Burwell 287-9 beat
Bury St Edmunds 125 by 162 runs
BURY’S winless start to the season continued on Saturday as they suffered a 162-run defeat to Burwell.
Bury bowled first and had the home side on 120-5 at lunch, which did not provide the platform to take the game forward, as Burwell finished their 66 overs on 287-9.
Tom Huggins (2-40) and Justin Bishop (4-54) bowled their full allocation of 18 overs.
Tom Rash had 2-49, but it was not a good fielding display.
Opener Huggins was lost to a good slip catch and Sasha Ward to a superb delivery early in the innings.
Simon Rees scored 23 and Bishop was out to a good catch in the deep on 38.
Tom Rash remained not out on 21, but it was not enough, with Bury all out for 125.
TWO COUNTIES CHAMPIONSHIP
Bury St Edmunds II 87 lost to Yoxford 191-9 by 104 runs
BURY 2nd XI were at home to Yoxford, who scored 19-9 off their 45 overs, on their way to victory.
The Bury reply proved inadequate, as only Owen Grisby (21) provided any resistance in a total of 87.
Bury St Edmunds II 168-5 beat East Bergholt 165-6 by five wickets
ON TUESDAY, Bury II put on a much improved performance, claiming a five wicket win over East Bergholt.
The visitors were contained to 165-6 off their 45 overs, Imam bowling 13-8-17-1. Mark Nunn 9-2-24-2 and Stuart Nunn 7-0-56-3.
The Bury reply reached the target just as drizzle descended on the ground, Hugo Rynsard-Perry scored 45 and Mark Nunn 83.
Harwich & D 199-8 beat Bury St Edmunds III 167 by 32 runs
DESPITE a spirited display, Bury’s third team couldn’t prevent defeat as they went down to a 32 run loss.
Bury won the toss and decided to bowl.
Will Rout and Adam Dinsmore bowled an excellent spell, taking three early wickets, but the home side middle order batted well to take the score to 191-8.
Rout (5-35) was the Bury top performer, with Dinsmore (2-39) giving support.
Bury started slowly, reaching 30-2 after 17 overs.
James Sturgeon scored 48 and James Berry an excellent 50 but the side finished 167 all out.
DIVISION EIGHT WEST
Haverhill III 151 beat Bury St Edmunds IV 137 by 14 runs
BURY fourth XI played away at Harverhill III and suffered a narrow 14 run defeat.
The home side scored 151, with the young Bury side bowling well and taking seven catches.
Bob Petit (4-28) was main wicket taker in an innings that saw Alex Thurkettle taken to hospital with a broken nose.
Bury batted with 10 men, and a terrific innings from Charlie Johnson took them close to the home side’s total.
Johnson’s 75 included three sixes and 10 fours, however the depleted side finished just 14 runs short in a good, even game.
n There was no Sunday cricket as the Victory Ground hosted the Minor Counties game between Suffolk and Norfolk.
After the first day was lost to rain, the game ended in a tame draw on a good track with both sides gaining nine championship points.