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Wednesday, July 20, 2016
Josh Down. Picture by Jamie Pluck.

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
Andrew Gale.

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).

Jack Sneath bowling against Mildenhall

Saffron Walden reignited their Tucker Gardner Division One title challenge with a 28-run victory over Blunham on Saturday.

Alec Smith. Picture: Jamie Pluck

Joe Barrs’ Saffron Walden slipped to fifth in Tucker Gardner Division One after a seven-wicket loss at new leaders Nassington.

Cameron Taylor took two wickets but Saffron Walden were beaten

Saffron Walden CC suffered a mixed weekend in league and cup action.

Joe Barrs. Picture: Jamie Pluck

Joe Barrs is hoping Saffron Walden can put a mixed Bank Holiday weekend double-header behind them and hammer a dent into Ramsey’s Tucker Gardner Division One title aspirations this Saturday.


Having beaten Eaton Socon in the league just two days earlier, Saffron Walden could not replicate the feat at Ketton on Bank Holiday Monday.

Walden lost the toss and were sent into bat.


Vice-captain Steve Temblett says Saffron Walden 5ths exhibited the good qualities of the club after six father and son combinations donned their whites in their eventual victory over Cambridge Granta 4ths at Caldecote on Saturday.

Walden batsman

Promotion rivals Wisbech Town inflicted Saffron Walden’s first defeat of the Tucker Gardner Division One season, triumphing by 174 runs on Saturday.

Niraj Odedra

Niraj Odedra spun last season’s unbeaten Tucker One champions, Godmanchester, into trouble as he took 5-5 to down the hosts by 16 runs and extend Saffron Walden’s winning start to four games on Saturday.

Alec Smith. Picture: Jamie Pluck

Saffron Walden captain Joe Barrs says his side will stay focussed in their pursuit of the Cambridgeshire & Huntingdonshire Premier League Tucker Gardner Division One leaders after their third successive victory on Saturday.

Saffron Walden skipper Joe Barrs bowls Blunham's McGlynn. Picture: Jamie Pluck

Saffron Walden CC maintained their 100 per cent record in Tucker Gardner Division One after a nine-wicket victory over Blunham at Anglo American Playing Fields on Saturday.

Burwell's Redfarn is bowled by J Sneath

Debutant Josh Down’s 78 helped Saffron Walden CC make a winning start to the new Cambridgeshire & Huntingdonshire Premier League - Tucker Gardner Division One 2016 season at Anglo American Playing Fields on Saturday.

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