ahmad K, Neville D, Nadeem, Bipin P and Rauf R

2 June 2019

Sunday Side Succeed at Stebbing

The Sunday XI began their 2019 league campaign today at Stebbing.
With Stebbing winning the toss they inserted the Cavaliers, who lost F Murtaza (0) early. A second wicket partnership of 76 saw R Akhlaq reach his maiden Cavaliers fifty before being dismissed for 51 soon afterwards - The score 84/2 in the 14th over. A further 27 runs were added by N Jalib and M Nadeem (10) for the third wicket before F Munir joined Jalib in adding 79 for the fourth wicket in just 12 overs as the Cavs reached 190/4 upon the dismissal of Munir (28). P Kannan (6) fell soon afterwards, followed by R Rasheed as the Cavaliers reached 216/6 in the 34th over. An attacking seventh wicket partnership between Jalib and B Prabhu (14) got the Cavs to 243/7 before N Davidson (7*) joined N Jalib (106*), who brought up his first century for the Cavaliers, as the the innings ended with the score on 258/7.
The Stebbing reply got off to a strong start as the openers added 77 for the first wicket, seeing off opening bowlers R Rasheed (7-1-32-0) and U Ghani (first spell of 5-0-43-0) before F Munir made the first breakthrough of the innings. A run out accounted for the second wicket as Stebbing's score moved to 102/2 before B Prabhu (7-1-40-1) took the third wicket to fall. The Cavs then claimed three quick wickets - Another run out, a second wicket for Munir (7-2-7-2) and a wicket for the returning U Ghani seeing the score move to 116/6. With N Davidson (4-0-22-0) unable to make a further breakthrough, Ghani (9-2-55-3) took the next two wickets to fall. With two more wickets required, Jalib turned to P Kannan (1-0-8-0) and A Khaliq to finish off the innings, with Khaliq (2.1-0-15-2) taking the required wickets as Stebbing were all out for 195 - The Cavaliers winning by 63 runs.

1 June 2019

Chappel Cause Cavs Collapse

The Saturday XI played Chappel & Wakes Colne at home today, and batted first after winning the toss.

The Cavaliers openers added 14 together before D Dellar (2) hit a lofted drive to cover. A stabilising second wicket partnership of 32 almost saw the Cavs up to the first drinks break, but F Murtaza (30) was brilliantly caught (one-handed) by the Chappel 'keeper to make the score 46/2 at drinks. The score progressed to 63/2 before M Vinter (15) was caught at slip and A Mehta (10) was unluckily run out whilst backing up - The Cavs slipping to 66/4 before K Chowdhury and P Kannan added 29 together, taking the score to 95/4 as the famous curse of the Cavaliers collapse saw six wickets lost for just FOUR runs; K Chowdhury (15), P Kannan (6), N Hussain (0), B Aslam (0), S Riaz (2) and A Khaliq (0) all dismissed as D Young (0*) registered his 50th 'not out' for the club - The Cavaliers all out for 99 in 36.2 overs.

The Cavaliers defense of their small target saw both opening bowlers, S Riaz and A Khaliq, bowl very well as edges went wide of the slips before S Riaz induced an outside edge to claim a wicket via a slip catch by M Vinter. The Cavs then claimed two more quick wickets - S Riaz (6-0-21-2) claiming his second by a diving D Young down the legside, and A Khaliq picking up a wicket via a ridiculous one-handed grab by A Mehta at square leg - Chappel slipping to 35/3. With S Riaz finishing his spell, N Hussain bowled a double wicket maiden (including a well-judged catch by Khaliq) on his way to figures of 8-1-31-2 while A Khaliq continued his spell. Khaliq (12-5-24-2) then took his second wicket to leave Chappel 57/6, but a seventh wicket partnership of 43 saw Chappel reach 100/6 after 27.5 overs - B Alsam (1-0-8-0) and A Mehta (0.5-0-5-0) the other bowlers used as the Cavaliers lost by 4 wickets.


31 May 2019

Teams - Saturday 1st & Sunday 2nd

Saturday XI - Chappel & Wakes Colne (H) - meet at Mill Road by 12pm to help set up. Match starts at 1pm.
Darren D (c), Noman H, Fowad M, Salman R, Viinie, Prakash K, Ahmad K, Bilal A, Dan Y, Amit M and Kaiser C

Sunday XI - Stebbing (A) - meet at Mill Road by 11:45am or Stebbing by 12:30pm. Let Noman J know if going direct (CM6 3SN). Match starts at 1pm.
Noman J (c), Fowad M, Prakash K, Ahmad K, Bipin P, Farhan M, Nadeem, Usman G, Raheel A, Rauf R and Neville D

27 May 2019

South Loughton Loss

The Cavaliers Sunday XI travelled to South Loughton today for a friendly, and fielded first by agreement.

With opening bowlers N Davidson (8-0-32-0) and F Munir (8-1-48-0) going wicketless, the South Loughton opening pair added 62 together before A Khaliq (8-0-23-1) took the first wicket to fall. The second wicket then added 56 more to take South Loughton to 118/1 as S Riaz (8-1-40-0) and the other change bowlers toiled, until F Murtaza claimed a sharp slip catch off the bowling of P Kannan (4-0-32-1). Murtaza then claimed a well-judged steepling catch at midwicket off the bowling of R Hossain (3-0-24-1) to reduce Loughton to 131/3. A fourth wicket partnership of 70 saw South Loughton pass 200 before K Chowdhury (1-0-2-1) claimed the fourth wicket to fall, but South Loughton ended their 40 overs on 212/4.

The Cavaliers reply began with a 37 run opening partnership before S Sumon (17) was the first dismissed batsman. The Cavaliers reached 57/1 in 10 overs before F Murtaza (18) was caught. Another promising partnership of 31 for the third wicket got the Cavaliers on track with the run rate, but N Jalib (21) was given out LBW despite an inside edge onto his pad. The Cavaliers then reached 118/3, but the quick wickets of F Munir (25) and K Chowdhury (1) saw the score slip to 125/5 before a sixth wicket partnership of 41 saw the Cavaliers up to 166/5 after 34 overs before P Kannan (49), R Hossain (23) and S Riaz (2) were out to leave the Cavs on 178/8 with 8 balls remaining. There was still time for one last wicket; N Davidson (6) stumped off the penultimate ball of the innings, as the Cavaliers finished on 184/9 - D Young (5*) and A Khaliq (0*) still there at the end as the Cavaliers lost by 28 runs.


23 May 2019

Team - Sunday 26th

Sunday XI - South Loughton (A) - meet at Mill Road by 11:40am or South Loughton by 1pm. Let Noman J know if going direct (IG10 3BS). Match starts at 1:30pm.
Noman J (c), Fowad M, Kaiser C, Dan Y, Salman R, Neville D, Ahmad K, Farhan M, Raju H, Sam and Prakash K

20 May 2019

Cavs Lose to Saxmundham

The Saturday XI recently played Saxmundham in the first home game of the season, and batted first after winning the toss.

The Cavs openers, F Murtaza nd D Dellar added 34 runs for the first wicket before Murtaza (17) was caught. The Cavaliers then reached 55/1 before a mini-collapse saw V Gedi (8), P Kannan (0) and J Parks (0) all dismissed as the score slipped to 59/4. Dellar was then joined by debutant B Aslam in a fifth wicket partnership of 42 as Dellar passed fifty and the Cavs passed 100, but Aslam (12) was bowled with the score on 101. When Dellar (55) was out to make the score 113/6, the Cavaliers had a full-on collapse, as T Hijazi (8), N Davidson (2), S Riaz (1) and A Khaliq (0) were all dismissed; the Cavaliers posting a score of 117 all out from 40.2 overs, with D Young (0*) the not out batsman.

The Cavaliers struck early through S Riaz (who took 1-12 in an opening 5 over spell) while fellow opening bowler A Khaliq (4-0-16-0) went wicketless. Saxmundham were then reduced to 37/2 with N Davidson (5.1-1-12-1) taking a wicket with his first delivery of the match via a juggled catch by D Young. With T Hijazi (4-0-21-0) and B Aslam (3-0-20-0) unable to make a further breakthrough, Saxmundham reached 83/2 before P Kannan struck twice in two overs to finish with figures of 3-0-15-2. With S Riaz (7-1-23-2) returning to claim another wicket, the opposition were 105/5 but soon reached ther target of 118 after just 26.1 overs - The Cavs losing by 5 wickets.


16 May 2019

Teams - Saturday 18th & Sunday 19th

Saturday XI - Saxmundham Sports (H) - meet at Mill Road by 12pm to help set up. Match starts at 1pm.
Darren D (c), Dan Y, Kaiser C, Salman R, Fowad M, Neville D, Prakash K, Ahmed K, Vinay G, Bilal A and James P

Sunday XI - Abberton (A) - meet at Mill Road by 12pm or Abberton by 12:30pm. Let Noman J know if going direct (CO5 7AW). Match starts at 1pm.
Noman J (c), Rauf R, Bilal A, Joel C, Raheel A, Nadeem, Fowad M, Bipin P, Salman R, Prakash K and Noman H

9 May 2019

Team - Saturday 11th

Saturday XI - Copford (A) - meet at Mill Road by 12pm or Copford by 12:30pm. Let Fowad know if going direct (CO6 1DG). Match starts at 1pm.
Fowad M (c), Dan Y, Kaiser C, Salman R, Joel C, Noman J, Rauf R, Neville D, Tariq H, Ahmed K and Bilal A

4 May 2019

Cavs Win Despite Rain

The Cavaliers travelled to Marauders Cricket Field to play Coggeshall 3rd XI today.

The Cavs arrived to find the ground bathed in sunshine, but very cold due to icy winds. Captain D Dellar won the toss and opted to bat first in a match reduced to 35 overs a side... After two balls heavy rains forced the players off with the score 0/0 and, after waiting for the pitch to dry, the captains agreed to an early tea followed by a new 25 over a side match.

The Cavs lost the toss for the second attempt at a game and were asked to bat first on a damp wicket. Once again the rain forced players off after two balls, with the Cavaliers 2/0. After a short delay play continued until another rain delay caused a stoppage in the ninth over with the score 27/2 - Dellar (9) and D Smith (4) the two dismissed batsmen. With play resuming, opening batsman F Murtaza added 26 runs for the third wicket with P Kannan (3) before the latter was bowled. With N Davidson (0) out soon afterwards, Murtaza and T Hijazi added 25 runs for the fifth wicket before Hijazi (7) was dismissed just as the rain forced another break in play after 18 overs with the score on 87/5. Upon play resuming, Murtaza reached his fifty from 56 balls before three more wickets fell cheaply, with P Johnson (2), S Riaz (1) and A Khaliq (0) all dismissed as the Cavaliers reached 97/8 from 22.3 overs with just D Young left to bat. Murtaza and Young (0*) then added 35 runs in 15 balls in an unbeaten last wicket partnership as the Cavaliers posted 132/8 from their 25 overs - Murtaza finishing on 91 not out.

The Coggeshall openers started confidently, with N Davidson (2-0-10-0) going wicketless before before A Khaliq claimed his first wicket for the Cavaliers - T Hijazi claiming a catch at square leg in the eighth over. The next over then saw first change bowler S Riaz claiming the wicket of the other Coggeshall opener courtesy of a catch at cover by D Smith. Khaliq (8-1-36-2) then claimed a second wicket during an impressive debut spell for the club, while Riaz took two wickets (one caught by Murtaza) in an over to reduce Coggeshall to 62/5 after 16 overs. A Coggeshall counterattack saw their sixth wicket add 58 runs as Hijazi and D Smith (3-0-24-0) toiled between further rain delays. With Coggeshall reaching 120/5 after 22.5 overs, Hijazi (4-0-30-1) struck to remove the big-hitting Chantry (40) to create an opening for the Cavs. Coggeshall required 13 runs from 12 balls and captain Dellar turned to man-of-he-moment Murtaza who took two wickets in two balls for match figures of 1-0-1-2, reducing the equation to Coggeshall needing 12 from 6 balls. The returning Riaz (6.4-1-20-4) then claimed the last wicket to fall as Coggeshall were all out for 126 - The Cavaliers winning by 6 runs with 2 balls to spare!

3 May 2019

Team - Saturday 4th

Saturday XI - Coggeshall (A) - meet at Mill Road by 12pm or Earls Colne by 12:30pm. Let Darren know if going direct (CO6 2NS). Match starts at 1pm.
Darren D (C), Fowad M, Dan S, Imran I, Prakash K, Ahmed K, Tariq H, Dan Y, Neville D, Salman R and Pete J

17 April 2019

Squad for Saturday 20th April

Squad - Charity 6-a-Side Tournament - meet at Castle Park Cricket Ground (CO1 1XN) by 10:30am. First match starts at 11am.
Darren D, Dan Y, Noman J, Noman H, Fowad M, Usman G and Neville D

24 February 2019

Tour 2019 Cancelled & Other Fixture News

Sadly we have made the decision to cancel our planned tour to Derbyshire this year due to a lack of interest. Thank you to all of you who responded (yes/no/maybe) - The majority of players have responded and it has become clear that we lack the numbers required to cover the cost of accomodation, match balls and teas that we would require, let alone have the numbers to actually raise a side to play the matches. We have already notified the teams we were due to play, and hope to have sufficient numbers to have a tour in May 2020.

In other news, we have also been notified that Braintree have withdrawn from the NECL, meaning that the Sunday team have had their season reduced to 10 league fixtures, starting on Sunday 2nd June. With this in mind, we are in the process of trying to arrange some Sunday friendly fixtures; we already have two in place against South Loughton and Boreham and are seeking more. Also, we have accepted an invite to play in a charity 6-a-side cricket tournament in Castle Park on Saturday 20th April.

An updated fixture list will be circulated before the season starts once we have further details on friendly matches that we are still seeking/arranging.

26 January 2019

Summary of the 2018-19 Cavaliers AGM & Awards Night

Thank you to all of those that attended the AGM & awards presentation.

Congratulations to the elected committee members - Pete Johnson remains as club Chairman as well as continuing as Treasurer, Dan Young remains as Secretary and Club Welfare Officer, Noman Jalib takes on the NECL league representative role, and Kaiser Chowdhury stays as Availability Co-ordinator.
The captains and vice-captains are as follows:
Saturday Capt - Darren Dellar (also Two Counties league representative)
Saturday VC - Noman Hussain
Sunday Capt - Noman Jalib
Sunday VC - Fowad Murtaza
Indoor Capt - Kaiser Chowdhury

Congratulations are also given to the 2018 season award winners:
Saturday XI Batting - Darren Dellar (398 runs @ 26.53)
Saturday XI Bowling - Noman Hussain (29 wickets @ 11.72)
Sunday XI Batting - Fowad Murtaza (705 runs @ 78.33)
Sunday XI Bowling - Haji Ahamed (13 wickets @ 13.08)
Club Fielder - Imran Ikram (12 catches, 4 stumpings)
Player of the Year - Fowad Murtaza
Clubman of the Year - Dan Young
Most Ducks - Vinay Gedi (4 ducks)

Minutes of the meeting will be posted on the Cavaliers website shortly (on the 'contacts' tab).