Saffron Walden Cricket Club Academy round up

PUBLISHED: 06:44 17 June 2014

SWCC Academy report


Buntingford (57 for 2) beat SWCC (55 for 7) by 8 wickets

Saffron Walden lost their latest CYCA league game against Buntingfordd. They batted first but never really got going, reaching 55-7 from 16 overs, with only James Howlett (30) prospering.

In reply, Buntingford made 55-2 from 12 overs. Cameron Reams was the only Walden bowler to take a wicket, finishing with figures of 1-13.

SWCC (85-2) beat Thriplow (84-5) by 8 wickets

Thriplow batted first, and steady bowling from Walden throughout kept them to 84-5; Max Haupt, Ronnie Ledwith, Lewis Oakey, Tom Pluck and John Underwood each taking a wicket.

Walden started well, with an opening stand of 60, before Haupt was out for 33. Will Banks went on to make 34 not out as Saffron Walden reached 85-2.

CYCA U15 Cup

Cambridge St Giles (133-4) beat SWCC (46-6) on a faster run rate

Saffron Walden U14s lost to Cambridge St Giles U15s in the semi-finals of the Cambridge Cup game on a slower run rate.

Cambridge batted first, and Walden did well to restrict them to 133-4 from their 20 overs, with Max Haupt (2-9) and Lewis Oakey (1-15) the pick of the bowlers.

Walden struggled against some high quality bowling and reached 46-6 from 13 overs, Ronnie Ledwith making 25 not out.

SWCC U12 (145-1) beat SWCC U15 girls (86-6) by 59 runs

Walden U12 were victorious in an unusual inter-club derby CYCA League match against SWCC U15 girls.

Harry Cooke and Bertie Scott made steady progress against some probing and testing bowling, keeping the run-rate up above five an over. Scott retired on 33, bringing Harry Ball to the crease. He scored at a run a ball, with Cooke playing the anchor role at the other end before falling on 29. Ball then retired on 35, bringing Louis Temblett (19 no) and Scarlett Hughes (4no) to the crease, who took the total to a competitive 145.

Scott, Ball and Will Tearne then bowled tight, aggressive opening spells, before Alex Albright (2-15) made the breakthrough with two wickets in two overs. Probing spells of spin from Rory Nicolas and James Young kept the girls in touch with the run chase, but wickets fell in successive overs from Henry Rodda (1-10) and Oskar Pluck (1-6) put the brakes on the run chase. Temblett (1-0) wrapped proceedings up with a double wicket maiden.


SWCC (120-1) beat Rayne (77-9) by 41 runs

Saffron Walden continued their unbeaten run in the Hugh Craig league with a victory over Rayne by 43 runs.

Batting first Walden openers Louis Temblett (27 rtd) and James Young (25rtd) compiled a solid base, running singles and twos and hitting the odd boundary to go past 50 in the 8th over, retiring to bring Scarlett Hughes to the crease to unleash a flurry of boundaries to reach 25 off 15 balls before retiring.

Henry Rodda and Rory Nicholas then maintained the momentum to push the total up to 120-1 at the end of the 20 overs.

Rayne set off steadily against Walden’s opening pair of Adam Oakey and Will Tearne, before Oakey knocked back the stumps in his second over. Steady spells from Bertie Scott (0-4), Harry Cooke (1-5), Harry Ball (1-11), Oskar Pluck (0-12) and Rory Nicholas (1-13) brought a steady flow of wickets as Rayne chased the total down, before Rodda struck with two wickets in an over.

James Young then took a further wicket in his only over, before Temblett bowled a wicket maiden to bring the match to a close.


SWCC (295-1) beat Epping (226) by 69 runs

Saffron Walden lost the toss and were put in to bat. They started patiently and did not lose any early wickets. The scoring rate increased with the arrival at the crease of the partnership of Jack Livermore and Hywel Bowen who quickly hit 30 runs in 4 overs. The following 4 batsmen all scored well with Saffron Walden ending the innings on a very respectable 295 with the loss of only 1 wicket.

Saffron under 9’s opened their bowling spell well with 2 wickets in the first 3 overs from the bowling of Jack Livermore. One of the wickets being a superbly taken edged catch taken by wicket keeper Jake Latham in his first outing for the team. The final 5 bowlers all took a wicket each. The pick of the 5 was Charlie Lawman’s removal of the middle stump with his first ball. Epping finished the match on 226 giving Saffron Walden under 9’s a comfortable 69 run victory. Man of the match was Jack Livermore who topped the batting and bowling figures with a great all round performance.

U12 girls

SWCC (283-5) beat Thriplow CC (239) by 44 runs

There was lots to get excited about in Walden’s match against Thriplow and the stats were impressive too. Ten wickets and good fielding on a short boundary limited Thriplow to 239 runs. More confident batting, decisive running, along with much better communication between batting pairs notched up 283-5, and a significant winning margin of 44 runs.

As the final results would suggest, all the girls made a significant contribution to the match. Nine players and quick thinking ensured that wickets fell, predominantly by stumping opposition players.

Maeve Halligan topped the bowling table with four wickets in two overs. Similarly five players contributed 10 runs or over with Emma Roberts leading from the front with 12 runs. Not forgetting four 6s scored by Saskia Karsten, Maeve Halligan, Katy Jones and Emma Roberts.


SWCC (145-6) beat Stansted Hall & Elsenham (50 all out) by 95 runs

Saffron Walden ran out winners by 95 runs in the West Essex cup final against Stansted Hall & Elsenham.

They chose to bat first and made a solid start through an opening partnership of 58 between Michael Turner (33) and Callum Sparrow (27). With Louis Cooke (20) and Ryan Deamer (41) continuing to score at six an over, the innings closed on 145-6. For Stansted Hall, Ollie Patmore took 3-27 and Sam Roberts 2-30 with Tom Blake taking two good catches.

Stansted Hall’s reply suffered a set back when Alexander Thomas took two early wickets through some smart slip catching by Sparrow, leaving them on 9-2. Ollie Patmore (8), Andrew Wood (7) and Josh Meadows (8) tried to improve the situation but could not break free of some tight Walden bowling, backed up by some good catching by Felix Hannam, Thomas, and tidy fielding by Josh Marsh. Stansted Hall were all out for 50 with George Withers taking 3-13, Josh Brown 2-4, Owen Eddershaw 1-11 and Deamer 2-4 as Walden ran out winners.

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