Cavaliers Cricket Club, Colchester, Essex, England

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.


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