Bury St Edmunds 288-5 dec beat Sudbury 149
by 139 runs
Matt Hunn took six wickets against his former club as Bury’s commanding victory saw them leapfrog Sudbury to leave them bottom.
Bury, who had only won one game all season going into Saturday’s clash, won the toss and chose to bat on a hard track.
Their innings started well with Tom Huggins and Justin Bishop scoring freely due to some loose Sudbury bowling.
Huggins made 75 before being caught off the bowling of Sudbury skipper Darren Batch and Bishop (78) fell with Ben Hyett making the breakthrough.
Bury continued to score steadily and made 288 from 61 overs.
Billy Moulton-Day picked up two wickets at the closing stage of the innings, but the champagne moment fell to Ben Reece, who took a superb one-handed catch fielding at gully.
Sudbury’s reply started poorly when the wickets of Peter Siegert, Rory Darkins and James Poulson fell and they were left on 30-3.
Batch and Reece consolidated, but wickets eventually fell.
The bowling of ex-Sudbury player Hunn was too much for the Talbots and he finished on 6-42, taking the wicket of Moulton-Day to win the game with Sudbury making 149 all out.
James Poulson, Adam Mansfield and Jonny Gallagher were all dismissed for zero, only facing six balls between them.
Batch (30), Jandre Coetzee (46) and Reece (25) were Sudbury’s best performers with only two points going the way of the Talbots, who now trail Bury in the table by three points.