Bury St Edmunds entertained Swardeston in the EAPL on Saturday, the home side won the toss and elected to bat, young Hugh Stanton opened having achieved a big score in the 2nd team the previous week but premier league cricket is a big step up and he lost his wicket early, Max Whittaker soon followed before Murray Commins (33) and Alfie Marston (19) took the score to 62 both were out at 100 and soon it became 134 for 6 but Sean Park batted very well and along with Josh Cantrell added 111 runs for the 7th wicket but both wickets fell on 245 and the tail failed, the problem is that Bury needed to bat the full 64 overs but were all out in the 59 over the visitors therefore had 61 overs to reach the target.
Bury bowled well and the first 17 overs only yielded 51 runs by this time Sean Cooper had Jason Reynolds superbly caught by Cantrell at slip, Jordan Taylor batted well for 52 before being lbw to Cooper, James Mckinney took 2 further wickets but Swardeston bat right down the order and visitors captain Joe Gatting remained 69 not out to lead his team home in the 60th over with 8 balls to spare, after the game Gatting paid tribute to the high quality pitch achieved after considerable hard work by all concerned with looking after the Victory Ground 519 runs were scored by far the most in the EAPL on Saturday. Cooper was the pick of the home attack taking 2 for 51 off 12 overs and Mckinney 2.46 off 9.
Bury’s 2nd team had their game away to Easton cancelled apparantly heavy rain but no opportunity was given for a shorter game leaving many disappointed players.
Bury’s 3rd team entertained Worlingworth again on an excellent track the visitors batted first scoring 220 for 5 off the allocated 45 overs, Ed Parker top scored with 61 and Dom Absolon scored 51. Oliver Selfe was the best home bowler with figures of 13-3-45-2 Bury struggled in reply losing regular wickets Ellis Edwards (27) and Sandeep Singh (18) helped the score but it was a last wicket stand of 52 runs between Kirk Bonas (44) and Andrew Norburn (13 not out) that added extra points to the home team.
The Sunday games were lost to the weather.
Greene King Players of the week
Sean Park, Josh Cantrell, Oliver Selfe and Kirk Bonas.
|1st team||@ Mildenhall|
|2nd team||Long Melford||@ Easton|
|3rd team||@ Sudbourne Hill|
|4th team||@ Haverhill 3rds|