Bungay Cricket Club

Bungay Cricket 1st Team


Chris Fuller


Bungay 1st XI play cricket in Division 3 of the Norfolk Cricket Alliance

Photo below taken following Bungay 1st XI's 5 wicket victory at the Maltings against Sprowston on 6th May 2017 

Below are a selection of photos taken at the match against Thetford on 26th May 2012

Top row (r-l): Tom York, 'Deano', George Mattocks


Bottom Row (r-l): Chris Fuller, Tom York, George Mattocks

Results & Scorers

25 August 2018  ~ Old Buckenham  Bungay CC - 1st XI - Won by 6 wickets  Home

Bungay CC - 1st XI
135 for 4 (31.3 overs)

Old Buckenham CC - 2nd XI
131 all out (43.5 overs)

Bungay CC - 1st XI - Won by 6 wickets

Bungay ended their season with a comfortable victory against Old Buckenham having assured that they would remain in Division 3 the previous week.

Bowling first, Chris Fuller (7ovs 1-26), who finished well clear as the Division's leading wicket taker, clean bowled opener Goodrum for 17. As Old Bucks looked to establish a foothold on a tricky wicket the accurate Ed Masters (6ovs 0-12) and Luke Pawsey (9ovs 2-29) bowled very tightly as the away side continued to struggle. Jack Masters then produced his best spell of the year (9ovs 2-19), as did the reliable Nick Lo (5 ovs 3-4) as Old Bucks fell apart. Despite not having his best day with the gloves, keeper Williams snaffled one off Lo which enabled him to top the Division for season's dismissals. Young Reece Ling (7.5ovs 1-16) ended his very promising debut season in fine style, claiming the final wicket as Old Bucks stumbled to 131 all out.

In reply, Bungay started steadily before Lewis was removed by opener Hendrie, the first of his 3 wickets for just 10 runs. Chris Fuller was unable to replicate his unbeaten century of the previous week as he fell lbw, swiftly followed by Ben Spinks and Martyn Ramm, both rare failures. The veteran Ed Masters (54no) steadied the ship as needed, following last week's unbeaten 75 with another assured innings. He received excellent support from George Mattocks (36no) who again proved his worth when available as they both blasted Bungay to a comfortable victory in the 32nd over.

Although the Black Dogs endured a tough season, injuries and absences played their part, and having avoided relegation they will look forward to more consistency next year and a push towards the top places.

18 August 2018  ~ Fakenham A   Bungay CC - 1st XI - Won by 88 runs  Away

Fakenham 151 for 7 (45 overs), Bungay 240 for 3 (45 overs)

11 August 2018  ~ Bircham   Bircham CC - 1st XI - Won by 13 runs  Home

Bungay 209 all out (45 overs), Bircham 222 for 6 (45 overs)

04 August 2018  ~ Bradenham  Bradenham CC, Norfolk - 1st XI - Won by 101 runs  Away

Bradenham 256 for 7 (45 overs), Bungay 155 all out (43.5 overs)

28 July 2018  ~ Brooke A  Brooke CC, Norfolk - 2nd XI - Won by 6 wickets  Home

Bungay 121 all out (36.2 overs), Brooke 122 for 4 (26.3 overs)

21 July 2018  ~ Winterton  Bungay CC - 1st XI - Won by 71 runs  Away

Winterton 124 for 7 (45 overs), Bungay 195 all out (44 overs)

Bungay got back to winning ways in a crucial game against fellow relegation candidates Winterton. The hosts won the toss and elected to bowl first on a wicket that traditionally offers some assistance with the ball. Jude Ashken got the innings off to a good start after being promoted to the 1st XI on the back of some outstanding form in A team and junior cricket. He and fellow opener Lewis dealt with the opening bowlers and it was the change bowlers that made the first breakthroughs for Winterton. Maesh bowled Ashken with a good in swinger, Lo fell trying to up the scoring rate to Percival and when the same bowler removed Lewis, Bungay were in danger of entering a sub-par score. However, veteran Ed Masters held the rest of the innings together with a well judged innings of 43 not out. He found some assistance from young Reece Ling and the tail although skipper Fuller might have been disappointed to not bat the full 45 overs and pick up the last batting bonus point by reaching 200. Still a score of 195 all out from 44 overs was certainly something for a motivated Bungay side to defend.

At first glance the Winterton reply seems a strange one, 124-7 in their allotted 45 overs in a win/lose game. But credit where credit is due, after some lackluster performances in the field in recent matches, Bungay upped their performance level significantly. There was energy and positivity from the fielders, despite the odd chance going down. The bowlers bowled with discipline, to hit the right areas and get what assistance the pith had to offer. Pawsey and Charlie Mattocks opened the bowling and it was Pawsey who made the all-important first breakthrough, removing Noble-Parker. Mattocks bowled his 9 overs straight through, conceding only 23 runs in the process. Skipper Fuller was back and returned superb figures of 9 overs 3-19 while Lo, Ling and Teddy Mattocks supported ably throughout. All the bowlers restricted the number of bad balls they bowled meaning as the run-rate climbed ever higher the batsmen had to take more risks to score and consequently gave more chances to take wickets.

A timely, confidence boosting win for the team, with another crucial game against local rivals Brooke next Saturday at the Maltings Pavillion.

14 July 2018  ~ Garboldisham A  Garboldisham CC, Norfolk - 2nd XI - Won by 8 wickets  Away

Garboldisham CC, Norfolk - 2nd XI 135 for 2 (15.5 overs)

Bungay CC - 1st XI 133 all out (34.4 overs)

07 July 2018  ~ Swardeston B  Swardeston CC - A XI - Won by 5 wickets  Home

Bungay CC - 1st XI 245 for 6 (45.0 overs)

Swardeston CC - A XI 247 for 5 (40.2 overs)

30 June 2018  ~ Acle A  Acle CC - 2nd XI - Won by 6 wickets  Away

Acle CC - 2nd XI 218 for 4 (41.2 overs)

Bungay CC - 1st XI 215 for 7 (45 overs)

A fine 83 from stand-in skipper Nick Lo was not enough to prevent Bungay slipping to a defeat against an energetic Acle side.

Bungay chose to bat first and got off to an assured start before Lewis departed for 12. Both Ed Masters (33 - before a bizarre hit-wicket) and Ben Spinks (24) batted fluently as Lo continued to accrue runs at the other end. Eventually a clever slower ball from the impressive Webster removed Lo 17 runs shy of a century. Some late hitting from Ramm (31no) and C Mattocks (14) got Bungay to 215/7 at the close.

Acle in reply lost dangerous veteran Rob Porter to a side strain in the 2nd over, but this only led to Betts (104no) and Moggan (46) batting, and especially running, extremely positively as Acle assumed total control. Despite a run-out, and a wicket for Ed Masters and two for Charlie Mattocks, Acle brought up a victory in the 42nd over as Betts reached a deserved century.

Next week Bungay seek to regain winning momentum with the visit of Swardeston A who are just below the Black Dogs in the League table.

23 June 2018  ~ Old Buckenham  Old Buckenham CC - 2nd XI - Won by 3 wickets  Away

Old Buckenham CC - 2nd XI 189 for 7 (43.2 overs)

Bungay CC - 1st XI 188 all out (44.4 overs)


16 June 2018  ~ Fakenham A  Bungay win by 4 wickets  Home

Bungay 1st XI 163 for 6 (29.4 overs), Fakenham 2nd XCI 162 all out (44.0 overs)

The Maltings Pavilion was the venue as the Bungay 1st XI hosted Fakenham in an important game in division 3 of the Norfolk Cricket Alliance. Fakenham won the toss and elected to bat on what looked a good pitch. Opening bowlers Lo and Clark started well, Lo in particular bowling 4 consecutive maidens before conceding a run but it was Clark who struck first removing opening bat Speedman for a duck. Lo then entered the fourth column by bowling opening partner Dunger. Fakenham then fought hard to recover the innings, youngster Campbell and Mathews batted sensibly, not taking too many risks and punishing the odd bad ball. Bungay’s fielding was a little sloppy at times. It wasn’t until the introduction of Charlie Mattocks removed Campbell that the partnership was broken and from that point Bungay felt they had an end open to attack. Cue a superb spell by skipper Fuller who took 4-16 from his 9 overs and ripped the heart out of the middle order, including the crucial wicket of Mathews for a well-made 72. Masters the younger bowled well on his return to the side but it was the veteran Masters who cleaned up the tail with some good accurate seam bowling. Fakenham all out for 162 in the penultimate over of the innings.

Bungay knew that a score of 162 was somewhat under par given the stacks of runs that have been scored at home this season, all credit to the grounds team. However a little top order wobble gave the visitors something to cling to. Luckily for Bungay Ridley continued his superb early season form with a fluent 64 not out, supported by Mr Consistency Martyn Ramm and the victory was complete in the 29th over for the loss of six wickets. An important win with the league table starting to take shape after 8 games played. Next week Bungay travel to Old Bucks who lie just 3 points ahead in the league table.


09 June 2018  ~ Bircham  Bircham CC - 1st XI - Won by 52 runs  Away
Bircham CC - 1st XI Bungay CC - 1st XI
Score 261 for 5 (45 overs) 'b' 209 all out (42 overs) 't'

Bircham CC 1st XI 261 for 5 (45 overs) Bungay CC 1st XI 209 all out (42 overs)

Despite a brave century from former captain Stuart Smith, Bungay fell to a first defeat in their last three matches.

Bowling first, Bungay found it difficult to stifle an aggressive home batting line-up. When Lo (1-34) removed the dangerous Pillinger for a rapid 46 after Luke Pawsey (2-41) had claimed the other opener, Bungay may have felt they had asserted some control. However King fairly bludgeoned all bowling, good and bad alike, as he amassed an impressive 130, before he fell to the last ball of the innings off skipper Chris Fuller (1-68). Bungay were left to rue some missed catches and errors in the field which led to the Bircham total of 261/5 being 40 or 50 too many.

Bungay got off to a useful start in reply to the difficult chase, Stuart Smith being particularly aggressive as they were able to maintain a run rate of more than 4 per over. When Will Lewis fell for 10, shortly followed by Lo for the same score and Fuller for 1, Smith's runs were keeping the Black Dogs in the hunt. Immediately after bringing up a fine century however he was out lbw for 101. After Ramm perished for 13, Matt Williams (27) and Teddy Mattocks (24) offered a glimmer of hope, but with the demise of these two the innings petered out, falling 52 runs short on 209 all out.

Next week Bungay will look to re-establish winning ways as they entertain bottom placed Fakenham.

02 June 2018  ~ Bradenham  Match abandoned due to weather  Home

26 May 2018  ~ Brooke A  Bungay won by 5 wickets  Away

Brooke CC - 2nd XI - 129 ao, 42 overs

Bungay CC - 1st XI - 135 for 5, 36 overs

On a hot and humid Saturday, Bungay’s first XI travelled the short journey to local neighbours Brooke. With the A team enjoying a bye week Bungay brought a healthy contingent of away supporters who were treated to an excellent game played in good spirits.

Skipper Chris Fuller won the toss and decided to have a bowl first on a pitch that offered some assistance to bowlers who got the ball in the right areas. Opening bowlers Lo and Clark got off to an untidy start offering up several four balls to the opening batsmen who accepted them with glee. However, slowly the bowlers, backed up by some outstanding fielding, started to reign in the scoring rate. It was Lo who struck first, trapping Budd in front for 20. From this point on the momentum really shifted in Bungay’s favour with Lo (9 overs 1-24) and Clark (9 overs 0-33) both bowling their allotted 9 overs very economically and Clark in particular beating the bat on numerous occasions. This set the game up for the strike bowling partnership of Teddy Mattocks (9 overs 4-23) and Chris Fuller (9 overs 4-27) to dismantle Brooke’s middle and lower order. Both took four wickets apiece including several superb deliveries that rattled the timbers. With Charlie Mattocks (6 overs 1-12) ably supporting, the Brooke innings was wrapped up in the 42nd over with the scoreboard reading 129 all out. Special mention to keeper Matt Williams who not only kept a clean sheet behind the stumps but also took another 3 catches to carry on his fine form with the gloves.

At the halfway stage a chase of 130 seemed a relatively straightforward task. However, Brooke put up a spirited defense of a small total and must have been left wondering what might have been if they could have added another 30 or 40 runs with the bat.

Bungay got off to the worst possible start as Lo was clean bowled in the first over by youngster Panter. Lewis and Williams set about reviving the innings, both playing some nice shots, but it was the introduction of ex-Bungay player Brandon Ling that started a mini collapse. Ling bowled with excellent pace and movement and proved a challenge to all the batsmen, taking 4 wickets in his first spell of 7 overs. This left Bungay teetering at around 70-5 still needing a further 60 or so to win the game. Brooke turned to the slow bowlers and Bungay’s number 5 and 7, Ramm and George Mattocks batted with caution and cool heads and began to rebuild the innings. Opposition skipper Rob Panter shuffled his bowlers trying to restrict the scoring while waiting for Ling to be allowed his second spell. Meanwhile Mattocks was finding his form playing some cavalier cuts and drives while Ramm nudged and nurdled at the other end, both running well between the wickets in a superb partnership. In the end by the time Ling returned the game was pretty much up and Bungay got to the winning score in the 36th over, five wickets down to secure a deserved victory and 23 points.

Next Saturday the 1st XI host Bradenham at the Maltings.


19 May 2018  ~ Winterton  Bungay won by 76 runs  Home
Bungay CC - 1st XI 282 -4 (45) 24pts beat Winterton CC - 1st XI 206 -8 (45) 7pts Bungay kick-started their season in spectacular fashion last Saturday with a thumping win over Winterton. Having been put into bat, regular opening partners Nick Lo and Will Lewis got Bungay off to a rapid start punishing anything wayward. Sadly both fell caught, just short of a half century, Lewis for 44 and Lo for a confidence restoring 47, while the Black Dogs reached 110 at drinks. This set the scene for Tom Ridley and Ed Masters to accelerate, and this they did until Masters perished for a quickfire 20. Ridley, however, was batting serenely for the second week running, hammering boundaries all over the ground. With Chris Fuller (44no) showing a welcome return to form with the bat and supporting nicely, Ridley reached a marvelous century in the 43rd over, before sadly being bowled in the last over for 108 as Bungay posted a whopping 282 for 4. Winterton were tied down from the start with containing spells from Lo (9ov 0-28) and Callum Clark (9ov 1-34), which included a smart caught and bowled of dangerous opener Percival. This pushed an already challenging run chase to over 9 an over. Teddy Mattocks then ripped through the top order with 3 consecutive edges behind to keeper Matt Williams and a skied catch to Lewis, as he posted impressive figures of 9 overs 4 for 35. With C Fuller bowling another tight spell of 9 overs 2 for 37 the match was well out of reach of the Tonnies. Although Bungay were unable to remove the the last two batsmen Winterton fell well short at 206 for 8 as Bungay gained a welcome 24 points. Next week sees a local Derby as Bungay travel to Brooke.

12 May 2018  ~ Garboldisham A  Garboldisham CC, Norfolk - 2nd XI - Won by 29 runs  Home
Bungay CC - 232 all out (44.1 overs) Garboldisham CC - 261 all out (41.5 overs) Following the first week wash out and last week’s disappointing loss, Bungay were keen to get back to winning ways against newly promoted Garboldisham at the Maltings. The visitors won the toss and elected to bat first on a good wicket, with rain forecast for later in the day. The Garboldisham openers got off to a flying start dealing exclusively in boundaries, in fact the scoreboard read 51 before a non-boundary run was scored. Any bad balls were punished and Lo in particular couldn’t find his usual economic style, albeit hampered by injury. The first breakthrough came off the bowling of Clark, a superb catch by Ridley who made an impressive return to the side, but this only brought number 3 Wilby to the crease. He continued the innings in an aggressive vein and batted very well for his 73. Lo took a couple of wickets but it was the introduction of Fuller and Charlie Mattocks that combined to stop the rot, the skipper producing a beauty to bowl Wilby who had looked set fair for a century. At this point Bungay’s fielding got a little ragged, with the odd chance going down and Garboldisham’s 6, 7 and 8 all contributed to a final score of 261 all out in 41.5 overs. Teddy Mattocks and Lewis bowling well at the death. After the interval Bungay knew that whilst 261 was a good score, the pitch was true, the outfield fast and the boundaries short. Opening bowler Taylor bowled with good pace and movement from one end putting pressure on the opening batsmen Lewis and Ramm. However, it was Worby at the other end who struck first, trapping Ramm in front for 4. Lewis was batting well at one end and when Ridley came to join him at the crease and timed the ball beautifully from the off, Bungay were in sight of a famous victory. The introduction of left arm spinner Philpott, however, put paid to the home side’s aspirations and went along way towards clinching the match for his team; 8.1 overs 4-32 in a match where the run-rate had been consistently between 5 and 6 runs per over. His spell included two caught and bowls one of which, to remove keeper batsman Williams was spectacularly good. Some lusty blows from Clark kept some faint hopes alive until Johnson was last man to go in the final over of the innings with the score reading 232 all out from 44.1 overs. For Bungay; a loss although with maximum bonus points and plenty of positives to take, a win is certainly needed on Saturday, at home versus Winterton.

05 May 2018  ~ Swardeston B  Swardeston CC - A XI - Won by 47 runs  Away
Swardeston CC A XI 163/7 45 overs (23 pts) bt Bungay CC 1st XI 116/10 35.5 overs (4 pts) Bungay let a promising position slip away in their first Alliance Div 3 match of the season following last week’s washout. Winning the toss and choosing to bowl proved a clever move as opening bowlers Lo (9ovs 0 – 16) and Clark (9ovs 1 – 23) bowled straight through in hot conditions, and were very difficult to get away on a slow outfield. At drinks at the halfway stage Callum Clark’s dismissal of opener Hogg (ct C Mattocks) was the only breakthrough, but Swardeston had only mustered 60 to this point. Predictably after drinks the run rate was lifted although Charlie Mattocks removed the other opener caught behind by Williams, and clean bowled batsmen 3 and 4 while claiming very useful figures of 9 overs 3 – 27. No Swardeston batsman was able to make it to 30 and further wickets fell to skipper Chris Fuller (8 ovs 3 – 35) including a fine skied catch by Teddy Mattocks as Bungay were able to hold the home team to what seemed a lowish score of 163/7 at the end. The Black Cats, however, got off to the worst possible reply as Nick Lo (0), Will Lewis (2) and Chris Fuller (1) all fell cheaply to the Swardeston opener Levinson. Batting at number 3, Ed Masters remained solid for Bungay and would do so until the end ot the innings. As Bungay tried to find someone to bat alongside Masters, with only 3.5 runs per over required, wickets tumbled frequently as J Masters (17), Ramm (10), Williams (6) and C Mattocks (0) all came and went. This left the defiant Masters with just the tail to bat with, and although he brought up a fine half century he was the last bat to be dismissed for 58 as Bungay fell nearly 50 short of their target. Next week sees the visit of promoted Garboldisham 2nd XI who won comfortably at Winterton last week.

28 April 2018  ~ Acle A  Match abandoned due to weather  Home

26 August 2017  ~ Fakenham 'A'    Home

19 August 2017  ~ Acle 'A'    Away

12 August 2017  ~ Old Buckenham 'A'    Home

05 August 2017  ~ Winterton    Away

29 July 2017  ~ Swardeston 'B'    Home

22 July 2017  ~ North Runcton 'A'    Away

15 July 2017  ~ Martham    Home

08 July 2017  ~ Sprowston 'A'    Away

Bungay (25 points) beat Sprowston 'A' (7 points) by 39 runs


Bungay 215 for 7 wickets off 45 overs (Nick Lo 53)

Sprowston 'A' 176 all out off 41.2 overs (Charlie Matocks 5-10)


Bungay collected all 25 points to keep pace at the top of the Division 3 table.


With Great Melton and Martham both winning it was imperative Bungay found a way to win against Sprowston 'A' before the huge game against Martham next week. The side duly delivered but not without the odd wobble. Having won the toss and decided to bat first Bungay were in a potentially precarious position having lost both openers and skipper Fuller. Number 3, Lo and 5, Yorke consolidated against some decent Sprowston bowling making sure the innings got back on track. Unfortunately, both got out just as they started to get going, Lo having hit 3 consecutive boundaries then hit a low full toss to the man fielding on the boundary for 53 and soon after Yorke top edged one for 24. Ramm, as he often has this season, then marshalled the middle order to try and eek out as many runs as possible from the innings. By the time the last over arrived the side had reached its minimum target of 200 but keeper/batsman Williams rolled back the years to plunder 16 runs from the last over, including a fine maximum off the last ball. A decent effort after a slow start.


The less said about the first half of Sprowston’s reply the better. Bungay were sloppy with the ball and in the field, with too many four balls and far too many misfields and byes. However, the team got together and produced a much better second half performance. Brothers Chris and Dave Fuller bowled tightly but it was left to Charlie Mattocks to mop up the lower middle order to finish with outstanding figures of 5.2 overs, 2 maidens, 5 wickets for 10 runs. The best of those wickets came to dismiss opposition Captain Salmon, who clipped a fairly straight ball through the leg side only for Martyn Ramm to snaffle a great reaction catch at midwicket, cue rapturous celebration from his team mates.


01 July 2017  ~ Great Melton    Home

Bungay (23 points) beat Great Melton (6 points) by 5 wickets

Great Melton 198 for 7 wickets off 45 overs

Bungay 201 for 5 wickets off 41.3 overs (Tom York 72, Martyn Ramm 45 n.o.)


Bungay extended their run of consecutive victories to seven games in a top of the table clash against Great Melton at the Maltings.


Having won the toss and elected to bowl first Skipper Fuller and Jack Masters had a blast with the new ball but with the pitch not offering much to the seam bowlers, Nick Lo was brought in to the attack. Immediately he found some turn and grip and caused the batsmen some problems. The first breakthrough actually came through some misfortune for Great Melton opener, Whiddett, who when completing a sharp single tumbled, landing on his bat handle and injuring his ribs. Sadly, he could not continue. Lo then removed Clarke, caught by Masters senior. By this time Lo (9-1-16-1) and Charlie Mattocks (9-0-20-1) were bowling in tandem and doing a fine job. Both bowled economically, giving away precious few bad balls for the Melton batsmen to put away. Only some excellent lower order hitting from Waddell and Mackenzie got Melton up to a respectable total. Dave Fuller and Thom York both chipping in with two wickets apiece.


After tea Bungay knew a solid performance with the bat should lead to an important victory but with the pitch deteriorating, opener Fuller gone early and a mix up between Lo and Lewis leading to both being stuck at one end leaving Bungay two down early, panic could have set in. However, with the confidence of their winning run to fall back on the side knuckled down. Lewis continued his good form for 39 and a welcome return to form for Thom Yorke (72), who in partnership with Ramm batted sensibly to consolidate the innings and then went through the gears as the overs went by. When Yorke fell the job was virtually done and it was left to Ramm, who is making a habit of being the finisher, and Jack Masters to ensure the victory and maximum batting points.


24 June 2017  ~ Fakenham 'A'    Away

Bungay (23 points) beat Fakenham 'A' (5 points) by 8 wickets


Fakenham 'A' 185 for 8 wkts off 45 overs (A. Hancock 48, T, Mattocks 3-27)

Bungay 189 for 2 wkts off 40.4 overs (W. Lewis 86 n.o., D.Fuller 57)


Bungay extend their winning streak to 6 games with a comfortable win over Fakenham A at their picturesque Highfield Lawn ground.


Having won the toss and elected to field, Bungay skipper Chris Fuller again opted to start with the off-spin of Nick Lo from one end. Both the Fakenham openers looked assured but tight bowling and good ground fielding kept a lid on the scoring rate until C. Fuller broke the deadlock when he cleaned bowled his opposite number Futter for 20. Lo was brought out of the attack after a 7 over spell that went for just 17 runs to be replaced by his fellow off spinner Dave Fuller who bowled a superb 9 over spell (9-0-21-1) which allowed all the bowlers from the other end to attack and look for wickets. Jack masters continued his impressive form with the ball but it was left to the Mattocks brothers to rip through the lower-middle order, Teddy in particular breaking a growing partnership between the two impressive Fakenham youngsters, Blackiston and Campbell. Fakenham fought until the end of their innings and denied Bungay the last bowling bonus point but could only make their way to 185/8 from their allotted 45 overs.


At tea Bungay knew that 185 was perhaps 30 or 40 below par on a good wicket and a fast outfield and so it proved. Openers Will Lewis and Dave Fuller were both watchful to begin the innings with Fuller in particular punishing the odd bad ball. As they got in they both became more expansive and pushed the scoreboard along to 120-0 before Fuller fell, caught behind to Blackiston. A fantastic partnership that nearly broke the back of this run chase and despite losing number 3 Lo for a donut the skipper joined Lewis to see the team home with the best part of 5 overs to spare. Lewis finished on 86 not out to continue his prolific season with the bat.


The win and 23-point haul for Bungay sees them maintain their third position in division 3, well placed to mount a promotion challenge in the second half of the season. Next week the 1st XI host league leaders Great Melton at the Maltings in a top of the table clash.

17 June 2017  ~ Acle 'A'    Home

Bungay (25 points) beat Acle 'A' (8 points) by 7 runs

Bungay 213 for 6 wickets 6 off 45 overs (Tom York 90)

Acle 'A'  206 all out off  44.4 overs (J. Betts 56)        

Bungay first XI maintained their upward momentum with another nail-biting victory at Maltings Meadow.

Batting first, Bungay recovered from the early losses of Will Lewis and Chris Fuller to achieve a solid platform. Number 4, Tom York, led the way with a fabulous knock of 90 which included some trademark mighty blows while batting through to the 42nd over. Able support was provided by opener Nick Lo with an elegant 43 at the outset and Martyn Ramm with a very useful 42 through to the last over. Bungay finished their 45 overs with a score of 213 for 6 wickets.

Electing to open with spinner Lo (9ovs 2-27) proved a wise move as opener Gooch pulled one to C Fuller in the 4th over and Webster gloved one to keeper Williams for 16. In between, Fuller (9ovs 1-48) clean bowled Wilson for 8. During this, dangerman Rob Porter continued to attack, amassing 49 before Jack Masters (6ovs 2-23)  bowled him with a terrific inswinger. Needing 90 from the last 16 overs with 5 wickets in hand York (7.4ovs 1- 31)and C Mattocks (8ovs 1-51) bowled great spells at the death. Three run-outs continued Bungay's fine season for fielding, the last of which ended the match when, needing 9 off the final over and only achieving 1 run from the first 3 balls, Betts (56) was left well short pushing for a suicidal second run to Jack Masters who combined with Williams to end proceedings and give Bungay a fifth consecutive win.

Next Saturday sees the Black Dogs travel to Fakenham 2nd XI as the season reaches it's halfway stage.

10 June 2017  ~ Old Buckenham 'A'    Away

Bungay (22 points) beat Old Buckenham 'A' (8 points) by 3 wickets

Old Buckenham 'A' 202 for 5 wickets off 45 overs (J. Alexander 51)

Bungay 203 for 7 wickets off 44.1 overs (Will Lewis 60, J. Meredith 4-28)

The Black Dogs continued their fine run to four consecutive victories in a tight match with hosts Old Buckenham.

Asked to field first, Bungay made a fine start in containing the Old Bucks batsmen, but were unable to make an early breakthrough. In fact, the total was over 100, albeit from nearly 30 overs, before a run out from Teddy Mattocks dismissed skipper Dunnett for 38. Alexander, the other opener, soon followed, stumped off the economical Dave Fuller for 51. As Old Bucks tried to increase the pace, tight bowling and excellent fielding always kept the total in check, eventually reaching 202/5 at the close, which represented a fine effort from Bungay with the ball. A comedy moment was the dismissal of the dangerous Peter Free (34) who ran more than halfway down the wicket to smack a ball that had slipped out of Charlie Mattocks hand only to pick out Will Hunt on the boundary.

The Bungay reply started solidly due to the dependable openers D Fuller and Will Lewis. With 65 on the board the former was dismissed for 29. Lewis, although unwell, continued to make a fine 60, but wickets were beginning to fall cheaply as Hunt (8), C Fuller (14), and York (8) came and went. Jack Masters and Matt Williams came together needing 60 off the last 12 overs and after Masters was bowled for 17 and Jak Clark (5) soon followed, 41 were needed from the final 8 overs with 7 wickets down. Williams (23no) and Charlie Mattocks (13no) both batted with commendable calmness as they gradually reduced the target and victory was sealed from the opening ball of the final over.

Bungay remain in third place, and entertain fourth placed Acle in a tough encounter next Saturday at Maltings Meadow.

03 June 2017  ~ Winterton    Home

Bungay (24 points) beat Winterton (7 points) by 3 wickets

Winterton 182 all out off 41.5 overs (W. Noble-Parker 77)
Bungay 183 for 7 wkts off 39.5 ovs (Nick Lo 52, T. Whichelow 4-29)

An assured fifty from opener Nick Lo (52), with strong support from George Shipley (39) and Martyn Ramm (32no) 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 4  bowlers used took a wicket apiece, leaving the visitors 58/4. The only batsmen to flourish was Noble-Parker who eventually 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 in his 52. Following decent partnerships with D Fuller and Shipley Bungay were sauntering to victory but after the demise of these three a minor collapse left the game open once again. Ramm played the anchor role in guiding Bungay home, receiving valuable support from Masters and C Mattocks at the end as the home team reached their target inside 40 overs with 7 wickets down.

This win moves Bungay to third place in the Division, and they shall look to continue their rich form at Old Buckenham next week.

27 May 2017  ~ Swardeston 'B'    Away

Bungay (25 points) beat Swardeston 'B' (7 points) by 5 runs 

Bungay 231 for 5 wkts off 45 overs (Will Lewis 113 not out)

Swardeston 'B' 226 all out off 42.2 overs (Sapumal Herathge 100, Matt Hogg 58, Chris Fuller 4-18, Thomas York 3-37)

On the day brother Joe played for Aberdeen in the Scottish Cup Final, Will Lewis made it a weekend to remember as he scored a majestic hundred to propel Bungay to an enthralling victory at Swardeston A.

Put in to bat, Bungay lost Lo and C Fuller early on to leave them at 18 for 2. Stability was restored though as Lewis batted beautifully and formed decent partnerships with Tom York (27) and then Martyn Ramm (36) as Bungay headed towards a decent total. Following the quick losses of Ramm and young Reece Ling, Lewis accelerated the pace which saw him reach a very well deserved century with 3 overs remaining. Lewis and veteran Matt Williams (22no) put on a useful 58 in the last 7 overs which saw Bungay to a competitive total of 231 for 5 with Lewis unbeaten on 113.

Bungay made a great start with the ball, Chris Fuller and Tom York claiming a wicket apiece to leave Swardeston 20/2. However, Hogg (58) and Herathge batted superbly as Bungay toiled in the heat and the field. With less than 50 needed, and 8 wickets in hand, Hogg was then brilliantly run out by a direct throw from Charlie Mattocks. Herathge (100) continued to a fine hundred, but the game changed when the opening bowlers returned and Fuller (4/18) took 3 quick wickets including the centurion, and Tom York (3/37) another 2, and Swardeston were suddenly reeling. Another run out by York left the last pair requiring 11 to win from 5 overs. With 6 needed from 17 balls, batsman Bailey looped a top edge off Charlie Mattocks to the keeper, signalling wild celebrations of a most unlikely victory for the Black Dogs.

Next week sees Bungay at home to Winterton.

20 May 2017  ~ North Runcton 'A'    Home

Bungay (25 points) beat North Runcton 'A' (0pts) by 10 wkts

North Runcton 'A' 53 all out off 22.1 ovs (T. Mattocks 4-4, G. Shipley 4-29)

Bungay 57 for 0 wkts off 10.1 ovs

Bungay coasted to a facile victory against a young and inexperienced North Runcton team at Maltings Meadow last Saturday.

Electing to bowl first proved a wise move for Bungay as Runcton found it impossible to get on top of the opening bowling attack of Chris Fuller (7 ovs 1 - 10) and George Shipley, promoted from the A team, (9 ovs 4 - 29), who both bowled excellently

There was to be no respite for the Runcton batsmen as first change bowler was the in form Teddy Mattocks. Bowling with a mixture of hostility and accuracy, he returned the remarkable figures of 4 wickets for 4 runs from 4.1 overs, his second consecutive four wicket haul.

Chasing only 54 for the win, Bungay's openers Will Lewis (26 n.o.) and Martyn Ramm (23 n.o.) were rarely troubled, and despite a heavy shower holding up proceedings with just four needed, Bungay recorded their second consecutive home win with ease.

Next week Bungay visit Swardeston A in what should prove a tougher assignment.

13 May 2017  ~ Martham    Away

Martham (24 points) beat Bungay (8 points) by 101 runs

Martham 314 for 6 wkts off 45 overs (J. Whatmough 54, J. Oakey 72, T. Mattocks 4-40)

Bungay 213 for 8 wkts off 45 overs (D. Fuller 65, H.Chanchalani 3-18, L.Smith 3-32)

After a morale boosting victory against Sprowston the week before, Bungay’s 1st XI came up short against a strong Martham side.

After electing to field first the Bungay opening bowlers toiled hard and created some half chances but on a good wicket the Martham openers were able to capitalize on anything loose and took full advantage of the fast outfield and the odd bit of sloppy fielding. When the breakthrough came courtesy of an excellent spell by Dave Fuller, Bungay needed to take wickets to restrict the flow of runs. However, the middle order of Martham kept pushing on by batting with good intent combined with some excellent running between the wickets. Apart from D. Fuller all the bowlers came in for some punishment and Martham finished on an imposing score of 314-6 from their allotted overs.

Bungay’s top order got off to a decent start, again using the excellent surface to play some attractive strokes. However it was always going to be a big ask to chase down a score of that size and really someone needed a big score for the team to have a chance. Sadly despite 33 from Lewis and 65 from D. Fuller, to complete a good all round performance, the Bungay batters never really got up with the rate and it was left to an excellent knock by Jack Masters, including a gorgeous straight six, to get us past the 200 mark to collect maximum bonus points. 213-8 from their 45 overs.

 A disappointing loss but full credit to Martham who played some excellent cricket. The 1st XI will look to bounce back next week against North Runcton back at HQ.

06 May 2017  ~ Sprowston 'A'    Home

Bungay (24 points) beat Sprowston 'A' (7 points) by 5 wickets

Sprowston 'A' 207 all out off 45 overs (T. York 3-50)

Bungay 208 for 5 wkts off 38.4 overs (Chris Fuller 80)

Bungay first team registered their earliest win of the season since 2013 with a comprehensive victory over Sprowston last Saturday.

Bowling first and defending one relatively short boundary, Bungay bowled very tightly and restricted the Sprowston batsman to a sedate run rate. This was mainly down to economical spells by the Fuller brothers and Charlie Mattocks. Despite a late flourish by the batsmen, Bungay were able to retain control with valuable wickets from York and Ed Masters.

In reply Bungay looked to get off to a flying start through their openers until Lewis (20) was excellently caught down the leg side. Following another couple of losses, and with the match evenly balanced, C Fuller (80) and Ramm (35) batted quickly and confidently to push the home side towards victory. After both departed it just remained for J Masters and Williams to muster the remaining 22 for victory which was achieved in the fortieth over.

29 April 2017  ~ Great Melton    Away

Great Melton (23 points) beat Bungay (4 points) by 6 wickets

Bungay 128 all out off 42.5 overs (Will Lewis 62, R. Waddell 5-16, A Mohammad 3-11)

Great Melton 129 for 4 wkts off 34.4 overs (Chris Fuller 4-14)

Bungay’s 1st XI made a losing start to the 2017 season despite fielding a strong side and amidst plenty of optimism for the season ahead.


After making the journey to Great Melton’s picturesque ground, Skipper Chris Fuller lost the toss and Bungay were duly inserted on a typically slow and low wicket for the time of year. The side welcomed back Will Lewis who looked assured as ever at the top of the order. However, two early wickets meant Lewis and Lo had to rebuild against some disciplined bowling and excellent fielding by Melton. When Lo went to a good catch on the boundary, Bungay were precariously placed. Ramm played some nice shots in support of the now free flowing Lewis but when he went for 18, the middle and lower order started to wobble. Lewis finally checked out for 62 before returning opening bowler, Wadell, came back to mop up the tail to finish with excellent figures of 5-16.


After tea, Bungay knew that despite an under par score of 128, they had a sniff of a chance if they could match the discipline with the ball and energy in the field shown by Great Melton.


Captain Fuller took the responsibility on himself and bowled a fantastic opening spell of 9 overs 4-14, to give his side hope. However, until York came on and bowled an equally economical spell, there was just the odd bad ball for the Melton batsmen to score off and with such a small total to defend everything needed to go our way to stand a chance. In the end a solid partnership by Greenslade and Garner ensured that Great Melton ran out comfortable winners in the end.


So, plenty to work on for Bungay who host Sprowston at the Maltings next week and will be looking to bounce back in style.

07 May 2016  ~ Old Buckenham A    Away

30 April 2016  ~ Sprowston A    Home

30 August 2014  ~ Bradenham    Away

23 August 2014  ~ Norwich A    Home

16 August 2014  ~ Dereham    Away

09 August 2014  ~ Hethersett & Tas Valley    Home

02 August 2014  ~ Swardeston A    Away

26 July 2014  ~ Saham Toney    Home

19 July 2014  ~ Fakenham A    Away

12 July 2014  ~ Downham Market A    Home

05 July 2014  ~ Great Witchingham A    Away

28 June 2014  ~ Bradenham    Home

21 June 2014  ~ Norwich A    Away

14 June 2014  ~ Dereham    Home

07 June 2014  ~ Hethersett & Tas Valley    Away

31 May 2014  ~ Swardeston A    Home

24 May 2014  ~ Saham Toney    Away

17 May 2014  ~ Fakenham A    Home

10 May 2014  ~ Downham Market A    Away

03 May 2014  ~ Great Witchingham A    Home

26 April 2014  ~ Beccles  Bungay lost by 80 runs  Home

Bungay's final pre-season match against local rivals Beccles ended in a comprehensive defeat by 80 runs, as the hosts were bundled out for 85, chasing a target of 166 in 35 overs. Only skipper Matt Williams with a composed 32 and Carl Cudden with a fluent 23 mananged to scrape into double figures, as a procession of home batsmen wilted in the face of accurate Beccles bowling, Young and Mirner grabbing 3 wickets each, with Norman and McDowell each picking up a brace.

Earlier in the day, Beccles started off in the worse of the conditions, as early afternoon rain delayed the start, and both teams creditably began the match in less than ideal conditions. The experienced Jon Puxley, and his fellow opener Simon McDowell batted sensibly, punishing some loose early bowling as the pair put on 95 for the first wicket. Jak Clark got the breakthrough as Puxley finally made a mistake and Rick Ferguson took a difficult catch at backward square leg. McDowell went on to record his half-century, as Beccles took control. Callum Read and Ferguson picked up some late wickets, while Luke Pawsey and Matt Elden both recorded tidy spells, as Beccles posted a challenging score in the cold conditions, a challenge that proved well beyond Bungay.

Bungay now look forward to their debut season in Division 2 of the Norfolk Alliance, hosting Great Witchingham A on Saturday, while the second team travel to Costessey to take on Rackheath in Norfolk League Division 3.


J.Puxley  ct Ferguson b Clark 39, S.McDowell retired 51, CW Robson ct Pawsey b Read13, CA Robson b Elden 3, A.Wright ct Ferguson b Read 1, J.McDowell not out 20, J.Mirner st Williams b Ferguson 8, S.Puxley ct Elden b Ferguson 4, T.Young not out 0. Extras 30. Total (6 wkts, 35overs) 165

Bowling: L.Pawsey 7-1-15-0, C.Read 7-0-43-2, W.Lewis 3-0-32-0, J.Clark 7-0-26-1, M.Elden 7-2-11-1, R.Ferguson 4-0-24-2.


M.Williams, ct S.Puxley b Mirner 32, W.Lewis ct Norman b Young 4, M.Elden ct Wright b Young 0, T.Chang ct S.Puxley b Mirner 4, M.Wise ct CWRobson b Norman 5, R.Davies b Norman 6, C.Cudden st CW Robson b J.McDowell 23, R.Ferguson b Mirner 0, L.Pawsey ct Wright b J.McDowell, J.Clark not out 1, C.Read ct Norman b Young 0. Extras 6. Total (all out, 28.4 overs) 85

Bowling: M.Lowe 7-2-23-0, T Young 6.4-2-16-3, I.Norman 6-3-10-2, J.Mirner 6-1-18-3, J.McDowell 3-0-15-2.



19 April 2014  ~ Happisburgh  Bungay won by 34 runs  Home

Bungay's 2014 season got off to a solid start as they comfortably beat Happisburgh by 34 runs on a sunny yet cold April afternoon.

Batting first, the home side got off to a steady start as openers Tim Porter and Carl Cudden moved along at 5 per over until Porter was bowled by Matt Woolston for 15. Cudden followed shortly after, picking out Grimmer in the field. This brought Tom York and Chris Fuller to the crease, and the pair showed their first team experience by treating the visiting bowling with relative disdain, as Bungay rattled to 130 for 2 at drinks. York grabbed an excellent half-century before retiring, then Fuller kept the scoring going until he misjudged one to the keeper for 45. The rest of the batting chipped in steadily,as the home side posted up an imposing 213 for 5, debutant Ed Fuller showing promise with 11 not out.

In reply, Happisburgh began cautiously against the youthful attack of Callum Read and Jak Clark, but as they got in, the scoring rate began to increase. Clarke got the first breakthrough, as Allen slapped a shortish ball straight to Chris Fuller at mid-wicket. Alfie James kept the score in check, while Ed Fuller settled in his first senior bowling spell, and at drinks, the score was 87 for 1. Tom York then trapped Conroy in front and removed skipper Jim Woolston for an excellent 63. Dave Trivett then held the rest of the innings together, as York and Chris Fuller grabbed another  wicket each. Callum Read returned to get Matt Woolston out, and Ed Fuller took a low return catch to gain his first senior wicket. With George Mattocks running out Trivett for 44, Happisburgh's resistance was ended, and Archie Buck and Ted Bedingfield were given a rare bowling outing at the end, as Bungay won with some ease. A good start for Bungay who host Beccles next week before the league season begins on May 3rd.


T.Porter b M.Woolston 15, C.Cudden ct Grimmer b Dennis 21, T.York retired 69, C.Fuller ct Allen b Grimmer 45, E.Bedingfield lbw b J.Woolston 11, G.Mattocks retired 14, E.Fuller not out 11, A.Buck b J.Woolston 2, C.Read not out 2, Extras 14, Total (40 overs, 5 wickets) 213

Bowling: M.Woolston 8-2-21-1, D.Cook 7-0-47-0, P.Dennis 6-0-43-1, J.Grimmer 8-0-40-1, S.Trivett 7-0-32-0, J.Woolston 3-0-14-2, S.Cain 1-1-0-0.


C.Allen ct C.Fuller b Clark 12, A.Conroy lbw b York 13, J.Woolston ct Cudden b York 63, D.Trivett run out (Mattocks) 44, S.Cain ct Cudden b York 0, R.Breeze b C.Fuller 1, M.Woolston b Read 5, S.Trivett ct & b E.Fuller 0, D.Cook run out (James) 3,P.Dennis not out 4, J.Grimmer not out 1, Extras 33. Total (40 overs, 9 wickets) 179

Bowling: C.Read 7-0-30-1, J.Clark 7-2-19-1, A.James 5-1-30-0, E.Fuller 7-0-27-1, T.York 4-0-9-3, G.Mattocks 3-0-16-0, C.Fuller 2-0-7-1, A.Buck 2-0-12-0, E.Bedingfield 3-0-12-0. 

08 July 2013  ~ Sprowston 'A'    Away

18 May 2013  ~ Swaffham    Home

11 May 2013  ~ Thetford    Away

04 May 2013  ~ North Runcton A    Home

25 August 2012  ~ A & B Wanderers A    Home

18 August 2012  ~ Winterton    Away

11 August 2012  ~ Mundford    Away

04 August 2012  ~ Great Melton A    Home

28 July 2012  ~ Thetford  Bungay won by 56 runs  Away

Bungay, Untouchable at the Top

Bungay travelled to Thetford for a must win game. They held thier nerve and came out worthy winners. Bungay lost the toss and were asked to bat first on a very green wicket, which would favour the bowlers. With Bungay's top order in such good form, skipper Fuller's team talk was an easy one. Lewis and Mattocks opened and Mattocks was done by a straight one in the 5th over. This brought the ever reliable Tom Yorke to the crease. With 920 runs to his name this season, it was the wicket that Thetford really wanted. With a few lusty blows it looked like he was in his normal groove but he was caught out for 16 by a great catch in the slips. Will Lewis followed shortly after with a hard earnt 26. With the Thetford team on a high, out came Elden to the crease, one of the few players who has come through Bungay's youth scheme. He soon had all the Thetford fielders back on the boundry and after a great innings he was caught for 52. R. Davis, 17 and M. Wise, 18 pushed the score along nicely. With the score on 160-8 Thetford believed they had done enough. However, with Flood and Haines adding 30 for the 9th wicket, the innings closed on 191-9. Bungay suffered a huge blow in the tea-time warm up regime, with the reliable wicket keeper O. Flood being taken to hospital with a shattered middle finger. Bungay therefore took to the field with only 10 men. Mattocks and Fuller opened the bowling. Fuller was once again in great form, taking both openers in his spell of 4-39. He was strongly backed up by Mattocks who bowled with passion resulting in figures of 3-24. Bungay had a boost when Flood returned to the field to continue playing with his arm in a sling! Tom Yorke had an off day with the bat but made up for it with the ball, achieveing 2-17 off 8 overs. There was some fantastic fielding from the Bungay side. They bowled Thetford out for 135, with L Pawsey taking the last wicket. Captain Fuller praised the committment of his players who now need only one more win from the last 4 games to gain promotion.

21 July 2012  ~ Kirkley & Lowestoft Railway    Home

14 July 2012  ~ Narborough    Away

07 July 2012  ~ Hethersett & Tas Valley A    Home

30 June 2012  ~ Cromer A    Away

23 June 2012  ~ A & B Wanderers A    Away

16 June 2012  ~ Winterton    Home

09 June 2012  ~ Mundford  Bungay won by 138 runs  Home

02 June 2012  ~ Great Melton A  Bungay Lost by 16 runs  Away

Despite a fine start to the season, Bungay knew this week would be a lot harder than usual due to missing 5 players from the previous week. However, Bungay made the travel to Melton filled with confidence and determination to maintain their perfect start. Fuller won the toss and decided to bowl, hoping to keep the runs to a minimum and relieve the pressure on their inexperienced batting line up.
Fuller opened with Mattocks and the pair started well leaving the hosts on 38-1 off the opening 15 overs. On a glorious batting track with a quick outfield, Fuller turned to the reliable Haines and York. Both started well with York taking the next wicket thanks to a superb reaction catch from Fuller (best catch of the season); York was again involved as a superb piece of fielding removed the dangerous J Whiddett. Haines then struck twice in quick succession leaving the hosts 91-5 off 26 overs. Bungay looked to suffocate the batsmen and stop any easy runs being scored. However some loose bowling and poor fielding allowed the Melton batsmen to get themselves in and play their shots, helping to increase their score at a fast pace. Fuller brought himself back on in the 37th over and removed Wooldridge for 38 with the score on 156. The returning Mattocks picked up a couple more wickets but Melton continued to progress their score and finished on a very handy 198-8.
Bungay knew they would need to bat well to reach that score and the top 6 needed to take control of the run chase. Fuller and Mattocks started slowly and with the score on 20, Fuller was dismissed for 9. Mattocks and York then played the ball around nicely and had reached 79 before Mattocks departed for a very well made 22. Elden and York continued to score freely, York in particular knocking the ball around the ground effortlessly; with the score on 136 and Bungay started to sense victory, it was York who was next to depart for a fine 69. However this was a crucial wicket as the next 2 Bungay batsmen were both dismissed without troubling the scorers and this left Bungay 145-5 and starting to look frail with an inexperienced tail to come. Haines joined Elden and with the pair looking to up the rate, Elden was next to fall for 29. Carroll played some lovely shots around the ground and with the score on 176, Haines chipped a full toss into fine legs hands. Carroll then stuck with the tail and tried to bat out the remaining few overs, but after 2 more wickets had fallen the score was 182-9 going into the last over. Despite numerous players telling Carroll to bat out the final 6 balls he decided to smack the first ball of the over straight into long on’s hands and with that ended Bungays innings and their 100% record.
Despite a poor result, Bungay can take heart that they almost won despite having a very inexperienced side. The next two games will be crucial to Bungays promotion push as they entertain both 3rd placed Mundford and then 2nd placed Winterton

26 May 2012  ~ Thetford  Bungay won by 6 wickets  Home

On a baking hot day Haines arrived late to find out Bungay had won the toss and decided to field first on a flat track with a quick outfield, much to his outrage. However this Bungay side had won their previous 3 games and had every reason to fancy their chances of extending their winning run to 4 games.
Pawsey and Mattocks opened up and bowled tight first up, going for only 40 runs in the first 12 overs. Fuller brought himself on along with York, and together the pair bowled beautifully; maintaining the runs were kept to a minimum and taking 2 wickets in the process. They were backed up by excellent work in the field which saw the Thetford captain run out without facing a ball. At the end of both Fuller and York’s brilliant spells the Thetford score was on 109-3 off 36 overs and Bungay knew if they could keep the last 10 overs tight they would have a chance of keeping the Thetford score to a very modest total on this wicket. The returning Pawsey and Mattocks however, bowled poorly and this allowed the Thetford batsmen to free their arms and hit some much needed boundaries and despite a very tight last over from Elden; Thetford ended their innings on 186-6.
Bungay knew they needed to bat well and get off to a good start. This was done superbly by Mattocks and Lewis, both playing some lovely shots and running well between the wickets. With the score on 52, it was Lewis to depart first, bowled by a very good delivery; this however, brought the in-form York to the crease and he instantly set the tone dispatching his first ball to the boundary. With the score on 83, Mattocks was caught driving a ball that wasn’t quite full enough and this brought Elden to the crease. Together with York, the pair batted excellently and were finding the boundary with regularity, taking Bungay almost to their target. On 156-2, Bungay lost York, bowled for 75 and after D.Fuller had come and gone for a quick 4; it left Elden and Payne to finish off the innings and they did so with class. Payne dispatching the best spinner in the league for two boundaries and left the Thetford team dejected.
A very good win for the Bungay side who have now won their first 4 games, and have found themselves clear at the top of the table. This hard work needs to continue if Bungay are to maintain their winning ways and if they want to continue their push for promotion.

19 May 2012  ~ Kirkley & Lowestoft Railway  Bungay win by 8 wickets  Away

On the back of two fine victories Bungay travelled to Kirkley and Lowestoft Railway hoping to repeat the good work and further extend their promotion ambitions. Despite an early call off from Stuart Smith, the Bungay team assembled together 11 players and arrived at the oppositions ground confident. Fuller finally won his first toss of the season (the practise has paid off) and he put the opposition in to bat.
Opening bowlers Pawsey and Mattocks started steady with Pawsey taking a wicket early on and then Mattocks removing Hayes leaving the score on 33-2 off 6 overs. However despite the positive start, Bungays bowlers were put to the sword by the Kirkley and Lowestoft captain C.Guy as he shared a 69 run partnership with R.Daniels, moving the score onto 102 off 23 overs before a superb catch by R.Davies saw Daniels removed for 15. Bungay worked hard to slow down the run rate and this saw Haines capture the wicket of Snell and then danger man C.Guy; leaving the hosts on 142-5 off 35 overs. Bungay worked very hard keeping down the runs and the returning Fuller and Mattocks removed the remaining 5 wickets for 7 runs within 4 overs; leaving Kirkley and Lowestoft all out for 172.
Bungay knew they would need a solid start, however Mattocks was trapped in front early on, to bring York to the crease. York and Lewis continued where they left off from the previous week, despatching the ball to all areas of the ground. The Bungay team watched as their two in form batsmen stole the show and produced another match winnings partnership of 168; York finally falling for another superb century (103), trying to get the extra batting point for the team and being caught on the boundary. However, the new batsman, M.Elden (after boring the rest of the team) finally hit the boundary needed to get the extra point and give Bungay the win; Lewis finishing 65 not out.
This win has kept Bungay 18 points clear of 2nd place but has put them 34 points clear of 3rd place and with the next fixture being against 3rd place it is a crucial time in Bungay’s season if they want to carry on with the promotion push.

G.Mattocks 1 run
W.Lewis 65* runs
T.York 103 runs
M.Elden 6 runs





G.Mattocks (7-1-24-4)
L.Pawsey (8-0-34-1)
C.Fuller (6-0-22-2)
T.York (12-2-29-0)
H.Haines (12-0-42-3)

16 May 2012  ~ Martlets    Home

12 May 2012  ~ Narborough  Bungay won by 150 runs  Home

After their win last week Bungay were confident and knew another good performance could put them even further in front of the chasing pack. Bungay skipper Fuller made only 1 change to his side with his brother unavailable for some poor reason, I forget. Fuller lost the toss again (must practise more and try harder) and Bungay were invited to bat on what looked a slightly wet wicket.
Mattocks and Lewis again walked out determined and started well racing to 25 off the first 6 overs, helped by some wayward bowling from the Narborough attack; however, it was again Mattocks it was first out playing inside a full delivery and being bowled for 16. York again responded to the task ahead of him well; him and Lewis played themselves in beautifully and then once in, dispatched every bowler all around the ground. Lewis is a beautiful straight six and playing all his shots so effortlessly; York similarly playing exquisite shots that brought the game to life and put Bungay in a very commanding position. With the score on 194, it was Lewis who fell for a very well-made 79 and that ended the partnership of 169. York, however, continued on and reached his 100 in the 42nd over before being dismissed in the 43rd over for 107. Porter then deposited the bowler for 13 runs in 5 balls before Bungay declared after 43 overs on 243-3. It was a bold move to declare but Bungay sensed the extra overs might be needed to bowl out a very good Narborough batting attack.
Again Mattocks and Pawsey opened up, however, despite Mattocks taking an early wicket; Pawsey injured himself and was forced out of the attack. Fuller replaced Pawsey and along with Mattocks struggled to stem the flow of runs due to some very lacklustre fielding. Fuller looked to have taken the wicket of N.King with Lewis taking a simple catch, but despite the batsman starting to walk it was judged to have been a bump ball and the batsman then returned much to the anger of the Bungay team. This however, woke up the Bungay fielders and a much better fielding performance followed. Fuller removed M.Coe for 16 and then Mattocks removed danger man Harwood for 2 taking a superb return catch. Fuller then turned to Haines and with his first 2 balls he produced 2 wickets (inspired captaincy); Narborough had gone from 66-1 in the 14th over to 93-5 off 19 overs. Bungay then sensed victory and Fuller turned to centurion York to produce some more magic and with his first 2 overs he took 2 wickets, leaving Narborough 105-7 at drinks. Despite some resilience from the Narborough captain and some lusty blows from young D.King, it was York again who picked up the wicket of Steeles for 19 in the 34th over caught by Fuller. He then removed D.King for 20 and in the next over, Fuller had Grass caught by Pawsey to end the Narborough innings on 146 all out.
Another very impressive win for Bungay and a further 25 points has pushed us 18 points clear of 2nd place and 25 points clear of 3rd place. Bungay need to maintain this focus and determination to win games, if they are to continue their promotion push.

G.Mattocks 16 runs
W.Lewis 79 runs
T.York 107 runs
T.Porter 18* runs
C.Fuller 0*

G.Mattocks (9-1-42-2)
L.Pawsey (3-1-15-0)
C.Fuller (8.5-1-32-2)
T.York (9-2-39-4)
H.Haines (7-2-10-2)

05 May 2012  ~ Hethersett & Tas Valley A  Bungay won by 86 runs  Away

Despite the wet start to the season, Bungay finally got their campaign started away to Hethersett & Tas. Being the only game in the division to brave the conditions and play, this offered a big opportunity for both teams to establish a lead on the rest of the league. Skipper Chris Fuller had been asked before the game if he was team strengthening when Chopper Chang emerged as a surprise inclusion to the team, this question was quickly laughed off and it was then asked if Bungay were team weakening and was that against the rules also.?
Bungay lost the toss and were put into bat and the formidable Will Lewis and George Mattocks strode to the crease full of confidence; this confidence was short lived as the 5th over saw the departure of Mattocks. Up stepped Tom (thinks he can score 800 runs this season) York, and along with Lewis they took the game to the bowlers; York in particular looking to dispatch anything loose to the boundary. In the 13th over Lewis departed for 15, with the score on 61; thus brought the return of David Fuller, playing some exquisite golf shots, unfortunately his departure for 7 in the 19th over let Bungay on 81-3. York continued his good work and reached 68 before he was good in the deep. The score was 121-5 and despite some lusty blows from Porter, the Bungay batsmen failed to make too much of an impact. Cue Luke Pawsey and Harrold Haines, the final partnership combined well, with some excellent running and exquisite leaves; however, Haines was bowled and Bungay finished on 164 in the 45th over, helped by a handy 32 from extras.
Bungay knew a good bowling and fielding performance was required and opening bowlers Mattocks and Pawsey set the tone; Mattocks bowling 9 overs, taking 3 wickets and conceding only 17 runs. After the opening burst it was time for Captain Fuller and T York to try their luck and they produced 3 more wickets between them leaving Hethersett & Tas on 61-6 in the 27th over. The ball was then tossed to Haines, he proceeded to turn his arm over and claim 2 lucky wickets somehow, leaving Hethersett & Tas on 72-8. At this point Bungay sensed they were close to victory and the returning Pawsey claimed the final 2 wickets and a win for Bungay, Hethersett & Tas Valley finishing on 78 all out. A fine team performance and this puts Bungay 18 points clear of the chasing pack.

G.Mattocks 3 runs
W.Lewis 15 runs
T.York 64 runs
D.Fuller 7 runs
T.Porter 26 runs
Moley 2 runs
M.Wise 2 runs
T.Chang 2 runs
C.Fuller 1 run
H.Haines 6 runs
L.Pawsey 5* runs


G.Mattocks (9-2-17-3)
L.Pawsey (11.5-4-22-2)
C.Fuller (8-2-14-1)
T.York (8-3-9-2)
H.Haines (3-2-3-2)

28 April 2012  ~ Cromer A  No result - Rain  Home

 Bungay were left in the starting blocks as heavy rain ensured a total wipeout of the Norfolk Alliance fixture list.

14 April 2012  ~ Yoxford  No result - Rain  Home

Bungay's warm-up fixture fell victim to the weather as rain meant that the match was called off. 

27 August 2011  ~ Old Buckenham A    Away

20 August 2011  ~ Hardingham    Home

13 August 2011  ~ Narborough    Away

06 August 2011  ~ Bradenham A    Home

30 July 2011  ~ Mundford    Away

23 July 2011  ~ Cromer A    Home

16 July 2011  ~ Hethersett & Tas Valley A  Rained off  Away

Unfortunately the rain put a halt to any play on Saturday as all teams in the division were called off. On a brighter note, Captain Fuller, enjoyed Latitude Festival and will return to action next week, if the A team are willing to have him.

09 July 2011  ~ Norwich B    Home

02 July 2011  ~ Thetford  Thetford won by 8 wickets  Away

Bungay travelled to Thetford to find them preparing the wicket upon arrival and knew they were in for a difficult day at the office from the offset as usually reliable Fuller lost only his 2nd toss all season and were inserted onto a very green and soft wicket.
Bungay started well however and with the score on 54 in the 13th over lost their first wicket, Mattocks falling for 26. York joined Lewis and the pair started to produce some quality shots and reached drinks on 84-1 off 23 overs, this was a solid start and gave Bungay a platform which they could build from. However in the 25th over, Bungays’ good start went from bad to worse as a middle order collapse almost ruined the good work at the top of the order. Bungay went from 99-1 to 100-4, losing Lewis for 36 and then Elden and Ramm both for ducks. Davies then joined York and the pair crashed boundaries all over the pitch and rattled the score up to 138, before Davies was removed for 31. Captain Fuller then joined York and helped the score to 157 before both Fuller and Wise were both removed leaving the score 157-7. York then sensed he needed to up his own rate and started to crash boundaries all round, bringing up his 50 in good time. However, York was the next man to fall with the score on 178 and this was to bring an end to Bungays boundaries tally. As the finally two wickets fell for just 7 runs, Bruno Carroll, finishing on 3 not out.
In reply Bungay knew they needed to be alert in the field and bowl very tight. Captain Fuller set the tone, bowling his first 7 overs for only 11 runs and picking up the opening 2 wickets, and very unlucky not to have picked up more with some very dodgy decision favouring the home side. York, Mattocks, Elden and Bruno all tried their luck with the ball but despite bowling wicket to wicket and looking to hit the stumps were continuously turned down in their LBW shouts due to the batsmens’ pads somehow being either outside the line or the ball bouncing over on a pitch which offered little bounce. This was very disappointing to the Bungay side that performed well in the field and were left but to face defeat as the batsmen knocked off the runs inside 44overs for the loss of only 2 wickets.
This is a very disappointing result for Bungay but it must be remembered that whilst they may now struggle to get promoted, they are in a much stronger position than they were last year when they were struggling to remain in the division at this point in the season.

26 June 2011  ~ Diss Cricket Club  Bungay lost by 7 wickets  Home

Diss proved their superior quality on a sunny afternoon in Bungay on Sunday as they ran out comfortable winners in the Lady Mary Cup Semi Final. After Captain Fuller had won the toss and elected to bat, it all went downhill for Bungay.
Openers Lewis and Mattocks struggled to get the ball away during a decent opening spell of bowling from Shepard and West, and with the score on 33 after 9 overs, Bungay lost their first wicket, Mattocks bowled by West. Following this, 3 further wickets fell adding only 16 runs, with Lewis, York and Fuller all failing to make any significant contribution. It was then left for the middle order to resurrect the innings and post a respectable score with which Bungay could try to defend. Porter, Wise and Elden all reached double figures but no one really pushed on and they struggled to cope with the spin of Cooper as he took 4-11 from his 8 overs. Bungay finished on 101 from their allotted 40 overs, well below par.
Bungay started brightly, and came out determined to really test the Diss batsman. Fuller dismissed Spinks for just 5 and then took the wicket of Wilby for 25, returning figures of 2-23 from his 7 overs. Captain Fuller, tried to vary his bowlers but only York found any more joy as he dismissed Diss captain S.Cooper for 11. In the 20th over Haines was bludgeoned around the ground and this led to a Diss victory as they got the remaining 19 runs in the single over and won with 7 wickets in hand.
Full credit to the way Diss proved a class act with the ball and showed the difference in quality between the Premier Division and Division 4. Bungay can be happy with their efforts in the competition, reaching the semi-finals without having to win a game.

25 June 2011  ~ Old Buckenham A  Bungay lost by 8 runs (Losing Draw)  Home

Bungay vs Old Buckenham A

Bungay hosted Old Buckenham A on Saturday in another promotion clash; having won the toss, skipper Fuller elected to bowl first.
Bungay started poorly with Fuller and Mattocks being punished for poor bowling and this helped Old Buckenham race to 70-0 after 14overs, with a big score looming captain Fuller turned to the spin of Haines who managed to stem the flow of runs, combining well with the returning Fuller; the two bowlers put the game back in Bungays hands. With the score on 151-5 and with 10 overs remaining Elden and York bowled very tightly to keep runs to a minimum and restrict the visitors to 197-7, a very good performance from the fielding side and this looked a total within reach.
An early departure for Mattocks brought York to the crease to join Lewis and they rebuilt the innings, York in particular looking good. However, with the score on 83-1 at drinks, Bungay lost both Lewis and York in consecutive overs to leave Elden and Fuller the job of finishing off the game. They took their time to get in before starting to punish the bowling. Elden was dismissed for 25 with the score on 136 after 34 overs and Fuller allowed his batsmen the chance to swing and go for the win, especially with the field spread out every time Fuller faced a delivery. However two interesting LBW decisions swayed the game back into the visitors hands and Bungay had to rebuild slightly and with 3 overs to go and 20 runs needed Bungay went for the win, but could only muster a further 12 runs and were left with a 90% losing draw, ending on 189-8 with Fuller making 43.
Bungay are still in contention for a promotion place but need to make sure they win their next few games to put themselves right up there and in a good position for the final few games which will be against the current top 3.

21 June 2011  ~ Brooke  Bungay won with 4 overs to spare  Home

Bungay CC entertained Brooke on Tuesday night, in the Ashby-Thurton Cup semi-final. It was an enjoyable game which Bungay managed to win, proving they can up their game against the best teams, with Brooke being a Premier division side. Captain Fuller won the toss and elected to bowl first on a bowler friendly track.
Bungay bowled tight to the Brooke batsman and tried to keep the runs down, however the batsmen played well and scored at a good rate, however, after a mix up between the batsman and with Ramm getting under the skin of the young opening batsman Brooke soon found themselves 74-4 with 6 overs to go, Bungay then put the squeeze on and Haines bowled a superb spell of 3-10 aided by Masters, Fuller and Mattocks to keep the score to 94 after their 15 overs.
Bungay went out determined to score runs quickly and after 3 wickets, Masters and Fuller steadied the ship, putting on 53 runs between them, but when Masters was dismissed for 20, Davies came out to hit some lusty blows and Bungay ended up scoring the runs required with 4 overs to spare; Davies ending on 24 not out and Fuller 33 not out.
This result puts Bungay into the final, which is to be played at Hales on the 14th July against the winner of the 2nd semi-final between Ashby and Marlets.

18 June 2011  ~ Hardingham  Bungay lost by 20 runs (Losing Draw)  Away

On a rain affected day when many teams were called off, Bungay managed to play their game away at Hardingham despite it having to be reduced to 35overs. Skipper Fuller won the toss and elected to field hoping the pitch would get better as it dried.
Bungay started well and kept runs to a minimum, especially thanks to the athletic fielding of Alfie James and Dickie Davies. It was inspirational stuff to watch and lifted the team’s overall performance. With the score on 55-1, Will Lewis bowled one of the strangest spells of bowling this season, managing to bowl 7 no balls, 3 wides but also take a wicket in his 3 overs and 120 ball spell. Bungay regained their composure and performed better than last week in the second half of the innings, unfortunately unable to keep within the captains’ prediction, with Hardingham ending on 159-7.
The Bungay openers started slowly with both opening bowlers starting well, Mattocks and Lewis fell in the same over and Bungay were on 37-2 after 14 overs. Bungay needed to up the run rate and York stepped up to the stage, ably supported by Ramm, as they took the game to the opposition bowlers and 10 overs to go Bungay needed 70 runs, with 6 wickets still in hand. However, Bungay batsman came and went in an attempt to keep up with the required rate until Fuller joined Elden at the crease and they played well to try and gain the 90% losing draw falling 4 runs short.
Still, despite only getting a losing draw Bungay can be pleased with their efforts and the result sees them climb to 4th place and still in contention for promotion. Just to mention, Captain Fuller has still only lost 1 toss this season.


11 June 2011  ~ Narborough  Bungay lost by 63 runs (Losing Draw)  Home

04 June 2011  ~ Bradenham A  Bungay won by 7 wickets  Away

Bungay travelled to Bradenham on Saturday hoping to continue the good work from last week and further their chances at promotions. The hosts won the toss and decided to bat first, and came out with the intent to swing hard and score runs very quickly. Bungays opening pair, Fuller and Mattocks controlled the scoring rate and Fuller took the wicket of Gibb; the change of bowling worked wonders as York and Carroll controlled the scoring rate and bowled very economically with York taking the next wicket leaving the score 82-2 at drinks. Bungay then really put the pressure on and after 31 overs Bradenham A were on 110-3. Bungay then let Bradenham back into the game with some poor fielding and poor bowling, allowing them to score 88 runs in the last 15overs. Bungay did take 5 more wickets through a good spell from Lewis but Bradenham A still ended on 198-8 from their 46overs.
Bungay knew they would have to bat well to chase down the total and a record of previous difficulties chasing totals, a good start was needed; cue Will Lewis to step up, a brilliant knock of 107 not out ensured Bungay were never struggling to chase down the total. Lewis and Mattocks opened up and good running between the wickets and some lovely drives ensured the good start. Mattocks fell in the 16th over for a well-made 33, and then Wise and York came and went cheaply. Fuller then joined Lewis at the crease with 92 runs needed to win. Lewis produced some exquisite shots and combined it with some very clever running between the wickets, and Fuller chipped in to help Bungay over the line in the 39th over bringing up his 50 in the process.
Bungay have now put themselves in a good position to push for promotion but know the next few weeks will be vital to their promotion chances, when they play the top 4 teams above them. Bungay go into these games full of confidence and knowing they have the ability to win all 4 if they perform at the level they know they can. Bungay entertain Narborough on Saturday and support will be welcomed.


28 May 2011  ~ Mundford  Bungay won by 3 wickets  Home

A cold, windy, day greeted the players on Saturday as Bungay looked to get back to winning ways against Mundford. Captain Chris Fuller, won the toss and elected to bowl first hoping to keep the runs down and chase down whatever was posted.

Bungay opening bowlers, Fuller and Mattocks, set the tone for the innings by putting pressure on the batsmen and not allowing them any easy runs. After 15 overs the score was 39-1, changes in the bowling saw Tom York and Henry Carroll maintain the pressure and pick up a further wicket before the drinks break. 30 overs had passed and with the score 91-2, Bungay knew they needed to restrict Munford to under 150, a fabulous diving catch by George Mattocks brought Bungay’s 3rd wicket, however, there is more chance of Stuart Smith turning up for a game of cricket after a night on the beer, than seeing George pull off another catch like that. A good team performance in the field ensured the pressure was maintained throughout the innings and after Harrold Haines cameo spell brought the end of Webster for 63, Fuller returned to mop up the tail taking 5 wickets in his final 3 overs.

With Bungay searching for that final wicket and maximum bowling points, Mattocks bowled Ovel with the penultimate delivery of the innings, with Mundford ending on 147 all out.

Bungay knew runs wouldn’t come easy on a slow pitch, and that the top 4 needed to take control of the innings. Mattocks and Will Lewis, opened up and started cautiously. Mattocks’ was the first wicket to fall, clean bowled for 12. Matt Wise joined Lewis at the crease and they set about building the platform for the rest of the innings, Lewis played some good shots, but a slow outfield and poor running between the wickets he did not score as many runs as his innings deserved. Just before drinks Wise was dismissed caught for 14 with the score on 58-2.

Tom York joined Lewis and the fight for runs became apparent with both batsmen struggling to get the ball away. Lewis was next to fall for a well-made 42, followed by York for 29 both trying to up the tempo. Dickie Davies came and went for 1 and a recovery was need with Chris Fuller and Mark Elden at the crease. They batted sensibly, and were running hard between the wickets looking to score a run every ball.

Their 21 run partnership gave Bungay a chance of winning the game and when Elden fell for 7 it was left to Fuller and Barber to finish off the match. They continued the good work and went into the last over with Bungay needing 2 runs to win; this led to Fuller trying a shot over the top of the infield but was caught for 28. However, the very next ball was despatched over the infield by Barber and this gave Bungay a much needed victory.


24 May 2011  ~ Gillingham  Bungay won by 110 runs  Home

It was a lovely summer evening but unfortunately Gillingham just didn't turn up! Bungay ran out easy winners with youngsters Will Hunt keeping wicket excellently and Alfie Wright taking 3 wickets again on only his 2nd 1st Team appearance

21 May 2011  ~ Cromer A  Bungay lost by 179 runs  Away

A weekend to forget for Bungay Cricket Club, as the First Team was comprehensively beaten by Cromer A on Saturday. Arriving in Cromer on a sunny day, Captain Chris Fuller won the toss and elected to bowl first on a flat wicket and a short boundary, hoping to keep runs down and trusting his batsmen to chase whatever total was presented against them.
Bungay set out in the field full of confidence however were presented with 2 batsmen who looked as if they could hit whatever was bowled at them dispatching boundaries all around the ground, Clarke especially looking in good touch. It was hard work for Bungay and they didn’t help themselves by bowling badly and fielding poorly, letting themselves down after a very fine fielding performance the week before. It was the old magician who finally worked some magic, Harrold Haines, coming on and taking the wicket of Clarke with the score on 216, Bungay knew they needed to keep runs to a minimum after this wicket and did well, Mattocks in particular unwilling to give runs away. 4 more wickets fell but Cromer A still continued to score runs and posted a formidable 308-5 off their 46overs.
Out came Bungay’s opening pair of Will Lewis and George Mattocks, both knowing a good solid start was needed if Bungay were to chase down this total. All was going well until in the 7th over Mattocks had the one ball that stayed low all day and was trapped in front for 17. After this batsman got in but allowed poor shots to lead to their downfall as they tried to chase a large Cromer total. It was a disappointing display for Bungay as they slumped to 129 all out and a very heavy loss. However this must be forgotten and we should look forward to next week when Bungay entertain Mundford. Bungay must improve in every aspect of their game if they wish to continue their push for promotion.

14 May 2011  ~ Hethersett & Tas Valley A  Bungay won by 5 wickets  Home

Bungay Cricket Club Match report
Bungay v Hethersett & Tas Valley A - Bungay won by 5 wickets
Early rain meant a delayed start and an agreement between both Captains to reduce the match to 35 overs each. Bungay won the toss and elected to bowl on an interesting pitch despite the rapid and regular deployment of the covers.
Chris Fuller and Will Lewis opened the bowling with both being very economical. Lewis in particular bowled his 9 overs straight off taking 2 wickets for only 18 runs. Henry Carroll replaced Fuller and the runs dried up even further with neither Carroll nor Lewis in the mood to concede. Hethersett decided that they had to chance their arm and at 60 for 4 in the 25th over drastic action was required. Tom York’s slow tweakers were duly despatched to the boundary with regularity as suddenly the runs started to flow. Innovative thinking was required from Captain Fuller and he threw the ball to Rab Rellik who cleaned up the tail, taking four wickets for 13 from only 3 overs.
Hethersett completed their innings with the score on 106 all out in the 34th over.
Bungay’s turn to bat saw last week’s heroes, George Mattocks and Lewis, stride to the crease. Mattocks soon departed for 1, quickly followed by Martyn Ramm for 4. A brief flurry of shots from Lewis and Tom York took the score rapidly to 50 in the 14th over but they both departed within a few balls of each other and Bungay had to start again.
A steady partnership from Carl Cudden and Dave McPhillie saw the total rise to 80 off 24 overs but with 11 overs still to play and little strong batting left in their locker Cudden was bowled by McMullen for 9.
Another loss was looking likely when Chris Fuller made his way to the middle but luckily his batting is proving more vital than his bowling as he struck the winning boundaries to see the team home. Bungay finishing on 108 for 5 with 5 overs to spare.
Bungay                           Hethersett & Tas Valley
G Mattocks 1                Hayes 2
W Lewis 17                  Mitchel 13
M Ramm 4                   Mathews 12
T York 26                      McMullen 6
C Cudden 9                 Cooper 41
D McPhillie NO 19      Wenham 5
C Fuller NO 24            Walmsley 2
                                       Howard 1
                                       Austin 2
                                       Smith 10
                                       Hunt 11

Warmesley 9/6/12/2   Fuller 9/1/30/1
Austin 7/1/32/1             Lewis 9/4/18/2
Mathews 8/1/28/1       Carroll 9/4/16/4
Howard 3/0/7/0           York 5/0/32/0
McMullen 3.4/0/26/1   Rellik 2.5/0/8/3

08 May 2011  ~ Mattishall  Bungay lost  Away

07 May 2011  ~ Norwich B  Bungay won by 9 wickets  Away

Bungay won the toss on a good batting track, decided to bowl first because we felt we could chase anything.
Chris Fuller and George Mattocks opened the bowling, and after some erratic bowling from Mattocks he produced a brilliant delivery to take the opening wicket.
Norwich B then had a positive 2nd wicket stand with the number 3 especially taking a liking to the pies Harrold Haines was chucking down
Will Lewis came on to bowl more in desperation than choice and had great success taking two important wickets.
Captain Chris Fuller came back on and took the wicket of their captain and stroke maker.
Norwich fought back and positively took the attack to the bowlers for the remaining few overs but Tom York bowled a tight spell of gentle dolly drops again.
Wickets 7 and 8 were shared between George Mattocks and Chris Fuller and then in the last over of their innings Mattocks bowled one player and then the last bastman was ran out after fine work from Will Lewis.
Norwich B posting 208.

Bungay's turn to bat as George Mattocks and Will Lewis looked to dominate early on.
Especially Lewis who punished anything short racing to 71 before being caught in the deep by a very well taken catch.
After Lewis' departure Martyn Ramm joined Mattocks who upped the tempo and started crashing elegant front foot drives to the boundary fence.
In the 30th over the game was won with Ramm on 28* and George Mattocks making a stunning 93*

30 April 2011  ~ Thetford  Bungay lost by 10 runs  Home

The opening game of the season was played in bright sunshine and as Bungay’s new captain, Chris Fuller, won the toss and elected to field first.
Bungay started brightly, the new opening pair of Chris Fuller and Henry Carroll bowled good lines, with good pace and in the 5th over Fuller took the first wicket of the season with the score 12. After 12 overs, Thetford were 40-1 and Bungay brought on Will Lewis and George Mattocks. The change worked as Mattocks took a wicket in only his second over leaving the visitors 50-2 off 16 overs.
The visitors’ next partnership looked to have steadied the ship, reaching 77-2 at drinks but a change of ends for Will Lewis saw him capture the wicket of their danger man who was on 49. Thetford then looked to push on but good work in the field by Bungay ensured their scoring was limited and with 10 overs to go the score was 139-3. In the very next over, Tom York claimed his first wicket of the season. bowling his miserly spin in the style of Harold Haines, soon taking another wicket leaving him with 2-40 from his 12 overs. Henry Carroll came back into the attack and with the very last two balls of the innings took 2 wickets to leave the visitors on 192-8 from their 46 overs.
This looked to be an achievable total and the Bungay opening pair of Will Lewis and George Mattocks started well, running between the wickets and profiting from some early extras given away by the fielding side. Mattocks was the first to go, missing a straight one, leaving Bungay on 27-1. Bungay then seemed to recover, however, at 48-1 they saw Stuart Smith edge behind for 6, and then in bizarre circumstances Will Lewis was unfortunate to be run out when the bowler got a finger onto a ball drilled back onto the stumps by York. This left Bungay at 48-3 and in a position where they needed a partnership. Next man to go was Mark Elden, clean bowled for 2, leaving Bungay on 64-4.
Tom York had got himself settled by this point after being dropped by the opposition captain on 7 he then went on to start decimating the bowling, hitting cleanly all around the ground. With the score on 101, Bungay saw another wicket fall, this time Matt Wise offering a simple catch to mid wicket when on 4. This brought skipper Fuller to the crease, he and York took control of the game but with the score on 151 and Bungay needing 42 off 14 overs, Fuller, edged behind and soon after Jordan Barber was bowled; leaving York to bat with the tail, still needing 34 runs. He completed his 100 in the 38th over but 3 balls later he was caught for 107 with Bungay still needing 16 runs for victory, the tail tried to win the game but in the end couldn’t find the gaps and Bungay lost their last 2 wickets for just 5 runs, ending on 182 and 10 runs short of the Thetford total.

24 April 2011  ~ Rollesby  Bungay won by 118 runs  Home

Bungay played Rollesby on a lovely warm afternoon with the aim being to give as many players as possible a run out with bat and ball.

George Mattocks struggled early on but found form as he stayed at the crease scoring 75 runs, ably supported by Will Lewis who amassed 31 before being beaten by Jon Cooke. Martyn Ramm grabbed a dozen runs before edging one behind off young Ryan Lewis. Chris Fuller ensured the home side posted a formidable 214 for 6 off the 40 overs by helping himself to 48 not out, and Jordan Barber hit 20 useful runs in support, while George Barnden picked up 2 late wickets.

In reply, Rollesby started off brightly as Mr Extras took 16 off the first 4 overs. Henry Carroll bowled a good opening spell, removing Tim Porter for 1 and Ryles for 2. Cook and Duxbury got into double figures, but the visitors were falling behind the rate, and Luke Pawsey deceived Cook for 22 as he lofted one to mid-wicket. Drinks were taken at 61 for 3, but despite Alex Chaney's defiant 26, the visiting middle and lower order crumpled as Rollesby collapsed to 96 all out, Fuller picking up 3 wickets. The previous week, Bungay had hosted Beccles in a pre-season friendly, which was abandoned with Beccles on 30-0 after 12 overs chasing Bungay's 148 all out, Tom York scoring half of the runs.

16 April 2011  ~ Beccles CC  Match abandoned-Rain  Home


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