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Bungay rue wasted chances

PUBLISHED: 11:19 06 June 2008 | UPDATED: 07:27 01 August 2010

BUNGAY suffered their second defeat of the season in a low-scoring game against a strong Great Melton team on Saturday.

In a game where runs were hard to come by, Bungay wasted too many chances and will need to learn from their mistakes if they are to continue their progress.

BUNGAY suffered their second defeat of the season in a low-scoring game against a strong Great Melton team on Saturday.

In a game where runs were hard to come by, Bungay wasted too many chances and will need to learn from their mistakes if they are to continue their progress.

After winning the toss Bungay captain, David Fuller, chose to bat, hoping to continue from last week's excellent display. Once again, however, Bungay lost an early wicket. This time C Fuller was bowled second ball for a duck.

W Lewis joined M Watts and the pair started to build a partnership. Scoring was slow and Melton's D Bunn was particularly difficult to score off as he bowled five maiden overs in a row and, after 15 overs, Bungay were just 27 for 1.

Having started slowly it was important this pair continued to build; however both were dismissed in the next four overs and when in-form T York was run out for just five Bungay had slumped to 54-6.

Some important middle-order batting by D Davis, A James and D Fuller helped the score over the 120 mark for the third batting point and then a gutsy last-wicket partnership from T Chang and D Mowday pushed the score up to 139-9 from their

45 overs.

Bungay needed to take early wickets but the opening partnership of J Whiddett and R Wood took the attack to the Bungay opening bowlers, and after 10 overs Melton had raced to 35 for no wicket.

Tight bowling by T York and D Fuller put pressure on the Melton pair and first Whiddett and then J Howard were caught trying to go over the top.

M Bunn joined Wood and the pair looked to re-build. Bungay continued to apply pressure and restrict scoring, but the pair never needed to take any risks and they finally reached the target in the 41st over.

On Sunday Bungay visited Diss for their first-ever game in the Lady Mary Plate after exiting the Carter Cup.

Diss fielded several Alliance league first teamers, but Bungay managed to post a competitive 150 all out off their 45 overs.

The pick of the batsmen was Thomas York, scoring 70.

In a stand of 93, York and David Fuller pushed the score well over 100 with York in a particularly aggressive mood. Chang and Lewis also chipped in with runs with Bungay's last wicket falling on the last ball of their designated 45 overs.

In reply, Diss got the runs at a steady rate, but had some nervous moments as three wickets from Will Lewis made them work for the result. Their high batting pedigree began to show through with some fine drives straight down the ground.

Bungay continued to work hard, and pushed Diss right until the end. Diss got the runs in the 30th over with six wickets down.

With a mixed side, including young players Matt Long and Luke Pawsey, Bungay felt pleased with their efforts.

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