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  1. Matches August 19th & 20th

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    Bury St Edmunds played at home to reigning champions Swardeston on what looked a difficult match, home captain Sean Park won the toss and elected to field in conditions that helped the bowlers. Peter Lambert batted with typical gusto scoring 36 off 43 balls. A change of bowlers brought immediate benefits to the home side, Lambert was caught by wicket keeper James Sturgeon off Park and fellow opener Jason Reynolds was bowled by Sean Cooper with the score on 53. Jordan Taylor was caught and bowled by Cooper for 15 making it 79/3 and on the same score came the big wicket of Joe Gatting caught by Josh Cantrell off Park for 7. Stephen Gray who  had scored a superb 103 earlier in the season was bowled by Cooper for 12 on 107. Bury turned to spin and Josh Cantrell bowled a good line and length and was rewarded with 3 wickets; an excellent catch off his own bowling to account for Lewis Demark (37), Fred Ruffle (29) and Jeremy Elliott caught by Alistair Allchin (11). Sharp run outs by Park and Dominic Manthorpe highlight a good fielding performance as the visitors were all out for 200 in 48.5 overs. Reality is this was 50 runs less than Bury expected. Cooper returned figure of 3 for 28 Cantrell 3 for 39 and Park 2 for 40.

    The home side lost Ben Curran lbw for 5 with the score on 19 but Allchin and Manthorpe batted soundly taking the score to 93 when Manthorpe was out to an expansive shot for 44, Allchin fell lbw to Gatting for 37 on 126. On the same score Park was out caught first ball and Alfie Marston for 3 with the score on 152, Daron Cruickshank had made 44 when he was out going for a big shot over mid-off with the score on 160 and when Cantrell was also out a run later lbw to a ball that kept low Bury were in trouble, the familiar story of struggling to achieve the target again became apparent. James Sturgeon was joined by Luke De Plooy needing 40 runs both batted with sense and maturity and gradually played risk free cricket aided by a few wides and no balls, gradually the runs accumulated before De Plooy cut a 4 to square leg to win the game De Plooy scored 13 runs off 35 deliveries and Sturgeon remained  not out 19 off 33 for a vital win that takes Bury off the bottom of the EAPL, 4 games to go and everything to play for.


    2nd XI

    Away to Little Bardfield who won the toss and chose to bat. They scored 163/7, George Loyd 3/23. Bury came up agonisingly short with 162/9.


    3rd XI

    Bury restricted West Mersea to 101 all out. Martin Sully taking 5/36. Bury scored 103/3 to win by 7 wickets, Broughton 29 and Aldous 31 not out.


    4th XI

    Playing Woolpit 4's Missed out on win chasing 145. Bury managed 140 all out with Andy Longfield 77.


    Sunday 1st XI

    Beat Bardwell away, Oliver Riddick impressing with bat and ball (3 more wickets taking his tally for the season to over 60)


    Sunday 2nd XI

    Beat Mildenhall - Bury 230/8, Dinesh 101. Mildenhall 189/7. 


    Green King players of the week: Sean Cooper, Josh Cantrell, George Loyd, Oliver Riddick, Martin Sully, Andy Longfield, Dinesh

  2. Matches June 17th & 18th

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    Bury St Edmunds travelled to Vauxhall Mallards on Saturday in a game which Daron Cruickshank provided on his birthday a batting masterclass. The home side won the toss and batted first Mark Nunn had former Bury player Ben France caught by Adam Kizis and a run out by Dominic Manthorpe had the home side 41 for 2. Michael Platter was bowled by Cruickshank for 34 with the score on 57, however Michael Todd (44) and John Ewart (72) scored well; the former run out by Manthorpe and Ewart bowled by Cruickshank, Alistair Shearer was caught by Manthorpe off Sean Cooper for 40 as the home side declared on 247/6.

    Bury lost James Sturgeon without scoring and second out was Tom Curran for 12; there followed a 99 run partnership before Manthorpe was out for 42. No repeat of 2016 when Sean Park helped guide Bury to a win but Cruickshank repeated his 100 this time scoring an amazing 141 with 8 x 4 and 3 x 6 off just 109 balls. He was 6th out on 235 but soon after Mark Nunn fell run out for 26 and the momentum was lost as two more run outs left Bury on 259/9 just 10 short of a first win.


    Bury’s 2nd team played a top of the table fixture at home to Sudbury the visitors won the toss and scored 226/7, Oliver Riddick taking 3/53.

    Bury scored 179/8 with Josh Toon making 48, Johnny Francis 32 and Dan Harrison 24.


    Bury’s 3rd XI played at home to St Osyth won the toss and batted first making 255 all out. The evergreen Kevin Dobson scored 71, Owen Grisby 59, Martin Sulley 26 and Johnny Fuller 25. St Oysth were all out for 165 with 2/36 from Javed Inman 4/45 by Sulley and 3 catches to Dobson.


    Bury’s 4th team played away to Exning 2nd XI and despite having the home side 65 for 5 the score totalled 171 all out. Both Findlay and Elliott Bonas took 3 wickets apiece.

    The Bury innings never got going and they were 108 all out, losing by 63 runs.


    On Sunday wins for both teams. The 1st team were at home to Acton - Mark Nunn won the toss and batted first posting 205/8 with Josh Toon scoring 43, Nunn 51 and Josh Cantrell 21 in reply Acton were all out for 145. 3 wickets for Cantrell, 2 each for Hassam Dahar and Oliver Riddick.


    The Sunday 2nd team played away to Rougham and batted first scoring 205/9 with 62 from captain Saurabh Gupta and 52 from Raj which included a 100-run partnership. Rougham were all out for 130 with Sandeep Singh taking 5 wickets Raj 3 and Simon Aldous 2.


    Greene King players of the week Daron Cruickshank, Dominic Manthorpe, Josh Toon, Kevin Dobson, Martin Sulley, Saurabh Gupta and Sandeep Singh.

    Next week Bury are at home to Norwich in the EAPL, the 2nd team are away to Brockley the 3rd team away to Long Melford 2nds and 4th team at home to Lakenheath 2nds.

    On Sunday the 1st team are away to Walsham Le Willows and 2nd team away to British Sugar Sports and Social Club.

  3. Matches June 10th & 11th

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    Bury St Edmunds hosted Burwell in the EAPL and batted first, Sean Cooper and Alfie Marston were out with the score on 24 but Alex Oxley again batted well making 27 off 53 balls with 4 x 4. Daron Cruickshank took the game to the visitors with a rapid 61 that included 9 x 4 and 1 x 6 before being out with the score on 113/4, Sean Park made 30, Luke DePloy 12 and James Sturgeon 28 taking some 79 deliveries; the side were all out for 188.

    In reply Burwell made a solid start making 48 for the first wicket Thomas Jagot held the innings together but was 3rd out for a score of 57. At 132/4 Ben Seabrook was caught by Park off Mark Nunn and the home side were back in the game; despite losing two more wickets Burwell reached the target, the reality Bury did not score enough runs. Mark Nunn bowled well with 15.2.58.3 and Josh Cantrell continued to improve with 15.6.33.1.


    Bury’s 2nd team suffered their first defeat of the season away to Mistley, the home team were all out for 127 with Ollie Riddick taking 3 wickets and two each for Vivek Rajagopal, Billy Riddick and Adam Kizis. Bury however were all out for 90 on a difficult pitch.


    Bury’s 3rd team were away to league leaders Stowupland the home team scored 226/8 with Sandeep Singh bowling very well taking 6/65, he was well supported by Frank Stennett with 1/36 off 9 overs. Bury were all out for 131 with Max Whittaker scoring 26, Owen Grisby 22 and Simon Aldous 19.


    Bury’s 4th team made it two wins in a row at home to Stowmarket’s 2nd team the visitors scored 136/6 Ollie Self and Alex Sujith each taking two wickets. In reply Bury made 137/3 with 51 from Charlie Johnson and an excellent 59 not out from 15 year old Isaac Moss.


    On Sunday the 1st team played Haverhill in the Hunts Bats T20 competition.

    Bury lost the toss and scored 160/5. Alfie Marston had to retire on 50 and Mark Nunn was 51 not out

    Haverhill  were 91-6 from 14 overs with two wickets each for Ollie Riddick and James McKinney but Luke Du Plooy was on the receiving end of some big hitting late on this left Haverhill with 13 to win from last over, the first ball got hit for six and to Josh Toons bad luck the ball ended through the back window of his car! The next ball was a wicket which gave Bury a win by 7 runs.

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    Bury’s Sunday 2nd team played at home to Thurston on a very good pitch as the bat dominated Bury scored 281/6 with Hugh Stanton making 101 and Dinesh Yadeu 76, Thurston scored 235/6 Stanton and Sam Aldous each taking two wickets.


    Greene King players of the week Daron Cruickshank, Mark Nunn, Alfie Marston, Ollie Riddick, Sandeep Singh, Charlie Johnson, Isaac Moss, Dinesh Yadeu and Hugh Stanton.

    Next week we are away to Vauxhall Mallards in the EAPL, the 2nd team are at home to Sudbury 2nds, 3rd team at home to St Osyth, 4th team away to Exning 2nds.

    On Sunday the 1st team are at home to Acton and 2nd team away to Rougham.

    On Monday June 19th there is a Suffolk Cup T 20 at home to Haverhill.

  4. Matches June 4th & 5th

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    Bury St Edmunds travelled to Swardeston to play the EAPL champions hoping to improve their season and so it proved with clearly the best performance so far of a disappointing season Sean Park won the toss and elected to bat in good conditions on a pitch that showed uneven bounce. Sean Cooper was first out with the score on 20, Alfie Marston joined 16 year old Alex Oxley for one of the youngest batting combinations at this level as they took the score to 80 when Marston was out for 32 off 37 balls. Oxley scored his first ever EAPL half century and was out for 50 with the score on 114, he received a big ovation that included the home team having batted for almost two hours with 4x4 and 1x6. Sean Park was LBW for 9 but Daron Cruickshank took the game to Swardeston with 7x4 and 1x6 making 54. Useful contributions followed from Josh Cantrell (21), Dominic Manthorpe (17) and Mark Nunn with 33 not out as the visitors posted a highly respectable 255/8. In reply the dangerous Peter Lambert was out 3rd ball with a brute of delivery that kept low from Dominic Manthorpe, his fellow opener Jason Reynolds was superbly run out by Mark Nunn before Joe Gatting was out caught by Cantrell off Manthorpe with the score on 59 at tea Nunn had Calum Taylor lbw and the home side at 67/4.
    After tea Marston took a catch off Cruickshank to make the score 107/5. On 167 Sean Park took wickets with successive deliveries and at 167/7 a remarkable win looked possible but Norfolk wicket keeper Stephen Gray batted exceptionally well scoring 103 before being out caught Park off Cruickshank, it was a tense finish with first 42 needed off 42 balls and then 7 off the last two overs, Sean Park bowled the final over with the home side needing 3 runs to win but the scores remained level at the end not a tie because
    Swardeston would have been all out so a drawn game of the highest quality played in a very sporting manner.


    Bury's 2nd team captain won the  toss at home to  Little Bardfield and elected to field. Bury started very well picking up a couple of early wickets through Adam Kizis and Danny Harrison. Bardfield then began to rebuild and eventually finishing on 157 all out with Vivek Rajagopal picking up 3 for 37. Bury batted well with Vivek and Josh Toon taking full advantage of Bardfield's only having 9 fielders with Vivek making 57 and Josh Toon 47 not out; Tom Curran made a quick 41 as Bury chased down the total with 14
    overs to spare, winning by 8 wickets and going top of the Two Counties Division 3.


    Bury's 4th XI recorded their  first win of the season at Woolpit with six junior players in the team BSE won the toss and stand in skipper Rob Johnson elected to field. Woolpit started well but then lost wickets steadily thanks to Kevin  Dobson who took three wickets for 33 and Samuel Aldous who cleaned up the tail also taking three wickets for 31. Woolpit were all out for 210. BSE started well and chased down the total thanks to an 80 from Rob Johnson. He was out with 2.5 overs to go. Kevin Dobson in at 9 then shepherded the youngsters over the line hitting the required two runs off the very last ball of the game.


    Bury St Edmund's Ladies travelled to Felixstowe for the second time this season. Once again captain Emma Ellis won the toss and elected to field first despite only having 10 players. Ellie Costin sent Felixstowe's opening batter back to the pavilion early on giving Bury a fighting chance of another win. A few overs later Ellie supported another wicket by Nat Samuels, taking the catch at cover. Bury bowled through the 20 overs leaving Felixstowe with a score of 99 for 3 wickets. A mention must go to Sian Fagg who stepped up to wicket keep for the first time for Bury St Edmund's, managing to only give away one bye the whole game.
    It was then Bury's turn to chase down the runs. Nat Samuels and Ellie Costin opened the batting and proceeded to stay at the wicket for the full 20 overs. With an over to go the Bury score was  98, but Nat only needed one more ball to finish in style with a four through mid-off.


    Bury's Sunday 2nd team played away to  Worlington won the toss and scored 251/7. Yogesh (23) and Simon Aldous (56) opened. Josh Toon scored 40 and Mark Nunn a rapid 80. Worlington were all out in 25 overs for 109. Joel Meridith taking 4 wickets and Frank Stennett 3.


     Greene King Players of the week Alex Oxley, Daron Cruickshank, Mark Nunn, Vivek Rajagopal, Rob Johnson, Joel Meridith, Nat Samuels and Ellie Costin.


    Next week we are at home to Burwell in the EAPL, the 2nd team are away to Mistley 2nds, 3rd team are away to Stowupland, 4th team at home to Stowmarket 2nds. On Sunday the 2nd team are at home to Thurston and the Ladies away to Copdock.

  5. Matches May 27th & 28th

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    A hugely disappointing day for Bury St Edmunds against Sudbury; after a 50 minute rain delay Sudbury opened a 106 over game with former Bury players Tom Huggins and Adam Mansfield. Despite the damp outfield the duo batted with care and despatched any loose delivery before Huggins was well stumped by James Sturgeon for 37 off Josh Cantrell with the score on 95 and Mansfield followed soon after for a well-played 62 caught by Sturgeon for 62. Daron Cruickshank caught and bowled Ben Parker for 34 but Darren Batch (73 not out) and Ben Reece (53) took the visitors score to 270/4. Pick of the bowlers was Tom Robotham who in his last game before moving away kept the runs down (10.0.36.0). Cantrell bowled some excellent spin with 14.2.43.2.

    Bury were unable to open with Ben Curran due to injury but lost early wickets, Cruickshank in his first game since arriving got a thin edge for 11, Sean Cooper battled as a make shift opener for 15 but Sean Park’s wicket for 8 had Bury reeling at 34/5. Mark Nunn again batted well for 25 and James Sturgeon for 16 not out but Bury were all out with the 9th wicket for just 89. Jonathan Gallagher taking 5 wickets.

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     The Bury 2nd team again proved a team of potential thanks in the main to an inspired innings from Alfie Marston who opened away to Tuddenham and was last out for a superb 147 from a total of 211. Charlie Cook making the only other significant contribution with 23. A. Jakeman taking 6/61. In reply Tuddenham were all out for 117, Marston keeping wicket taking 2 catches and making a stumping. Ollie Riddick had the best return of a trio of promising young bowlers with 4/18, Billy Riddick taking 2/19 and Charlie Cook 2/20.


    Bury’s 3rd team travelled to play Worlington 2nds who posted a decent score of 240/8 - Hassam Dahar taking 3/80, backed by some sound wicket keeping from Mike Skelton. Bury lost early wickets but George Broughton and Samuel Aldous steadied the innings, Dahar scored 34 before the evergreen Kevin Dobson batted the visitors back in to contention with 79 not out; but to no avail as Bury lost by 19 runs.


    Neil Jefferies lead his young team at home to Bardwell who scored 270/4, Fin Bonas taking 2/44 and Ollie Self 2/49. However Bardwell were too strong bowling the home side out for 70 Kirk Bonas top scored with 26.


    On Sunday Mark Nunn led the 1st team away to Battisford who scored 171/8 with Josh Toon making 43 and Hugh Stanton 50. In reply the home side were all out for 110 with Hassam Dahar taking 4/18.


    Greene King players of the week Alfie Marston, Ollie Riddick, Kevin Dobson, Hassam Dahar and Hugh Stanton.

    Next week the 1st team visit EAPL Champions Swardeston,  In Two Counties Division 3 Bury are at home to Little Barfield, no 3rd team match but in Division 9 West Bury’s 4th team play away to Woolpit’s 4th team.