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Cricket June 29/30

Cricket June 29/30

David Barker1 Jul - 19:02
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Plenty of cricket to report and a remarkable opening partnership.

A lot of cricket played this past week with a host of games at the Victory Ground plus several matches played away.
The 1st team played at Saffron Walden in the Thurlow Nunn East Anglia Premier League and won convincingly, it was a bit surprising Bury chose to insert the home team on what looked a superb wicket, the view was it was better to chase down any score made, the home side started okay before losing their first wicket Josha Down caught captain Josh Cantrell off the bowling of Ben Whittaker with the score on 38. Harry Gallian soon followed caught Tom Rash off Alex Cruickshank and Tom Bonham also to Whittaker.Cruickshank’s second wicket of Brynn Hendel took the score to 64.4. Walden were not at full strength and lost further wickets by lunch being 7 down it was a day when spin would be important and it was Cantrell who bowled superbly his 18 overs went for just 30 runs taking 4 wickets in the process as the home side were all out for 178 in57.1 overs, Whittaker taking 3.54. Bury got off to a brisk start with Nikethan Radhakrishan and Alex Maynard (22) putting on 65 for the first wicket, Radhakrishhan played some superb shots passing 50 in 35 deliveries going on to score 75 when second out on129. It was good to see Will Routledge back in form (43 not out) playing well with Cantrell (34 not out) to see Bury home at 5.00 pm The win with 25 points takes Bury back to second in the league at the half way stage of the season.
A second win on the bounce for the 2nd XI at home to Copford who scored 223 all out Ian Catley scoring 81 and James Bell 69 some good bowling all round Joe Corder 3.45 Jacob Meredith 2.25 and Xander Brown 2.39 two catches each for Sturgeon and Jack Howland.
A very good surface for Bury to reply reaching the target with 224.2 off 33 overs James Sturgeon made 56 Alan Barker 75 not out and Justin Bishop 49 not out.
A remarkable run feast for the 3rd team away to Worlingworth Bury posted 304.5 that included an opening partnership of 204 between Vivek Rajagopal (149) and Zyan Imam (64) Worlingworth were all out for 141 Imam taking 4.16 and two wickets for Vivek and Henry Baldock. Martin Lee behind the stumps taking two stumpings and a catch. Harry Nestling (22) and Arthur Chambers (20) top scored for the home team.
The opening partnership of 204 must surely be one of the highest ever recorded in this league certainly in Division VI
Not such a good day for the 4th team who came a long way second to Haverhill’s 3rd team Bury scored 98 with Kevin Dobson scoring 36 the visitors Martyn Wilkins taking 6.27 Haverhill’s openers reached the target.
A good win for the Sunday 1st team away to Nowton Bury scored 269.8 with Archie Jones scoring an excellent 124 not out well supported by Saidur Rahman Miju with 43 The home side got close to their target falling to 264.8 former Bury players Ollie Self scoring 77 and Charlie Cook 68 Archie Jones again performing well with 4.52.
Bury’s Sunday 2nd team travelled to Brantham and were all out for 93 Henry Baldock scoring 33 with Tony Nicholls taking 4.24 the home side reached the target with a wicket down maybe in time to see England reach the quarter finals of the Euro’s.
Highlight of the juniors was reaching the final of the Suffolk Under 13 Cup although they lost to Copdock all credit to the team many of whom will be eligible at the age group next season. Tuesday both under 11 and under 13 teams were in action Mayank Raghavendra taking 3 wickets for just 7 runs against Nowton for the under 13 team. The under 15’s won against Nowton scoring 135.6 Imam making 44 and taking 3.12 in the reply as Nowton were 109.6.
Greene King Players of the week Josh Cantrell, Nikethan Radhakrishan, Alan Barker, Vivek Rajagopal, Zyan Imam and Archie Jones.
Byron Burgers young player of the week Mayank Raghavendra. Sorry Zyan but only one £25 voucher per player.
Next week the 1st team are away to Great Witchingham, 2nd team at home to Woolpit 2nds, 3rd team away to Brightlingsea and 4th team at home to Worlingworth 3rds.
On Sunday the 1st team are at home to Copdock no 2nd team game.
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