Horsford 205 beat
Bury St Edmunds 99
by 106 runs
Bury St Edmunds’ disappointing season continued with an emphatic defeat away at Horsford.
The visitors bowled and fielded well, having the home side at 8-2 and 107-5, but Zimbabwean player Stephen Marillier proved the difference with a score of 96.
Bury’s main bowlers all completed their full 18 overs, with Tom Robotham taking 1-51, Justin Bishop 4-64 and Tom Huggins 3-65.
In reply, the visitors had a disastrous start from which they could not recover, losing their top three batsmen with just seven runs on the board.
For a time it looked like a draw might be possible as Sasha Ward made 20, Henry Colburn 10 on debut, Adam Kizis battled for 72 balls to score 14 and James McKinney 25no in a total of 98.
However, it was not to be as Bury remain rooted to the foot of the table.
MARSHALL HATCHICK TWO COUNTIES
Bury St Edmunds II 188-6 beat Yoxford 184-9
by four wickets
An impressive batting display proved the difference as Bury eased to a four-wicket victory over Yoxford.
With the visitors put into bat, Tom Curran, Marcus Price and Stuart Nunn bowled well to restrict Yoxford to 184.
In reply, Bury were quickly reduced to 27-2, with Yoxford’s two excellent opening bowlers Lincoln and Randall in the ascendancy.
However, Nicol and Aldous rebuilt and then blossomed with a partnership of 127, putting Bury well and truly in control
A flurry of late wickets followed, but it could not prevent the hosts from picking up a third win of the season.
DIVISION EIGHT WEST
Nowton 326-4 beat
Bury St Edmunds IV 38
by 288 runs
Bury St Edmunds IV travelled the short distance to Nowton, but returned on the back of an emphatic 288-run defeat.
The side was made up of mainly youngsters, who were given their first taste of senior cricket.
However, it was a harsh lesson for the majority of the team, as Nowton’s greater experience and pedigree showed in a comfortable afternoon for the home side.
n There were no Sunday matches, but the Victory Ground hosted Suffolk’s Minor Counties One Day Trophy game against Norfolk.
The visitors scored 247 on a superb wicket, with the home side falling just 12 runs short.