EAST ANGLIAN PREMIER LEAGUE
Bury St Edmunds 197-7
Bury won by 55 runs
ESSEX man Chris Wright produced a fantastic all-round display to guide Bury St Edmunds to an excellent win over Horsford.
Bury lost Tom Huggins in the first over and had a difficult morning in damp conditions, at one stage being 90-5.
Justin Bishop made 19, Toby Adams 25 and Simon Rees 31, but Wright and Sasha Ward (29) battled well, adding 67 for the sixth wicket, with Wright top scoring with 54.
Tom Rash remained 20 not out as rain ended the innings on 197-7.
In Horsford’s reply, wickets fell at regular intervals. Phil Edwards claimed the first and Chris Wright produced a hostile spell that had the batsmen hopping about.
His figures of 13-2-29-4 were complemented by Tom Huggins, whose spin achieved 14.4-2-45-5 and it was the latter who took the final wicket thanks to Sasha Ward’s second excellent catch, lifting Bury to fifth in the EAPL.
TWO COUNTIES CHAMPIONSHIP
Coggeshall II 102
Bury St Edmunds II 240-9
Bury won by 138 runs
MARK Nunn scored a century and Olly Magnus a solid 50 as Bury St Edmunds II eased to victory at Coggeshall.
Ethan Wright removed the first three batsmen for just eight runs, but the star bowler was James McKinney with 5-31 as Coggeshall were all out for 102 in a good fielding and bowling performance.
Great Bromley 189-7
Bury St Edmunds III 192-5
Bury won by five wickets
ROB Pryke got the initial breakthrough as Bury attempted to limit Great Bromley’s score to a chaseable one.
John Hayes removed the other opening batsmen and with some fine swing bowling he claimed five wickets in total.
Javed Inman bowled a very controlled spell and frustrated the Bromley batsmen.
There was also a very tidy display of wicket keeping from young George Broughton as Bromley were restricted to 189 runs on a small ground.
Bury lost some early wicket before Owen Grizby and opener Phil Scherb (67) shared an attacking partnership.
Grizby went on to produce a well-constructed innings of 72no, which saw Bury reach their winning target in little more than 35 overs.
Bury St Edmunds 134
Nowton won by six wickets
DUE to a quirk in the Division Nine fixtures, Bury met promotion-chasing Nowton for the second week running, with the latter coming out on top once again.
Bury won the toss and chose to bat, reaching 90-3 thanks to a half century partnership between Ben Curran (23) and Nick Curran.
However, the loss of Nick Curran triggered a batting collapse that left the home side at 100-8.
A couple of lusty blows from Charlie Johnson (19no), on his return to the club, took Bury up to 134.
Desch snared his first five-wicket haul, while Mark Turner grabbed three of his own, but the innings was most notable for Nowton sportingly withdrawing an appeal as Nick Curran trudged off having incorrectly been given out stumped.
Nowton stumbled to 38-3, but ex-Bury player Laron Kretzmann and James Taylor dug in.
Taylor scored 29 in a 14-over innings before Kretzmann increased the rate to end with 76no, ably supported by Dan Hill (19no).
Frank Stennet (3-31) was Bury’s most dangerous weapon with the ball.
Bury St Edmunds 129-3
Bury won by 23 runs
THE newly-formed Bury St Edmunds Ladies team continued their winning ways with a 23-run win at Maldon.
The home side struggled to remove the opening pair of Cheryl Clayton and Esme Covington-Cross, who scored 91 before Clayton was run out on 31.
Despite Maldon taking two wickets in the last two overs, Bury finished with 129-3.
Maldon made an aggressive start in reply, but the younger side lost regular wickets and failed to make the necessary run rate, finishing short on 106-7.
Angela Jiggins took 3-15, but county under-15 player Covington-Cross was player of the match with 17 runs and bowling figures of 4-0-8-1.
HUNTS COUNTY BATS
SUFFOLK SUNDAY LEAGUE
Bury St Edmunds 238-6 Acton 104
Bury won by 134 runs
PHIL Scherb (51), Toby Adams (73) and James McKinney (48) led the way as Bury defeated Acton having put 238-6 on the board.
In reply, the visitors were all out for 104. Tom Robotham took two wickets and Alex Thurkettle and Mark Nunn three each.
Acton II 88
Bury St Edmunds II 195-9
Bury won by 107 runs
A FIVE-WICKET haul from Gupta and three wickets in a single over for Simon Thearle helped Bury thump Acton.
Frank Stennett (31) and Chris Honeyball put on 50 for the first wicket, while good support was given by Charlie Johnson (31no) and Adam Kizis (39) as Bury achieved a total of 195-9.
Acton were never in it in reply, and Bob Steward claimed the final wicket in a total of 88.
Cecil and Larter players of the week: Chris Wright, Tom Huggins, Mark Nunn, James McKinney, Jon Hayes, Owen Grisby, Ben Curran, Esme Covington-Cross, Toby Adams and Gupta.