Bury’s best still can’t beat title holders

EAST ANLGIAN PREMIER LEAGUE

Bury St Edmunds 279-3 drew with Cambridge Granta 175-7

BURY St Edmunds produced their best performance to date, but it was not enough to beat reigning EAPL champions at the Victory Ground.

On winning the toss on the same flat track used for the Minor Counties game last week, Tom Huggins chose to bat.

The home side made a good start with Huggins and Sasha Ward scoring 68 before Ward was out for 22.

Huggins’ attempt to drive the ball out of the ground resulted in him being stumped for 66 with the score at 112.

Simon Rees joined Chris Lomas and the pair batted superbly, adding 159 for the third wicket.

Lomas was out for 90 and Rees remained unbeaten on the same score in a total of 279-3.

Tom Rash (8-0-13-0) and Justin Bishop bowled a tight opening spell before Mark Nunn coming on as first change bowled his best spell of the season, accounting for the first wicket, as Atkinson hooked a well taken catch to Rash.

Huggins bowled 18 overs for just 36 runs and three wickets as Nunn produced figures of 16-4-61-4.

Granta were 153-7 at one stage, but the pitch played well as their tailenders held out for a draw.

TWO COUNTIES CHAMPIONSHIP

DIVISION THREE

Kelvedon & Feering (184-1) beat Bury St Edmunds II by nine wickets

BURY lost the toss in this close encounter and were asked to bat on a wet track where 182-4 was a decent score.

Tom Grint (51) and James Sturgeon (40) batted soundly, Olly Magnus (37no) and James Lofts (35).

The home side got home with just two overs remaining.

Will Rout bowled well with 10-4-33-1.

Parsons remained not out on 88.

DIVISION FIVE

Bury St Edmunds III lost to Boxted by 42 runs

BURY third XI were at home to Boxted where the old adage of catches win matches was illustrated as the visitors scored 206-7 on their way to victory.

John Nicoll and Kevin Dobson each took three wickets.

Bury looked to be on track as Owen Grisby (38) and Michael Skelton (38) batted well.

Kevin Dobson made 26 but the side were 42 runs short.

DIVISION EIGHT WEST

Worlington II (326-2) beat Bury St Edmunds IV (225-6) by 101 runs

BURY came up against a strong batting line up, not helped by both opening bowlers being injured early on against a willowy onslaught as they slumped to a disappointing defeat.

Tom Curry, Janak Raj, Joe Tasker and Chris Honeyball stuck to the task as the home side scored 326 runs.

Bury made a spirited reply, with good contributions from Charlie Johnson, Raj, Honeyball and Alex Urquhart, but the star performance came from Rob Johnson with 107 as Bury gained the maximum batting points.

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SUFFOLK LEAGUE

DIVISION ONE

Worlington III (91-1) beat Bury St Edmunds (90-9) by nine wickets

BURY took a depleted side to Worlington on Sunday and it showed as the suffered a convincing defeat.

The visitors batted first and were all out for 91, Mark Nunn top scoring with 55.

The home side made light of the reply.

DIVISION FOUR

Battisford II (96-2) beat Bury St Edmunds II (95) by eight wickets

Bury’s Sunday second XI were all out at Battisford for 95, Pete Thearle making 52.

The home side achieved the target in 29 overs.