Bury suffer second successive defeat in low-scoring meeting
GIBBS DENLEY EAST
Bury 93 (2pts) lost to
Swardeston 94-4 (25pts)
by 6 wickets
Bury St Edmunds lost their second successive encounter, but remain second after defeats for both Sudbury and Woolpit.
For the fourth week in a row, Mike Comber lost the toss and was invited to bat first on a cool morning.
Swardeston youngster Thomas Oxley dominated the match, taking eight Bury wickets. David Coyle top scored with 30, and later took a high catch at slip.
Despite keen fielding, notably with Sean Park taking a diving catch, also at slip, Swardeston reached their target comfortably.
In Marshall Hatchick Two Counties Championship Division Four, Yoxford lost to Bury II by nine wickets.
Adam Kizis’ team enjoyed another terrific win and remain unbeaten, 10 competition points short of top spot.
The win was set up by Vivek Rajagopal’s 5-13 in the field. Bury almost reached the total without losing a wicket, Smith being out for 47, but together with Josh Toon, the game was won by the opening pair.
In Division Five, Bury III lost to Harwich and Dovercourt by seven wickets.
Losing the toss, Bury batted and were quickly four down, despite Simon Aldous playing confidently for 56, aided by John Hayes with 26.
Bury dropped both Harwich openers and, but for that, the result might have been different.
In Hunts Suffolk County Bats Division One, Bury lost to Battisford by six wickets.
Bury travelled to Battisford with just nine players and were put in, with Adam Kizis making 40.
They defended the total well, with wickets for Neil Jefferies, Ben Whittaker and Ollie Riddick, and Battisford only reached their target in the last over.
In Division Three, Long Melford II lost to Bury II by four wickets. Saurabh Gupta restricted Long Melford to a competitive total. Ali Asfar opened and made a quick 44, but the captain’s undefeated 64 saw Bury home.
In the Ladies’ T20 League, Bury Ladies beat Battisford by 61 runs. Batting first, Sophie Utteridge scored 25 not out and Ellie Costin 20.
Greene King Players of the Week: Vivek Rajagopal and Saurabh Gupta.