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Bury suffer first defeat of league campaign





Frinton-on-Sea 180-3 (25 points) beat Bury 179 (5 points) by 7 wickets

Bury were put in on a firm wicket under cloudless skies.

Ben Curran and Dom Manthorpe, a right-and left-hand combination, opened in assured fashion against some aggressive short-pitched bowling.

The opening pair put on 57 for the first wicket with Manthorpe going on to make 59.

But Bury’s middle order were unable to emulate the openers and Frinton’s Daniel Carter took 8 for 51, dominating the innings and the match.

Frinton made the runs comfortably but there were some redeeming features in Bury’s defence of a modest total. Opener Murray Commins was quite brilliantly stumped by James Sturgeon from the bowling of Glenford Boyce.

In Marshall Hatchick Two Counties Division Four, St Margaret’s lost to Bury II by eight wickets.

Charlie Cook took three quick wickets including a brilliant caught-and-bowled and finished on 3 for 20.

Vivek Rajagopal took his 150th wicket for the club.

In reply, Chris Smith made 32, as unbeaten Bury chased down the runs in 16 overs.

In Division Five, Bury III beat Eight Ash Green by 31 runs.

Bury posted a total of 180 with an unbeaten innings of 79 from David Coyle.

Mark Nunn took four wickets and Eight Ash Green were all out within their 40 overs.

Bury III also lost to Earl Stonham by 160 runs

Tom Curry picked up three wickets and the captain two, as Bury managed to bowl Earl Stonham out for 337.

Bury were always going to struggle and were bowled out cheaply.

In Division Eight West, Bury IV lost to Lakenheath II by nine wickets.

Bury took a very young team to Lakenheath, with six players under 14, and made a good start with Alex Sujith and Rob Johnson in an opening stand of 70.

Lakenheath chased down the score with ease.

In Hunts County Bats Suffolk Division One, Bardwell 192-8 lost to Bury I by three wickets.

Mark Nunn’s team continued their winning ways against Bardwell, who won the toss and batted first.

In reply, Bury were in trouble at 86-6. However, Vivek Rajagopal batted beautifully for 44 to guide Bury home.

In Division Three, Lakenheath II lost to Bury II by five wickets. Janak Raj took three wickets, and Sandeep Singh two, as Lakenheath were restricted to 168- 7. In reply, Sandeep made 50.

In Marshall Hatchick Two Counties Championship Ladies’ T20 Competition, Maldon beat Bury Ladies by 76 runs.

Greene King Players of the Week: Dominic Manthorpe, David Coyle, Vivek Rajagopal, Mark Nunn, Sandeep Singh.

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