Cavaliers Cricket Club, Colchester, Essex, England

28 June 2019

Teams - Saturday 29th & Sunday 30th

Saturday XI - Kesgrave (A) - meet at Mill Road by 11:45am or Kesgrave by 12:30pm. Let Darren know if going direct (IP5 1JF). Match starts at 1pm.
Darren D (c), Noman H, Fowad M, Dan Y, Pete J, Kaiser C, Salman R, Prakash K, Neville D, Haji A and Bilal A

Sunday XI - Pickering Sponsors Day (H) - with BBQ and refreshments. Meet at 11:45am to help set up. Day starts at 12noon.
Fowad M, Salman R, Ahmad K, Bilal A, Neville D, Nadeem, Rauf R, Usman G, Farhan, M Raheel A, Noman J, Tariq H & Noman H. All members welcome to attend/play.

21 June 2019

Teams - Saturday 22nd & Sunday 23rd

Saturday XI - Maldon III (H)
Match conceded due to a lack of player availability.

Sunday XI - Witham (H) - meet at Mill Road by 12:15pm to help with set up. Match starts at 1pm.
Noman J (c), Fowad M, Nadeem, Dan Y, Dan S, Neville D, Bilal A, Raheel A, Rauf R, Salman R & Usman G

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.