A hugely disappointing day for Bury St Edmunds against Sudbury; after a 50 minute rain delay Sudbury opened a 106 over game with former Bury players Tom Huggins and Adam Mansfield. Despite the damp outfield the duo batted with care and despatched any loose delivery before Huggins was well stumped by James Sturgeon for 37 off Josh Cantrell with the score on 95 and Mansfield followed soon after for a well-played 62 caught by Sturgeon for 62. Daron Cruickshank caught and bowled Ben Parker for 34 but Darren Batch (73 not out) and Ben Reece (53) took the visitors score to 270/4. Pick of the bowlers was Tom Robotham who in his last game before moving away kept the runs down (10.0.36.0). Cantrell bowled some excellent spin with 18.104.22.168.
Bury were unable to open with Ben Curran due to injury but lost early wickets, Cruickshank in his first game since arriving got a thin edge for 11, Sean Cooper battled as a make shift opener for 15 but Sean Park’s wicket for 8 had Bury reeling at 34/5. Mark Nunn again batted well for 25 and James Sturgeon for 16 not out but Bury were all out with the 9th wicket for just 89. Jonathan Gallagher taking 5 wickets.
The Bury 2nd team again proved a team of potential thanks in the main to an inspired innings from Alfie Marston who opened away to Tuddenham and was last out for a superb 147 from a total of 211. Charlie Cook making the only other significant contribution with 23. A. Jakeman taking 6/61. In reply Tuddenham were all out for 117, Marston keeping wicket taking 2 catches and making a stumping. Ollie Riddick had the best return of a trio of promising young bowlers with 4/18, Billy Riddick taking 2/19 and Charlie Cook 2/20.
Bury’s 3rd team travelled to play Worlington 2nds who posted a decent score of 240/8 - Hassam Dahar taking 3/80, backed by some sound wicket keeping from Mike Skelton. Bury lost early wickets but George Broughton and Samuel Aldous steadied the innings, Dahar scored 34 before the evergreen Kevin Dobson batted the visitors back in to contention with 79 not out; but to no avail as Bury lost by 19 runs.
Neil Jefferies lead his young team at home to Bardwell who scored 270/4, Fin Bonas taking 2/44 and Ollie Self 2/49. However Bardwell were too strong bowling the home side out for 70 Kirk Bonas top scored with 26.
On Sunday Mark Nunn led the 1st team away to Battisford who scored 171/8 with Josh Toon making 43 and Hugh Stanton 50. In reply the home side were all out for 110 with Hassam Dahar taking 4/18.
Greene King players of the week Alfie Marston, Ollie Riddick, Kevin Dobson, Hassam Dahar and Hugh Stanton.
Next week the 1st team visit EAPL Champions Swardeston, In Two Counties Division 3 Bury are at home to Little Barfield, no 3rd team match but in Division 9 West Bury’s 4th team play away to Woolpit’s 4th team.