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Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Saffron Walden’s first-team captain Joe Barrs says he is hoping to do the club proud after being invited to skipper the MCC’s 13-day tour to Namibia.

Alec Smith scooped Saffron Walden Cricket Club’s first team Player of the Year award at its annual awards presentation evening.

Saffron Walden suffered an agonising final-ball defeat to Ramsey at Anglo American Playing Fields in Tucker Gardner Division One action on Saturday.

A sixth-wicket stand of 145 between teenager Michael Turner and Jack Sneath saw Saffron Walden pick up their first Tucker Gardner Division One victory for three games by beating Histon by four wickets on the road on Saturday.

Saffron Walden were beaten by 17 runs by Wisbech in Tucker Gardner Division One at Anglo American Playing Fields on Saturday.

Saturday was a day to forget for Saffron Walden as they were beaten by 70 runs at home to Ketton in Tucker Gardner Division One action at Anglo American Playing Fields.

Promotion-chasing Saffron Walden bounced back from a six-wicket Tucker Gardner Division One defeat to Godmanchester to beat Waresley at Anglo American Playing Fields on Saturday.

Saffron Walden suffer six-wicket loss

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Giles Ecclestone’s half century came in vain as Saffron Walden were beaten by six wickets by Godmanchester.

Exclusive: Strong finish is the target

Thursday, July 14, 2016

In a high-scoring match, the hosts carded 248-9 from their 50 overs, despite Mihir Chandraker’s super 4-27, but Andrew Gale’s unbeaten 75 helped Walden notch 251-8 and deliver the victory with just 11 balls remaining.

Having beaten Blunham the previous week, this second successive victory has left third-placed Walden optimistic about what lies ahead before the end of the year.

Captain Barrs told the Reporter: “It was another fantastic win for a side that is quickly developing.

“We have started the second half of the season as we did the first and we intend to finish this half stronger and among the top teams in the league.”

The home side won the toss and elected to bat with the openers getting off to a rapid start at 115-1 off 15 overs.

However, tight bowling from Saffron Walden’s spin attack helped contain the hosts as wickets began to fall with Chandraker starring.

Chasing 249 to win the visitors got off to a poor beginning losing a wicket in the first over.

However, a few solid partnerships managed to bring Walden into a strong position in the match.

Quick wickets for Burwell saw a close finish to the match but Walden managed to chase the runs eight wickets down with thanks in the most part to stand-in captain Gale, Josh Down (39) and Alec Smith (44).

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