GIBBS DENLEY EAST ANGLIAN PREMIER LEAGUE
Bury St Edmunds 204-6 beat Burwell 203-9 by four wickets
ABHISHEK Jhunjhunwala signed off his short Bury St Edmunds career with a match-winning 75 against Burwell.
The Indian premier League player is returning to his native India so will play no further part in Bury’s season, but has done enough to leave them in a comfortable position before his departure.
Bury had been facing the threat of a relegation battle before Jhunjhunwala’s arrival.
In the Indian’s final match, Burwell won the toss and had no hesitation in batting.
Despite adding 37 for the first wicket, outstanding bowling by Tom Robotham made the breakthrough as he removed all the first three wickets all caught, two by Sasha Ward.
Jhunjhunwala took the fourth wicket and Bury bowled well, maintaining the pressure as wickets continued to fall at regular intervals, Tom Rash and Tom Huggins taking two wickets each.
The key to a final total of 203-9 off 66 overs, was the 36 overs of spin from Jhunjhunwala and Huggins that went for just 70 runs.
Ben Bellward took three catches as he topped the dismissal list of the EAPL.
Bury’s reply got off to a bad start, losing Ward to the pace of Marlon Richards, who had bowled well in the earlier match when Bury were well beaten.
Huggins was out for 19, but Jhunjhunwala batted well and, with Simon Rees in restrained mode, they added 77 for the third wicket as Rees was out for 30.
There was still plenty to do when Jhunjhunwala was out for an excellent 75 with the score on 130, but Suffolk captain Justin Bishop used all his experience along with Toby Adams to take the score to 195.
Just 22 runs were required off five overs as the evening closed in, but Bishop was out for 42 and Adams 28, leaving Tom Rash to score the winning runs with seven balls to spare.
TWO COUNTIES CHAMPIONSHIP
Yoxford 349-5 beat Bury St Edmunds II 220-6 by 129 runs
BURY II travelled to Yoxford where captain Simon Aldous won the toss in the hope of early wickets, but the gamble backfired as the home side scored 349-5, D Ciliani scoring 190.
Although Bury did not bowl or field badly, the runs flowed to all parts of the ground.
In reply, Bury scored 220-6, with Simon Aldous 58, Stuart Nunn (32) and Saurabh Gupta 32 not out.
Bury achieved maximum batting points with Rob Johnson and James Lofts claiming useful runs.
Bury St Edmunds III 138-9 beat Harwich & D 137 by one wicket
BURY’s third-team captain Kevin Dobson lost the toss, so it was no surprise Harwich elected to bat.
Bury bowled them out for 137, Tom Curran taking three wickets, Clive Thomas and Kevin Dobson two each.
Bury got off to a solid start in the run chase, with Ben Curran (24) and Phil Sherb (16) and looked to be cruising with Andrew Green (21) in at three.
Semple picked up three wickets in one over and suddenly the task became a lot more difficult.
Tom Curran top scored with 25, but the home side were still 12 short of victory when the ninth wicket fell.
However, young Will Rout and the experienced Mike Skelton saw Bury through to victory.
HUNTS COUNTY BATS SUFFOLK LEAGUE
Bury St Edmunds 220 lost to Worlington III 281-8 by 61 runs
ON SUNDAY, Bury played Worlington, who batted first scoring 281-8, Mark Nunn taking three wickets and Tom Curran two.
In reply, Bury made 220, with Janak Raj scoring 66, Mark Nunn 51 and Sam Bishop 25.
FOLLOWING a good season in the league, Bury Under-11s won the Borders Cup final at the end of July against Dullingham and went on to win the Copdock & OI under-11s tournament last week.
Bury St Edmunds 145-4 beat Felixstowe 93-7 by 52 runs.
BURY Ladies continued their successful second season with a convincing win at home.
Batting first, Angela Jiggins (60) and Jade Taylor (34) got their top scores of the season.
The team finished on 145-4, setting a hard target for the visitors.
Felixstowe made a steady start, but tight bowling especially from Kat Kitching (4-0-17-3) and Angela Jiggins (4-0-14-2) along with excellent work in the field, kept them to 93-7 off their 20 overs.
Bury Ladies are looking for new players. Training nights are Wednesdays at 6.30-8pm, or contact the club for further information via www.burystedmundsccofficialsite.co.uk
n Bury player Nick Crame hit 39, but could not prevent Suffolk Over-50s slipping to defeat in the quarter-finals of the National Over-50s League.
Taylor Wimpey players of the week: Abhishek Jhunjhunwala, Tom Robotham, Justin Bishop, Simon Aldous, Tom Curran, Janak Raj, Mark Nunn and Angela Jiggins.