Palmer strikes twice in two balls for Chatteris

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Chatteris won the toss and elected to bat first against Granta, winning by 58 runs.

They lost a wicket in the first over, but A. Bamford (32) and P. Munns (69) steadied the ship.

After Munns was dismissed with the score on 123, S. Piper held the innings together with a well structured 68. This allowed other batsman to come in and hit out to increase the run rate. Chatteris finished on 213-9 from their 45 overs.

Early on Granta kept up with the rate and it looked like it could be a close game. But two key moments changed the game. Firstly A. Palmer (2-20 from 8 overs) took two wickets in two balls to halt the fast scoring Granta team. Then B. Chapman took a good catch to remove W. Hales (58).

Chatteris took wickets at regular intervals and dismissed Granta for 155. Other bowling figures were Munns 4-42 and Bamford 3-35.

Next Chatteris travel to Thriplow this weekend.

On Saturday Leverington CC travelled to Cambs NCI 2XI.

Having lost the toss and put into field Leverington made good inroads through the returning Solomon Prestidge (3-28 off 10) and with some excellent fielding NCI were really struggling when Gill took the scalp of their opener for 29.

However this only forced NCI’s newly-acquired player to despatch the ball to all parts, hitting 113 not out of the home side’s 175-8; Peck (2-54) and Gill (2-70).

Leverington’s top order soon found themselves struggling and a series of ill disciplined shots left opener Gilbert (31) trying to find more boundaries and was brilliantly caught going for broke. They were dismissed for just 99 in the 32nd over with Gilbert the only player to reach double figures.

Leverington travel to Chatteris in the league cup, hoping to bounce back.