Chatteris’s good form ended in disappointing circumtances with a seven-wicket loss against second-placed Great Shelford.
Chatteris lost the toss and were put into bat on what looked like a good pitch. Wickets fell at regular intervals and if it wasn’t for a dogged innings of 63 from Peter Munns the score would have been lower, the next highest score being 16 from Ben Perry.
Chatteris got to 156 all out which was about 60-70 runs below par taking into account the pitch and outfield.
Chatteris needed early wickets and got them with Anthony Palmer bowling the opening batsman in the first over. He then picked up another in the seventh over. The next wicket didn’t come until the 17th over via Steve Piper, Shelford now on 53-3.
But an outstanding knock of 108* from K. Munday took Great Shelford to a comfortable victory.
Captain Palmer said: “It was disappointing to only score 156 on that wicket. The outfield was very fast and quite a few batsman got starts but didn’t convert.”
Next weekend Chatteris host Fulbourn and the 2nd XI are away to Terrington.