Cricket: Saffron Walden beaten again as season of woe continues
PUBLISHED: 09:38 13 July 2011
DESPITE bringing in an ex-England international to open the batting, Walden's slide to the bottom end of the table continued with a comprehensive defeat at fellow strugglers Clacton-on-Sea.
East Anglian Premier League
Saffron Walden (145 all out) lost to Clacton (148 for three) by seven wickets
DESPITE bringing in an ex-England international to open the batting, Walden’s slide to the bottom end of the table continued with a comprehensive defeat at fellow strugglers Clacton-on-Sea.
Jason Gallian was welcomed back at the top of the order, until just five balls into his innings he was dismissed by Ben France (3-33) for zero.
The visitors never rallied from that point and a relentless, painful string of wickets fell during a 54.4-over stint. Skipper Neil Gladwin top scored with 39, supported by Alexander Majoribanks – but on a decent track 145 was never going to be enough.
In reply Clacton, who are third from bottom, edged towards their target with a calm assurance that will worry Gladwin as his bowlers were unable to make much impression on the scoreboard.
Ryan Done, Joe Barrs and Nick Batcheler claimed a wicket each, but Garth Davson struck an easy-paced 47 and Martyn Cull went to an unbeaten 31 to see the home side over the line.
Clacton take 25 points, Walden two.
Next: Walden face Halstead in a critical clash at the bottom end of the table.