Bury are closing in on survival, despite loss at Victory Ground

Bury V Burwell cricket from the Victory Ground.     Tom Huggins bowling for Bury.
Bury V Burwell cricket from the Victory Ground. Tom Huggins bowling for Bury.

GIBBS DENLEY

EAST ANGLIAN

PREMIER LEAGUE

Bury St Edmunds 129

lost to Burwell 265

by 136 runs

Bury St Edmunds need just two points to retain their East Anglian Premier League status, despite losing at home to Burwell on Saturday.

A mix-up early on saw James McKinney run out Khalid and successful lbw calls by Tom Robotham and Tom Huggins had the score at 34-3, but Burwell gradually built a score, with Jeffrey Keyt making 84 on their way to 265.

In reply, Justin Bishop was out for 16, but the game changed as Bury lost Shahzaib Hasan and Sasha Ward with the score on 41.

Tom Huggins (62) and James McKinney (20no) were the best of the rest as Bury were all out for 129.

n Bury II (97) had a poor day away to Coggeshall in Marshall Hatchick Two Counties Championship Division Three.

Simon Aldous made 25no and although Javed bowled well, the home side won.

n Bury III’s Frankie Stennett took 5-29 to reduce St Margaret’s to 150-8 in Division Five.

Stuart Nunn top-scored with 27 and Ben Whittaker hit 24no, but Bury fell short.

n Bury Ladies finished the Twenty20 season on a winning note at home to Maldon, with tight bowling and fielding from Emma Ellis, Megan Arnold and Pippa Palmer restricting them to 98-7.

Bury’s reply was dominated by Angela Jiggins (66no) — supported by Palmer — as Bury won to finish runners-up in the league.

n Bury Sunday were beaten by Walsham-le-Willows in Hunts County Bats League Division One.

Walsham made 254-6, despite wickets for Adam Kizis (3-51) and Tom Curry (2-51).

Bury were all out for 227 in reply, with Will Vale scoring 68 and James Stugeon 60.

n Bury Sunday II fared 
better in Division Four, winning at Elmswell thanks to 141no from Tom Evans and 
44 from James McKinney.

Tom Bastow took two wickets as all the team enjoyed a bowl in a win by 74 runs.

Taylor Wimpey players of the week: Tom Huggins, Frank Stennett, Angela Jiggins, Will Vale and Tom Evans.