Saffron Walden Academy cricket round up
PUBLISHED: 09:10 29 May 2013
Saffron Walden Academy cricket
SWCC 91-8 beat Elsenham by 30 runs
A STRONG opening partnership between Charlie Mitchinson and Adam Whitehead got Walden off to a flying start. The first wicket fell in the 7th over when Whitehead was caught for 22. Mitchinson was eventually bowled in the 13th over for 20. Josh Kimber added a valuable seven runs in the middle order and Walden ended the innings on 91 for 8.
Opening bowler Sam Mathews looked very threatening and took the first wicket from his first ball. Adam Whitehead took 3 for 6 in three overs leaving a shell-shocked Elsenham in disarray.
Sturgeon and Morley then steadied the ship for Elsenham but when Sturgeon was out for 15, caught by wicket keeper Mitchinson from the bowling of Brad Duers, the match was all but over. Further wickets from Harris McCarthy, Mathew Thomas and Louis Eady sealed a well-deserved victory in the 15th over.
Surrey CCC v Essex CCC BACD cricket
DAN Thomas from Saffron Walden CC helped Essex beat Surrey for the first time. Essex bowled out Surrey for 84 with Thomas taking 1-4.
In reply Essex found themselves in trouble at 30-6 against Surrey’s four England bowlers before Thomas steadied the innings to top score with 18 as Essex won an absorbing contest by one wicket to get the season off to a good start.