Captain: 'Individuals need to stand up'
Bury St Edmunds (238) suffered another heavy Gibbs Denley East Anglian Premier League defeat, going down to Copdock (241-5) on Saturday.
Good knocks from Luke Du Plooy (79) and Alastair Allchin (74) did not get support from the rest of the batting line up, and Bury slipped to the foot of the table.
“We are just not playing to our potential,” said captain Sean Park. “We are not really competitive. As a unit we are not putting together a good score. It’s a tough game when you struggle for confidence.
“It’s a team game, but individuals can produce results, and we need the players to try to go out and achieve a personal mark. Each week is another game. If we can get on a roll, confidence will grow.”
Bury recovered from 39-4, thanks largely to Du Plooy and Allchin, Jason Pembroke taking five wickets for 56 for the hosts.
Copdock were 62-2, but a partnership of 108 between Dan Leggett (50) and Jackie Beaumont (103 no), and two dropped catches took the game away from Bury.
On Saturday, Bury host Burwell & Exning at the Victory Ground (11am).
l Bury II (193-9) lost to Kesgrave(204-7) in Marshall Hatchick Two Counties Division Three, Vivek taking 3-42 off 15 overs.
They are away to Tuddenham on Saturday (1pm).
l Bury III (95) travelled to Battisford (214) in Division Six.
The side are at home to Yoxford on Saturday (1pm).
l Bury IV (212-9) registered their first win of the season, beating Woolpit (158-4) by 54 runs at the Victory Ground. They are away to Elveden on Saturday (1pm).
l In the Suffolk T20 Cup, Worlington (139) lost to Bury St Edmunds T20 (141-8) by two wickets.
l Greene King Players of the week are: Luke Du Plooy, Alistair Allchin, David Norburn, Tom Halliday, Hugh Stanton, Jon Hayes and Sandeep Singh.