Bishop century steers Bury to their third win

SUPPORTING ROLE: Sasha Ward made 47 as Bury St Edmunds overcame Burwell at the Victory Ground on Saturday to earn their third victory of the season in the Gibbs Denley East Anglian Premier League
SUPPORTING ROLE: Sasha Ward made 47 as Bury St Edmunds overcame Burwell at the Victory Ground on Saturday to earn their third victory of the season in the Gibbs Denley East Anglian Premier League
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GIBBS DENLEY

EAST ANGLIAN

PREMIER LEAGUE

Bury St Edmunds 204-7 beat Burwell 150

by 54 runs

Bury St Edmunds end-of-season upturn in form continued with a second straight win in their final home match of the season.

After winning the toss against Burwell, the hosts elected to bat and had the worst possible start when Tom Huggins was caught off the first ball of the game.

With just four runs on the scoreboard, Ben Curran (two)was the next to depart, as Sasha Ward joined Justin Bishop in the crease and batted well in overcast conditions.

The partnership was 
worth reached a 100 runs before Ward went out for an excellent 47, with Comber (four) following him ahead of the break.

Simon Rees (11) and Adam Mansfield (31) added runs for Bury, who were boosted by the batting of Bishop (101 no) as they finished on 204-7.

Comber (3-38) then produced an explosive first over bowling Manish Burman, and Henry James for a double wicket maiden.

Tom Robotham (1-26) and Bishop (3-21) then came into the attack for Bury, before Russell Stockdale (3-20)helped Bury bowl their opponents all out for 150.

n Bury St Edmunds II’s promotion hopes from the Marshall Hatchick Two Counties Championship Division Three were ended after a three-wicket defeat at Mistley II (223-7).

Phil Godden (85 no) and Vivek Rajagopal (4-51) were the best performers for Bury, who finished on 221-7.

n In Division Five, Bury St Edmunds III (165-4) beat Earl Stonham (109-9) by 56 runs, thanks to the efforts of Sam Harrison (82 no) and Irfan Amin (5-14).

n Bury St Edmunds IV were awarded maximum points in Division Eight West after Lakenheath II could not field a team.

n On Sunday Bury Ladies were victorious in both matches at Mistley. After reaching the target of 72, Bury then won the second encounter by 79 runs.

n Bury’s Sunday II (212-8) lost by six wickets to Battisford (213-2) despite half centuries from Yogesh Kumar and Ali Asfar.

n Suffolk County Cricket Association’s AGM is open to all at the offices of Barker Gotelee, 41 Barrack Square, Martlesham Heath, Ipswich IP5 3RF on Monday, September 29th (7.30pm).