Saffron Walden beaten by Burwell

Matthew Gouldstone and Joe Barrs. Picture by Jamie Pluck

Matthew Gouldstone and Joe Barrs. Picture by Jamie Pluck - Credit: Archant

Bottom of the table Saffron Walden fell to a six-wicket loss at home to Burwell on Saturday in the East Anglian Premier League.

Walden skipper Joe Barrs won the toss and elected to bat.

Things started badly with opener Andrew Gale out early with the score just 1-1.

Andrew Wright (20) was joined by Charlie Knightley (26) and they moved things along before the latter was bowled to leave the hosts on 34-2.

Alistair Russell followed soon after for six to bring Matthew Gouldstone to the crease, however Wright then fell with the score 59-4.

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It was 73-5 when Tom Picton-Turberville departed, caught and bowled by Josh Arksey (4-37) for one.

Skipper Barrs joined Gouldstone in the middle and the pair scored the chunk of the Walden total.

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They had moved the scoreboard past 100 and onto 156 when Gouldstone was sixth man out for 61.

Barrs was trapped lbw for 54 as Thomas Philp (nine not out) and Ben Waring (10 not out) saw the final tally to 209-7 from Walden’s 64 overs.

Burwell opener Peter Richer crashed 83 from 108 balls to put Walden to the sword.

Richer had seen Alex Sears make just six, Ben Bryant 18 and Lalt Bose seven before they were all out.

Walden’s Aaron Pledger (2-43) finally bowled Richer to make it 132-4.

However, Barrie Forrester-Smith (56 not out) and Milan Mniszko (unbeaten on 26) saw out the innings to secure the visitors’ victory as they ended 210-4 from 47.1 overs.

With just three games left to save their season, Walden head to Frinton-on-Sea on Saturday.

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