Chatteris continue winning streak

Chatteris carried on their winning streak with an emphatic 10 wicket win away at Cambridge NCI 2nds, which kept them top of CCA Senior 3.

On what looked like a ‘road’ of a wicket the home side won the toss and were soon in trouble, losing both openers with the score on just 12.

Debutant West Indies bowler Bobby took his first wicket for the club with his very first ball, to restrict the home side to 40-3.

Apart from 37 from M Irfan it was a poor batting display and the hosts were skittled out for exactly 100, with Kurt Cunningham finishing with figures of 3-15, spinner Dom Platt 3-19 from 10 overs and Bobby 3-40 from 12 overs.

Trying to defend this low target the hosts used nine bowlers, but again the opening pair of brothers Kurt and Connor Cunningham chased down the total inside just 11 overs, with Kurt 22 and Connor a quickfire 79, which included nine fours and five sixes.

Chatteris seconds lost at home by nine wickets to Longstanton 2nd and missed the chance to go second in CCA Junior 2A, making it four losses out of four against their bogey team. Chatteris were not pleased with the umpiring from the visiting side.

The home side lost the top six with just over one hundred on the board, but a good 75 not out from Steven Reid and a solid 20 not out from the promoted John Smalley helped Chatteris to a decent 188 for 6.

The visitors chased this total down with the loss of just one wicket.

Chatteris thirds remain close to the bottom of the table in CCA Junior 4A after suffering a 69 run defeat at home to Fordham thirds.

Winning the toss and deciding to bowl first, Chatteris took two early wickets thanks to Jim Surtees, but a 150 partnership between C Foulds (88) and the young A Theobald (60) propelled the away side to 211 all out.

Returning captain Adam Whiting finished with excellent figures of 6-15 from just five overs.

Only Oli Bailey, who was promoted to opener, made any dent in the score, finishing with a best-ever score of 66. Chatteris were bowled out for a respectable 142.