BURY made it 2-0 in the interleague series against Bolton when the juniors emulated the previous week’s victory by the over-45s.

Bury won 299-271 in a game in which 200 of the points came in singles.

The first innings was a marathon, lasting almost an hour and a half.

Bolton produced an impressive display of steady, safe batting, clocking up a magnificent 177.

Beth Hodgkiss top scored with 35, supported by Shauna Farrell (21) and Nicola Mitchell-Yorke (25) in amassing a score that gave Bury a lot of work to do.

They responded superbly, however, reaching 197 in reply with Lois Watson and Lauren Doughty scoring 65 between them.

The crowd appeared to be in for a long night when the second innings began but Bury fielded well and managed to dismiss three players after the second round of batting.

The remaining batters helped Bolton to a modest second innings score of 94, leaving Bury requiring just 75 to win.

But the home side also fielded well to make a game of it, dismissing Bury’s top three batters from the first innings for just 15 before the visitors rallied to score 102 for a 28-run victory.

The two teams will meet again at Elton Vale Sports Club in the reverse fixture on July 9, 7pm.

The intermediates interleague match is tomorrow, at Darcy Lever Cricket Club, and the seniors match will be held at the same venue on June 25, not June 18 as indicated in the handbook.