Bury heading to Horsford on the
back of thriller with Cambridge

STEAMING IN: Justin Bishop bowls for Bury in Saturday's thrilling match against Cambridge Granta
STEAMING IN: Justin Bishop bowls for Bury in Saturday's thrilling match against Cambridge Granta

Bury St Edmunds head to Horsford tomorrow (11am) hoping to leapfrog their hosts in the East Anglian Premier League table.

Bury played out a thrilling general draw with Cambridge Granta at the Victory Ground on Saturday, but fell agonisingly short of their first outright triumph of the season.

Granta won the toss and had no hesitation in batting, but good bowling kept the score down.

Tom Robotham made an early breakthrough, but the second wicket added 117 runs before Jonathan Atkinson (59) was caught by Justin Bishop off Tom Huggins.

Hughes followed for 59 and Robotham (16-3-52-3) bowled Park for his third wicket, while Justin Bishop (2-51) and Tom Huggins (2-71) finished with two victims apiece as Granta reached 254-8 off the maximum 64 overs.

The visitors’ attack kept the Bury score down, but Bishop (76) and Huggins (60) made 135 for the first wicket.

Debutant Michael Coomber was outstanding as at times it became a one-man show as the ball disappeared to all areas of the ground.

Other players got out in search of a win and the score was level after the final ball had been bowled. Coomber’s unbeaten 91 included eight fours and four sixes.

n Suffolk face an anxious wait to see who they will face in the quarter-finals of the Unicorns Knockout Trophy and if it will be home or away.

The county side — featuring Bury players Tom Huggins, Justin Bishop, Michael Comber, Simon Rees and Russell Stockdale — were beaten by Norfolk in their final group game on Sunday.

Norfolk can now overtake Suffolk for top spot in the group by winning this weekend and earn a home tie with Devon, Wiltshire or Dorset and relegating Suffolk to second for a long away trip to Devon or Witlshire.

Bishop (56) struck a half-century and ex-Bury player Tom Rash 47 in Suffolk’s 202-8, but Norfolk edged home with two balls to spare, despite Bishop, Huggins and Woolpit’s Craig Estlea being among the wicket-takers.

Greene King players of the week: Michael Coomber, Justin Bishop, Tom Huggins, Pete Thearle, Tom Bastow, Phil Godden, Alex Packer, Raj.