Bury St Edmunds were well beaten by Great Withchingham on Saturday it was a good toss to win and the visitors invited Bury to bat. The wicket was excellent only achieved by a lot of hard work by Mark and Bobby Flack who have had to put a lot of time and effort into watering the squares.
Tom Curran made a quick 10 and Alfie Marston 19 who was second out with the score on 53, Murray Commins battled hard for 64 runs he was 6th out with the score on 137, Alistair Allchin made 37 but this was not enough runs Bury were 180 all out, by mid-afternoon the wicket had become even better and with the reliable opening partners James Spellman and Sam Arthurton the visitors were never in trouble the brightest performance came from 17 year old Oliver Riddick who had Arthurton caught by Josh Cantrell for 88 his first wicket at this level, this was followed up by the wicket of James Page but Spellman remained not out on 53.
Bury’s 2nd team played away to Haverhill’s 2nd team; Haverhill scored 222 with Ben Whittaker taking 3 for 58. Bury were all out for a disappointing 127 Alex Blumfield scored 39 and Charlie Cook 36.
Pride of place goes to the 3rd team who secured an excellent win at home to Long Melford’s 2nd team. Bury scored 244 for 8, Sandeep Singh scoring 109 and Andrew Longfield 82. Matt Hoadley taking 3 for 24. Long Melford were all out for 149 thanks to a large extent to Dan Willingham who made 73, Sandeep taking 2 for 32 but it was Ollie Self with a superb bowling performance of 6 for 34 off 8 overs that ensured the win.
Bury’s 4th team won the toss away to Nowton 2nds. Simon Loughe as stand in captain fielded first, bowling the home team out for 193, with Peter Smith taking 4 for 34, Andy Norburn 3 for 41, and young Katie Hartwright taking 2 for 14, with Nils Carter de Jong ending the innings (as his captain asked him to) 3rd ball. Josh Bullingham took two excellent catches, and Eve Aldous contributed some lively fielding.
In reply, David Norburn and Loughe put on 64 for the first wicket, but after that the wickets fell regularly, with Norburn top scoring with 31, Ralph Martin and Loughe scoring 14, and Peter Smith hit an entertaining 16 near the end. Nowton won by 80 runs.
On Sunday a depleted 1st team played away to Edwardstone Bury made 203 thanks to Alfie Marston (68) and Sam Aldous with 73, Edwardstone scored 205 for 5, Young top scoring with 63, Marston taking 3 for 38 and Ollie Self 2 wickets.
Greene King Players of the week
Murray Commins, Sandeep Singh, Andrew Longfield, Ollie Self, Peter Smith, Alfie Marston and Sam Aldous.
|1st team||@ Vauxhall Mallards|
|3rd team||Easton 2nds|
|4th team||Stowmarket 2nds|