Kurt carries his bat for a third week

Chatteris Town Cricket vs Dullingham. Chatteris in bat Kurt Cunningham
Chatteris Town Cricket vs Dullingham. Chatteris in bat Kurt Cunningham
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Chatteris remain top of CCA Senior 3 after a comfortable 107-run victory at home to Dullingham with opener Kurt Cunningham carrying his bat for a third week running on 116 not out.

The home side won the toss and batted on what looked like ideal batting conditions.

Kurt opened the batting with his younger brother Connor, who was making his first start for the senior side after leaving to play for March as a junior, and the two siblings soon put on 130 inside 16 overs before the younger Connor went for 69 after coming down the track and being stumped on 69 off just 48 balls including 15 fours, Oli Fox (27) added 51 for the next wicket and Pete Munns came out for his first game off the season and crashed a quickfire 53 off just 43 balls and at the close Chatteris were a massive 290 for 5.

The away side made a good start putting on 70 for the first wicket. But when Dom Platt got both openers out the writing was on the wall and Platt 5-49 was well supported by Mark Leach 4-50, who is bowling so well. Dullingham finished with 183-9.

Chatteris seconds won for the second week in CCA junior 2A beating Sutton away by 32 runs in a very low scoring game.

Batting first, Chatteris got off to a good start with the father and son partnership of Malc and Ben Perry putting on 57 when son Ben was out for a well fought 38 and Malc was out in the 21st over for 13.

Wickets kept falling at regular intervals, and if it wasn’t for a stubborn 20 from captain Grant Osbourn and 24 from seamer Paul Foster, Chatteris may have struggled but in the end were all out for 119, with 3.3 overs left.

With what looked like a tricky total to chase that ended up being the case, as the home side were bowled out for just 87. The pace of opening bowler Jim Surtees 4-15 from five overs got the home side’s chase off to a bad start, and then first change bowler Foster 6-26 came on to finish any slim chance Sutton had, taking wickets with his first and last balls.

In CCA junior 4A Chatteris thirds won their second game of the season, beating visitors Somersham by 81 runs in a high scoring affair at Cromwell College.

The home side batted first and after losing opener Pete Fox for one, fellow opener Adam Elliot (72) and Olly Bailey (41) soon went to work on the weak bowling attack. With others chipping in down the order, and a well played 45 from skipper Adam Whiting, put the home side on a formidable 294-9 from their 40 overs.

Somersham did not lay down in the run chase and put in a good effort but were bowled out for 213.