Coleman and Fullerton too much for Walden
PUBLISHED: 21:21 05 July 2011
UNLIKE their counterparts, Saffron Walden were unable to cut the mustard on Saturday, as Granta's Jason Coleman took seven wickets to decimate the visitors.
East Anglian Premier League
Saffron Walden (101 all out) lost to Cambridge Granta (232 for nine) by 131 runs
UNLIKE their counterparts, Saffron Walden were unable to cut the mustard on Saturday, as Granta’s Jason Coleman took seven wickets to decimate the visitors.
Chasing 233 for victory, Neil Gladwin’s charges were shot out for 101 in a little over 34 overs as the batting woes that have dogged their season returned.
Although the scorecard indicates a thrashing, it doesn’t tell the whole story. Walden had the hosts teetering on 21 for four and then 80 for five,
But a dazzling 130 from Alex Fullerton swung the game firmly back in favour of the Cambridge side – despite the bowling of the talented Joe Barrs (3-57)
In reply, only two batsman hauled themselves past the 20-mark, Giles Ecclestone (27) and Simon Parmenter (26), as Walden stumbled from one dismissal to another against last year’s league champions.
Coleman removed five out of the top six and the job was soon completed to leave Walden trailing after only gaining four points from 100 overs of cricket.
Next: Walden travel to Clacton-on-Sea in a bid to turn their season around. 11am start.