Cavaliers Cricket Club, Colchester, Essex, England

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