GIBBS DENLEY EAST ANGLIAN PREMIER LEAGUE: Cambridge Granta 2-0 drew with Bury St Edmunds 226-6: Bury St Edmunds were denied the chance of victory as rain ruined play to result in a general draw in their match away at Cambridge Granta.
Having won the toss, Bury elected to bat and declared with a solid total of 226-6 from 59 overs, which would secure eight batting points.
The visitors had been struggling on 47-3 but excellent batting from Tom Huggins (84), well supported by Michael Comber (35) and Adam Mansfield (57no) helped to steady the innings.
In reply, only five balls had been bowled by Comber, one of which resulted in the retirement of Tom Clarke through injury before rain stopped any further action.
n Bury III (224-7) managed to get back to winning ways after a torrid run of form in Marshall Hatchick Two Counties Championship Division Five with a three-wicket success over Braintree II (133).
Bury opened with Josh Toon and Simon Aldous, who got off to the perfect start, putting on over 100 for the first wicket which set the foundation for the rest of the innings.
Alex Packer then came in and showed promise with a useful 32, while Hugh Stanton also looked good on debut as the innings eventually finished on 225-6.
In reply, Bury proved just as devastating with the ball as Billy Riddick and Chris Thomas picked up a wicket apiece early on before spin twins Aldous and Irfan turned the screw.
Irfan proved the star man with an impressive six-wicket haul for the loss of just 26 runs off of 11 overs.
Riddick then returned to finish off the tail order as Bury eased to victory.
n Despite H Dahar top scoring with 41, he could not prevent Bury IV (106) slipping to an eight-wicket defeat against Nowton II (110-2) in Division Eight West.
n There was further disappointment in Hunts County Bats Suffolk Sunday League Division One as Bury (195) lost to Woolpit (305-3) by seven wickets.
Adam Kizis (74) and Phil Godden (41) were Bury’s standout players.
n In Division Four, Bury II (215-7) eased to a three-wicket win over Edwardstone (214) courtesy of Sandeep Singh’s magnificent 130.