Chatteris set pace at top

Chatteris continued in their rich vein of form at the top of CCA Senior 3 with a comfortable seven-wicket win at Isleham.

They put Ilseham into bat and restricted them to 163 for nine in the 45 overs with some fine bowling from young spinner Dom Platt (3-38) who again was well backed up by Mark Leach (2-42) and then Joe Menarry produced a blistering short spell of pace bowling to finish with figures of 3-22 off seven overs which included a double wicket maiden.

Kurt Cunningham was out for only the second time this season when stumped on 25 but younger brother Connor took over to see Chatteris home with an unbeaten 84 and Pete Munns (37no).

In CCA Junior 4A Chatteris thirds lost a close fought game at home to table toppers Cottenham by four wickets.

The home side batted first and they got off to the worse possible start at 41 for five, but Steven Reid then hit a cracking 88 not out, which included 10 fours and a huge six. He was well supported by number 10 Nathan Brennan who out of a partnership of 47 scored just four but held his end, as did number 11, 14-year-old Kriss Brown who finished unbeaten on 12 out of a partnership of 59. These efforts took Chatteris to a competitive 163-9.

The home side got off to a good start removing both openers inside 10 overs, both being taken by Brown, But Cottenham recovered well to make it six wins out of six, Brown ended with 2-19 and Ben Collett 2-44.

Chatteris seconds beat Ashdon in the CCA Junior Cup on a very damp Sunday .

Grant Osbourn elected to bowl in the constant drizzle and restricted the home side to 178 for 9 off the 40 overs with Ant Palmer 3-14) and Kurt Cunningham 3-51.

The reply was restricted to 10 overs and Cunningham and Malc Perry wasted no time in reaching the revised target of 45 runs.