Kurt stars for Chatteris with blistering innings

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Chatteris were in very good form on Saturday with a 10-wicket victory against Cambridge NCI seconds.

The Cambridge side batted first and with skipper Ant Palmer taking three for 17 and Mark Leach three for 34 were bowled out for 122. Young spinner Dom Platt ended up 2-26 from 4 overs, one of them helped by a great catch from Joe Menarry in the field.

In reply Chatteris never looked in any trouble, with openers James Dawson (57 not out) and Kurt Cunningham (60 not out) chasing down the small total inside 21 overs, with Dawson crashing 13 fours in a blistering assault on the away side bowlers.

Palmer was pleased with an all round good team effort and said: “I am very pleased with the way we bowled and we were on the button straight from the off. Everyone helped with the ball, and the fielding was the best I have seen for a long time, and then James and Kurt went out and didn’t let the bowlers settle in chasing down what could’ve been a tricky total.”

Chatteris seconds lost by 102 runs against the other team to gain promotion last season, Longstanton seconds.

Chatteris did not help their cause by dropping five catches as Longstanton reached 235. The best of the Chatteris bowlers was 14-year-old Kriss Brown 4-53 off his 10 overs.

The chase for Chatteris never really got going, with only Kev Felton (31) putting up any sort of resistance, and they were finally bowled out for 133 with 10 overs still left.

In Division 4A Chatteris thirds were well beaten at Abbots Ripton by five wickets,

Chatteris were bowled out for just 66 with top scorer 14-year-old Connor Morton with just 17 runs.

Abbots Ripton lost five wickets on the way, with skipper Adam Whiting taking two wickets.