Bury St Edmunds lost the toss and were asked to field against Horsford in the East Anglian Premier League on Saturday. The visitors took 4 wickets before lunch that included overseas player Chad Bowes for 50 and Stephen Marrillier for 56 after lunch a 124 run partnership between Chris Reed (52) and Calum Metcalf (89) swung the game toward the home side late wickets took the total to 300 for 8 with Alistair Allchin taking 3 wickets and George Loyd having figures of 3 for 43 off 13 overs but neither fielding or bowling was of the high standard expected at the level. By tea despite losing two early wickets Bury were in the game as Murray Commins and Alfie Marston batted well with the score on 120 for 2.
But Commins received a poor decision on 49 and although Marston batted very well no-one could remain with him, Marston was 6th out for an excellent 96 just 4 runs short of what would have been a much deserved century but the Bury tail failed to stay the distance being all out for 182.
Bury’s 2nd team lost a close encounter at home to Abberton the visitors scored 191 for 8 with Charlie Cook taking 4 wickets; in reply Bury scored 188 for 9 - agonisingly short with runs from Ian Plumb (48) and Cook (41*).
Bury’s 3rd team were at home to Great Bromley and scored 220 for 8 with excellent contributions from Dinesh (54), Pete Thearle (46) and Sandeep (50) and the visitors finished a very close 218 needing 10 off the last over which was bowled by Ollie Self who took 3 wickets, it was very good bowling of 4 for 49 off 15 overs by Jonny Fuller that proved significant.
The 4th team were away to Stradbroke who scored 192 for 5 with Bury’s reply reaching 143for 9.
On Sunday Bury's 1st team played Edwardstone who batted first posting 191 for 5. A few chances in the field were missed, allowing I. Young to carry his bat for an unbeaten 81. Wickets were shared amongst the bowlers. In reply Tom Curran (23) started quickly, Ben Whittaker and Sam Bishop (49) put on 105 for the second wicket partnership. Charlie Ruffle added 19 runs, leaving Ben to score the winning runs, finishing on 86 not out.
Total 194 for 3.
The Sunday 2nd team travelled the short distance to Nowton and in a close game Bury scored 199 for 8; Nowton 203 for 8, Ray being man of the match with 61 runs and 2 wickets.
Greene King players of the week
Alfie Marston, Charlie Cook, Ian Plumb, Sandeep, Dinesh, Jonny Fuller, Ollie Self, Ben Whittaker and Raj.
|1st team||@ Copdock|
|3rd team||@ Battisford|
|4th team||@ Woolpit 4ths|