Blues rebuild continues as Barber becomes second summer signing

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Latest sports news from the Bury Free Press

Bury Town have completed their second signing of the summer after agreeing a deal with Fekixstowe and Walton United midfielder Bradley Barber.

The 28-year-old, who also enjoyed a successful stint with Needham Market, follows striker Ollie Hughes to Ram Meadow as manager Ben Chenery continues his rebuild of the Blues following relegation from the Ryman League Premier Division.

“Bradley is a player we have been looking at for a while now and he was one of the best midfield players in the Thurlow Nunn League,” said Chenery on his latest acquisition.

“He has played at this level for Needham Market and therefore will be well suited to our side. His signing was one of our main priorities going into this summer, so myself and Christian (Appleford, assistant manager) are very happy that he has chosen to join us at Ram Meadow.

“There are plenty of talks going on with both our players from last season and a number of new targets. The signings of Ollie Hughes and Bradley Barber are the first of many over the next few weeks as we lead up to our first pre-season training session and our pre-season friendlies”

n Elsewhere, the torrential rain that swept over East Anglia at the weekend caused havoc with the cricket fixtures as both Bury St Edmunds and Woolpit both had their matches affected in the East Anglian Premier League.

Bury were 96-4 after 19 overs with their match against Burwell before proceedings were called to a halt wile, Woolpit’s match with Cambridge Granta did not get underway due to the rain.

One match that did go ahead was Mildehall’s (196-7) game with Witham (197-5) in Marshall Hatchcik Two Counties Championships Division One, although the hosts may have wished it had not after they suffered a five wicket defeat.

n Mildenhall Fen Tigers endured a disappointing meeting in the National League Fours as they finished bottom of their group.

Connor Mountain blew an engine at the start of the second heat, before Jack Kingston suffered a crash in heat five, as the Fen Tigers finished last in Group B with seven points.