Cambridge Granta 142-5
beat Bury St Edmunds 140
by five wickets.
Bury St Edmunds’ recent revival came to an end at the hands of Cambridge Granta in the East Anglian Premier League on Saturday.
Put into bat, Bury lost main stays Justin Bishop (8) and Tom Huggins (21) before fellow Suffolk player Sasha Ward was out for nought.
It was left to Toby Adams and Hugo Rynsard-Perry (20 off 56 balls) to take the score to 107-6.
Adams top-scored with 31, James Lofts added 19, but all out for 140 was never likely to be enough.
In reply, the second-placed home side were soon in trouble on 15-3.
Wicketkeeper Ben Bellward took a superb one-handed diving catch off Matt Hunn with the second ball of the innings as three of the top four batsman were out for nought, with the wickets shared by Hunn, Bishop and Huggins.
Bury were still in with a chance at 68-5 before Akbar Ansari (77no) and Sean Park (24no) carried the innings forward.
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After losing an early wicket, a fine partnership of 154 developed between Phil Scherb (81) and Ben Curran (74) and a quick-fire 19 from Owen Grisby helped get the Bury total to 235-9.
With good performances by Chris Thomas (2-44), Irfan (1-55), Joe Tasker (3-54) and a tight spell from Tom Curry in reply, Bury won by 20 runs.
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Helen Coe (9no) and Angela Jiggins (34no) achieved victory with five overs to spare.
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In reply, Tom Evans scored 58 and Alex Urquhart 36.
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Suffolk — who are now second in the Eastern Division table, 10 points behind leaders Cambridgeshire — declared on 408-4 after their first innings with Tom Huggins scoring 154 and Justin Bishop 55.
Huggins took 8-90 and Matt Hunn 2-82 to bowl Northumberland out for 292 before Suffolk scored another 224-8 declared with Huggins hitting 49.
Northumberland were bowled out for 217 in their second innings with Huggins taking 5-89, Bishop 3-54 and Hunn 2-33.