Bures C.C. v St. Martins C.C.


Bures Cricket Club won by 1 runs


An overcast evening, where at one point looked like the weather may prevent this match from taking place, luckily the weather held out as Bures welcomed St Martins for our usual midweek T20 match of the season.

Captain Carl back available for his first game of the season was great news (as keeper, not yet fit enough to bowl) and even better news that he kept up the usual tradition of Bures captains losing the toss. St Martins opted to bat on a very green deck, mainly because of the light fading fairly quickly. Aaron (on debut) & Matt opened up proceedings with the ball, keeping it very tight but ultimately not able to make a breakthrough. It took an absolute screamer from behind the stumps by Carl to get the first wicket, bowled by Luke.

Conditions were not easy to bat, but St Martins were slowly building an innings, Matt took 2 wickets in 2 balls towards the end and the innings finished with 119-4 after their 20 overs.

A quick turnaround meant there was only time for 1 beer in-between innings, Steve & Luke walked out to begin the chase, Luke was quickly back in the shed for 4 but Steve and Carl set about playing some nice strokes before Steve retired on 25 and Carl was bowled by an exceptionally slow ball for 14. Some good bowling bought about a couple more wickets, and it was all getting quite tight out in the middle. However, handy cameos from Adam (14), Giles (23) and Aaron (19*) saw Bures home by 3 wickets in the 19th over.

A welcome victory after 3 defeats in a row, and a pint or two in the Bells afterwards was enjoyed by all.



Date Time League Season
July 11, 2023 6:30 pm 2023 Season 2023


Vicarage Meadow
Bures St. Mary, Babergh, Suffolk, East of England, England, United Kingdom


TeamRunsWickets LostOversOutcome
Bures Cricket Club120718.1Win
St Martins Cricket Club119420Loss

Bures Cricket Club

Batting   R 4s 6s
Steve Thornton 2550
Luke Terry 410
Carl Wright 1430
Matt Fairbairn 000
Tom Wasteney 100
Adam Kerr 1420
Giles Godbold 2330
Tim Boud 000
Aaron Keeble 1921
Bert Jagger 300
Total 120161
Bowling O M R W
Matt Fairbairn30162
Aaron Keeble2020
Giles Godbold30190
Luke Terry20191
Tim Boud2090
Tom Wasteney20260
Adam Kerr40130
Bert Jagger20151

St Martins Cricket Club

Batting   R 4s 6s
Lou I 2500
Nigel H 900
Steve P 2500
Andy G 1300
Phil P 700
Brunnie 000
L Perdue 000
A Rose 300
Pete C 000
D Brown 000
Kieran 000
Total 11900

Did not bat: Pete C, D Brown, Kieran

Bowling O M R W
Pete C40273
D Brown20160
Phil P20150
Andy G3.10182
A Rose20140