IN the second meeting of the intermediate inter-league teams, Bury turned the tables on their Bolton rivals and pulled off a convincing victory by an innings and 17 runs at Elton Vale on Friday.

Bolton’s fielders appeared uncharacteristically nervous as the Bury batters all survived the first round.

Kate Tod opened up with a three, Ash Morris scored a rounder and the others each scored single runs.

After four times round, the Bolton girls had only dismissed two Bury batters and the rest played a cautious game and avoided taking chances, although they did manage to score a further five rounders.

Tod was joint last batter and top scorer with 27 runs, followed by Claire O’Riley, whose 24 included three consecutive rounders.

Jo Rector had amassed 19 before being denned and Ash Morris contributed an impressive 23 runs as Bury put themselves in the driving seat with a score of 149.

Nicola Mulroney opened for Bolton with a three, but was out at first base next time round.

Gemma Taylor opened with one of Bolton’s two rounders, Emma Taylor scored three and Hannah Paisley two in an encouraging first round, despite two batters being dismissed.

Two more batters fell victim on the second round to Bury’s excellent fielding and despite the tail-enders making reasonable scores, Bolton were all out for 65 – Ashley Minnion, who was denned for 15, following Gemma Taylor, who scored 12, in hitting a rounder.

Having to follow-on, Bolton appeared to be making a more determined effort, but none of them managed a rounder and only Jennifer Fairclough with 13 runs reached double figures, including three threes and a two after escaping with no score on the first round.

Despite their best efforts, Bolton only beat their first innings total by two, leaving Bury winners by a 149(I)-132 scoreline.

The senior sides meet at Elton Vale on Friday when Bolton will be hoping for a win after losing the home game by 22 runs.