Cavaliers Cricket Club, Colchester, Essex, England

15 September 2019

Cavaliers AGM & Awards Night

We are provisionally holding our Annual General Meeting on Saturday 1st February in the Colchester & EE pavilion at Castle Park - Please arrive at 7:30pm for an 8pm start. This meeting is your chance to have your say and vote on the topics which will affect you and the cricket club over the next year. We also have some positions available on the commitee for the 2020 season - Current vacant positions include the Saturday XI captain, Saturday XI vice captain and Availability Co-ordinator roles, but you can run for any of the other committee roles if you have an interest.
If you would like to put your name forward for any of the roles, or have an item for the agenda, please let Dan Y know before the AGM date.

Once the AGM has been completed we will then move onto the awards ceremony with several awards up for grabs, including the much-coveted Player of the Year award, and the less-coveted Most Ducks of 2019 award. As with  the last couple of years, we are asking for members to vote for their choice for the Player of the Year award - The player with the most votes, wins!! All members can vote (although not for themselves!) either by email, text or in person at the AGM - please let Dan Y know who your Player of the Year is, and he'll compile them ready for the awards ceremony.

Looking forward to seeing you there!

2019 High Partnerships

Highest partnerships for each wicket in 2019:

1st wicket - 73 (F Murtaza & D Dellar vs Tendring, 15/06/19)
2nd wicket - 106 (S Gilhooly & N Jalib vs Brockley, 14/09/19) 
3rd wicket - 110 (F Murtaza & M Nadeem vs Springfield, 09/06/19)
4th wicket - 79 (N Jalib & F Munir vs Stebbing, 02/06/19 AND S Gilhooly & K Chowdhury vs Brockley, 14/09/19)
5th wicket - 73* (M Vinter & V Gedi vs Brockley, 10/08/19)
6th wicket - 41 (N Hussain & H Ahamed vs Kesgrave, 29/06/19)
7th wicket - 42 (K Chowdhury & N Davidson vs Tendring, 31/08/19)
8th wicket - 43 (P Kannan & H Ahamed vs Maldon, 06/07/19)
9th wicket - 35* (F Murtaza & D Young vs Coggeshall, 04/05/19)
10th wicket - 20 (D Young & A Khaliq vs Coggeshall, 20/07/19)

Plenty of good batting this year, with a few fifty partnerships not mentioned in the list above - Well batted Cavs!

2019 Fielding Stats

See below for the stats relating to outfield catches and wicketkeeper dismissals across all games for the Cavaliers during the 2019 season.

D Young - 9 (8ct, 1st)
D Smith - 2 (2ct)
N Jalib - 1 (1ct)

Outfield Catches:
9 - F Murtaza
4 - A Khaliq, M Vinter
2 - B Aslam, N Davidson, D Dellar, T Hijazi
1 - H Ahamed, S Gilhooly, U Ghani, R Hossain, N Hussain, P Kannan, S Khan, A Mehta, B Prabhu, R Rasheed, O ul Rehman, S Riaz, D Smith

Congratulations to everyone who held their catches!

14 September 2019

2019 Finale Sees Brockley Beaten

The Saturday XI travelled to Brockley in Suffolk today and batted first after D Dellar won his final toss as Cavaliers captain.

The innings started well as the openers Dellar and S Gilhooly added 20 in 6 overs before Dellar (8) was bowled. The Cavs then batted superbly, with Gilhooly reaching 7,000 club runs in the 15th over before continuing on to a 61-ball fifty as he and N Jalib added 106 for the second wicket (the highest second wicket stand of the 2019 season). The partnership was eventually broken in the 24th over as Jalib (45) was caught, but Gilhooly continued to bat well with P Kannan (who hit a big six onto the pavilion roof!). The next wicket to fall was that of Kannan's (12) to make the score 154/3 after 28.5 overs but, with the field spread, Gilhooly and K Chowdhury reaped their rewards, adding 79 for the fourth wicket (the joint-highest fourth wicket stand of 2019), pushing the score up to 233/3 after 39 overs before Chowdhury (30) was stumped, though Gilhooly had already brought up his 14th Cavaliers century by that point (from 98 balls). In a push for quick runs, wickets fell at regular intervals from that point, with B Prabhu (4), Gilhooly (124), N Davidson (0) and B Aslam (1) all out before the end of the innings. With T Hijazi (10*) the unbeaten batsman, the Cavaliers reached 261/8 from their 45 overs.

The Cavaliers defence of their target got off to a fine start as N Davidson (6-0-29-1) struck in the first over; B Aslam taking a tumbling catch at mid-on. Brockley then progressed to 27/1 from 7 overs before S Riaz (5-1-18-1) drew an edge which was taken by D Young, moving sharply to his right. With the opposition moving to 67/2, the Cavs struck twice in quick succession; B Aslam bursting through the defences of the Brockley #4 before B Prabhu (6-2-27-1) removed the dangerous C Jones (42) in the next over as Brockley slipped to 67/4. The next two wickets to fall also fell to Aslam (6-0-21-3), via an excellently judged catch at long-off by S Gilhooly and then a ball that just clipped the top of off stump to make it 88/6 after 23 overs. Aslam's fine day in the field continued as he took a stunning one-handed catch at slip off T Hijazi (3-0-11-1) while K Chowdhury (3-1-9-0) had a brief spell at the other end. With the game (and season) drawing to a close, Dellar turned to P Kannan (0.5-0-0-2) who mopped up the last two wickets of the innings as Brockley were all out for 109 in 29.5 overs - The Cavaliers finishing 2019 with a 152 run win.


11 September 2019

Teams - Saturday 14th & Sunday 15th

Saturday XI - Brockley (A) - meet at Mill Road by 11am or Brockley by 12noon. Let Darren know if going direct (IP29 4AH). Match starts at 12:30pm.
Darren D (c), Dan Y, Simon G, Kaiser C, Noman J, Prakash K, Tariq H, Bilal A, Bipin P, Neville D and Salman R

Sunday XI - Witham (A)
Match cancelled; Witham conceded to us

1 September 2019

Nine Man Tendring Edge Past Cavs

The Saturday XI travelled to Tendring for their penultimate game of the 2019 season and batted first after winning the toss.

The Cavaliers started well, with M Vinter passing 6,000 club runs in the seventh over of the match as he and D Smith added 68 for the first wicket before Smith (23) was caught. Vinter (35) was dismissed shortly afterwards, but a third wicket partnership of 32 saw the score pass 100 before B Munir (11) was out bowled. The Cavaliers progressed to 125/3, but the wickets of T Hijazi (6), B Aslam (4) and P Johnson (0) meant the score slipped to 137/6. A seventh wicket partnership of 42 (the highest seventh wicket partnership of 2019) between K Chowdhury and N Davidson got the Cavs up to 179/6, but the wicket of Davidson (21) initiated a collapse, with S Riaz (0), A Khaliq (1) and D Young (0) all out cheaply, leaving Chowdhury (50*) undefeated as the Cavaliers posted a score of 184 all out after 42.5 overs.

The Cavaliers' fielding effort saw the opening bowlers start slowly, though S Riaz (8-1-19-0) kept the run rate down while N Davidson (13-1-60-3) claimed the first three wickets to fall as Tendring reached 53/3 after 15 overs. The introduction of B Aslam (4-0-11-1) and A Khaliq (13-2-35-3) then saw four further wickets fall while D Smith (4-0-30-0) was unlucky in his spell after replacing Aslam. With one wicket needed for the Cavaliers, the score was 144/7 after 35 overs, but none of the bowlers were able to make that final breakthrough before Tendring's last man hit the winning runs off the bowling of K Chowdhury (1.3-0-11-0); the innings ending on 185/7 after 43.3 overs.