Chatteris seconds get better of Wimblington in derby clash - Fenland cricket round-up

Chatteris seconds cricket v Wimblington. Picture: Barry Giddings.

Chatteris seconds cricket v Wimblington. Picture: Barry Giddings. - Credit: Archant

Chatteris had the upper hand at table topping Godolphin on Saturday ... but the hosts fought back to consign them to a 23 run loss.

In a match reduced to 32 overs a side because of the inclement weather, Chatteris had Godolphin reeling at 57-6.

Captain Anthony Palmer and Andrew Wool did the early damage, but a big seven wicket partnership between Mumraiz Khan (54) and Mahender Singh (54) saw Godolphin get up to 151 all out.

Palmer finished with 4-33, Andrew Wool 2-33 and Anthony Bamford 3-29.

In reply, Chatteris got off to the worse possible start losing the in-form Bamford in the second over. Kurt Cunnigham was next to fall in the sixth over with the score on 25.

Chatteris got bogged down and the run rate started to creep up. The incoming batsman all had to try to push the run rate on but in wet conditions it was proving very difficult.

Palmer gave Chatteris hope with 28 from 19 balls but he was caught on the boundary. After that, wickets fell regularly and Chatteris were bowled out for 128.

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Chatteris captain Anthony Palmer said: “Obviously we are disappointed to have lost the game. We bowled pretty well throughout the innings in difficult circumstances and credit has to be given to the two Godolphin batsman who basically have won them the game.

“With our batting we just struggled to keep on top of the run rate and let it get too high, meaning that the batsman coming in at the end had to go for it from the first ball.

“With a fairly young team they will learn from this and hopefully improve in future games.”

Chatteris II enjoyed bragging rights over Wimblington in a Fen derby, winning by six wickets.

Wimblington batted first. Despite contributions from Marc Eldred (30) and Steven Course (28), they were dismissed for 100. Archie Palmer took three wickets, with Michael Hill and Jake Kaval picking up two apiece.

Chatteris II approached the chase positively and knocked off the runs with seven overs remaining. Ben Hollis made 54.

Dave Pomfrett had a good game, scoring 41 not out and taking a wicket, but Wimblington II lost by 68 runs to Willingham II. Willingham II posted 180-4. Wimblington II replied with 112 all out.

Wimblington fielded a very youthful Sunday side at home to Wisbech and were helped by a fine knock of 110 not out from Ash Irvine on their way to 220 all out.

But Wisbech opener Matt Dawson (75) top scored as Wisbech passed the target for the loss of five wickets.