Pride of place this week goes to Neil Jefferies and his 4th team who registered their first win of the season as they welcomed Woolpit to the Victory Ground. Bury lost the toss and were put into bat and scored 212 for 9 off 40 overs with David Norburn scoring 47 and Tom Halliday making his best score of 41. There were good contributions throughout the batting line up.
A very tight bowling display from the Bury’s attack spearheaded by young Ralph Martin (6-0-19-1) and Elliot Bonas (10-5-19-1) backed up by Neil Jefferies (12-1-39-1) who had Woolpit’s top scorer stumped following some handy glove work by Tom Halliday. A very good fielding performance with Isaac Moss very impressive.
Bury’s 1st team visited Copdock for a key match in the EAPL the home side won the toss and invited Bury to bat, the innings got off to the worst possible start as Alfie Marston who had scored a superb 96 the previous week was out to the first ball of the innings, the ball leapt up and he was caught and bowled, Luke Du Plooy played carefully and the score advanced to 37 when Murray Commins was well caught by Donald Mambo at cover, worse to come as Sean Park was out first ball to a very good full delivery. Dominic Manthorpe soon followed as Bury were reeling at 39for 4 but Du Plooy battled on and with Josh Cantrell (18) recovered to 85 before Cantrell was out, the pitch was offering support to the bowlers when Alistair Allchin came in to bat and with Du Plooy they battled through to lunch. Du Plooy scored with some lusty shots he was 6th out after lunch for an excellent 79 from 99 balls making 12 x 4 and 2 x 6. With the score advanced to 167. Alistair Allchin batted on past 50 being 9th out for 74 from 111 deliveries with 8 x 4 and 1 x 6. The innings closed on 238 and the feeling was it was a fair score. Jason Pembroke taking 5 for 56.
In reply Copdock lost their first wicket on 38 as Allchin bowled Sturman. Josh Cantrell had Sharpe lbw for 37 and at 62 for 2 Bury had a chance but a partnership of 108 between Dan Leggett (50) and Jackie Beaumont took the game away two dropped catches did not help the cause and although two more wickets fell the home side reached their target in what was a disappointing display from the visitors. Beaumont finished on 103 not out and was the difference between the teams.
Bury’s 2nd team played Kesgrave who scored 204 for 7, Vivek taking 3 for 42 off 15, in reply Bury scored 193 for 9, Hugh Stanton making 83 in a batting display which failed to reach the target.
Bury’s 3rd team travelled to Battisford the home side scored 214 with Ollie Selfe taking 2 for 25, Jon Hayes 4 for 62 and Sandeep Singh 4 for 45. The team bowled and fielded well but were blown away batting being all out for 95 Jon Hayes making 18 not out and Pete Thearle 15.
Last Wednesday Bury defeated Worlington in the T20 Suffolk Cup and on Sunday lost to Sudbury in the EAPL T20 mainly due to the performance of Tom Huggins who scored a big century.
Greene King Players of the week
Luke Du Plooy, Alistair Allchin, David Norburn, Tom Halliday, Hugh Stanton, Jon Hayes and Sandeep Singh
|1st team||Burwell & Exning|