Bury’s wait for a first success continues after another defeat

DISAPPOINTING AFTERNOON: James Sturgeon in bat for Bury St Edmunds Sunday side, who slipped to a six-wicket defeat to Woolpit

DISAPPOINTING AFTERNOON: James Sturgeon in bat for Bury St Edmunds Sunday side, who slipped to a six-wicket defeat to Woolpit

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EAST ANGLIAN PREMIER LEAGUE: Great Witchingham 154-1 beat Bury St Edmunds 150 by nine wickets: Bury St Edmunds wait for a maiden Premier League win continues after they slipped to a comprehensive nine-wicket defeat at Great Witchingham.

Losing the toss were put into bat in adverse conditions, Bury made a promising start with Justin Bishop (69) and Tom Huggins (30) putting on 66 for the first wicket before rain interrupted play reducing the overs from 64 to 52, resulting in the visitors struggling to a below-par total of 150.

In reply, the home side took advantage of the drying conditions with Sam Arthurton’s well-crafted 83no inspiring them to victory with an over to spare.

n Bury (191-3) enjoyed a better result in the EAPL Twenty20 competition as Bishop (50) and Michael Comber (88) steered them to a 49-run success over Burwell (142-5).

n That success carried over to Bury II (193-6) in Marshall Hatchick Two Counties League Division Three as they eased to a four-wicket victory over Brightlingsea II (152).

Jonty Poward (106no) was ably supported by en Curran (17) Henry Colburn (32) and Stuart Nunn (17). Poward then proved just as punishing with the ball taking three wickets alongside Toby Nunn.

n It proved a much more difficult afternoon for a weakened Bury III (167-6) team in Division Five as the suffered a 111-run loss to table topping Witham II (278-2).

Chasing a 268 total, Bury gave a spirited showing with Josh Toon hitting an impressive 80.

n On Sunday, Bury Ladies (91) got back to winning ways as they bowled Ipswich and East Suffolk out for 24 in just 11 overs. Fliss Cleverly (21) and Esme Covington-Cross proved the pick of Bury’s players.

n In Hunts County Bats Suffolk Sunday League Division One Bury Sunday (216-9) suffered a six-wicket defeat to Woolpit (219-4) despite impressive displays from Adam Kizis (76no) and Tom Robotham (51).

n in Division Four, Bury Sunday II (278-4) sealed an 118 run win over Edwardstone (156-4) courtesy mainly to Pete Thearle (119) and Tom Evans (127).