lost to Norwich 121-8
by two wickets
Bury St Edmunds entertained Norwich hoping to build upon the previous week’s improved performance.
They lost the toss and were invited to bat on what looked a good pitch, but the ball was to dominate the bat for all of the day.
Bury were soon three wickets down, the third being Daron Cruickshank on his debut when he was well caught at second slip.
Callum Taylor and Sean Park stabilised the innings before Taylor was out for 46 off 63 balls with the score on 77.
Park proved the mainstay with 34 off 70 deliveries, but he lacked support with only Tom Robotham scoring two boundaries as the team were all out for a disappointing 120.
Norwich’s overseas player William O’Donnell claimed five wickets with his deceptive spin.
In reply, Norwich were soon in trouble being 27-3 with Cruickshank taking a wicket in his first over.
Wickets continued to fall and the game was in the balance at 87-7.
But, O’Donnell carried the innings with 64 not out as Norwich won with two wickets to spare. Taylor took two wickets and Cruickshank four.
n In Marshall Hatchick Two Counties Division Four, Bury II beat hosting Walsham-le-Willows by six wickets.
The home team batted first on the track and were eventually all out for 144, with Vivek taking 5-31. Meanwhile, Owston scored 50 and Newman added a further 41.
Bury reached the victory target with just four wickets down.
Glenford Boyce maintained his recent good scoring form with a knock of 60 runs.
n In Division Five, Bury III team lost to Ipswich II by 66 runs.
The visitors scored 217-4 before Bury were dismissed for 151.
n In Division Nine West, Bury IV beat Exning by nine wickets.
Bury made the trip down the A14 with three young players making their debuts for the team.
Exning were all out for 137 with the wickets shared between Frank Stennett, Will Frasco and Johnny Fuller.
Bury scored the runs with just one wicket down, with Fuller being out for 27 when the score was on 90.
Captain Simon Aldous remained unbeaten on 70 as Bury recorded only their second win of the campaign.
Greene King players of the week: Callum Taylor, Vivek, Glenford Boyce and Simon Aldous.
n Tomorrow, Bury travel to Frinton (11am), the II’s entertain St Margaret’s, the III’s are at Earl Stonham while the IV’s host Lakenheath.
On Sunday, Bury are at Bardwell, the II’s host Lakenheath and the Ladies are at home to Frinton.