Bury’s top order struggle as Sudbury claim bragging rights

Sudbury Cricket Club v Bury St Edmunds. Bury batsman Sean Park in action ANL-160522-143426009
Sudbury Cricket Club v Bury St Edmunds. Bury batsman Sean Park in action ANL-160522-143426009

GIBBS DENLEY

EAST ANGLIAN

PREMIER LEAGUE

Bury St Edmunds 103

lost to Sudbury 107-4

by 6 wickets

By John Urquhart

Bury’s Mark Nunn starred with bat and ball but it could not prevent Sudbury from claiming the bragging rights with this derby win.

Mike Comber won the toss and batted first, with Callum Taylor returning to the team and Chintan Pashankar making his first team debut, opening the innings with Ben Curran.

It was Sudbury’s James Poulson, however, who dominated proceedings, dismissing the top four batsmen with just 28 on the board, on his way to a five-wicket haul.

Nunn top-scored before being dismissed by former Bury player Tom Huggins.

Bury couldn’t do anything to stop Sudbury reaching their target inside 20 overs, although Nunn continued his good run of form by taking three of the four wickets to fall.

n In Marshall Hatchick Two Counties Championship Division Four, Needham Market (183-9) lost to Bury II (184-7) by three wickets.

Bury II remain unbeaten after Adam Kizis returned the personal best figures of 7-63.

Bury lost early wickets before Josh Toon and James Lofts established themselves.

Kizis and Hassam Dahar then put on 89 for the seventh wicket, and Dahar saw Bury home with a brilliant 59 not out.

n In Division Five, Eight Ash Green (263-7) beat Bury III (96) by 167 runs. Charlie Cook bowled well for Bury, who struggled in reply.

n In Division Eight West, Bury IV (146) lost to Stowmarket (150-8) by two wickets.

Stowmarket’s Junior Trye bowled quickly to pick up six wickets before scoring a quick 31 to turn the match in reply.

n In Hunts County Bats Suffolk Division Three, Stowupland (165-9) lost to Bury II (166-6) by four wickets.

Janek Raj claimed three wickets and Bury made the target inside 30 overs, helped by 50 from Dinesh Yadav.

n In Marshall Hatchick Two Counties Championship Ladies’ T20 Competition, Felixstowe (96-7) beat Bury Ladies (49-6) by 47 runs.

n Greene King Players of the Week: Mark Nunn, Adam Kizis and Hassam Dahar.