Strong finish is the target

PUBLISHED: 10:46 14 July 2016 | UPDATED: 10:55 14 July 2016

Andrew Gale.

Andrew Gale.

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In a high-scoring match, the hosts carded 248-9 from their 50 overs, despite Mihir Chandraker’s super 4-27, but Andrew Gale’s unbeaten 75 helped Walden notch 251-8 and deliver the victory with just 11 balls remaining.

Having beaten Blunham the previous week, this second successive victory has left third-placed Walden optimistic about what lies ahead before the end of the year.

Captain Barrs told the Reporter: “It was another fantastic win for a side that is quickly developing.

“We have started the second half of the season as we did the first and we intend to finish this half stronger and among the top teams in the league.”

The home side won the toss and elected to bat with the openers getting off to a rapid start at 115-1 off 15 overs.

However, tight bowling from Saffron Walden’s spin attack helped contain the hosts as wickets began to fall with Chandraker starring.

Chasing 249 to win the visitors got off to a poor beginning losing a wicket in the first over.

However, a few solid partnerships managed to bring Walden into a strong position in the match.

Quick wickets for Burwell saw a close finish to the match but Walden managed to chase the runs eight wickets down with thanks in the most part to stand-in captain Gale, Josh Down (39) and Alec Smith (44).

Joe Barrs believes his Saffron Walden side can push on in the second half of the Tucker Gardner Division One season after beating third bottom Burwell 2nds on the road on Saturday.

In a high-scoring match, the hosts carded 248-9 from their 50 overs, despite Mihir Chandraker’s super 4-27, but Andrew Gale’s unbeaten 75 helped Walden notch 251-8 and deliver the victory with just 11 balls remaining.

Having beaten Blunham the previous week, this second successive victory has left third-placed Walden optimistic about what lies ahead before the end of the year.

Captain Barrs told the Reporter: “It was another fantastic win for a side that is quickly developing.

“We have started the second half of the season as we did the first and we intend to finish this half stronger and among the top teams in the league.”

The home side won the toss and elected to bat with the openers getting off to a rapid start at 115-1 off 15 overs.

However, tight bowling from Saffron Walden’s spin attack helped contain the hosts as wickets began to fall with Chandraker starring.

Chasing 249 to win the visitors got off to a poor beginning losing a wicket in the first over.

However, a few solid partnerships managed to bring Walden into a strong position in the match.

Quick wickets for Burwell saw a close finish to the match but Walden managed to chase the runs eight wickets down with thanks in the most part to stand-in captain Gale, Josh Down (39) and Alec Smith (44).

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