Vauxhall Mallards 92
beat Bury St Edmunds 75
by 17 runs
Bury St Edmunds failed to build on a sensational start as they fell to a narrow defeat on the road at Vauxhall Mallards.
The hosts were reeling at seven for five after eight overs, after being put in by Bury skipper Mike Comber, before a sixth-wicket stand of 43 proved to be decisive in the final outcome of the match.
Bury wrapped up matters for 92 shortly after lunch when Comber took his seventh wicket, for a frugal 36 runs.
Mark Nunn claimed the remaining three wickets for 17.
In reply, Sean Park was caught-behind for 16 before wickets began to fall regularly with no batsmen getting established.
When Adam Todd took four wickets for five runs he turned the game for the Mallards.
Comber and Tom Robotham came together at 57-9 and offered some hope, but the former was caught behind for Adam Todd’s fifth wicket with the score on 75.
n There was no joy for Bury II who crashed to a six-wicket home defeat to Mistley in Two Counties Championship Division Three.
Josh Toon and Sam Bishop opened the Bury innings with a steady partnership of 29.
After their 45 overs Bury were 146-5 with contributions from Henry Colburn (43) and Stuart Nunn (42).
Mistley’s middle order settled in and although Hassan Dahar, Sam Bishop and Adam Kizis each took wickets late on Mistley reached their target with overs to spare.
In their second league clash of the bank holiday weekend on Monday, Bury II defeated Woodbridge and OW by five wickets.
Ben Curran and Sam Bishop, set about the target with confidence, Curran making a welcome innings of 27.
Phil Godden made an undefeated 64, hitting a six to win the game from the last ball of the innings.
n In Division Five of the Marshall Hatchick Two Counties Championship, Bury St Edmunds III fell to a seven-wicket defeat against Stowmarket despite the best efforts of Sandeep, who hit 79 in a competitive total of 211.
n Bury IVtasted victory in Division Eight thanks to Rob Johnson, who hit a magnificent 117, including 16 fours and two sixes, in what proved to be a match-winning total of 199-9.
n On Sunday, Bury progressed to the regional finals of the National Club Twenty20.
They will now play Saffron Walden and the winner of the Norfolk group, at Horsford, on Sunday, July 12.
n An unbeaten innings of 43 from Pippa Palmer saw Bury Ladies to a comprehensive nine-wicket success over Frinton.
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