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Bury’s search for a first victory continues after latest setback




IMPRESSIVE INNINGS: Bury St Edmunds captain Michael Comber hit a century but it was not enough to prevent defeat against Cambridge Granta
IMPRESSIVE INNINGS: Bury St Edmunds captain Michael Comber hit a century but it was not enough to prevent defeat against Cambridge Granta

GIBBS DENLEY

EAST ANGLIAN PREMIER LEAGUE

Bury St Edmunds 312-6 lost

to Cambridge Granta 315-4

by six wickets

Bury St Edmunds search for a victory this season continues after they suffered a six wicket defeat at the hands of Cambridge Granta.

Captain Mike Comber won the toss and decided to bat. Sixteen year old Ben Curran batted well with Comber before he was out for 24.

Phil Godden took his time getting established but batted well for 39 before being out to the last ball before lunch with the score on 195.

Comber batted superbly getting a century, his first for the club, and after lunch took his score to 150. Pushing to maximise the total, Bury lost a further three wickets finishing on 312-6 at the compulsory declaration at 64 overs.

In reply Cambridge Granta started well with 104 for the first wicket. Atkinson was out for 38 with the score on 104 to a superb catch by Tyler Lortan off James McKinney.

Max Holden soon followed and when McKinney had the third wicket with a great catch from Justin Bishop, with the score on 115, Bury were in with a chance.

The turning point was Granta’s overseas professional Copperfield being caught on the boundary, but off a no ball. Despite every possible effort from the bowlers, Bury could not make the breakthrough, although Bishop took another wicket as Granta reached their target in the 52nd over.

n There was further woe for Bury II (117) who slipped to a seven wicket defeat to Clacton in Marshall Hatchick two Counties Division Three.

n In Division Five, Bury III (214-4) enjoyed better success overcoming Walsham-le-Willows (207-9) by six wickets.

Tom Curry, Javed iman and Sandeep Singh all picked up wickets while in reply, Pete Thearle, Sam Harrison and Charlie Johnson guided Bury to victory.

n In Division Eight West Bury IV (60-6) sealed a four wicket win over Exning II (59.

Alex Malcolm proved to be the standout bowler for with impressive figures of 6-20, with further wickets from Oli Riddick and 12-year-old Samuel Aldous.

n That winning feeling carried over to Bury Sunday first team (336-5) in Hunts County Bats League Division One as they romped to a 250 run victory over Rougham (86).

Phil Godden (106) and Tom Curran (121no) proved the standout batsmen on the day with mammoth knocks.

Tom Robotham (2-26) and James McKinney (2-7) then took wickets in reply as Rougham were dismissed in quick time to see Bury home to the win.

n In Division Three Bury Sunday II (202) lost to British Sugar Sports and Social Club (226-5) by 24 runs, while in the Marshall Hatchick Two Counties Championship ladies’ T20 Bury were awarded victory in their match against Maldon.



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