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  1. Cricket July 28th & 29th

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    Bury St Edmunds entertained Swardeston in the EAPL on Saturday, the home side won the toss and elected to bat, young Hugh Stanton opened having achieved a big score in the 2nd team the previous week but premier league cricket is a big step up and he lost his wicket early, Max Whittaker soon followed before Murray Commins (33) and Alfie Marston (19) took the score to 62 both were out at 100 and soon it became 134 for 6 but Sean Park batted very well and along with Josh Cantrell added 111 runs for the 7th wicket but both wickets fell on 245 and the tail failed, the problem is that Bury needed to bat the full 64 overs but were all out in the 59 over the visitors therefore had 61 overs to reach the target.

    Bury bowled well and the first 17 overs only yielded 51 runs  by this time Sean Cooper had Jason Reynolds superbly caught by Cantrell at slip, Jordan Taylor batted well for 52 before being lbw to Cooper, James Mckinney took 2 further wickets but Swardeston bat right down the order and visitors captain Joe Gatting remained 69 not out to lead his team home in the 60th over with 8 balls to spare, after the game Gatting paid tribute to the high quality pitch achieved after considerable hard work by all concerned with looking after the Victory Ground 519 runs were scored by far the most in the EAPL on Saturday. Cooper was the pick of the home attack taking 2 for 51 off 12 overs and Mckinney 2.46 off 9.



    Bury’s 2nd team had their game away to Easton cancelled apparantly heavy rain but no opportunity was given for a shorter game leaving many disappointed players.

    Bury’s 3rd team entertained Worlingworth again on an excellent track the visitors batted first scoring 220 for 5 off the allocated 45 overs, Ed Parker top scored with 61 and Dom Absolon scored 51. Oliver Selfe was the best home bowler with figures of 13-3-45-2 Bury struggled in reply losing regular wickets Ellis Edwards (27) and Sandeep Singh (18) helped the score but it was a last wicket stand of 52 runs between Kirk Bonas (44) and Andrew Norburn (13 not out) that added extra points to the home team.


    The Sunday games were lost to the weather.


    Greene King Players of the week

    Sean Park, Josh Cantrell, Oliver Selfe and Kirk Bonas.


    4th August

      Home Away
    1st team    @ Mildenhall
    2nd team Long Melford @ Easton
    3rd team   @ Sudbourne Hill
    4th team   @ Haverhill 3rds

    5th August

      Home  Away
    1st team  Battisford  
    2nd team   -
  2. Cricket July 21st & 22nd

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    Bury St Edmunds travelled to Vauxhall Mallards without 3 senior players batted first and scored 148 on an indifferent pitch; losing Murry Commins for 17 with the score on 37 was a big blow. Alfie Marston batted well for 34 off 42 deliveries and the mainstay was James Sturgeon who was last out for an excellent 55.

    Having Dominic Manthorpe playing his 4th game of the season was a bonus and he opened the bowling with great pace and the home side were reeling at 9 for 3. George Loyd removed the overseas player Nicholas Smit for 0 and Manthorpe the other two; he also had former Bury player Ben France caught by James McKinney for 12 and with the score on 26 for 4 a surprise was possible, but Oliver Stone, who is contracted to Warwickshire, batted well and was not out on 93, Charlie Cook and taken the wicket of Troy Allen but reality again was the Bury score was well short of what was required.

    Bury’s 2nd team scored 278 for 4 in 45 overs against Brockley, Hugh Stanton scoring a superb 112 and Alex Blumfield 78 before Ian Plumb added a quick-fire 61 not out.

    Brockley were restricted to 153 for 8.

    Bury’s 3rd team faced Easton with a weakened side who battled hard.

    Easton 2nds batted first and scored 255 which on a pretty flat track was probably about par. Bury opened with Neil Jefferies and Finlay Bonas who bowled well. Andy Norburn making his 3rd team debut then bowled 15 overs of off spin taking 3 wickets which was an excellent spell.

    At tea Bury felt they were still in the game but it needed our top order to get runs. Unfortunately, in form Andy Longfield failed for once so it was not a great start. Pete Thearle smashed a good 60 but Bury lost wickets and fell well behind the run rate. Elliot Bonas scored an excellent 60 not out late on and made the score look respectable. Bury ended on 170 all out.

    Bury’s Sunday 2nds played Nowton, won the toss and decided to bat. Saurabh Gupta batted well for 58 and after a contribution from everyone Bury scored 212 all out. After tea Nowton batted; after a couple of quick wickets Bury had control of the game with the key wicket of Jamie taken by Gupta, Bury ended up winning the game by 11 runs.

    Bury’s Under 19 team beat Worlington’s under 19 team on Monday night in their first T20 match of the summer. Bury batted first, after losing Ellis Edwards early Josh Cantrell and Charlie Cook steadied the ship with quick-fire scores of 23 and 29 respectively. Bury reached 162-9 in their 20 overs mainly thanks to a well-timed 38 from Samuel Aldous. In reply Worlington never really looked like chasing down the runs, mainly due to an excellent opening spell from Charlie Cook of 3-15, Oli Self, Billy Riddick and Aubin Jose all also picked up wickets. They play Woolpit next Monday and hope to continue this good start to the competition.

    Greene King Players of the week

    James Sturgeon, Dominic Manthorpe, Hugh Stanton, Alex Blumfield, Ian Plumb, Andy Norburn, Elliot Bonas and Saurabh Gupta.


    28th July

      Home Away
    1st team  Swardeston  
    2nd team   @ Easton
    3rd team Worlingworth  
    4th team   @ Brockley 2nds

    29th July

      Home  Away
    1st team   Woolpit  
    2nd team   @ Bardwell
  3. Cricket July 14th & 15th

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    Bury St Edmunds were well beaten by Great Withchingham on Saturday it was a good toss to win and the visitors invited Bury to bat. The wicket was excellent only achieved by a lot of hard work by Mark and Bobby Flack who have had to put a lot of time and effort into watering the squares.

    Tom Curran made a quick 10 and Alfie Marston 19 who was second out with the score on 53, Murray Commins battled hard for 64 runs he was 6th out with the score on 137, Alistair Allchin made 37 but this was not enough runs Bury were 180 all out, by mid-afternoon the wicket had become even better and with the reliable opening partners James Spellman and Sam Arthurton the visitors were never in trouble the brightest performance came from 17 year old Oliver Riddick who had Arthurton caught by Josh Cantrell for 88 his first wicket at this level, this was followed up by the wicket of James Page but Spellman remained not out on 53.

    Bury’s 2nd team played away to Haverhill’s 2nd team; Haverhill scored 222 with Ben Whittaker taking 3 for 58. Bury were all out for a disappointing 127 Alex Blumfield scored 39 and Charlie Cook 36.

    Pride of place goes to the 3rd team who secured an excellent win at home to Long Melford’s 2nd team. Bury scored 244 for 8, Sandeep Singh scoring 109 and Andrew Longfield 82. Matt Hoadley taking 3 for 24. Long Melford were all out for 149 thanks to a large extent to Dan Willingham who made 73, Sandeep taking 2 for 32 but it was Ollie Self with a superb bowling performance of 6 for 34 off 8 overs that ensured the win.

    Bury’s 4th team won the toss away to Nowton 2nds. Simon Loughe as stand in captain fielded first, bowling the home team out for 193, with Peter Smith taking 4 for 34, Andy Norburn 3 for 41, and young Katie Hartwright taking 2 for 14, with Nils Carter de Jong ending the innings (as his captain asked him to) 3rd ball. Josh Bullingham took two excellent catches, and Eve Aldous contributed some lively fielding.

    In reply, David Norburn and Loughe put on 64 for the first wicket, but after that the wickets fell regularly, with Norburn top scoring with 31, Ralph Martin and Loughe scoring 14, and Peter Smith hit an entertaining 16 near the end. Nowton won by 80 runs.

    On Sunday a depleted 1st team played away to Edwardstone Bury made 203 thanks to Alfie Marston (68) and Sam Aldous with 73, Edwardstone scored 205 for 5, Young top scoring with 63, Marston taking 3 for 38 and Ollie Self 2 wickets.

    Greene King Players of the week

    Murray Commins, Sandeep Singh, Andrew Longfield, Ollie Self, Peter Smith, Alfie Marston and Sam Aldous.


    21st July

      Home Away
    1st team    @ Vauxhall Mallards
    2nd team Brockley  
    3rd team Easton 2nds  
    4th team Stowmarket 2nds  

    22nd July

      Home  Away
    1st team     
    2nd team Nowton  
  4. Cricket July 7th & 8th

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    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

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

    15th July

      Home  Away
    1st team    @ Edwardstone
    2nd team Brettenham  
  5. Cricket June 30th & July 1st

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    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

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

    8th July

      Home  Away
    1st team     
    2nd team   @ Brettenham