Cavaliers Cricket Club, Colchester, Essex, England

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.

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