Cavaliers Cricket Club, Colchester, Essex, England

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.


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