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 Cook, Ian Plumb, George Boughton and Sam Aldous.
|2nd team||@ Woolpit 2nds|
|3rd team||@ Braintree 2nds|
|4th team||Brockley 2nds|
|1st team||@ Woolpit|