GIBBS DENLEY EAST ANGLIAN
Bury St Edmunds 191-4 drew with Copdock & Old Ipswichians 226-5
Bury St Edmunds’ winless run stretched to three games as they were held to a general draw at home by Copdock and Old Ipswichians.
Copdock were invited to bat and lost Jaik Mickleburgh in the first over caught by James Sturgeon off the bowling of Justin Bishop but Chris Swallow and Martin Cull batted well to take the score to 98 before Cull fell for 37, bowled by James McKinney.
Cadwell soon followed but Tom Rash and Swallow took the score to 173 before Russell Stockdale caught and bowled the former. Swallow continued hitting mammoth shots but eventually fell playing a reverse sweep for 98 as Copdock finished on 226-5.
In reply, Bury started poorly with Tom Huggins (9), McKinney (1) and Adil Arif (14) all falling without making much of an impact before Michael Comber joined Justin Bishop to help steady the innings and take the score to 151-4.
Bishop was dismissed shortly after for 52, but Comber batted on to make 85no and was supported by Adam Mansfield (16no) with the target proving too much as Bury finished on 191-4 off of 56 overs.
n There was further disappointment for the club as Bury St Edmunds III (122) slipped to a five-wicket defeat away at Mildenhall III (123-5) in Marshall Hatchick Two Counties Championship Division Five.
Bury lost the toss on a challenging wicket that would go on to provide a good contest.
Alex Packer made his debut for the team and looked good until a bit of inexperience got the better of him as he was dismissed.
After a number of close let-offs, Peter Thearle followed after top scoring with 31.
Charlie Johnson (27 )and Kevin Dobson (24no) reached double figures.
In attack, Irfan (3-24) proved the pick of the Bury bowlers, but Mildenhall surpassed the target.
n Bury Ladies settled for a draw away to Maldon in a Twenty20 encounter.
Bury reached a total of 88-4 with Jade Taylor and Lucy Fraser both scoring 26.
The home side scored the same in reply with Amy Schanschieff having a hand in four wickets.