Cavaliers Cricket Club, Colchester, Essex, England

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.


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