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  1. 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.


    Fixtures

    30th June

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

    1st July

      Home  Away
    1st team  Mildenhall  
    2nd team    
    Ladies Saffron Walden  
  2. 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


    Fixtures

    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    
    Ladies    
  3. Bury St Edmunds lost the toss and were asked to field against Horsford in the East Anglian Premier League on Saturday. The visitors took 4 wickets before lunch that included overseas player Chad Bowes for 50 and Stephen Marrillier for 56 after lunch a 124 run partnership between Chris Reed (52) and Calum Metcalf (89) swung the game toward the home side late wickets took the total to 300 for 8 with Alistair Allchin taking 3 wickets and George Loyd having figures of 3 for 43 off 13 overs but neither fielding or bowling was of the high standard expected at the level. By tea despite losing two early wickets Bury were in the game as Murray Commins and Alfie Marston batted well with the score on 120 for 2.

    But Commins received a poor decision on 49 and although Marston batted very well no-one could remain with him, Marston was 6th out for an excellent 96 just 4 runs short of what would have been a much deserved century but the Bury tail failed to stay the distance being all out for 182.


     

    Bury’s 2nd team lost a close encounter at home to Abberton the visitors scored 191 for 8 with Charlie Cook taking 4 wickets; in reply Bury scored 188 for 9 - agonisingly short with runs from Ian Plumb (48) and Cook (41*).


    Bury’s 3rd team were at home to Great Bromley and scored 220 for 8 with excellent contributions from Dinesh (54), Pete Thearle (46) and Sandeep (50) and the visitors finished a very close 218 needing 10 off the last over which was bowled by Ollie Self who took 3 wickets, it was very good bowling of 4 for 49 off 15 overs by Jonny Fuller that proved significant.


     

    The 4th team were away to Stradbroke who scored 192 for 5 with Bury’s reply reaching 143for 9.


    On Sunday Bury's 1st team played Edwardstone who batted first posting 191 for 5. A few chances in the field were missed, allowing I. Young to carry his bat for an unbeaten 81.  Wickets were shared amongst the bowlers. In reply Tom Curran (23) started quickly, Ben Whittaker and Sam Bishop (49) put on 105 for the second wicket partnership. Charlie Ruffle added 19 runs, leaving Ben to score the winning runs, finishing on 86 not out.

    Total 194 for 3.


    The Sunday 2nd team travelled the short distance to Nowton and in a close game Bury scored 199 for 8; Nowton 203 for 8, Ray being man of the match with 61 runs and 2 wickets.


    Greene King players of the week

    Alfie Marston, Charlie Cook, Ian Plumb, Sandeep, Dinesh, Jonny Fuller, Ollie Self, Ben Whittaker and Raj.


    Fixtures

    16th June

      Home Away
    1st team    @ Copdock
    2nd team Kesgrave  
    3rd team   @ Battisford
    4th team   @ Woolpit 4ths

    17th June

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    1st team     
    2nd team    
    Ladies    
  4. Bury St Edmunds played Norwich on Saturday in the EAPL with the damp overcast conditions this was always going to be a good toss to win, Norwich duly won the toss and asked Bury to bat. Tom Curran and Luke Du Plooy batted steadily reaching 25 before both were out Du Plooy scoring 14 in what were difficult batting conditions with the ball swinging.

    Murray Commins was out for 8 as wickets fell at regular intervals Sean Park became the mainstay and was unlucky to be given out lbw for 46 with the score on 123 for 8 as the home side were all out for a disappointing 128.

    As Norwich came out to bat the sun was shining and the ball was no longer swinging. George Loyd took an early wicket and Sean Cooper made it 67 for 2 but Norwich batted well to win by 7 wickets.


    Bury’s 2nd team travelled to Woolpit 2nd team in a game that ended in a tie. Bury scored 196 and Woolpit 196 for 9. Max Whittaker scored 103 at a run a ball, whilst Adrian Starling got 5 for 59 for Woolpit.

    In reply Woolpit were in a very strong position with Marcus West 75, and Mathew Foulds 46,  but there was an excellent last hour from Bury, thanks to Adam Kizis 3 for 52 off 15 overs,  Charlie Cook 2 for 30 and Vivek 3 for 31,  and an excellent catch from Oliver Riddick. With 2 to win off the last ball, Ian Plumb made an excellent stop to restrict it to 1, and a tie. A  really good game.


    Bury’s 3rd team visited Braintree 2nds where a picture had been doing the rounds on Twitter on Friday evening showing the Braintree ground under water after a storm so the fact we played at all is great credit to Braintree. The game did not start until 2.00pm and reduced the overs to 40 a side but Bury did manage to win the toss for the first time this season and asked Braintree to bat.

    Bury started well with John Hays and Billy Riddick picking up a wicket each and all the bowlers did well; Finlay Bonas picked up 3 wickets with his leg spin, his brother Elliot also bowled well, as did Toby Johnson and we were very happy to bowl them out off the last ball of the innings for 160. Great team effort.

    Although Bury got off to decent start with Pete Thearle and Andrew Longfield they lost wickets steadily and when the spinners came on it was more difficult to score the runs needed. Bury fell behind the run rate and were unable to recover finishing some 40 runs short.


    Bury 4th team fielded a very young side supported by 3 senior players against Brockley 2nds the visitors scored 279 for 4 but Bury were all out for 53, the important thing is to put out a team and give members the chance to play.


    On Sunday the 1st team travelled to Woolpit batted first scoring 209 with Max Whittaker getting 52 not out and Ollie Riddick 46. Woolpit made the target with two wickets down.


    Bury’s Sunday 2nd team played Bardwell on the main square and scored 133. Barwell made the target with 3 wickets down.


    Greene King Players of the week

    Sean Park, Max Whittaker, Ollie Riddick


    Fixtures

    9th June

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    1st team    @ Horsford
    2nd team Abberton  
    3rd team Great Bromley  
    4th team   @ Stradbroke

    10th June

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    1st team   Battisford  
    2nd team    @ Nowton
    Ladies  Mistley  
  5. Bury St Edmunds travelled to Cambridge Granta on Saturday, fielded first and had early success with George Loyd taking the wicket of Benjamin. Alistair Allchin then bowled Jon Atkinson for 0, before Josh Cantrell caught and bowled Claydon with the score on 52 for 3; a good start not maintained as Essex 1st team squad player Michael Pepper was joined by his brother Chris and batted remarkably well. Michael scoring 216 and Chris 100 before the home side declared on 357 for 3. Reality was that Bury had not bowled too badly but had little go for them in the field with few chances.

    In reply Luke Du Plooy was out for 0 but Tom Curran batted well for 28, there followed a partnership of 94 between Murray Commins and Sean Park before Park was out for an excellent 56. Josh Cantrell batted well for 30 but it was Commins who again was the main stay scoring his first century for the club, before finally being out for 109 (17 x 4) off 144 deliveries. When out, the match was in its final stages as Bury held out for a draw.


    Bury’s 2nd team maintained their good form by beating Dunmow at the Victory Ground. Dunmow were bowled out for 180 with Charlie Cook taking 4 for 26 and Ben Whittaker 2 for 45. Bury scored 181 for 6, Ian Plumb top scored with 44, Adam Kizis was not out 30, Jonny Fuller scoring 27, Simon Aldous 24 and Cook not out 21.


    The 3rd team played at Elveden, a home game as the Victory Ground was being prepared for the Suffolk T20 game. Visitors West Bergholt scored 218 for 8, Tom Curry bowled well taking 3 wickets. Bury scored 219 with a wicket to spare and achieve a welcome win. George Broughton seeing us home with an excellent 86 not out, he was well supported by Sam Aldous with 47.


    Bury 4th team were away to Lakenheath 2nd team who scored 240 for 6; wickets shared between all three Bonas’. Rob Johnson took 2 late wickets in 2 balls, in his first spell for 3 years! Bury’s young team in reply were all out for 113, but Fin Bonas and Tom Halliday shared a final wicket stand of over 40 to secure a batting bonus point and a little respectability.


    On Sunday the 1st team played away to Acton batted first scoring 128 with Niltin Modi scoring 36. George Loyd removed the first 3 Acton batsman in one over, Neil Jefferies also took 3 wickets but the Acton middle order reached the target with James French scoring 29 not out.


    Greene King Players of the week

    Murray Commins, Sean Park, Charlie CookIan Plumb, George Boughton and Sam Aldous.


    Fixtures

    19th May

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    1st team  Norwich  
    2nd team   @ Woolpit 2nds
    3rd team   @ Braintree 2nds
    4th team  Brockley 2nds  

    20th May

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    1st team     @ Woolpit
    2nd team Bardwell  
    Ladies   @ Copdock