Bury St Edmunds Cricket Club are delighted to announce that Frames and Conservatories Direct have agreed to sponsor the Community Pavilion at the Victory Sports Ground, Club President David Barker said "we are very pleased to have gained the support of Frames/Conservatories Direct we have an outstanding facility that serves a large number of local people and organisations, the Victory Ground is an outstanding sporting venue with a large number of people enjoying a range of sports."
Windows, Frames Direct are great supporters of local sport and their association with the cricket club is much appreciated.
Bury St Edmunds played at home to reigning champions Swardeston on what looked a difficult match, home captain Sean Park won the toss and elected to field in conditions that helped the bowlers. Peter Lambert batted with typical gusto scoring 36 off 43 balls. A change of bowlers brought immediate benefits to the home side, Lambert was caught by wicket keeper James Sturgeon off Park and fellow opener Jason Reynolds was bowled by Sean Cooper with the score on 53. Jordan Taylor was caught and bowled by Cooper for 15 making it 79/3 and on the same score came the big wicket of Joe Gatting caught by Josh Cantrell off Park for 7. Stephen Gray who had scored a superb 103 earlier in the season was bowled by Cooper for 12 on 107. Bury turned to spin and Josh Cantrell bowled a good line and length and was rewarded with 3 wickets; an excellent catch off his own bowling to account for Lewis Demark (37), Fred Ruffle (29) and Jeremy Elliott caught by Alistair Allchin (11). Sharp run outs by Park and Dominic Manthorpe highlight a good fielding performance as the visitors were all out for 200 in 48.5 overs. Reality is this was 50 runs less than Bury expected. Cooper returned figure of 3 for 28 Cantrell 3 for 39 and Park 2 for 40.
The home side lost Ben Curran lbw for 5 with the score on 19 but Allchin and Manthorpe batted soundly taking the score to 93 when Manthorpe was out to an expansive shot for 44, Allchin fell lbw to Gatting for 37 on 126. On the same score Park was out caught first ball and Alfie Marston for 3 with the score on 152, Daron Cruickshank had made 44 when he was out going for a big shot over mid-off with the score on 160 and when Cantrell was also out a run later lbw to a ball that kept low Bury were in trouble, the familiar story of struggling to achieve the target again became apparent. James Sturgeon was joined by Luke De Plooy needing 40 runs both batted with sense and maturity and gradually played risk free cricket aided by a few wides and no balls, gradually the runs accumulated before De Plooy cut a 4 to square leg to win the game De Plooy scored 13 runs off 35 deliveries and Sturgeon remained not out 19 off 33 for a vital win that takes Bury off the bottom of the EAPL, 4 games to go and everything to play for.
Away to Little Bardfield who won the toss and chose to bat. They scored 163/7, George Loyd 3/23. Bury came up agonisingly short with 162/9.
Bury restricted West Mersea to 101 all out. Martin Sully taking 5/36. Bury scored 103/3 to win by 7 wickets, Broughton 29 and Aldous 31 not out.
Playing Woolpit 4's Missed out on win chasing 145. Bury managed 140 all out with Andy Longfield 77.
Sunday 1st XI
Beat Bardwell away, Oliver Riddick impressing with bat and ball (3 more wickets taking his tally for the season to over 60)
On Saturday Burys St Edmunds Cricket Club officially opened the new scoreboard on the second ground. This was only made possible thanks to the generous support of local councillors Ann Williamson, Patrick Chung and Sarah Stamp. The councillors donated part of their Locality Budgets to the project.
Club President David Barker said the electronic scoreboard has made a big difference to the many games played on the ground, the ground is used by the junior, ladies and many other teams and replace the old manual scoreboard.
Pictured by April Urquhart below are Patrick Chung and Ann Williamson with members of Bury St Edmunds Cricket Club before their game on Saturday. (back row L-R: David Barker, Frank Stennett, -, Charlie Johnson, Javed Imam, Alex Malcom & George Broughton)
Bury St Edmunds travelled to Vauxhall Mallards on Saturday in a game which Daron Cruickshank provided on his birthday a batting masterclass. The home side won the toss and batted first Mark Nunn had former Bury player Ben France caught by Adam Kizis and a run out by Dominic Manthorpe had the home side 41 for 2. Michael Platter was bowled by Cruickshank for 34 with the score on 57, however Michael Todd (44) and John Ewart (72) scored well; the former run out by Manthorpe and Ewart bowled by Cruickshank, Alistair Shearer was caught by Manthorpe off Sean Cooper for 40 as the home side declared on 247/6.
Bury lost James Sturgeon without scoring and second out was Tom Curran for 12; there followed a 99 run partnership before Manthorpe was out for 42. No repeat of 2016 when Sean Park helped guide Bury to a win but Cruickshank repeated his 100 this time scoring an amazing 141 with 8 x 4 and 3 x 6 off just 109 balls. He was 6th out on 235 but soon after Mark Nunn fell run out for 26 and the momentum was lost as two more run outs left Bury on 259/9 just 10 short of a first win.
Bury’s 2nd team played a top of the table fixture at home to Sudbury the visitors won the toss and scored 226/7, Oliver Riddick taking 3/53.
Bury scored 179/8 with Josh Toon making 48, Johnny Francis 32 and Dan Harrison 24.
Bury’s 3rd XI played at home to St Osyth won the toss and batted first making 255 all out. The evergreen Kevin Dobson scored 71, Owen Grisby 59, Martin Sulley 26 and Johnny Fuller 25. St Oysth were all out for 165 with 2/36 from Javed Inman 4/45 by Sulley and 3 catches to Dobson.
Bury’s 4th team played away to Exning 2nd XI and despite having the home side 65 for 5 the score totalled 171 all out. Both Findlay and Elliott Bonas took 3 wickets apiece.
The Bury innings never got going and they were 108 all out, losing by 63 runs.
On Sunday wins for both teams. The 1st team were at home to Acton - Mark Nunn won the toss and batted first posting 205/8 with Josh Toon scoring 43, Nunn 51 and Josh Cantrell 21 in reply Acton were all out for 145. 3 wickets for Cantrell, 2 each for Hassam Dahar and Oliver Riddick.
The Sunday 2nd team played away to Rougham and batted first scoring 205/9 with 62 from captain Saurabh Gupta and 52 from Raj which included a 100-run partnership. Rougham were all out for 130 with Sandeep Singh taking 5 wickets Raj 3 and Simon Aldous 2.
Greene King players of the week Daron Cruickshank, Dominic Manthorpe, Josh Toon, Kevin Dobson, Martin Sulley, Saurabh Gupta and Sandeep Singh.
Next week Bury are at home to Norwich in the EAPL, the 2nd team are away to Brockley the 3rd team away to Long Melford 2nds and 4th team at home to Lakenheath 2nds.
On Sunday the 1st team are away to Walsham Le Willows and 2nd team away to British Sugar Sports and Social Club.
Bury St Edmunds hosted Burwell in the EAPL and batted first, Sean Cooper and Alfie Marston were out with the score on 24 but Alex Oxley again batted well making 27 off 53 balls with 4 x 4. Daron Cruickshank took the game to the visitors with a rapid 61 that included 9 x 4 and 1 x 6 before being out with the score on 113/4, Sean Park made 30, Luke DePloy 12 and James Sturgeon 28 taking some 79 deliveries; the side were all out for 188.
In reply Burwell made a solid start making 48 for the first wicket Thomas Jagot held the innings together but was 3rd out for a score of 57. At 132/4 Ben Seabrook was caught by Park off Mark Nunn and the home side were back in the game; despite losing two more wickets Burwell reached the target, the reality Bury did not score enough runs. Mark Nunn bowled well with 188.8.131.52 and Josh Cantrell continued to improve with 184.108.40.206.
Bury’s 2nd team suffered their first defeat of the season away to Mistley, the home team were all out for 127 with Ollie Riddick taking 3 wickets and two each for Vivek Rajagopal, Billy Riddick and Adam Kizis. Bury however were all out for 90 on a difficult pitch.
Bury’s 3rd team were away to league leaders Stowupland the home team scored 226/8 with Sandeep Singh bowling very well taking 6/65, he was well supported by Frank Stennett with 1/36 off 9 overs. Bury were all out for 131 with Max Whittaker scoring 26, Owen Grisby 22 and Simon Aldous 19.
Bury’s 4th team made it two wins in a row at home to Stowmarket’s 2nd team the visitors scored 136/6 Ollie Self and Alex Sujith each taking two wickets. In reply Bury made 137/3 with 51 from Charlie Johnson and an excellent 59 not out from 15 year old Isaac Moss.
On Sunday the 1st team played Haverhill in the Hunts Bats T20 competition.
Bury lost the toss and scored 160/5. Alfie Marston had to retire on 50 and Mark Nunn was 51 not out
Haverhill were 91-6 from 14 overs with two wickets each for Ollie Riddick and James McKinney but Luke Du Plooy was on the receiving end of some big hitting late on this left Haverhill with 13 to win from last over, the first ball got hit for six and to Josh Toons bad luck the ball ended through the back window of his car! The next ball was a wicket which gave Bury a win by 7 runs.
Bury’s Sunday 2nd team played at home to Thurston on a very good pitch as the bat dominated Bury scored 281/6 with Hugh Stanton making 101 and Dinesh Yadeu 76, Thurston scored 235/6 Stanton and Sam Aldous each taking two wickets.
Greene King players of the week Daron Cruickshank, Mark Nunn, Alfie Marston, Ollie Riddick, Sandeep Singh, Charlie Johnson, Isaac Moss, Dinesh Yadeu and Hugh Stanton.
Next week we are away to Vauxhall Mallards in the EAPL, the 2nd team are at home to Sudbury 2nds, 3rd team at home to St Osyth, 4th team away to Exning 2nds.
On Sunday the 1st team are at home to Acton and 2nd team away to Rougham.
On Monday June 19th there is a Suffolk Cup T 20 at home to Haverhill.