The great escape is still on for Bury

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Michael Comber is confident basement boys Bury St Edmunds Cricket Club’s great escape in the East Anglian Premier League is still achievable despite facing three of the top four in their final four matches.

A combination of a general draw away at Great Witchingham and nearest relegation rivals Norwich’s failure to win away at Frinton-on-Sea last week saw the Victory Ground outfit cut the deficit and move to within 11 points of safety.

And despite facing the daunting task of a visit from table-topping Swardeston tomorrow (11am), as well as visiting second-placed Cambridge Granta and hosting fourth-placed Frinton within their remaining fixtures, Comber remains confident his side can still claw themselves away from trouble and ensure their Premier League status for next season.

“We know teams are expecting to beat us in the league so it is down to us to upset them and we have it in us to do that,” said Comber, whose side also agonisingly missed out on reaching the ECB T20 National Finals following a final ball defeat to Ealing on Sunday.

”We have no fear of facing Swardeston or anyone else.

“We can beat any side in this league and although we are bottom of the table everyone knows we shouldn’t be.

“A lot comes down to what happens on the day and fingers crossed we can get the result we need and climb off the bottom of the table.

He added: “We have a much better squad of players than what the league table shows and we should be a top flight side come the end of the season.

“There are a lot of points potentially still up for grabs this year and so it is far from over yet.

“We will just keeping plugging away and hopefully work our way up that table and stay out of the relegation zone.”