Harvey hits his highest score to help bolster Bury

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EAST ANGLIAN PREMIER LEAGUE

Norwich 227-8

Bury St Edmunds 247-9

Match drawn

BURY St Edmunds won the toss, elected to bat and built their innings around Scott Harvey (75), who shared substantial partnerships with captain Justin Bishop (45) and Chris Wright (54).

Harvey achieved his highest Premier League score with a well-balanced innings before an uncharacteristic slog saw him bowled by Ashley Watson (5-43).

Not for the first time this season, Bury found it difficult to score quickly against spin bowling in a final total of 247-9.

In reply, Bury’s bowlers started well with Norwich only scoring 17 from the first 10 overs.

Two wickets in his first two overs by Justin Bishop (2-31) reduced Norwich to 100-5.

At that stage, Norwich looked out of the contest, but ex-Blackburn Rovers footballer Chris Sutton (47) joined Harry Bush (80) and some positive batting revived the Norwich innings until Phil Edwards trapped Bush lbw.

Chris Wright (3-58) took the next two wickets, but Norwich survived the final eight overs, finishing on 227-8 as the match was drawn.

TWO COUNTIES CHAMPIONSHIP

DIVISION FIVE

Harwich & Dovercourt 155-5

Bury St Edmunds III 151

Harwich & Dovercourt won by five wickets

BURY St Edmunds III travelled and for a change played in calm conditions. Peter Thearle top scored with 31, while useful contributions came from Simon Aldous and Phil Godden.

Despite losing early wickets, the home side batted well. Bury lost Green to injury but wickets from Sam Cordell and Adam Kizis were not enough to prevent the home side winning by five wickets.

HUNTS COUNTY BATS SUFFOLK DIVISION FIVE

Bury St Edmunds II 145-0

Stowupland 141 all out

Bury St Edmunds II

won by 10 wickets

THE Sunday 2nd XI played Stowupland, who were bowled out for 141, John Domino taking 4-20.

In reply, the Bury opening batsmen played exceptionally well, Raj scoring 102 and Adam Kizis 40 as they won by 10 wickets.

The victory kept Bury well clear at the top of the table, almost three average points clear of Nowton.

Cecil & Larter players of the week: Scott Harvey, Chris Wright John Domino and Raj.