Cricket June 30th & July 1st

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Bury St Edmunds entertained Frinton in the East Anglian Premier League on Saturday the visitors won the toss and elected to bat on an excellent surface made possible by regular watering during the week. Alistair Allchin bowled Michael Grigg in the first over and George Loyd made the score 44 for 2. having Tom Sinclair soon after caught by Josh Cantrell. It was 63 for 3 as the dangerous Mervyn Westerfield was trapped lbw by Allchin, Suffolk player Kyran Young was next out for 21 bowled by Park with the score on 83, which was a good position for the home side. However, not for the first time this season a former Bury player, Michael Comber, batted very well scoring 76; he had taken the game to 200 with 9 x 4 and 3 x 6 he was well supported by Miguel Machado who also scored 76. Late wickets from George Loyd saw Frinton 292 for 9 Allchin had excellent figures of 18/6/58/3 George Loyd 40 for 4 and Park 61 for 2.

Bury battled against the rapid bowling of Westerfield and Comber, Luke Du Plooy was first out for 7 and Tom Curran was also out to Comber for 2 but at tea with the score on 50 for 2 and Murray Commins batting well the home side were still in the game after tea a batting collapse starting with Alfie Marston for 22 reduced Bury to 64 for 6 and the game was lost. James Sturgeon followed his good batting of the previous week with 27 before being lbw with the score on 122 for 7. Murray Commins was last out for 72 but Bury were well beaten all out for 176.

Bury’s 2nd team made it two wins in a row scoring 215 for 6 at Walsham Le Willows, Hugh Stanton top scored with a superb 110 in reply the home side were 168 for 7, 2 wickets for Vivek and Ben Whittaker and one each for Sam Harrison, Adam Kizis and Charlie Cook.

Bury’s 3rd team were at home to Battisford again on a good pitch the visitors scored 278 for 8, 2 wickets for Finlay and Elliot Bonas and Toby Johnson. Bury’s reply was going well until Dinesh on 33 not out was hit on the head by a bouncer he was taken to hospital but returned later, Andrew Longfield made an excellent 63 and Ollie Self 35* but this was a score too far but 203 for 5 ensured 9 points.

Bury 4th team were well beaten by Woolpit’s 4th team.

On Sunday the Sunday 1st team entertained Mildenhall and amassed 344 for 7 the highlight being a 200 run partnership between Ben Whittaker (98) and his brother Max who ended 122*. Charlie Ruffle scored 53.

Mildenhall were all out for 104 with 4 wickets for James McKinney and Oliver Riddick and 2 wickets for Charlie Cook.

 Greene King players of the week

Murray Commins, Alistair Allchin, George Loyd, Hugh Stanton, Andrew Longfield, Max & Ben Whittaker.


7th July

  Home Away
1st team    @ Sudbury
2nd team  Mistley 2nds  Tuddenham
3rd team   @ Yoxford
4th team    

8th July

  Home  Away
1st team     
2nd team   @ Brettenham

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