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  1. Indoor Winter Cricket Training at Bury St Edmunds CC

    Sports Hall, The Victory Ground, Nowton Road, Bury St Edmunds, IP33 2BT

     

    Sundays 13th January to 7th April 2019

     

    Boys and Girls Welcome

    Softball Coaching for Learners up to age 9 - 4pm to 5pm
    Softball Coaching for Improvers up to age 11 - 5pm to 6pm

    Hardball Cricket Coaching - 6pm to 7pm

     

    For full details see the attached flyer

  2. Bury St Edmunds Cricket Club are hoping to attract new players of all abilities for the 2019 season. The 1st team will play in the East Anglian Premier League, on Saturdays the club also has teams in the Two Counties League competing in Divisions 3, 7 and 9 (West). The 4th XI in Division 9 (West) is the first opportunity for young players to play senior cricket, many of our young players have gone on to play for the club at higher levels.

    On Sundays the club has teams playing in Division 1 and 2 of the Hunts Bats Sunday League.

    The club are looking for new players to join the club and enjoy the outstanding facilities. The club are also keen to welcome volunteers to help in all aspects of the running of the club.

  3. Bury St Edmunds visited Exning Park to play Burwell & Exning on Saturday having 5 successive EAPL wins but this was the day everything went wrong. Bury won the toss and with rain in the area chose to bowl but, at the 11 am start time, it came on to drizzle and the start was delayed 2 hours and the match reduced to 42 overs. When play started the wet ball was a problem altohugh Dominic Manthorpe had opener Alex Scully caught by Murray Commins with the score on 3, but Tom Griffiths joined Andrew Bramley and scored fluently. Bramley, a promising young player is part of the Northamptonshire Academy, was 4th out for an excellent 93 as the Bury bowlers failed to maintain their recent high standards. The innings closed on 250 for 6 with the lower order playing with gay abandon and everything seemingly reaching the boundary.

    With the possibility of rain Bury started keen to stay ahead of the Duckworth-Lewis score, Murray Commins and Alistair Allchin started well putting on 93 for the first wicket but the quality of the home side's spin attack was difficult to score against. Allchin was out for 30 with the score on 93 and 3 runs later Murray Commins was out for another good score of 59 but the score was behind the target and wickets fell as Bury batsmen tried in vain to maintain the momentum. It became a sorry sight as the team were all out for 129; things got worse as news filtered through that Norwich had won at Frinton and had overtaken Bury.

    Having clawed back from 70 points adrift the difference is now 10 points, on Saturday Norwich play a Sudbury team that need to win to retain the EAPL title while Bury visit Frinton the team beaten by Norwich, the bottom team have to play Fakenham on Sunday just a day later; a big weekend is coming up!


    Bury’s 2nd team won a close encounter with Tuddenham who batted first scoring 146 for 8, stand out bowlers Ben Whittaker 15 overs, 2 for 37, & Oliver Riddick 14 overs 4 for 24.

    Despite a very good start from Tom Curran (39), Hugh Stanton (31) & Brad Bosman (24), Bury struggled, as Joseph Burrell bowled very well, taking 5 for 36.  Bury got there in the end, 147 for 8.


    On Sunday Tuddenham again visited the Victory Ground playing against Bury’s 2nd team in the Hunts Bats League. Bury batted first and scored 230 for 5, Yogesh Kumar scoring 77, Saurabh Gupta 84 and Dinesh Yadev 37. Pete Gibbons took 3 for 38 as Tuddenham just won with 9 balls to spare, Andy Jackman was the star scoring 102 not out, Raj with 2 for 55 was the best home bowler.


    Greene King Players of the Week

    Murray Commins, Yogesh Kumar and Saurabh Gupta.


     

    Next week we are away to Frinton in the EAPL and depending on this result could be away to Fakenham on Sunday in a EAPL semi-final play-off.

  4. Bury St Edmunds were at home to Horsford on Saturday in a vital game at the bottom of the EAPL, with rivals Norwich away to Copdock this proved to be an important day. Sean Park the Bury captain won the toss and asked the visitors to bat which did not prove a good choice as New Zealand professional Chad Bowes scored quickly putting on 61 with Luke Findlay at a rapid rate of more than a run a ball. The breakthrough was dramatic however as George Loyd took the ball, bowled Bowes for 35 having scored 6 x 4 and followed this up next ball as Alfie Marston caught William Rogers. Shortly after the dangerous Stephan Marllier was out for 1 to the same combination, 68/3 a big game changer, opener Luke Findlay was out soon after for 23 caught Dominic Manthorpe bowled Sean Cooper. Horsford then got their heads down as William Woodhead and Chris Read battled against good bowling. On 146 Woodhead was out, Marston taking his 3rd catch off Alistair Allchin for 20. Cooper and Josh Cantrell bowled with great control with the latter having Read LBW for 46 and the tail did not add many runs as James McKinney took 3 wickets for 15 runs as the innings closed on 193 for 9. Wickets were shared with Loyd 7/2/26/3 Cooper 10/3/17/1 and Cantrell 10/1/26/1

    In reply Bury lost Allchin for 2 with the score on 19 and Murray Commins was out LBW to the experienced Chris Brown for 35, Marston was out for 10 and Max Whittaker for 17 off 57 deliveries. At 80 for 4 the game was in the balance but Sean Park was joined by Manthorpe and added 58. 3 quick wickets had Bury back in trouble at 149 for 7 as Manthorpe was bowled by Brown for 23 and Park for an excellent 45 off 58 with 5 x 4. Loyd joined Cantrell and batted sensibly before Cantrell was run out for 14 with 12 runs still needed the game was in the balance again with news of Copdock having a close finish with Norwich the tension was high with 5 needed off the final over, the second ball Cooper swept to the mid- wicket boundary and the catch was dropped for a vital 2 runs Bury were left needing 2 runs with just 2 balls remaining as Cooper drove through mid- off for 4 runs and big celebration as news came through next week’s opponents Copdock had won and Bury had gone above Norwich in the league table.


    Bury’s 2nd team did not have such a good day losing to Abberton having batted first scoring 118, Ben Whittaker 37 and Ollie Riddick 25. Abberton won with 2 wickets down.


    Bury’s 3rd team were away to Great Bromley who scored 281 for 4, Jon Hayes taking 3 wickets Bury in reply made 177 with Kirk Bonas making 41 not out Elliot Bonas 35 and Jon Hayes 35.


    The Sunday game was rained off and on Monday Bury’s 2nd team  hosted Walsham Le Willows in a very good, close game. The visitors were all out for 134 with Ben Whittaker taking 6/36 and Sam Harrison 3/12.

    Bury started slowly with Ben Whittaker making 31 but regularly lost wickets apart from 14 year old Ned Stanton who batted with great composure and remained not out on 32 with Sam Harrison for the final wicket. They took the game to the last over being all out for 129 as Harrison was out for 18.

    The Victory Ground hosted the Suffolk Under-19 T20 Cricket Finals on Monday with Hadleigh beating Easton in one semi-final and Bury beating Melton in the other.

    The final had Bury bowling first and taking all Hadleigh wickets for 94; Cantrell taking 3/12, Loyd 2/12 and Olliver Riddick 2/29. Elliott Bonas and Charlie Cook taking a wicket each. This is a strong Bury side with 4 regular 1st team players. Captain Alfie Marston opened with Hugh Stanton and put on 50 before Marston was out for 31 Stanton followed for 27 but Max Whittaker (13) and Cantrell (19) batted the game out with 5 overs to spare.

    Greene King Players of the week George Loyd, Sean Cooper, Josh Cantrell, Alfie Marston, Sean Park, Ben Whittaker, Kirk Bonas and Ned Stanton.


     

    Fixtures

    1st September

      Home Away
    1st team  Copdock  
    2nd team   @ Kesgrave
    3rd team    
    4th team Elveden  

    2nd September

      Home  Away
    1st team     
    2nd team   @ Risby
         

    On Sunday the Victory Ground hosts the Suffolk T20 Cup Finals.