Bury forced to settle for a draw in away clash

CAPTAIN'S INNINGS: Bury's Tom Huggins
CAPTAIN'S INNINGS: Bury's Tom Huggins

GIBBS DENLEY EAST ANGLIAN PREMIER LEAGUE

Great Witchingham 196-8 drew with Bury St Edmunds 157-7

BURY St Edmunds had to settle for a share of the spoils away to Great Witchingham following a general draw between the sides.

The hosts won the toss and batted first and put on 70 for the first wicket before three wickets fell without score. Rash took the first two and Abhishek Juanjuanwala the other.

Tom Huggins also took five wickets as the home side made 198-8 off 66 overs.

Bury’s reply centred around Huggins, who batted strongly along with Chris Lomas, who made a sensible 18 while others struggled.

Huggins was seventh out for 67 off 121 balls having shared a 48 run stand with Toby Adams (21).

It was left to Tom Rash and Ben Bellward to play out a draw as Bury scored 157-7 off 57 overs.

TWO COUNTIES CHAMPIONSHIP

DIVISION THREE

Bury St Edmunds II 191 beat

Long Melford 142 by 49 runs

BURY hosted Long Melford and cruised to a 49-run victory.

The visitors won the toss and invited Bury to bat.

Although five players reached 20, it was Fildes (29) and Stuart Nunn (32) who top scored in a total of 191.

Long Melford were all out for 142 as Vivek took 5-37 and Mark Nunn 3-25.

James Sturgeon kept wicket well, taking three catches and making a stumping.

DIVISION FIVE

Maldon II 213-7 beat

Bury St Edmunds III 132 by 79 runs

BURY travelled to Maldon, who batted first and scored 213-7 in a comfortable victory for the hosts.

Tom Curran took two early wickets and Toby Nunn a third, but a big partnership with Ellis making 81 proved the difference.

Tom Curry had good figures of 7-2-20-2.

Bury scored 132, the top scorers being Ben Curran (13), Toby Nunn (21), Charlie Johnson (18) and Tom Curran (34).

DIVISION EIGHT WEST

Bury St Edmunds IV 205-7 lost to Elveden 208-3 by seven wickets

BURY were depleted for the visit of Elveden and it showed as they crashed to a seven wicket defeat.

Batting first, the home openers Saurabh Gupta (52) and Joe Tasker scored 75 for the first wicket.

Rob Pettit, Johnny Domino and Ben Whittaker all batted well, but captain Janak Raj was the star performer with a superb 75 that included eight fours and four sixes, for a total of 205-7.

Elveden batted well against a spirited bowling attack of Tasker, Gupta, Domino, Raj and Whittaker and reached the target for three wickets.

HUNTS COUNTY BATS

SUFFOLK LEAGUE

DIVISION ONE

Bury St Edmunds 192-9 beat

Battisford 51 by 141 runs

ON SUNDAY, Battisford were the visitors as Bury batted first, scoring 192-9 in what proved an emphatic victory.

Battisford were all out for 51, with Tom Robotham taking 5-15 and Mark Nunn three wickets.

DIVISION FOUR

Long Melford 148-8 lost to Bury St Edmunds II 151-7 by three wickets

BURY’s Sunday second XI visited Long Melford and came away with a impressive win.

The home side batted first and scored 148-8.

Tom Curry’s three overs achieved 3-26 and Janak Raj bowled 10 overs 3-35.

However, Bury did not have it all their own way, scoring 151-7.

Pete Thearle batted well for 77.

Taylor Wimpey players of the week: Tom Huggins, Vivek, Janak Raj, Mark Nunn, Simon Aldous, Tom Robotham and Pete Thearle.