Halstead hoodoo continues as Bury let victory slip away

WICKET-TAKER: Tom Huggins
WICKET-TAKER: Tom Huggins
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BURY St Edmunds’ games on Saturday had an end of season feel as the teams had no threat of relegation. The Sunday 2nd XI had achieved promotion as champions of the Hunts County Bats Suffolk League Division Five and the Sunday 1st XI runners up in Division One.

EAST ANGLIAN PREMIER LEAGUE

Bury St Edmunds 191 all out

Halstead 193 all out

Halstead won by two runs

BURY hosted bogey team Halstead, who batted first and, largely due to Gupta (81) scored 193.

This was a game Bury should have won. After a good start, Tom Huggins scored 59 putting on 68 with Justin Bishop (21) for the first wicket, but only Toby Adams (28) was able to counter the turn achieved by Elsbury, who took seven wickets.

James Sturgeon remained 17no, having with James Lofts (15) taken the side to 191 in an exciting and tense game.

TWO COUNTIES CHAMPIONSHIP

DIVISION THREE

Halstead II 153-4

Bury St Edmunds II 152

Halstead II won by six wickets

THE score of 152 was largely due to excellent batting from Hugo Rynsard-Perry with 72. The home side scored the runs needed with time to spare.

DIVISION FIVE

Bury St Edmunds III 51

Frinton II 237

Frinton II won by 186 runs

BURY 3rd XI were unlucky to come against a team looking to win the league.

Bury fielded first and produced an excellent performance, with Harry Rout showing great promise. He was well supported by Jon Hayes with his usual good line and length, Chris Honeybull and Joe Nicoll, who took four wickets.

Frinton’s strength on the day bowled Bury out for just 51.

There will be no play off for the top spot as both Frinton and Witham agreed to share the league title.

DIVISION NINE

Elveden 148-2

Bury St Edmunds IV 147-8

Elveden won by eight wickets

BURY 4th XI played away to an experienced side and scored 147-8, Rob Johnson making 60.

The bowling and fielding was excellent. All six bowlers were under 16 years of age as the home side made the target with just nine balls remaining.