BURY lost out to a more experienced Bolton side as the juniors went head-to-head on the football pitch at Elton Vale Social Club.

They lost two batters first time round and were contained to scoring six singles, a two and two batters making to first base without scoring.

The rest of the innings followed a similar pattern as the tight Bolton fielding ensured no batter scored more than a two and they dismissed Bury for 47 runs, including nine bad balls and four penalties.

The only Bury batter to reach double figures was Lauren Bond, who was denned for 11, made up of two threes and five ones.

Three of Bolton’s batters survived the first round without scoring and one batter was out at first base.

Some nervous Bury fielding resulted in three of the visitors having no score on the second round and captain Melissa Dargan recorded three before being caught out for five.

Molly Kenyon-Kellett went round eight times before being out at first base for five and Gabby Rothwell was caught for 17 from her 23rd bat, but Jess Bradley and Cortney Kirby kept going on their own and finished with 31 and 49, respectively.

Bradley scored one rounder, but Kirkby excited the crowd with four rounders before being denned as Bolton ended with a total of 154.

Bury went back in to bat 108 runs behind and immediately lost three batters and three others failed to score at the first attempt.

Sensing victory, the Bolton fielders restricted the batters to scoring ones and twos.

But the last pair, Megan Olephert and Beth Rector, were not prepared to give in and scored defiant rounders, Megan finishing with 12 runs and Rector being denned for 13.

With 64 for the innings and 111 for the match, the home team fell short and Bolton repeated the success of their home match.

The intermediate teams are in action this evening, again at Elton Vale Sports Club, and the visitors will be determined to win again after their 32-run victory at home in June.