Chatteris produced their worst all-round performance of the season to lose against Thriplow by 35 runs.
Chatteris won the toss and decided to bowl on a pitch that was offering some assistance. They got off to the perfect start, picking up a wicket in the second over.
Thriplow then put on a good partnership of 82 and after 19 overs were 87-1. Shimron Thomas then picked up two wickets in an over to change the game. Thomas (4-51) and Andy Wool (2-34) continued to keep things tight and picked up wickets at regular intervals and after 30 overs Thriplow were 121-7. A late order surge and some poor bowling allowed Thriplow to reach 178-9 from 45 overs.
From the start batting did appear to be easier than in the first innings. Kurt Cunningham (23) and Anthony Bamford (70) got Chatteris off to a good start.
But after Cunningham was out in the 12th over with the score on 39 Chatteris lost wickets at regular intervals and every batsman failed to support Bamford. They finished on 144 all out.
Captain Anthony Palmer, said: “Overall we simply were not good enough today. The only players to take any credit were Anthony Bamford and Shimron Thomas.
“All the players need to up their games so we can start putting some wins on the board and move away from the relegation zone.”
Chatteris are at home to Cambridge St Giles next week.