Bowlers and Bamford keep Chatteris marching on while Wimblington win away at leaders Terrington

Wimblington seconds v Fordham Thirds. Picture: Steve Williams.

Wimblington seconds v Fordham Thirds. Picture: Steve Williams. - Credit: Archant

Anthony Bamford’s unbeaten half century steered Chatteris home to a convincing six wicket win over Thriplow.

Chatteris got off to the perfect start with Andy Wool picking up a wicket in the first over.

Wickets continued to fall at regular intervals and Thriplow were bowled out for 127 in the final over.

Andy Wool bowled his 12 overs straight through to finish with 2-34. Steve Piper and Shimron Thomas were the other outstanding bowlers, finishing on 3-11 and 3-27.

Chatteris got off to the perfect start with Anthony Bamford and Ben Hollis putting on 70 before Hollis was dismissed for 36.

Runs kept coming at ease but wickets also fell at regular intervals to keep things interesting.

Bamford remained solid throughout to finish on 56 not out and secure Chatteris a valuable 20 points.

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Captain Anthony Palmer said: “I am delighted with the win, to bowl them out on a good pitch for 127 is a great effort, we took some good catches and Andy Wool, and Steve Piper bowled very well taking important wickets.

“I was delighted for young Ben Hollis who has come up from the seconds and really given me a headache with selection.

“Anthony Bamford showed great experience to ensure that things did not get too close and really dug in to get us home.”

Chatteris II beat Willingham by 147 runs. Chatteris II were put in to bat on a green wicket and posted 224-3. Oli Bailey scored 87, with Connor Morton (52no) and Archie Palmer contributing (40no). In reply, James Fraser took four wickets as Willingham were dismissed for 77.

Wimblington celebrated their best result of the season, winning away by four wickets to end the 100 per cent record of leaders Terrington St Clement.

Stand in skipper Kev Marsh opened the bowling alongside Mark Woodall. They accounted for the dangerous openers and the change bowlers Harry Stevens, Jack Dent, Steve Course and Daz Meaghan all chipped in with wickets as the hosts made 191-8.

In reply, the Wimblington opening pair of Mark Woodall and Steve Durdant-Hollamby (41) got off to a fine start.

Woodall fell on 47 to bring in Marc Eldred, who made 37. After they both fell Wimblington lost some quick wickets but the Chris Saunt came in to find the boundary with a huge six then a four to seal the win.

Wimblington II fielded five under 15s against the league’s table toppers, Fordham III.

Batting first, Matty Day top scored with 54 while Paul King made 35 and Dave Pomfrett was unbeaten on 42 to contribute to 191 all out. Fordham III ‘s opening pair Hancock (77no) and Jelleyman (85no) chased the total down in 34 overs.

Leverington lost a nail-biting clash with Cambridge Granta III by six runs.

Ian Cooper (3-30) and Soloman Prestidge (3-29) were in the wickets as Cambridge Granta III made 156-8.

In reply, Simon Gilbert (29) top scored, with Mark Buttriss (25) also contributing, but Leverington ended on 150-9.