Low-scoring affair sees Bury go top
Bury St Edmunds 117 (30pts) beat Norwich 89 (5pts) by 28 runs
Mike Comber’s team moved ten points clear at the top of the East Anglian Premier League after an extraordinary, low-scoring match.
Bury were inserted by Norwich with only Dom Manthorpe (37) and Callum Taylor (32) showed any resistance and Bury were dismissed cheaply, shortly after the interval.
However, Bury quickly had Norwich three down for 19 runs, Mark Nunn taking two in two balls.
Norwich’s Ashley Watson and OliverHigenbottam put on 39 for the fourth wicket but when Watson was out, lbw, his was the first of four wickets for Callum Taylor who tore out Norwich’s middle order.
Nevertheless, for as long as opener Higenbottam remained at the crease, Norwich were in with a chance.
When he was out, the ninth wicket, stumped by James Sturgeon off Callum Taylor’s bowling, it was over and Norwich were dismissed 28 runs short.
In Marshall Hatchick Two Counties Championship Division Four, Walsham le Willows lost to Bury St Edmunds II by one wicket.
In a low-scoring encounter, Adam Kizis’ team bowled first and contained Walsham to a modest score.
In reply, the opening pair of Vivek Rajagopal (57) and Max Whittaker (66) excelled, putting on 124 for the first wicket, and seemed to have the match won.
However, Walsham’s Campbell took six wickets and it was left to the last pair, Javed Imam and Billy Riddick, to get Bury over the line to win by a single wicket.
In Division Five, Ipswich II beat Bury St Edmunds III by 141 runs.
Kevin Dobson fielded a team short of experience and Ipswich batted commandingly for a competitive total, although Bury’s Sam Pennell bowled well on debut.
Ollie Self made 46 not out batting at nine and bowled well.
In Hunts County Bats Suffolk League Division One, Sudbury lost to Bury by three wickets.
Sudbury batted first and made 210-9 from 40 overs, with Mike Comber taking two wickets. Bury were in trouble at 90-7 from 20 overs, despite opener Alfie Marston making an impressive 63.
Mark Nunn then came in at nine, and played a captain’s innings, smashing an unbeaten 85 from 50 balls to win with six overs to spare.
In Division Three, Bury II beat Edwardstone by two wickets.
Losing the toss, Bury were inserted and made a reasonable score, Sandeep Singh top-scoring with 42 and the skipper 37.
However, Edwardstone reached their target in the 30th over.
Greene King Players-of-the-Week: Vivek Rajagopal, Max Whittaker, Alfie Marston, Mark Nunn.