Bury St Edmunds visited Sudbury on Saturday in the EAPL, the home side won the toss and invited the visitors to bat. Bury made a steady start before Alfie Marston was out for 11 with the score on 34, Tom Curran followed for 24 with the total on 43 and when the big wicket of Murray Commins followed for 9 Bury were in trouble at 49 for 3. Josh Cantrell joined captain Sean Park and took the game to just before lunch when Cantrell was out for 35 with the score on 138. After lunch Luke Du Plooy was out for 4 and Sean Park for an excellent 56 that included 7x4 and 1x6. At 151 for 6 the game was very much in Sudbury’s favour but James Sturgeon and Alistair Allchin came together with a determined and successful partnership of 92 runs before Allchin was out for 54 with the score on 243 - an innings that included 5x4 and 3x6, Sturgeon continued his recent good form making 63 off 66 balls and 10x4 and 1x6; he was out with the score on 279 for 8 to the last ball of the 64th over.
Bury made a very good start as Waldock was out for 6 caught by Sturgeon bowled George Loyd for 6, Tom Huggins (33) and Darren Batch put on 60 before Batch was out again caught by Sturgeon this time off Sean Cooper and soon after Huggins went caught by Sean Park off Cooper's bowling with the score on 85. Things got better for Bury as Moulton-Day was out bowled by Alistair Allchin for 21 and at 93 for 4 Bury looked like creating an upset, but after tea New Zealander Tim Johnstone (87) and Ben Parker (85 not out) batted the home side to a win. Johnstone had become Cooper's third victim but on a dry pitch and fast outfield the game was lost but this was a good all round performance on a day that England World Cup exploits were in evidence.
Bury's 2nd team played a 25 over game that straddled the football; Mistley scored 135 for 9, Charlie Cook taking 4 for 31 and Oliver Riddick 2 for 24; but Bury were all out for a disappointing 110 with Mike Skelton scoring 31.
On Sunday Burys 2nd team had an excellent game away to Brettenham, the home side scored 227 and Bury 155 the highlight for the visitors was young Finn Bonas taking 2 for 39 and 3 excellent catches.
Greene King players of the week
Sean Park, Alistair Allchin, James Sturgeon, Charlie Cook and Finn Bonas.
|1st team||Great Witchingham|
|2nd team||@ Haverhill 2nds|
|3rd team||Long Melford|
|4th team||@ Nowton 2nds|
|1st team||@ Edwardstone|