Saffron Walden v Gidea Park & Romford Cricket Club Saturday 1st XI on Sat 17 Aug 2002 at 11.30
Match was Drawn

Match report Sweeney almost does it.
Having lost the toss yet again Park had to bat first. A solid start from Davis and Redwood saw them put on 82 for the first wicket before Davis was out for 45 in the 30 over. Redwood and Churchill upt the tempo abit and added 65 for the second wicket with Redwod completeing his maiden half century. Churchill was out for 39 a fine caught and bowled by Batch in a steady spell.When Redwood was finally out all the pressure that Saffron Walden had exerted before lunch started to show. With the loss od Redwood and then Hussain with the score on 175 an unbelieveable 5 run outs occurred and the run rate was well and truly halted. Parks last 6 wickets collapsing for 51 runs and with 2 lusty blows from Montgomery at the end Park closed all ouy for 226.
In reply Park soon had Saffron reeling at 10 - 2 .
Sparrow and MacInlay started to turn things round for Walden before the latter retired hurt. Earl and Sparrow added 130 for the next wicket before Sparrow was finally out to thr first ball of Luke Sweeneys spell. Sweeney struck again immediately removing Holland caught by Adams and then Gladwin stumped by Redwood. Walden were struggling at 161-6 but Earl remain steadfast and as they edged closer to the total Sweeney struck to remove the main man Earl caught in the deep by Churchill for 92.Macinlay returned only to be run out 28. Collard then ran out Ford and Walden were now 216 -8. Sweeney then had Sparrow caught in the deep by Collard and Park needed the last wicket in fading light with Dreyer bowling, but Wright held firm and a draw ensued.

Gidea Park & Romford Cricket Club Saturday 1st XI Batting
Player Name RunsMB4s6sSRCtStRo
for 10 wickets

(0.0 overs)
Scott Davis Caught  45
James Redwood Stumped  55 1 1
Andy Churchill Caught  39 1
Mel Hussain Lbw  12
Russell Collard Run out  15 1
Jannie Dreyer Run out  19
Darren Batch Run out  0
Richard Whatling Caught  7
Luke Sweeney Run out  2
Ian Adams Run out  4 1
Ben Montgomery Not Out  14

Saffron Walden Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy

Saffron Walden Batting
Player name RMB4s6sSR
for 9 wickets
216 (0.0 overs)
SPARROW Bowled  66
SMITH Lbw  0
MACKINLAY Run out  28
EARL Caught  92
HOLLAND Caught  0
GLADWIN Stumped  0
FORD Run out  6
SPARROW Caught  5
bATCHELOR Not Out  0
WRIGHT Not Out  0

Gidea Park & Romford Cricket Club Saturday 1st XI Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Jannie Dreyer14.0358158.004.14
Russell Collard17.0260160.003.53
Andy Churchill5.011700.003.40
Mel Hussain3.01400.001.33
Ben Montgomery7.003200.004.57
Luke Sweeney9.023557.003.89

  • Umpire :
  • Scorer :
    John Collins