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Michael Edwards, Sports Reporter
Thursday, September 20, 2012
WALDEN’S up and down season came to an anti-climactic close this weekend with a draw against Bury St Edmunds.
Chasing a huge score having put the hosts into bat on a hard, dry wicket, Walden batted out the game for a draw.
It was typical of a season in which the side has shown flashes of brilliance and suffered crushing defeats that it should end with a draw.
With skipper Glen Batticciotto back in Australia, Joe Barrs was promoted to captain and opted to field first.
Bury’s innings was anchored by Tom Huggins (167), who partnered Sasha Ward (65) to a 140 first wicket stand before adding 92 with Chris Lomas (33) and 105 with Simon Rees (44), before Barrs took his wicket in the 61st over.
Justin Bishop and Hugo Rynsard-Perry added 11 runs before Bury declared on 349-5.
Walden scored over 300 runs just once this year – an opening day win against Cambridge Granta – so it was going to be a tall order.
Jack Sneath (38) put together a controlled innings, scoring 41 with Alex Jackson (9) and 63 with Jason Gallian (38), before being caught by Ward.
Simon Parmenter (23), Andrew Gale (29) and Barrs (4) kept the innings ticking over as Walden reached 190-6 at the close of play.