A weekend of mixed fortunes for Chatteris

Chatteris 2nds v Doddington 1st action'Alex Platt
Chatteris 2nds v Doddington 1st action'Alex Platt

IT was mixed fortunes for Chatteris Cricket Club this weekend with the first XI winning by just 25 runs away at Yelling in a scrappy game in Senior 2, and the second team losing to neighbours Doddington by 3 wickets in Junior 2A.

Away at Yelling Chatteris were asked to bat first and made a steady start with opener Connor Cunningham making 26, then the old guard of Pete Munns (26) and Ant Bamford (23) helped the away side push on. There was a major collapse, with Chatteris going from 115 for 5 to 133 all out, losing their last five wickets for just 18 runs. Pick of the bowlers was A Johnson 6 for 35.

Yelling had the chance to win being 88 for 5 but they also suffered a batting collapse and were all out for just 108, the first team to make more than 100 runs against the Chatteris attack this season, best of the bowlers was Munns 4 for 37. Chatteris stay top of the table with a 100 per cent record.

In Junior 2a Chatteris faced just 10 players from Doddington and they couldn’t capitalise.

The home side got off to the worst possible start, losing the first seven wickets for just 41 runs, then a good partnership between Paul Foster (54no) and Kev Felton (37) helped Chatteris get past 100, they were finally all out for 146.

In reply Jake Wenman was the difference making a very solid 74, and his side got over the line for the loss of 7 wickets, best of the home bowlers being Kev Felton 4 for 35.

On Sunday the Chatteris development side beat a strong senior Wimblington team in the Fenland Trophy at Parkfields.

The home side were all out for 109, with only Ash Irvine making any impact with a gritty 41, as the spin of youngster Harry Matthews did the damage, finishing with 4 for 18 from 8 overs. The young side made a meal of chasing the target, losing 8 wickets along the way, but got there with 7 overs to spare, Karl Anderson top scoring with 27.