Taylor makes impressive debut as Swardeston beat Granta


Fourteen-year-old Callum Taylor made an impressive EAPL debut as the 1st XI moved up to second with a 69-run win at home to reigning champions Cambridge Granta.

Swardeston were in trouble at 13 for three when opener Taylor was joined by Jeremy Elliott and the pair added 129 for the fourth wicket. Taylor’s 60 came from 123 balls and included five fours and a six, while Elliott made 70 from 86 balls as Swardeston posted 226 all out.

Simon Dyer made an early breakthrough and returned at the death to add two more wickets and wrap up the innings, with Granta all out for 157. There were also three wickets apiece for George Walker and skipper Mark Thomas.

In Division One, the 2nd XI rolled out Bradenham for just 55, with Josh Chatland taking 5-9. Swardeston then eased to an eight-wicket win in only the 12th over.

The 3rd XI made it three wins from three following a seven-wicket victory at Hales & Loddon in Division Two. Hales and Loddon were bowled out for 132, with Rob Micklethwaite taking 4-32 and David Horrex 3-19.

Rob Ebbage then hit a fine, unbeaten 66 as Swardeston eased home with plenty of overs to spare.

The 4th XI narrowly failed to complete a clean sweep of league victories for the club at home to Bradenham A in Division Five.

Swardeston-CEYMS posted 243 for seven with captain Tom Snelling hitting 63 and Kevin Cooper adding 61. In reply Bradenham posted 177 for nine, with Cooper returning with the ball to take 4-17.


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  1. Callum Taylor played a very fine innings. He appeared quite calm in spite of his tender years, remained unruffled throughout, and is technically a very fine player and a born opener.

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