Cavaliers Cricket Club, Colchester, Essex, England

31 July 2019

Teams - Saturday 3rd & Sunday 4th

Saturday XI - Saxmundham Sports (A) - meet at Mill Road by 11:30am or Saxmundham by 12:30pm. Let Darren know if going direct (IP17 1AT). Match starts at 1pm.
Darren D (c), Noman H, Dan Y, Ahmed K, Salman R, Pete J, Vinnie, Jon W, Jon R, Kaiser C and Prakash K

Sunday XI - Springfield (A) - meet at Mill Road by 11:45am or Springfield by 12:30pm. Let Nadeem know if going direct (CM2 6AG). Match starts at 1pm.
Nadeem (c), Dan Y, Salman R, Neville D, Bipin P, Prakash K, Ahmed K, Bilal A, Umair A, Usman G and Haji A

28 July 2019

Nadeem Leads Clinical Cavs

The Cavaliers Sunday XI travelled to Ardleigh today for a friendly and batted first after losing the toss.

After adding 15 runs together, openers U Akhter (11) and M Vinter (8) fell to make the score 24/2 after 11 overs. An attacking third wicket partnership of 56 between R Akhlaq and M Nadeem then saw the score race to 80/2 in 20 overs before Akhlaq was caught for 31. The Cavaliers continued to attack through Nadeem (who reached fifty from 44 balls) as he and A Khaliq (7) added a further 49 for the fourth wicket; the score reaching 129/4 after 28.3 overs. With 36 runs coming in the next four overs, Nadeem (92) was the next to go - Sharply caught at cover as he narrowly missed out on his maiden Cavs century. Two more wicket fell soon afterwards; those of B Aslam (20) and J Parks (0) to make it 175/7, but a run-a-ball 10 from B Munir helped to score move to 187/8 with three overs left. It was then left to S Riaz (13*) and D Young (4*) to add 20 runs in an unbeaten ninth wicket partnership to get the Cavaliers up to their final total of 207/8 in 40 overs.

The Ardleigh reply saw a wicket fall in the first over as S Riaz threw to D Young to run out one of the openers. With N Davidson (7-1-12-0) going wicketless, it was B Munir who claimed the next wicket to fall (Young claiming a thin edge behind). A Khaliq then took the next two wickets to fall while S Riaz (7-2-13-0) and B Aslam (5-0-12-0) were unable to make further breakthroughs despite tidy spells. The next two wickets were then claimed by M Nadeem (5-2-8-2), following up his fine batting performance with a good bowling display. With Ardleigh struggling to increase the run rate, the returning B Munir (8-0-20-2) and A Khaliq (8-1-31-3) took the next two wickets to fall as Ardleigh ended their 40 overs on 100/8 - The Cavaliers winning by 107 runs.

26 July 2019

Teams - Saturday 27th & Sunday 28th

Saturday XI - Copford II (H) - meet at Mill Road by 12:15pm to help set up. Match starts at 1pm.
Darren D (c), Dan Young, Pete J, Salman R, Neville D, Prakash K, Ahmed K, Bilal A, Kaiser C, Raju H and Noman J

Sunday XI - Ardleigh (A) - meet at Mill Road by 12pm or Ardleigh by 12:30pm. Let TBC know if going direct (CO7 7RS). Match starts at 1pm.
Nadeem (c), Dan Y, Neville D, Vinnie, Bilal A, Umair A, Raheel A, Ahmed K, James P, Salman R and Badar M

22 July 2019

Sunday Side Stays Unbeaten

The Sunday XI welcomed The Real Oddies to Mill Road today.

Fielding first, F Munir (4-2-12-2) took the first two wickets to fall as N Davidson (3-0-29-0) and P Kannan (2-0-27-0) went wicketless. The score reached 89/2 before the introduction of stand-in captain M Nadeem who removed the dangerous C McCoy (60) before claiming a second quick wicket to make the Oddies slump to 89/4. Nadeem claimed the next two wickets to fall as the Oddies reached 100/6. Nadeem (6-2-17-5) finishing with his first five-wicket haul for the Cavaliers while A Khaliq (6-1-16-1) also claimed a wicket, thanks to a second catch behind the stumps by D Smith. With a U Akhter effecting a run out on debut, it was left to S Khan (1.3-0-1-1)  to finish off the innings as The Real Oddies were all out for 110 after 22.3 overs.

The Cavaliers reply started well, with D Smith and S Khan adding 45 for the first wicket before Smith (18) was dismissed. The first wicket prompted a Cavs collapse as U Akhter (0) and P Kannan (0) fell in quick succession. Khan (33) and M Nadeem (19) then saw the score up to 80/3 before both were out with the score on 87/5. With F Munir (11) out with victory within sight, it was left to O ur Rehman (14*) and B Aslam (5*) to see the Cavaliers up to their target; the team ending on 113/6 after 22.4 overs to win by four wickets.


21 July 2019

Coggeshall Cause Cavs Collapse

The Saturday XI hosted Coggeshall III today at Mill Road.

After a heavy downpour caused a delayed start, the Cavaliers fielded first after losing the toss in a 35 overs-a-side contest. The Cavaliers started well, with D Young claiming a cath behind off the bowling of F Munir to make the score 10/1 after 5.2 overs, but Coggeshall recovered to 38/1 as S Riaz (5-1-35-0) conceded 26 runs from his last two overs. His replacemnet in the attack, N Davidson struck with his first ball of his spell while Munir (8-6-9-2) concluded a fine opening spell as Coggeshall slipped to 45/3. Two quick wickets from A Khaliq and Davidson (6-2-25-2) saw the score go from 76/3 to 77/5, but Coggeshall progressed past 100 before B Aslam and A Khaliq claimed the next two wickets to fall to make the score 104/7. The innings was then wrapped up quickly by Khaliq (6-0-32-4) and Aslam (3.2-1-13-2) as three wickets fell for just 1 run - Coggeshall all out for 118 in 28.2 overs.

The Cavaliers reply saw F Munir (2) depart early, but the score progressed to 34/1 before a Cavaliers collapse of monumental proportions against the swinging ball saw M Vinter (19), V Gedi (0), P Kannan (10), O ul Rehman (4), H Ahamed (1), S Riaz (0) and N Davidson (2) all dismissed as the Cavs lost 7 wickets for 12 runs, falling to 46/8 after 22.2 overs. D Young and B Aslam then added 17 for the ninth wicket to get the Cavs up to 63 before Aslam (7) was caught. The last pair then managed to earn the Cavaliers a batting point before Young (22) was caught off a leading edge, leaving A Khaliq (6*) not out as the Cavs were all out for 83 after 32.3 overs, losing by 35 runs.


17 July 2019

Teams - Saturday 20th & Sunday 21st

Saturday XI - Coggeshall III (H) - meet at Mill Road by 12:15pm to help set up. Match starts at 1pm.
Vinnie (c), Dan Y, Farhan M, Prakash K, Neville D, Haji A, Bilal A, Vinay G, Salman R, Ahmed K and TBC

Sunday XI - Real Oddies (H) - meet at Mill Road by 12:15pm to help set up. Match starts at 1pm.
Nadeem (c), Ahmed K, Farhan M, Umair A, Neville D, Dan S, Bilal A, Badar M, Obaid R, Prakash K and Floren M.

14 July 2019

Cavs Run Kesgrave Close

The Saturday XI hosted Kesgrave at Mill Road today and batted first after losing the toss.

After a tentative start (6/0 from 5 overs), the opening batsmen, F Murtaza and M Vinter soon found their rhythm, adding a further 51 runs from the next 11 overs before Vinter (11) was caught. With Murtaza (44) out soon afterwards, the Cavaliers were 60/2 after 18.4 overs but an attacking third wicket partnership saw 62 runs added in 11 overs - T Hijazi (25) the next wicket to fall to make the score 122/3 at the end of the 30th over. The Cavs continued to bat well though, and P Kannan brought up a 53-ball fifty before being caught at long-off for 57 soon afterwards. With R Rasheed (6) out soon after, the score was 168/5 - It was then left to K Chowdhury (19*) and H Ahamed (15*) to see the final score reach 192/5 after 45 overs.

The Kesgrave openers made a steady start in their reply, surviving against R Rasheed's opening spell of 8-3-31-0 while S Riaz made the first breakthrough via a Murtaza catch. The score progressed to 72/1, but quick wickets from N Davidson and A Khaliq (7-0-35-1) saw Kesgrave slip to 76/3. Davidson also claimed the next two wickets to fall in a fine spell of 9-1-24-3 while Murtaza (6-0-40-1) added to his tally of catches in 2019 with a good caught & bowled dismissal. With Kesgrave 149/6, Murtaza turned back to his openers, but Rasheed (12-3-48-0) and Riaz (8.1-1-36-1) were unable to prevent Kesgrave reaching 193/6 from 42.1 overs, winning by 4 wickets.


12 July 2019

Teams - Saturday 13th & Sunday 14th

Saturday XI - Kesgrave (H) - meet at Mill Road by 12:15pm to help set up. Match starts at 1pm.
Fowad M (c), Dan Y, Kaiser C, Vinnie, Prakash K, Ahmad K, Salman R, Rauf R, Tariq H, Haji A and Neville D

Sunday XI - Kelvedon & Feering (H)
Match rearranged to Sunday 25th August due to the Cricket World Cup Final.

7 July 2019

Cavs Hold Their Nerve

The Saturday XI travelled to Promenade Park to play Maldon III yesterday, and batted first after winning the toss.

The Cavaliers innings got off to a great start, with F Murtaza hitting the first ball of the match through cover point for four, but the Cavs were soon 7/1 as Murtaza (6) was bowled. The second wicket partnership then made steady progress, reaching 49/1 in 14 overs before D Dellar was forced to retire not out (hurt) with a back injury, bring K Chowdhury to the crease (1), though he was out in the 18th over. A promising stand of 24 for the third wicket saw the Cavaliers up to 81/2, but that soon became 81/4 as M Vinter (44) and S Riaz (0) fell in quick succession. P Kannan and D Young then got the Cavaliers up to 98, but two wicket in two balls saw Young (10) caught at slip and B Aslam (0) bowled. With T Hijazi (2) out soon afterwards, the Cavaliers were 104/7 after 34 overs. A superb eighth wicket partnership between Kannan and H Ahamed then saw the paid add 43 runs together in eight overs, raising the score to 147/8 upon the dismissal of Ahamed (15). The returning Dellar (16*) then held up an end as Kannan brought up his fifty from 70 balls via a towering six back over the pavillion (his third six of the innings). The Cavaliers ended their 45 overs on a respectable 159/8, with Kannan on 55 not out.

The Maldon reply started steadily, adding 28 in 10 overs before S Riaz claimed the first wicket of the innings, trapping the opener LBW, while B Aslam (6-1-14-0) went wicketless. A further 24 runs were added before Riaz added a second wicket to his tally during his opening spell of 10-3-20-2, then A Khaliq struck soon after as Maldon reached 54/3 after 20 overs. The Cavaliers kept breaking partnerships as they were forming though; Kannan (11-1-38-1) and Kahliq taking two quick wickets in the 27th and 28th overs as Maldon slipped to 76/5. The score passed 100 before the Cavaliers struck again - Khaliq (12-2-51-3) claiming his third. The introduction of F Murtaza to the attack then turned the game in the Cavaliers favour - Before he entered the attack, Maldon were 134/6, and by the time Murtaza (4-0-9-3) ended his spell, they were 150/9 with just one over left. With Riaz into his return spell, it fell to him to see the innings out; the first ball going for four and the second for two to make the score 156/9 with four balls left, only for the Maldon skipper to hit a ball to long-off, where Murtaza took a steepling pressure catch on the boundary to seal a tense 3 run win after 44.3 overs of the second innings, Riaz ending with figures of 11.3-3-30-3.


4 July 2019

Teams - Saturday 6th & Sunday 7th

Saturday XI - Maldon III (A) - meet at Mill Road by 11:45am or Maldon by 12:30pm. Let Darren know if going direct (CM9 5JQ). Match starts at 1pm.
Darren D (c), Noman H, Fowad M, Dan Y, Kaiser C, Salman R, Prakash K, Neville D, Bilal A, Vinnie and Ahmad K

Sunday XI - Terling (A)
Match conceded due to a lack of player availability.

1 July 2019

Cavs Wilt in the Heat

The Saturday XI travelled to Kesgrave last Saturday.

After losing the toss, the Cavaliers fielded first on the hottest day of 2019 so far. After opening bowlers N Davidson (4-0-20-0) and S Riaz toiled, the Kesgrave openers added 75 together before Riaz claimed the first wicket of the day. The score then passed 100 as K Chowdhury bowled well from one end while N Hussain began a 15-over spell, claiming his first wicket in his fourth over via a D Young catch. With Hussain continuing from one end, Chowdhury (10-0-57-0) completed his spell before H Ahamed (3-0-43-0) took over at his end. Kesgrave then added 122 runs for the third wicket, reaching 222/2 before B Aslam (3-0-20-1) bowled a superb yorker to end the partnership. Hussain then struck soon afterwards as Young claimed a second catch to remove Kesgrave opener S Dixey for a well made 102 - The score slipping to 227/4. The return of Riaz saw a wicket fall in the very next over as Kesgrave reached 233/5 after 41 overs before Hussain (15-2-55-3) claimed another wicket in his last over and Riaz (10-0-60-3) took his third in the last over of the innings. With the full 45 overs bowled, Kesgrave ended on 261/7.

The Cavaliers reply saw D Dellar (1) caught at point in the second over before K Chowdhury (3) and P Kannan (0) in quick succession - The score 13/3 after 5.2 overs. The innings was then rebuilt by F Murtaza and N Davidson, adding 61 for the fourth wicket as Murtaza compiled a 44-ball fifty. As the Cavs reached 74/3, Murtaza (63) and Davidson (3) were both dismissed to make it 74/5 and the prospect of an early finish seemed likely. The Cavaliers then fought back - A sixth wicket partnership of 41 between N Hussain and H Ahamed saw the score up to 115 before Hussain (25) was caught. A further 33 were added for the seventh wicket as S Riaz joined Ahamed (23), who was caught with the score on 148. The arrival of B Aslam (18) to the crease then saw the run rate go up as he smote two mighty sixes to help the Cavaliers up to 184/8 after 37.2 overs. It was then left to Riaz (44* - his highest score for the club) and D Young (10*) to see the Cavaliers achieve maximum batting bonus points - The innings ending on 210/8 as the Cavaliers lost by 51 runs.