Bury St Edmunds travelled to Mildenhall for the first EAPL game in a few years, the home side batted first and in the 3rd over Mark Nunn trapped Kyle Morrison lbw, Jo Reed played a typical robust innings but was caught by wicket keeper James Sturgeon off Nunn for 28 with the score on 51. Matt Allen battled hard scoring 24 off 70 balls before being 3rd out on 106. Ben Shepperson came in to push the score on making 28 at a run a ball, Peter Worthington had held the innings together before being out for 65 off 130 deliveries when he was well caught by Tom Robotham off Sean Park. After this wickets fell at regular intervals Nunn taking ex Surrey player Murtaz Hussein, Robotham had bowled well without reward his 10 overs for 26 but it was Nunn with figures of 4 for 37 and Park 3 for 31 who had taken the wickets in a total of 186/9 off the 50 overs.
The Bury reply was soon in trouble against the pace of Tino Best and Morrison; Ben Curran and Luke DePloy were both out to Morrison cheaply before in the cold wet conditions the teams came off in the 9th over.
When play resumed young Alex Oxley was out for 7 having been hit on the helmet, Sturgeon battled well for 17 and Nunn for 21 it was the wicket of Park that turned the game he was out for 33, despite resistance from Sean Cooper with 36 not out Bury ended with Tino Best taking Robotham’s stump out of the ground, Best bowled well recording figures of 8.4 overs 14/3
Bury’s 2nd team played co-leaders Long Melford at the Victory Ground the visitors scored 178/8 but rain probably saved Bury when they were well below the target as the match was abandoned.
Bury’s 3rd team travelled to Easton to play the home side 2nd team. Bury batted first and scored 142 Tony Riddick scored 42 and Simon Aldous 41 it was a competitive match but the score proved too little as the home side reached the target with 5 wickets down.
On Sunday the 1st team were at home to Stowupland batted first and scored 224/3 with 88 from Hugh Stanton and 96 from Phil Godden in reply Stowupland were all out of 124 with the fast improving Ollie Riddick taking 5 for 37.
Greene King players of the week Mark Nunn, SeanPark, SeanCooper, HughStanton, PhilGodden and OllieRiddick.
Next week we are at home to Sudbury in a 120 over EAPL game, the 2nd team travel to Tuddenham, 3rds are away to Worlington 2nds, 4th team at home to Bardwell.
On Sunday the 1st team are away to Battisford.