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Excellent weekend for Bungay Cricket Club

PUBLISHED: 05:03 09 June 2017

Bungay CC hosted a lunch for the clubs vice-presidents on Saturday. The lunch was attended by Mary Matthews, Mayor of Bungay Town and Mary Sprake, Bungay Town Reeve. They officiated at the opening of the clubs new sight screens which received funds from the Bungay Town Council and the Bungay Town Trust. Club president Vince Watkins announced that in the future the lunch would be held in memory of Barry Mattocks, a club stalwart who died earlier this year. Picture Jim Howlett

Bungay CC hosted a lunch for the clubs vice-presidents on Saturday. The lunch was attended by Mary Matthews, Mayor of Bungay Town and Mary Sprake, Bungay Town Reeve. They officiated at the opening of the clubs new sight screens which received funds from the Bungay Town Council and the Bungay Town Trust. Club president Vince Watkins announced that in the future the lunch would be held in memory of Barry Mattocks, a club stalwart who died earlier this year. Picture Jim Howlett

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An assured 50 from opener Nick Lo (52), with strong support from George Shipley (39) and Martyn Ramm (32 not out), gave Bungay a third straight win in front of the watching vice-presidents at Maltings Meadow.

Bungay fielded first, and made regular inroads into the Winterton batting as each of the first four bowlers used took a wicket apiece, leaving the visitors 58-4.

The only batsmen to flourish was Wesley Noble-Parker who reached 77, although he survived a number of missed chances. Three excellent run-outs, two from the laser arm of Ed Masters, and a direct hit from Teddy Mattocks left Bungay to chase a total of 183 for victory.

Tom York finished with 2-41 and Dave Fuller 2-40, although every bowler returned economical figures.

Lo set the pace in Bungay’s reply, striking 11 boundaries. Following decent partnerships with Dave Fuller and Shipley Bungay were strilling to victory but a minor collapse left the game open again. Ramm played the anchor role in guiding Bungay home, receiving valuable support from Masters and Charlie Mattocks as the home team reached their target inside 40 overs with seven wickets down.

The win moved Bungay to third place in Norfolk Alliance Division Three and they will look to continue their rich form at Old Buckenham A tomorrow.

Bungay’s A team enjoyed a comfortable 10-wicket win at Blundeston & Somerleyton A to maintain their position at the top of Norfolk League Division 4SE.

Blundeston won the toss and and Bungay’s bowlers immediately got a grip on the game. Only opener Keeler provided any real resistance as he grafted to 28 before being the ninth wicket to fall. The final wicket fell at the end of the 34th over with only 63 runs on the board.

The pick of the Bungay bowlers was Callum Clark with impressive figures of 5-16 from his 10 overs. Luke Pawsey and Reece Ling chipped in with two wickets each.

The Bungay openers saw out the first two overs but after that quickly got the runs flowing. Without too much incident they reached the target after only 11 overs with Will Hunt leading the way with a forceful 38 and Carl Cudden calmly compiling 25.

It was another fine win for the seconds, who are at home to Winterton A tomorrow.

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