Struggling Bury still searching for elusive first victory

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EAST ANGLIAN PREMIER LEAGUE

Horsford 124-3 beat Bury St Edmunds 123 by seven wickets

BURY St Edmunds are still searching for their first league victory after a disappointing seven wicket defeat.

Bury won the toss and batted first but made batting look difficult as the team accumulated 123 runs in 55 overs.

Simon Rees scored 34 off 80 balls and Justin Bishop scored 16 off 77 balls.

The home team did not have it all their own way and, at 27-3 it could have been different.

Bishop returned figures of 8-2-14-2, but the home side reached the target without further loss of wickets.

TWO COUNTIES CHAMPIONSHIP

DIVISION THREE

Bury St Edmunds II beat Copford

by five wickets

BURY’S second team ended the unbeaten run of Copford at the Victory Ground, who won the toss and batted on an excellent track.

Javed Imam was the star performer with 15 overs, taking four wickets for just 16 runs.

Adam Kizis, Will Rout, Stuart Nunn and Mark Glassbrook all gave good support.

James Sturgeon was excellent behind the stumps and Thomas Grint took an amazing catch as Copford finished on 127-9.

Glassbrook led the home reply with 37 not out, aided by good contributions from Oliver Huggins, Hugo Rynsard-Perry, Grint and some hard hitting from Pete Thearle in a good all-round team performance.

DIVISION FIVE

Kelvedon & Feering II lost to

Bury St Edmunds III by 77 runs

KEVIN Dobson took his third team to Kelvedon & Feering, lost the toss and were put into bat, in this comfortable victory.

Toby Nunn in his first game of the season scored 87 as he and John Nicoll (42) put on 100 for the first wicket.

Vivek (40) and Mike Skelton (15) both remained not out after adding 55 for the sixth wicket in a total of 219-5.

The home side were never in the chase, Tom Curran taking 2-23 and Vivek returning 14-3-34-3.

Sam Harrison took two wickets and Nunn and Hayes one each as the home side were all out for 142.

DIVISION EIGHT EAST

Bury St Edmunds IV

lost to Walsham-le-Willows

SIMON Loughe’s fourth team failed to build on last week’s improved batting performance and were all out for 105.

Cameron Crabtree made 33 and Janak Raj 20.

The visitors, who last season moved up from the Suffolk Premier League, scored the runs needed without loss.

LADIES T20

Felixstowe lost to Bury St Edmunds by five wickets

BURY Ladies returned triumphant from Felixstowe with a five-wicket win.

The home side batted first and were 91-6 with under-15 player, Emma Ellis, dominating the bowling (4-1-6-3).

A stunning catch by Sam Bowker off Claire Fothergill’s bowling brought an end to a stubborn partnership and C Greenlaw and Lois Clarke added to the smashed stumps tally as the Bury team demonstrated effective, accurate bowling.

Opening for the visitors, Helen Stocks-Morgan played a good anchor and top-scorer (12).

Some risky run taking saw two run-outs, but skipper Helen Coe nudged the score along with a boundary before being lbw on 11.

The Bury batters coolly made the winning runs on a bye to sneak home with five balls to spare.

HUNTS COUNTY BATS

SUFFOLK LEAGUE

DIVISION ONE

Bury St Edmunds beat

Haverhill Sunday by 56 runs

BURY St Edmunds hosted Haverhill and cruised to a 56-run victory.

The hosts batted first and scored 161.

Toby Adams led the way with 50, well supported by James McKinney (29) and Mark Nunn (23) in reply.

Haverhill were all out for 105, McKinney taking 4-28 and Marcus Price 3-9.

DIVISION FOUR

Tendring Park beat

Bury St Edmunds II by 94 runs

BURY’S second team travelled to Tendring Park and were beaten soundly by 94 runs.

The home team opened the batting and scored 215-5.

In reply, Bury were all out for 121, with captain Adam Kizis providing the main resistance with 73.

Taylor Wimpey players of the week: Javed Imam, Toby Nunn, Vivek, Emma Ellis, Toby Adams, James McKinney and Adam Kizis.

n BURY St Edmunds cricket week commences on Sunday, as the Victory Ground hosts the three day game between Suffolk and Bedfordshire.

Other matches are scheduled during the week that include Wednesday junior cricket and a match for disabled cricketers organised by Tom Huggins.

On Thursday, the club take on the Presidents XI and on Friday, the club holds its annual Golf Day at Bury St Edmunds Golf Club.