Bury’s form fails to improve as they slip to yet another defeat

HOWZAT!: Shahzaib Hasan claims wicket of Daniel Jones, but it proved a rare positive in an otherwise disappointing afternoon with defeat to Burwell
HOWZAT!: Shahzaib Hasan claims wicket of Daniel Jones, but it proved a rare positive in an otherwise disappointing afternoon with defeat to Burwell

GIBBS DENLEY

EAST ANGLIAN

PREMIER LEAGUE

Burwell 170-9 beat

Bury St Edmunds 98

by 72 runs

Bury St Edmunds’ woeful form in the East Anglian Premier League continued on Saturday with a disappointing 72-run defeat to Burwell.

With Burwell batting first, Matt Hunn took the first wicket and Justin Bishop, off a short run, three wickets.

Shahzaib Hasan bowled well, taking 3-35 in 16 overs and Tom Huggins 3-14 off 12 overs.

Wickets fell at regular intervals with Alistair Allchin top scoring (41no) in a home total of 170-9 off 56 rain-reduced overs.

Bury realised the nature of the surface after taking 13 off the first over, with Burwell’s spin twins Kian Adhav and Shaftab Khalia operating in tandem from the second over.

Bishop scored a brisk 34 off 35 balls while Tom Huggins stood firm on a pitch of uneven bounce.

In a dramatic turn, Bishop was first out with the score on 48 before Bury lost Adams and Hasan, but Huggins battled on, scoring 26 off 77 deliveries, but was ironically out to seam in the 27th over.

Sasha Ward battled for 13 off 60 deliveries and Phil Godden made 10 off 38, but although both sides had been on identical scores at one time (95-5) the difference was the Burwell tail-end batsmen, who gathered runs while Bury collapsed to 98 all out.

n In Marshall Hatchick Two Counties Championship Division Three, Bury II slumped to a seven-wicket defeat to Coggeshall II (192-3).

Bury II scored 191-9, from Logan (42), Curran (36), Aldous (37) and an eighth-wicket stand between Stuart Nunn (26) and Vivek 22.

But it was not enough against Coggeshall, who got there easily with an over to spare and only seven wickets down.

n There was better news for the third team in Division Five as they claimed a draw with St Margarets.

With the hosts in bat, Green (5-55) and Thomas 
(1-19) restricted St Margarets to 143.

In reply, John Nicoll (24) and Dobson (36) got the visitors into contention as they required 11 off the last over to win with nine wickets down.

Tom Curry levelled the score, but with one run needed off the last delivery, Dobson could not hit the required run as the match was tied.

n Meanwhile, in the Ladies T20, Bury (70-4) overcame hosts Felixstowe (86-6) in a six-wicket triumph.