Video: Bury skipper reflects on frustrating draw in Suffolk derby

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Bury St Edmunds Cricket Club captain Tom Huggins and Sudbury skipper Darren Batch both spoke to deputy sports editor Russell Claydon following the general draw at Sudbury on Saturday - with the outcome of the game in doubt up until the final ball.

After Bury’s economical bowling saw their opponents finish their 66 overs with 194-8, rivals Bury looked to be heading for victory with Huggins passing the half century mark, until a late rain break gave them too much to do, falling three runs short of their target with three wickets to spare.

DISAPPOINTED: Bury's Tom Huggins

DISAPPOINTED: Bury's Tom Huggins

With both sides taking three points for the draw, bonus points saw Bury’s total for the game reach nine, while Sudbury took eight.

It means Bury are bottom having failed to register a win in their opening four matches, while Sudbury are in eighth.

Elswhere in the cricket, fellow East Anglian Premier League side Woolpit took a draw from their trip to Clacton after declaring on 235-7 after 55 overs (Craig Rutterford 102) but failing to bowl their opponents (190-7 after 44 overs) out.

Mildenhall beat visiting Witham by 117 runs in the Marshall Hatchick Two Counties Championship to claim the maximum 20 points in their Division One clash.

Several other matches in the league, including Lakenheath and Mildenhall II’s in Division Two, were abandoned due to the wet weather.

* For a full round-up of local sport, including match action, reaction and previews to the week ahead, see Friday’s Bury Free Press.