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  1. Bury St Edmunds visited Sudbury on Saturday in the EAPL, the home side won the toss and invited the visitors to bat. Bury made a steady start before Alfie Marston was out for 11 with the score on 34, Tom Curran followed for 24 with the total on 43 and when the big wicket of Murray Commins followed for 9 Bury were in trouble at 49 for 3. Josh Cantrell joined captain Sean Park and took the game to just before lunch when Cantrell was out for 35 with the score on 138. After lunch Luke Du Plooy was out for 4 and Sean Park for an excellent 56 that included 7x4 and 1x6. At 151 for 6 the game was very much in Sudbury’s favour but James Sturgeon and Alistair Allchin came together with a determined and successful partnership of 92 runs before Allchin was out for 54 with the score on 243 - an innings that included 5x4 and 3x6, Sturgeon continued his recent good form making 63 off 66 balls and 10x4 and 1x6; he was out with the score on 279 for 8 to the last ball of the 64th  over.

    Bury made a very good start as Waldock was out for 6 caught by Sturgeon bowled George Loyd for 6, Tom Huggins (33) and Darren Batch put on 60 before Batch was out again caught by Sturgeon this time off Sean Cooper and soon after Huggins went caught by Sean Park off Cooper's bowling with the score on 85. Things got better for Bury as Moulton-Day was out bowled by Alistair Allchin for 21 and at 93 for 4 Bury looked like creating an upset, but after tea New Zealander Tim Johnstone (87) and Ben Parker (85 not out) batted the home side to a win. Johnstone had become Cooper's third victim but on a dry pitch and fast outfield the game was lost but this was a good all round performance on a day that England World Cup exploits were in evidence.

    Bury's 2nd team played a 25 over game that straddled the football; Mistley scored 135 for 9, Charlie Cook taking 4 for 31 and Oliver Riddick 2 for 24; but Bury were all out for a disappointing 110 with Mike Skelton scoring 31.

    On Sunday Burys 2nd team had an excellent game away to Brettenham, the home side scored 227 and Bury 155 the highlight for the visitors was young Finn Bonas taking 2 for 39 and 3 excellent catches.

    Greene King players of the week

    Sean Park, Alistair Allchin, James Sturgeon, Charlie Cook and Finn Bonas.


    14th July

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    1st team  Great Witchingham  
    2nd team   @ Haverhill 2nds
    3rd team Long Melford  
    4th team   @ Nowton 2nds

    15th July

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    1st team    @ Edwardstone
    2nd team Brettenham  
  2. Bury St Edmunds entertained Frinton in the East Anglian Premier League on Saturday the visitors won the toss and elected to bat on an excellent surface made possible by regular watering during the week. Alistair Allchin bowled Michael Grigg in the first over and George Loyd made the score 44 for 2. having Tom Sinclair soon after caught by Josh Cantrell. It was 63 for 3 as the dangerous Mervyn Westerfield was trapped lbw by Allchin, Suffolk player Kyran Young was next out for 21 bowled by Park with the score on 83, which was a good position for the home side. However, not for the first time this season a former Bury player, Michael Comber, batted very well scoring 76; he had taken the game to 200 with 9 x 4 and 3 x 6 he was well supported by Miguel Machado who also scored 76. Late wickets from George Loyd saw Frinton 292 for 9 Allchin had excellent figures of 18/6/58/3 George Loyd 40 for 4 and Park 61 for 2.

    Bury battled against the rapid bowling of Westerfield and Comber, Luke Du Plooy was first out for 7 and Tom Curran was also out to Comber for 2 but at tea with the score on 50 for 2 and Murray Commins batting well the home side were still in the game after tea a batting collapse starting with Alfie Marston for 22 reduced Bury to 64 for 6 and the game was lost. James Sturgeon followed his good batting of the previous week with 27 before being lbw with the score on 122 for 7. Murray Commins was last out for 72 but Bury were well beaten all out for 176.

    Bury’s 2nd team made it two wins in a row scoring 215 for 6 at Walsham Le Willows, Hugh Stanton top scored with a superb 110 in reply the home side were 168 for 7, 2 wickets for Vivek and Ben Whittaker and one each for Sam Harrison, Adam Kizis and Charlie Cook.

    Bury’s 3rd team were at home to Battisford again on a good pitch the visitors scored 278 for 8, 2 wickets for Finlay and Elliot Bonas and Toby Johnson. Bury’s reply was going well until Dinesh on 33 not out was hit on the head by a bouncer he was taken to hospital but returned later, Andrew Longfield made an excellent 63 and Ollie Self 35* but this was a score too far but 203 for 5 ensured 9 points.

    Bury 4th team were well beaten by Woolpit’s 4th team.

    On Sunday the Sunday 1st team entertained Mildenhall and amassed 344 for 7 the highlight being a 200 run partnership between Ben Whittaker (98) and his brother Max who ended 122*. Charlie Ruffle scored 53.

    Mildenhall were all out for 104 with 4 wickets for James McKinney and Oliver Riddick and 2 wickets for Charlie Cook.

     Greene King players of the week

    Murray Commins, Alistair Allchin, George Loyd, Hugh Stanton, Andrew Longfield, Max & Ben Whittaker.


    7th July

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    1st team    @ Sudbury
    2nd team  Mistley 2nds  Tuddenham
    3rd team   @ Yoxford
    4th team    

    8th July

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    1st team     
    2nd team   @ Brettenham
  3. Bury St Edmunds played Burwell and Exning in the EAPL last Saturday at the Victory Ground the visitors won the toss and elected to bat but were soon reeling at 13 for 2 as opening bowlers Dominic Manthorpe and Alistair Allchin removed Tom Griffiths and Chris Summerskill, Manthorpe had Simon Donald lbw for 15 with the score on 59, by lunch Burwell were 5 wickets down as George Loyd came into the attack taking two wickets but the visitors innings was built around Joe Tetley who was finally out having scored 123 caught by Josh Cantrell off stand in skipper James McKinney, Jamie Seabrook scored 56, caught by Manthorpe off Cantrell with the last 3 wickets falling cheaply Burwell were all out for 267 Dominic Manthorpe taking 2 for 43 off 14 overs, Allchin 2 for 72, Josh Cantrell 3 for 51 and George Loyd 2 for 34.

    Bury got off to the worst possible start for the second week running as Luke Du Plooy managed a thin edge to the first ball of the innings but Murray Commins along with Tom Curran batted well before Commins was out for 24 with the score on 75 but at tea Bury were in a good position; Tom Curran played his best innings at this level making 69 which included 14 x 4 off 85 balls before being out. Cantrell and Allchin soon followed and at 115 for 5 Bury were up against it, but Manthorpe batted well and was unlucky to be given out on 37 a decision that probably cost Bury a much needed win, Ben Whittaker batted well for 31, James Sturgeon batted very well and with George Loyd (22*) as they added an unbeaten 73 run partnership for the 8th wicket Sturgeon ended 49* and was robbed of a half century by the visitors dragging out the final over to such an extent denying a final over that could have proved a very exciting finish, Bury were just 12 runs behind but this was a much improved performance.

    Bury’s 2nd team travelled to Tuddenham  won the toss and batted, it was not easy going in the first half of the innings, Peter Campbell for Tuddenham bowled really well, 15 overs 3 for 34,  but all the team chipped in the star of the show was Charlie Cook who batted superbly in the last 20 overs to score 70*, he was well supported by Freddie Statham and Ellis Edwards.

    Tuddenham in reply, looked well in control with  Richard Cross 33, and David Cross 58, but a fabulous bowling performance led by Vivek 7 for 52, supported by  Charlie Cook 3 for 33 and a tight spell from Freddie Statham 37 runs off his 11 overs gave Bury a great morale boosting win by 13 runs (151 for 6 to 168 all out).

    The 3rds welcomed Yoxford to the Victory Ground. Bury won the toss and Neil Jefferies elected to bowl. Ollie Selfe took two wickets but was very unlucky not to get more as he found the edge of the bat on a number of occasions. As a result, Yoxford scored quickly to start with but were slowed up by Sandeep Singh and Neil Jefferies bowling off spin from both ends. However, it was Finlay Bonas who wrapped up the tail with his slow leg spin (6-2-20-4). Yoxford were all out for 155.

    Sandeep got Bury off to a flyer with a quick fire 32 including three sixes. However, the hosts were quickly pegged back by careless batting in the middle order and at one stage were 120 for 8. However, it was young Fin Bonas who came so close to getting us over the line with a brilliant 54 not out. We were eventually all out for 144, just 11 runs short. A very good result for what was mainly a 4th XI stepping up to Div 6.

    Greene King players of the week

    Tom Curran, Dominic Manthorpe, James Sturgeon, Vivek, Charlie Cook and Finlay Bonas.


    30th June

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    1st team  Frinton  
    2nd team   @Walsham Le Willows
    3rd team Battisford  
    4th team   @ Woolpit

    1st July

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    1st team  Mildenhall  
    2nd team    
    Ladies Saffron Walden  
  4. Pride of place this week goes to Neil Jefferies and his 4th team who registered their first win of the season as they welcomed Woolpit to the Victory Ground. Bury lost the toss and were put into bat and scored 212 for 9 off 40 overs with David Norburn scoring 47 and Tom Halliday making his best score of 41. There were good contributions throughout the batting line up.

    A very tight bowling display from the Bury’s attack spearheaded by young Ralph Martin (6-0-19-1) and Elliot Bonas (10-5-19-1) backed up by Neil Jefferies (12-1-39-1) who had Woolpit’s top scorer stumped following some handy glove work by Tom Halliday. A very good fielding performance with Isaac Moss very impressive.

    Bury’s 1st team visited Copdock for a key match in the EAPL the home side won the toss and invited Bury to bat, the innings got off to the worst possible start as Alfie Marston who had scored a superb 96 the previous week was out to the first ball of the innings, the ball leapt up and he was caught and bowled, Luke Du Plooy played carefully and the score advanced to 37 when Murray Commins was well caught by Donald Mambo at cover,  worse to come as Sean Park was out first ball to a very good full delivery. Dominic Manthorpe soon followed as Bury were reeling at 39for 4 but Du Plooy battled on and with Josh Cantrell (18) recovered to 85 before Cantrell was out, the pitch was offering support to the bowlers when Alistair Allchin came in to bat and with Du Plooy they battled through to lunch. Du Plooy scored with some lusty shots he was 6th out after lunch for an excellent 79 from 99 balls making 12 x 4 and 2 x 6. With the score advanced to 167. Alistair Allchin batted on past 50 being 9th out for 74 from 111 deliveries with 8 x 4 and 1 x 6. The innings closed on 238 and the feeling was it was a fair score. Jason Pembroke taking 5 for 56.

    In reply Copdock lost their first wicket on 38 as Allchin bowled Sturman. Josh Cantrell had Sharpe lbw for 37 and at 62 for 2 Bury had a chance but a partnership of 108 between Dan Leggett (50) and Jackie Beaumont took the game away two dropped catches did not help the cause and although two more wickets fell the home side reached their target in what was a disappointing display from the visitors. Beaumont finished on 103 not out and was the difference between the teams.

    Bury’s 2nd team played Kesgrave who scored 204 for 7,  Vivek taking 3 for 42 off 15,  in reply Bury scored 193 for 9, Hugh Stanton making 83 in a batting display which failed to reach the target.

    Bury’s 3rd team travelled to Battisford the home side scored 214 with Ollie Selfe taking 2 for 25, Jon Hayes 4 for 62 and Sandeep Singh 4 for 45. The team bowled and fielded well but were blown away batting being all out for 95 Jon Hayes making 18 not out and Pete Thearle 15.

    Last Wednesday Bury defeated Worlington in the T20 Suffolk Cup and on Sunday lost to Sudbury in the EAPL T20 mainly due to the performance of Tom Huggins who scored a big century.

    Greene King Players of the week

    Luke Du Plooy, Alistair Allchin, David Norburn, Tom Halliday, Hugh Stanton, Jon Hayes and Sandeep Singh


    23rd June

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    1st team  Burwell & Exning  
    2nd team    Tuddenham
    3rd team  Yoxford  
    4th team   Elveden

    24th June

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    1st team   Mildenhall  
    2nd team