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GIBBS DENLEY EAST ANLGIAN PREMIER LEAGUE

Bury St Edmunds 177 all out

Clacton-on-Sea 168 all out

Bury St Edmunds won by nine runs

TOM Huggins (39) got Bury St Edmunds off to a good start before being bowled by a ball which kept very low.

Scott Harvey (27) batted with application, particularly against Clacton’s overseas spinner, Stefanus Gerike, but, at 113-6 Bury were not in a good position.

However, James Sturgeon (22) and James McKinney (17no) ensured the last four wickets added 54 runs, to reach an all out total of 177. Former Bury player Ben France took 5-56.

Bury bowled accurately, and were taking Clacton wickets at regular intervals, but could not dislodge opener, Garth Davison, and, at 150-6 Clacton looked favourites.

Tom Huggins still had overs to bowl and the batsmen were finding his spinners virtually unplayable. He eventually induced Gavson (81) to mis-hit to midwicket into the safe hands of Simon Rees, and trapped the final two batsmen lbw, the final wicket coming on the first ball of the final over.

The Bury fielding was outstanding, with Harvey and Sasha Ward making several vital stops. Huggins took 6-26 from 17.1 overs, including two quickfire stumpings by James Sturgeon, and did not concede a single boundary.

Bury achieved the maximum 30 points to consolidate fifth place in the EAPL.

TWO COUNTIES CHAMPIONSHIP

DIVISION THREE

Bury St Edmunds II 100-5

Clacton II 97

Bury St Edmunds II won by five wickets

BURY 2nd XI were at home, won the toss and invited the visitors to bat. The star performer with the ball was Paul Douglas, with figures of 15-8-37-6.

Mark Nunn took two wickets and Vivek one as bottom club Clacton were all out for 97.

The Bury reply started well, with Phil Godden continuing his good form as he made 14 in a first wicket stand of 43 with Mark Nunn, There followed excellent bowling by Clacton’s R Singh, who completed a hat-rick of wickets as Bury plummeted to 55-5. However, Nunn (57no) stood firm with captain Simon Aldous, as this welcome win took Bury to mid table in a game of just 54 overs.

DIVISION FIVE

Kelvedon & Feering II 387-2

Bury St Edmunds III 142

Kelvedon & Feering II won by 245 runs

BURY 3rd XI were short of regular players and were outclassed by their more experienced opponents. The home side racked up 387-2 with W Shortridge (213no) and M Wilde (100no) scoring an unbeaten 346 for the third wicket.

Bury scored 142 thanks mainly to 84 from captain Kevin Dobson, supported by Tom Curry with 27.

DIVISION NINE

West Bergholt 153

Bury St Edmunds IV 155-2

Bury St Edmunds IV won by eight wickets

BURY 4th XI recorded a welcome away win. The team was assembled thanks to a great effort by captain Nick Curran. Although one player short, they restricted the home side to 153, Will Rout taking 3-22 and Chalie Johnson 3-31.

Bury scored the runs for the loss of just two wickets with William Earle 62no and Steve Rout 59no.

HUNTS COUNTY BATS SUFFOLK LEAGUE

DIVISION ONE

Bury St Edmunds I 233 all out

Sudbury I 221 all out

Bury St Edmunds I won by 12 runs

SUDBURY hosted a superb match between Suffolk’s two premier clubs in a game that reflected a sporting spirit with high quality cricket.

Bury batted first and captain Mark Nunn carried on from the day before with a superb 130, James McKinney (29), Adam Kizis (19) and Tom Robotham (21) helped ensure a score of 233.

J Poulson (3-45) and Darren Batch (2-25) were the main wicket takers.

Sudbury looked as if they might achieve the target but fell just 12 runs short, their Sri Lankan international, Fernando, making 76, with useful support from Poulson (37) and Batch (41).

Cecil & Larter players of the week; Tom Huggins, Mark Nunn, Paul Douglas, Kevin Dobson, Nick Curran and James McKinney.

On Sunday, as the league games are completed, the club will be holding an interclub six-a-side competition at the Victory Ground, starting at 12 noon. Anyone interested is encouraged to come along.