Netball and cricket - youth round-up
PUBLISHED: 13:51 01 June 2011
Youth sport round-up for the Saffron Walden area...
Saffron Walden Under 11s
v Weston Colville
Cambridge Cup - Walden won by 57 runs
Batting first, Walden scored 112 for three off their 20 overs, the innings anchored by Sam Wisbey (30no) and Ronnie Ledwith (29). In reply, Weston Colville were restricted to 55 for eight, largely thanks to Lewis Oakey (2-3) and Tommy Albright (2-6).
Cambridge Premier League - Cokenach won by 12 runs
Cokenach batted first and scored 114 for six from their 20 overs – Chris Bogg took two for 10, while Archie Muir, Josh Batcheler, Will Ingle and Lewis Oakey got a wicket each. In reply, Walden struggled with the run rate and finished on 102 for five, underpinned by Batcheler (31 not out).
West Essex League
Walden won by 37 runs
Walden batted first and scored 122 for three with contributions from Josh Batcheler (20 not out), Lewis Oakey (18) and Charlie Gadd (11). In Dunmow’s reply, the Walden bowlers kept up steady pressure, aided by some fine catching, restricting Dunmow to 85 for seven - Tommy Albright (3 for 10) and Josh Batcheler (2 for 11).
v Cambridge Granta
Granta won by 82 runs
Cambridge Granta batted first and scored 158 for six, with Tommy Albright, Chris Bogg, Edward Ford and Tom Pluck taking a wicket each. Walden always struggled to 76 for six, Tom Pluck top-scoring with 13.
Saffron Hawks beat Turnford Twiglets 18-4 after another excellent display. Ruby Haralambous and Olivia Alltree made sure the Hawks had a comfortable lead and Bella White and Julia Belteki proved to be too strong in defence. Katie Bear made an impressive debut and Chloe Starr, Jade Hall and Molly Smith all worked extremely hard.
One point was the difference as Saffron Hawks beat Hatfield Heath 39-38. Georgina Dunham and Rebecca Rees kept things tight at the back, Mia Bird, Evie Burke and Chloe Smith controlled the centre and Charlotte Boyle and Katie Sharp took the chances to set up a narrow victory.
Saffron Walden Hawks’ Under 10s team keeps progressing as they this time beat the Hornets 3-2. Putting in good performances for the hawks were Corey Haralambous, who scored a hat-trick, and Aiden Banks, Grace Cordall, Kristin Turner and Cassie Thomson.