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  1. 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 14.2.43.2.

    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.

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     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.

  2. Bury St Edmunds travelled to Mildenhall for the first EAPL game in a few years, the home side batted first and in the 3rd over Mark Nunn trapped Kyle Morrison lbw, Jo Reed played a typical robust innings but was caught by wicket keeper James Sturgeon off Nunn for 28 with the score on 51. Matt Allen battled hard scoring 24 off 70 balls before being 3rd out on 106. Ben Shepperson came in to push the score on making 28 at a run a ball, Peter Worthington had held the innings together before being out for 65 off 130 deliveries when he was well caught by Tom Robotham off Sean Park. After this wickets fell at regular intervals Nunn taking ex Surrey player Murtaz Hussein, Robotham had bowled well without reward his 10 overs for 26 but it was Nunn with figures of 4 for 37 and Park 3 for 31 who had taken the wickets in a total of 186/9 off the 50 overs.

    The Bury reply was soon in trouble against the pace of Tino Best and Morrison; Ben Curran and Luke DePloy were both out to Morrison cheaply before in the cold wet conditions the teams came off in the 9th over.

    When play resumed young Alex Oxley was out for 7 having been hit on the helmet, Sturgeon battled well for 17 and Nunn for 21 it was the wicket of Park that turned the game he was out for 33, despite resistance from Sean Cooper with 36 not out Bury ended with Tino Best taking Robotham’s stump out of the ground, Best bowled well recording figures of 8.4 overs 14/3


     Bury’s 2nd team played co-leaders Long Melford at the Victory Ground the visitors scored 178/8 but rain probably saved Bury when they were well below the target as the match was abandoned.


     Bury’s 3rd team travelled to Easton to play the home side 2nd team. Bury batted first and scored 142 Tony Riddick scored 42 and Simon Aldous 41 it was a competitive match but the score proved too little as the home side reached the target with 5 wickets down.


     On Sunday the 1st team were at home to Stowupland batted first and scored 224/3 with 88 from Hugh Stanton and 96 from Phil Godden in reply Stowupland were all out of 124 with the fast improving Ollie Riddick taking 5 for 37.


     Greene King players of the week Mark Nunn, SeanPark, SeanCooper, HughStanton, PhilGodden and OllieRiddick.

    Next week we are at home to Sudbury in a 120 over EAPL game, the 2nd team travel to Tuddenham, 3rds are away to Worlington 2nds, 4th team at home to Bardwell.

    On Sunday the 1st team are away to Battisford.

  3. Bury St Edmunds travelled to Copdock for a 50 over East Anglian Premier League match and batted first, Justin Bishop was out for 10 after 55 minutes of play with the score on 41, Ben Curran was batting well but for the second time got a very unlucky dismissal having scored 37 scoring 5 x 4s, Luke D Plooy made 15 but a mini collapse saw the team in trouble at 84/6 however captain Sean Cooper held firm with excellent support from Mark Nunn who was out in the final over for 49 which included two big 6’s as Cooper remained not out on 39 in a score of 185/7.

    Copdock batted carefully a big call in the first over was turned down, with Ex Essex player Jaik Mickleborough first out having scored 47 caught and bowled James McKinney, Justin Bishop had Jackie Beaumont well stumped by James Sturgeon soon after as Bishop bowled 10 overs 3 maidens 17/1. McKinney taking 1/37 off his 10 overs but Martin Cull kept his concentration to take the home side to victory.


    The 2nd team were at home to Halstead won the toss and elected to field. Bury started quickly with Josh Toon and Vivek rotating the strike nicely not allowing the bowlers to settle. Wickets then started to fall, Josh Toon made 41 and at 83 for 7 Bury looked in trouble. But some superb batting from Captain Adam Kizis and Mike Skelton who got Bury up to a respectable 172 for 7. Kizis finished 52 not out and Skelton 36 not out.

    Bury started very quickly with Billy Riddick claiming the first wicket with just the second ball of the innings, Halstead could never build a partnership and were bowled out for a meagre 98. Vivek Rajagopal finished with 3 for 18, Javed Imam 2 for 28, Kizis 2 for 25 and Riddick and Cook both claimed 1 wicket.

    Bury won by 74 runs.


    Bury’s 3rd team were away to West Bergholt lost the toss, got put in; and with the pitch rather variable, batted well to get to 171 for 5. Rob Johnson a patient 31, Dobson a hard hitting 48, one six... and Martin Sully a very well-paced 51not out.

    In reply our bowling and fielding was too loose, despite an early success for Oliver Riddick. It was not until Tom Curry found his form in his 3rd over did we start looking like we might‎ turn things around, Tom bowled really well finishing with 4 for 49, and if it had not been for an unbeaten 50 from Bates Bury could have won. They reached our total, 174 for 6.


    At the Victory Ground Bury 4th team fielded a very young side against Brockley II with eight juniors in the side including one playing his very first game of cricket. Brockley batted first and finished on 218 for 7

    The Bury youngsters bowled well however with Elliott Bonas 5-0-2-49. Leo Saui-Bell bowled five overs going for 23. He is 13 years old. Pick of the Bury bowlers was Neil Jefferies with 10-0-3-57

    The Bury reply started slowly but then Tom Halliday and Ollie Self got going. Tom fell for 29 but Ollie Self went on to score a magnificent 104 before being bowled. His ton included two sixes. Bury were eventually all out for 165 losing by 53 runs. It is terrific to see so many young players taking part they are the future of the club.


    On Sunday Bury Ladies travelled to Dellwood Avenue Felixstowe for their opening game of 2017 in the T20 league with a relatively new team.

    Bury's captain Emma Ellis won the toss and elected to field first.

    Felixstowe's opening batter Amanda Norman stuck around for the whole of the innings reaching 44 not out giving Bury Ladies the challenge of chasing 111 to win.

    Bury's opening batter Sophie Utteridge got the score board ticking over early on in the game, before being bowled out for 19 runs.
    Nat Samuels then joined Ellie Costin at the crease, scoring 31 not out including four 4's and the crucial last run of the game in the final over. Throughout Ellie Costin contributed well to the final runs, by achieving 32 not out.

    Final score: Felixstowe  110-3

                       Bury St Edmund's 111-1

    Any girls or ladies interested in joining the club, come along to training at the Victory Ground on Wednesdays at 6pm, where all will be welcome.


    On Sunday Bury’s Sunday 1st team were at home to Bardwell  won the toss and elected to bat first scoring  366-3 from 40 overs.

    Opening batsman Alex Oxley scored a superb 162 and his partner Ben Curran 121 in a remarkable batting display, Luke Du Plooy scored 58.

    In reply Bardwell finished with 206-6 with Oliver Riddick bowling beautifully with 3 wickets to his name.


    Greene King players of the week Mark Nunn, Adam Kizis, Martin Sulley, Tom Curry, Ollie Self, Ellie Costin, Ben Curran and Alex Oxley.

     

    Next week the 1st team are at home to Frinton, the 2nds away to Haverhill 2nds, 3rd team at home to Braintree 2nds the 4th team away to Haverhill 3rds.

    On Sunday no ladies fixture, 1st team are away to Mildenhall, 2nd team are at home to Tuddenham.

  4. Bury St Edmunds had a disappointing day in the EAPL on Saturday away to Horsford the home side scored 230/8 with their star player Stephen Marillar scoring 118 at a run a ball received, Luke Findley added 37 and Bridgestock 33. Sean Cooper bowled a tight spell conceding just 26 runs off his 10 overs for one wicket, Mark Nunn took 0/36 of his 10 overs Dominic Manthorpe took 3 wickets and Justin Bishop another; a feature was the good fielding with 3 batsman run out.

    Bury lost Bishop early on and never got going as a batting team Alistair Allchin who was unable to bowl top scored with 28, he was well supported by James Sturgeon with 15. Glenford Boyce scored 16 as the visitors were all out for 114.


    Bury’s 2nd team kept up their winning ways with a good win at home to Exning, winning the toss Adam Kizis batted first as his team scored 191/7 off 45 overs Phil Godden scoring an excellent 67 with the captain adding 22 quick runs.

    O.Colby starred for Exning with 3/64 and added 60 with the bat but it was a remarkable bowling spell by Charlie Cook that turned the game with 5/18 his first 5 wicket haul and ensuring a good win.


    On Sunday Bury played Woolpit, batted first, and half centuries were scored by Ben Curran, Josh Toon and Mark Nunn in a total of 190/7. Woolpit however batted well to win the game.


     

    Greene King players of the week Alistair Allchin, Phil Godden and Charlie Cook.

    Next week the 1st team visit Copdock, 2nd team are at home to Halstead 2nds, 3rd team away to West Bergholt and 4th team at home to Brockley 2nds. On Sunday the 1st team are at home to Bardwell and 2nd team away to Mildenhall 2nds.