Bury St Edmunds travelled to Copdock for a 50 over East Anglian Premier League match and batted first, Justin Bishop was out for 10 after 55 minutes of play with the score on 41, Ben Curran was batting well but for the second time got a very unlucky dismissal having scored 37 scoring 5 x 4s, Luke D Plooy made 15 but a mini collapse saw the team in trouble at 84/6 however captain Sean Cooper held firm with excellent support from Mark Nunn who was out in the final over for 49 which included two big 6’s as Cooper remained not out on 39 in a score of 185/7.
Copdock batted carefully a big call in the first over was turned down, with Ex Essex player Jaik Mickleborough first out having scored 47 caught and bowled James McKinney, Justin Bishop had Jackie Beaumont well stumped by James Sturgeon soon after as Bishop bowled 10 overs 3 maidens 17/1. McKinney taking 1/37 off his 10 overs but Martin Cull kept his concentration to take the home side to victory.
The 2nd team were at home to Halstead won the toss and elected to field. Bury started quickly with Josh Toon and Vivek rotating the strike nicely not allowing the bowlers to settle. Wickets then started to fall, Josh Toon made 41 and at 83 for 7 Bury looked in trouble. But some superb batting from Captain Adam Kizis and Mike Skelton who got Bury up to a respectable 172 for 7. Kizis finished 52 not out and Skelton 36 not out.
Bury started very quickly with Billy Riddick claiming the first wicket with just the second ball of the innings, Halstead could never build a partnership and were bowled out for a meagre 98. Vivek Rajagopal finished with 3 for 18, Javed Imam 2 for 28, Kizis 2 for 25 and Riddick and Cook both claimed 1 wicket.
Bury won by 74 runs.
Bury’s 3rd team were away to West Bergholt lost the toss, got put in; and with the pitch rather variable, batted well to get to 171 for 5. Rob Johnson a patient 31, Dobson a hard hitting 48, one six... and Martin Sully a very well-paced 51not out.
In reply our bowling and fielding was too loose, despite an early success for Oliver Riddick. It was not until Tom Curry found his form in his 3rd over did we start looking like we might turn things around, Tom bowled really well finishing with 4 for 49, and if it had not been for an unbeaten 50 from Bates Bury could have won. They reached our total, 174 for 6.
At the Victory Ground Bury 4th team fielded a very young side against Brockley II with eight juniors in the side including one playing his very first game of cricket. Brockley batted first and finished on 218 for 7
The Bury youngsters bowled well however with Elliott Bonas 5-0-2-49. Leo Saui-Bell bowled five overs going for 23. He is 13 years old. Pick of the Bury bowlers was Neil Jefferies with 10-0-3-57
The Bury reply started slowly but then Tom Halliday and Ollie Self got going. Tom fell for 29 but Ollie Self went on to score a magnificent 104 before being bowled. His ton included two sixes. Bury were eventually all out for 165 losing by 53 runs. It is terrific to see so many young players taking part they are the future of the club.
On Sunday Bury Ladies travelled to Dellwood Avenue Felixstowe for their opening game of 2017 in the T20 league with a relatively new team.
Bury's captain Emma Ellis won the toss and elected to field first.
Felixstowe's opening batter Amanda Norman stuck around for the whole of the innings reaching 44 not out giving Bury Ladies the challenge of chasing 111 to win.
Bury's opening batter Sophie Utteridge got the score board ticking over early on in the game, before being bowled out for 19 runs.
Nat Samuels then joined Ellie Costin at the crease, scoring 31 not out including four 4's and the crucial last run of the game in the final over. Throughout Ellie Costin contributed well to the final runs, by achieving 32 not out.
Final score: Felixstowe 110-3
Bury St Edmund's 111-1
Any girls or ladies interested in joining the club, come along to training at the Victory Ground on Wednesdays at 6pm, where all will be welcome.
On Sunday Bury’s Sunday 1st team were at home to Bardwell won the toss and elected to bat first scoring 366-3 from 40 overs.
Opening batsman Alex Oxley scored a superb 162 and his partner Ben Curran 121 in a remarkable batting display, Luke Du Plooy scored 58.
In reply Bardwell finished with 206-6 with Oliver Riddick bowling beautifully with 3 wickets to his name.
Greene King players of the week Mark Nunn, Adam Kizis, Martin Sulley, Tom Curry, Ollie Self, Ellie Costin, Ben Curran and Alex Oxley.
Next week the 1st team are at home to Frinton, the 2nds away to Haverhill 2nds, 3rd team at home to Braintree 2nds the 4th team away to Haverhill 3rds.
On Sunday no ladies fixture, 1st team are away to Mildenhall, 2nd team are at home to Tuddenham.