Saffron Walden academy cricket

PUBLISHED: 07:10 20 May 2014

Saffron Walden academy cricket


SWCC (131) beat Thaxted (34) by 97 runs

In the opening match of the season, and the first in the Hugh Craig U12 Cup, SWCC U12A took on Thaxted. Winning the toss and choosing to bat, after losing a wicket in the first over, Henry Rodda and James Young made steady progress, with Young retiring on 27. A quick-fire 26 from captain Louis Temblett took the total past 100, and then Adam Oakey, Harry Ball and Scarlett Hughes took the score to 131 in the final overs.

Rory Nicholas opened the Walden bowling with a three wickets in three overs, partnered by Oskar Pluck, who took a further two wickets. Further wickets from Harry Cooke, Will Tearne and Adam Oakey (2) kept Thaxted down to a total of 34.

SWCC 138-2, beat Great Dunmow 88 all out, by 50 runs

SWCC U12s took on Dunmow in the second match of the Hugh Craig Cup competition. Walden openers Harry Ball (15) and Will Tearne (13) made steady progress in the first 10 overs, before both perished attempting to increase the scoring rate. Bertie Scott (28) and Louis Temblett (30) then took the attack to Dunmow before having to retire, leaving Scarlett Hughes (18) and Harry Cooke to finish off the innings on 138.

Tight opening spells from Harry Cooke and James Young, followed up by economical spells from Will Tearne and Scarlett Hughes, backed up by a tight fielding performance producing several run outs, kept Dunmow behind the run rate in the first 10 overs. Rory Nicholas (2-9) then turned the screw, before Harry Ball (1-5) and Bertie Scott (1-2) despatched the Dunmow middle order. Louis Temblett then produced a double wicket maiden in the last over to complete the victory.


SWCC (167-5) beat Stansted Hall & Elsenham (83 all out) by 84 runs

Peter Coe Cup

Walden won the toss and elected to bat first. Openers Harry Cooke (21) and captain Adam Whitehead (29) took the sting out of the Stansted Hall opening attack. Harry Wendelken then hit a well paced half century before retiring, and Hayden McKenzie (27) played well with the tailenders to post a competitive total of 167.

Walden opened with the pace of Sam Matthews and Harry Ball, who bowled a tight line and length to keep the SH&E openers in check, ably backed up by spells from Bertie Scott and Harry Cooke. The spin of Adam Whitehead (2-4) and James Young (1-12) then made the breakthrough and removed the top order batsmen, before Will Tearne took 2 quick wickets to bring in the tail and Louis Temblett brought proceedings to a close with a wicket maiden. A strong performance in the opening match of the Peter Coe Cup.

SWCC (104-8) lost to Hutton (105-2) by 8 wickets

The second game of the Peter Coe Cup was played on a wicket which was green, damp and very slow and low. Walden batted first against a very strong Hutton team. After a bright start, the Hutton opening pair bowled an excellent spell, reducing Walden to 20-3 in short order. A mature, well-paced innings by Bertie Scott (27), ably supported by keeper Adam Oakey (26) and James Young (11) kept the scoreboard ticking over, and the innings ended with a below-par score of 104-8.

Despite spells of accurate, economical bowling from Bertie Scott, Harry Ball, Harry Cooke and Louis Temblett, the Hutton openers took no risks on the drying wicket, and despite late wickets from Rory Nicholas and James Young, made the runs with a couple of overs to spare for a deserved victory.


SWCC U10 Boys (286-2) beat SWCC U12 Girls (236-7) by 46 runs

The two teams put on a terrific display of cricket in a friendly yet competitive spirit. The girls batted with real discipline and defended their wickets well, whilst keeping their score moving along. Lucy Gill, Maisie Southgate and Emelia Brown all hit boundaries in a total of 236-7.

The pick of the boys’ bowling was from debutant Jasper Luscombe who took 2-6. Five others took a single wicket apiece.

In reply, the boys batted steadily through the overs with Callum Atherton (14no) and another debutant, Will Butterworth (13no) setting a good pace. The lower order followed their lead with regular runs to close on 286-2 off 15 overs to claim the victory.

Saksia Karsten bowled three quality overs and got a deserved wicket for her efforts, and the other fell to Ciara Bailey.

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