Saffron Walden struggle at Great Witchingham

PUBLISHED: 15:24 28 May 2015 | UPDATED: 15:24 28 May 2015

Matt Gouldstone. Picture: Jamie Pluck

Matt Gouldstone. Picture: Jamie Pluck

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Saffron Walden suffered a nine wicket defeat at Great Witchingham in the East Anglian Premier Cricket League Premier League on Saturday.

The hosts won the toss and put Saffron Walden in to bat.

A disasterous start saw Walden lose both openers in quick succession leaving them 2-2.

Andrew Wright was caught by James Page off the bowling of Thomas Kuggeleijn and Tom Bonham was bowled by Kuggeleijn.

Jonathan Brace and Jason Gallian added some runs on the board before the latter was bowled by James Spelman for seven leaving his side 27-3

Brace was next to go having added 22 with his side on 37-4, but that was soon 37-5 as Jack Sneath was out for a duck.

Thomas Philp put on seven before he was back in the pavilion after being trapped lbw by Philip King.

Matthew Gouldstone top scored for his side with 38 before he was also out lbw this time to Johannes Diseko.

Skipper Joe Barrs added 35, while Mihir Chandraker and Cameron Taylor reached single figures before falling as Saffron Walden were all out for 123 in 59.4 overs.

The home side stormed to the target in just 22.1 overs having little trouble in making 124-1.

Opener Spelman, who had taken 3-24 earlier in the day, struck 68 not out while James Hale ended unbeaten on 49.

The only Great Witchingham wicket to fall was that of Sam Arthuton who was caught by Gouldstone off Taylor for four.

Saffron are back in action this Saturday as they play host to Swardeston CC at the Anglo American Playing Fields.

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