Wait for victory is finally over as Comber and Stockdale star

HOWZAT!?! Former Bury player Tom Rash appeals during Suffolk's Minor Counties Championship draw with Cumberland at the Victory Ground this week
HOWZAT!?! Former Bury player Tom Rash appeals during Suffolk's Minor Counties Championship draw with Cumberland at the Victory Ground this week
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GIBBS DENLEY EAST ANGLIAN PREMIER LEAGUE: Burwell 168 lost to Bury St Edmunds 172-4 by six wickets: Bury St Edmunds’ wait for their first Gibbs Denley East Anglian Premier League win of the season is finally over after triumphing at Burwell.

Tom Huggins’ charges — who host bottom club Vauxhall Mallards tomorrow (11am) — had Russell Stockdale’s fifer and 72no from Michael Comber to thank for their victory on Saturday.

Comber took the first wicket on 38 and Tom Robotham two more in the 50s, but with Burman and Khalid taking Burwell’s score to 132 the home crowd were anticipating a big score.

However, Russell Stockdale (12.2-4-29-5) removed Khalid (39) and Tom Williams (44) as a major collapse saw six further wickets fall for just 36 runs.

Tom Huggins added 2-11 off 11 overs in a final total of 168.

Bury did not have it all their own way, losing Huggins (12), Arif (12), Justin Bishop (23) and Sasha Ward (10).

However, Comber and Adam Mansfield (24no) batted very sensibly and with great care.

There were 79 overs available to reach the target and gradually they built a score, adding the 109 runs required to win the match.

n Bury II (210-6) recorded their fifth Marshall Hatchick Two Counties Championship Division Three victory on the bounce by overcoming Mistley (160-9) by 50 runs.

Phil Godden struck an unbeaten century and was well supported by Toby Nunn (47), before Vivek took four wickets to restrict Mistley.

n In Division Five, Bury III (199) went down at Earl Stonham (263-4) by 64 runs, but it required the tail to wag significantly to make the score look respectable.

Kevin Dobson top-scored with 89, hitting 15 fours and one six along the way.

n Bury Sunday (64) were well beaten by Hadleigh (67-3) in Hunts County Bats Suffolk League Division One.

Greene King players of the week: Russell Stockdale, Michael Comber, Adam Mansfield, Phil Godden, Vivek and Kevin Dobson.