Bury St Edmunds played Norwich on Saturday in the EAPL with the damp overcast conditions this was always going to be a good toss to win, Norwich duly won the toss and asked Bury to bat. Tom Curran and Luke Du Plooy batted steadily reaching 25 before both were out Du Plooy scoring 14 in what were difficult batting conditions with the ball swinging.
Murray Commins was out for 8 as wickets fell at regular intervals Sean Park became the mainstay and was unlucky to be given out lbw for 46 with the score on 123 for 8 as the home side were all out for a disappointing 128.
As Norwich came out to bat the sun was shining and the ball was no longer swinging. George Loyd took an early wicket and Sean Cooper made it 67 for 2 but Norwich batted well to win by 7 wickets.
Bury’s 2nd team travelled to Woolpit 2nd team in a game that ended in a tie. Bury scored 196 and Woolpit 196 for 9. Max Whittaker scored 103 at a run a ball, whilst Adrian Starling got 5 for 59 for Woolpit.
In reply Woolpit were in a very strong position with Marcus West 75, and Mathew Foulds 46, but there was an excellent last hour from Bury, thanks to Adam Kizis 3 for 52 off 15 overs, Charlie Cook 2 for 30 and Vivek 3 for 31, and an excellent catch from Oliver Riddick. With 2 to win off the last ball, Ian Plumb made an excellent stop to restrict it to 1, and a tie. A really good game.
Bury’s 3rd team visited Braintree 2nds where a picture had been doing the rounds on Twitter on Friday evening showing the Braintree ground under water after a storm so the fact we played at all is great credit to Braintree. The game did not start until 2.00pm and reduced the overs to 40 a side but Bury did manage to win the toss for the first time this season and asked Braintree to bat.
Bury started well with John Hays and Billy Riddick picking up a wicket each and all the bowlers did well; Finlay Bonas picked up 3 wickets with his leg spin, his brother Elliot also bowled well, as did Toby Johnson and we were very happy to bowl them out off the last ball of the innings for 160. Great team effort.
Although Bury got off to decent start with Pete Thearle and Andrew Longfield they lost wickets steadily and when the spinners came on it was more difficult to score the runs needed. Bury fell behind the run rate and were unable to recover finishing some 40 runs short.
Bury 4th team fielded a very young side supported by 3 senior players against Brockley 2nds the visitors scored 279 for 4 but Bury were all out for 53, the important thing is to put out a team and give members the chance to play.
On Sunday the 1st team travelled to Woolpit batted first scoring 209 with Max Whittaker getting 52 not out and Ollie Riddick 46. Woolpit made the target with two wickets down.
Bury’s Sunday 2nd team played Bardwell on the main square and scored 133. Barwell made the target with 3 wickets down.
Greene King Players of the week
Sean Park, Max Whittaker, Ollie Riddick
|1st team||@ Horsford|
|3rd team||Great Bromley|
|4th team||@ Stradbroke|
|2nd team||@ Nowton|