Walden suffer trophy heartache
Saffron Walden CC crashed out of the Evening Standard Challenge Trophy in the fourth round at Bromley on Sunday. Walden suffered a disappointing day with the bat, eventually going down by 57 runs. Bromley won the toss and elected to bat first, but this di
Saffron Walden CC crashed out of the Evening Standard Challenge Trophy in the fourth round at Bromley on Sunday.
Walden suffered a disappointing day with the bat, eventually going down by 57 runs.
Bromley won the toss and elected to bat first, but this didn't seem a wise decision as they lost their first three batsmen for just five runs.
However, J Watson (16) and A Wells (59), got the hosts back on track. When they were dismissed, G Sheen (41), N Bluett (14) and R Braithwaite (18), helped Bromley reach 172 all out in 49.3 overs.
Taking the wickets for Walden were Adrian McCoubrey (10-2-29-4), Batcheler (9.3-2-29-2), Smith (10-1-21-2) and Steve Atherton (10-0-34-1).
Walden got off to a slow start in reply losing Ryan Sparrow (1), Ray Mordini (0) and Giles Ecclestone (7), for little resistance.
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Holland (34), came to the crease and put Walden back on track, but the only worthwhile support he received was from Simon Parmenter, as the visitors were skittled out for 115 in 42.4 overs.
- Saffron Walden's game at home to Gidea Park and Romford on Saturday in the Shepherd Neame Essex League Premier Division was abandoned due to the rain with both sides taking six points apiece.
Walden batted first and despite losing opener Neil Gladwin for one, they got off to a decent start with Ryan Sparrow (36) and Stains (51), putting runs on the board.
Holland came to the crease making 46, well supported by Giles Ecclestone who hit
27 and Walden were in a reasonable position.
However the hosts then collapsed, with the next three batsmen all out for a duck. With Walden on 175-8 with seven overs remaining, the rain came down and effectively ended their innings.
With 39 overs to chase down their target, Romford got off to a slow start losing openers Barry Hyan (6) and Russ Collard
However, Haris Afridi (45 no) and Ammar Zaim (13), started to get their side back on track, but the rain came down again and the game was abandoned with Romford on 95-3 with 20 overs remaining.
Walden host second placed Chingford in the league on Saturday and Egham on Sunday in the Bertie Joel Cup Quarter Final.