Captain on hand to help Bury hold on for hard fought draw

PROMISING DISPLAY: Chris Honeyball who despite suffering defeat with Bury IV to Stowmarket II can take heart from a good personal performance
PROMISING DISPLAY: Chris Honeyball who despite suffering defeat with Bury IV to Stowmarket II can take heart from a good personal performance
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GIBBS DENLEY

EAST ANGLIAN

PREMIER LEAGUE

Gt Witchingham 289 drew

with Bury St Edmunds 185-6

Impressive displays from Tom Huggins and Justin Bishop ensured Bury St Edmunds claimed a draw against Great Witchingham.

The home side batted first and, with an outstanding innings of 140 from 167 balls by Sam Arthurton, posted an imposing total of 289.

Tom Robotham took 5-47, Justin Bishop 3-77 and Tom Huggins 2-71 as Bury clinched the vital bowling points.

Bury got off to a solid reply, with Huggins and Bishop (63) making 106 for the first wicket.

When Huggins was fourth out for 73, the reply stalled and it was left to Sturgeon and James McKinney to play out a draw after 58 overs.

n In Marshall Hatchick Two Counties Championship Division Three, Bury St Edmunds II eased to a 103-run victory over Halstead II.

Batting first, Bury recovered from a poor start as Marcus Price (49) joined Simon Aldous (85no). With Owen Grisby scoring 25, the final total stood at 228-6.

Halstead struggled to get going and never achieved the required rate, finishing on 125-9, Javed taking 4-33 .

n It was a less successful afternoon for Bury’s third team, who suffered a disappointing nine-wicket defeat to Tuddenham in Division Five.

Tuddenham justified their top-of-the-league standing as Bury were bowled out for 79, a target easily reached by the hosts.

n It was much the same story for the fourth team (186-7) in Division Eight West as they fell to an eight-wicket defeat to Stowmarket II (190-2).

Despite the defeat, encouragement can be taken from the displays of Chris Honeyball and Raj, who made a century stand.

n In Hunts County Bats Suffolk League Division One, Bury’s Sunday side also suffered defeat, going down to Mildenhall by 47 runs.

Batting first, Mildenhall set a target of 204 inspired mainly by the 59 total of Webb. For Bury, Honeyball claimed two wickets.

The total proved just too high in reply for Bury, despite knocks of 41 apiece from Kizis and Sturgeon, as they made 204.

n Things were not much better for the second team (106) in Division Four as they slumped to seven-wicket defeat to Acton (107-3).

n Bury will be looking for a first win in the EAPL this season when they host Saffron Walden tomorrow (11am).