Wimblington taste double weekend success

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Wimblington had a great weekend with big wins for both Saturday sides.

The firsts travelled to Haddenham and dismissed their hosts for just 40 in 18 overs. Ash Irvine produced a great spell of pace bowling to claim figures of 6-11, supported by Jason Bullman (3-23).

Mark Woodall and Kev Marsh eased Wimblington past the total and got them back to Parkfield in time to see the seconds beat Wisbech 4ths after the visitors were bowled out for 77. Dave Pomfrett took 4-21 and Harry Stevens 3-31. Pomfrett led the run chase, scoring 27.

The firsts host table toppers Terrington St Clement this Saturday, looking to close the gap between them and Chatteris for second place. The seconds have a free weekend and the Sunday development side host Ely.

n Chatteris came up against top of the table Cambridge Granta 2nd XI, who were just too good.

Chatteris lost the toss and were asked to field first. Bowling was tough on a very good batting pitch.

But like last week the spin twins of Shimron Thomas (2-52) and Peter Munns (1-42) restricted Granta to 56-1 after 22 overs. After the drinks break Granta increased the run rate and even though all the Chatteris bowlers bowled well Granta finished their 45 overs with 204-8. Other wicket takers: Anthony Palmer (3-45) and Andy Wool (1-58).

Granta showed why they are top of the table and made scoring very difficult with some very good tight bowling. Kurt Cunningham (39) and Dan Martell (44) did their best to try and keep up with the rate but it just kept getting higher and higher, and wickets kept falling.

Matt Hollis came in at number 8 and scored a very good 29 to ensure Chatteris picked up another bonus point. Captain Palmer said: “I feel we didn’t play badly, we simply came up against a good side.”

Chatteris 1st XI travel to Cottenham and the 2nd XI are at home to Haddenham. Both 1:30 starts.