Chatteris toil to win

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Chatteris made hard work of a victory against Cambridge St Giles on Saturday.

Chatteris lost the toss and were asked to field first. The opening pair of Anthony Palmer and A.Wool took five wickets in the first 12 overs but St Giles made a good recovery from 54-5 to finish on 194 all out.

Chatteris felt it was 30-40 runs short of a par score on the wicket. Throughout the innings the run rate was high but Chatteris lost wickets at regular intervals, before K. Cunningham (66) and S. Piper shared in a partnership of 58.

When Piper fell for 30 new man D. Martell and M. Hollis put on a valuable 33 to move Chatteris to 159-5.

Chatteris then lost four wickets for 11 runs to find themselves in trouble at 171-8. Fortunately Palmer (19*) and S. Thomas (4) steered Chatteris home with five overs to spare.

Captain Palmer said: “A lot of credit has to go to the young lad who got 62 in their innings and then bowled with good pace to make the game more interesting than it should have been.

“We managed to get over the line and get the 20 points, which is the most important thing.”