Suffolk pair hit their top form

Minor counties cricketSUFFOLK players Adrian McGarry and Nick Lee warmed themselves up nicely for for the Minor Counties Championship game against Bedfordshire at Ransomes sports ground, Ipswich.

Minor counties cricket

SUFFOLK players Adrian McGarry and Nick Lee warmed themselves up nicely for for the Minor Counties Championship game against Bedfordshire at Ransomes sports ground, Ipswich.

McGarry took four wickets for 49 runs from 18 overs as Bury St Edmunds dismissed Godmanchester for 147 in the Gibbs Denley East Anglian Premier League.

Bury reached their target in under 39 overs to collect their fifth victory of the season and strengthen their chances of retaining the league title.


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Lee opened the innings and remained undefeated on 69 as the Suffolk side collected 25 points with a comfortable seven wicket win.

Bury's nearest rivals are now Swardeston who drew with Vauxhall Mallards despite Jaden Hatwell and Richard Sims putting on 214 runs in a third wicket partnership.

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Swardeston were denied a win when Mallards reached 137 for eight in 64 overs. Mallards slipped from second to fifth in the table, with Horsford moving up to third after an easy win over Clacton.

The Essex side, who won for the first time the previous week, had no answer to Norfolk spin bowler Chris Brown, who took five wickets for 42 as Clacton were dismissed for just 137.

Kesgrave-based Martin Cull, who made his Suffolk one-day debut this season, top scored for Clacton with 34.

Former Zimbabwe batsman Grant Flower continued his run-haul with an unbeaten 63 as the home side won by nine wickets after reaching 138 in under 35 overs.

Flower, who is on Essex's books, has scored a total of 443 runs in four league matches for Horsford after previous knocks of 166 not out, 147 and 67 not out.

Bottom-of-the-table Mildenhall drew with Norwich after the home side posted a daunting 334 for nine, with skipper Chris Borrett and Matthew Ede putting on 103 for the fourth wicket.

Ede's 107 included 13 fours and two sixes. Frantzwa Bester was Mildenhall's best bowler with six wickets for 80 runs from 15 overs. In reply, Mildenhall made 213 for eight to claim 10 points, with Steven Grinling (59) and Peter Worthington (40) their top scorers.

Fakenham were dismissed for 183 at Highfield Lawn against Cambridge Granta, with Alex De Lyon scoring 44.

Tom Harvey led the 186 for five winning reply with 92 not out.

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