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Hosts secure EAPL status


By Sports Newmarket


Burwell & Exning (250-6) secured their Gibbs Denley East Anglian Premier League status for another season by beating in-form Bury St Edmunds (129) by 121 runs on Saturday.

Cricket Burwell & Exning v Bury St Edmunds Andrew Bramley B&E batsman Picture Mark Westley. (4052061)
Cricket Burwell & Exning v Bury St Edmunds Andrew Bramley B&E batsman Picture Mark Westley. (4052061)

Batting first, it was number three Andrew Bramley that did much of the damage for the hosts at Exning Park.

Coming in at 3-1 after Alex Scully (2) had fallen to Dominic Manthorpe early on, Bramley went on to score 93 runs off just 84 balls.

His knock, which ended when he was caught by James Sturgeon off James McKinney, included 12 fours and two maximums.

Other Burwell & Exning batsmen made other useful contributions, most notably Jamie Seabrook, who was unbeaten at the end on 51.

Cricket Burwell & Exning v Bury St Edmunds Picture Mark Westley. (4052057)
Cricket Burwell & Exning v Bury St Edmunds Picture Mark Westley. (4052057)

In reply, Bury appeared to be comfortable at 96-2, but then collapsed to 129 all out.

Josh Arskey was the pick of the home team’s bowling attack, ending his nine overs with figures of 5-22, while Nicholas Huckle took 3-19.

Burwell & Exning (8th) will end their season on Saturday at home against sixth-placed Copdock & Old Ipswichian (11am), when a win would see them finish above their visitors.

Cricket Burwell & Exning v Bury St Edmunds Andrew Bramley B&E batsman Picture Mark Westley. (4052055)
Cricket Burwell & Exning v Bury St Edmunds Andrew Bramley B&E batsman Picture Mark Westley. (4052055)

* Mildenhall (221-3) guaranteed themselves a third-placed finish with a seven-wicket victory at Great Witchingham (218-7).

Visiting skipper Tom Rash won the toss and elected to field, and he went on to be Mildenhall’s main wicket-taker with figures of 4-51.

The run chase was spearheaded by the duo of James Stamatis and Ben Shepperson, who were unbeaten on 91 and 74 respectively when the away team reached their target in 32.3 overs.

The curtain will come down on Mildenhall’s season when they head to third-from-bottom Vauxhall Mallards on Saturday (11am).



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