Cricket June 23rd & 24th

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Bury St Edmunds played Burwell and Exning in the EAPL last Saturday at the Victory Ground the visitors won the toss and elected to bat but were soon reeling at 13 for 2 as opening bowlers Dominic Manthorpe and Alistair Allchin removed Tom Griffiths and Chris Summerskill, Manthorpe had Simon Donald lbw for 15 with the score on 59, by lunch Burwell were 5 wickets down as George Loyd came into the attack taking two wickets but the visitors innings was built around Joe Tetley who was finally out having scored 123 caught by Josh Cantrell off stand in skipper James McKinney, Jamie Seabrook scored 56, caught by Manthorpe off Cantrell with the last 3 wickets falling cheaply Burwell were all out for 267 Dominic Manthorpe taking 2 for 43 off 14 overs, Allchin 2 for 72, Josh Cantrell 3 for 51 and George Loyd 2 for 34.

Bury got off to the worst possible start for the second week running as Luke Du Plooy managed a thin edge to the first ball of the innings but Murray Commins along with Tom Curran batted well before Commins was out for 24 with the score on 75 but at tea Bury were in a good position; Tom Curran played his best innings at this level making 69 which included 14 x 4 off 85 balls before being out. Cantrell and Allchin soon followed and at 115 for 5 Bury were up against it, but Manthorpe batted well and was unlucky to be given out on 37 a decision that probably cost Bury a much needed win, Ben Whittaker batted well for 31, James Sturgeon batted very well and with George Loyd (22*) as they added an unbeaten 73 run partnership for the 8th wicket Sturgeon ended 49* and was robbed of a half century by the visitors dragging out the final over to such an extent denying a final over that could have proved a very exciting finish, Bury were just 12 runs behind but this was a much improved performance.

Bury’s 2nd team travelled to Tuddenham  won the toss and batted, it was not easy going in the first half of the innings, Peter Campbell for Tuddenham bowled really well, 15 overs 3 for 34,  but all the team chipped in the star of the show was Charlie Cook who batted superbly in the last 20 overs to score 70*, he was well supported by Freddie Statham and Ellis Edwards.

Tuddenham in reply, looked well in control with  Richard Cross 33, and David Cross 58, but a fabulous bowling performance led by Vivek 7 for 52, supported by  Charlie Cook 3 for 33 and a tight spell from Freddie Statham 37 runs off his 11 overs gave Bury a great morale boosting win by 13 runs (151 for 6 to 168 all out).

The 3rds welcomed Yoxford to the Victory Ground. Bury won the toss and Neil Jefferies elected to bowl. Ollie Selfe took two wickets but was very unlucky not to get more as he found the edge of the bat on a number of occasions. As a result, Yoxford scored quickly to start with but were slowed up by Sandeep Singh and Neil Jefferies bowling off spin from both ends. However, it was Finlay Bonas who wrapped up the tail with his slow leg spin (6-2-20-4). Yoxford were all out for 155.

Sandeep got Bury off to a flyer with a quick fire 32 including three sixes. However, the hosts were quickly pegged back by careless batting in the middle order and at one stage were 120 for 8. However, it was young Fin Bonas who came so close to getting us over the line with a brilliant 54 not out. We were eventually all out for 144, just 11 runs short. A very good result for what was mainly a 4th XI stepping up to Div 6.

Greene King players of the week

Tom Curran, Dominic Manthorpe, James Sturgeon, Vivek, Charlie Cook and Finlay Bonas.


30th June

  Home Away
1st team  Frinton  
2nd team   @Walsham Le Willows
3rd team Battisford  
4th team   @ Woolpit

1st July

  Home  Away
1st team  Mildenhall  
2nd team    
Ladies Saffron Walden  

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