Connor fires a terrific ton

Connor Cunningham
Connor Cunningham

Chatteris thrashed local rivals Somersham by 120 runs at home on Saturday to remain top of CCA Senior 3 at the half way point of the season with a brilliant 130 from opening batsman Connor Cunningham.

Chatteris had got off to a bad start losing top run scorer Kurt Cunningham for just 11 in the seventh over with the score on 43, then another two quick wickets fell and that brought the ever reliable Pete Munns to join Connor at the crease.

But Munns was just a back seat passenger making a nice 25, as Connor finally hit 15 fours and six sixes. There was a mini collapse from the home side, who finished 245 all out, not using up all their overs.

Somersham were never at the races in the run chase, when skipper Ant Palmer had both openers removed.

Somersham never kept up with the run rate and were dismissed for 125, with 13 overs still remaining, with first change bowlers Mark Leach 4-38 and Dom Platt 4-30 doing the damage for the home side.

Chatteris thirds lost by six wickets at Fordham 3rds in CCA junior 4A.

They were put into bat and never made use of the batting friendly conditions, losing the first five wickets for just 34 runs. Then the youngsters down the order managed to get past 100 and they finished 107 all out, with 13 overs left.

Chatteris got off to the best possible start, with Adam Elliot taking a wicket with the first ball of the innings, but after that the home side reached the target inside 23 overs, with 15-year-old Karl Anderson 1-29 and the ever reliable Jake Kaval 2-18 taking the other wickets.

On Sunday Chatteris seconds reached the CCA Junior Cup semi-finals with a three-wicket win at Soham.

Soham batted first and reached a modest 125 with the pick of the Chatteris bowlers Ant Palmer with three for 25 and Kev Felton with a fine three for 17.

Chatteris made hard work of it but the total posted was never enough against a side that was packed with batsmen.

Despite losing seven wickets Chatteris were always comfortable, Palmer 23 not out and Josh Grant 22 were the top scorers.

Chatteris now face Bottisham or Lode in three weeks time.

The previous day the second team won their game away to Pymoor who could not raise a team.