Chatteris sides enjoy mixed fortunes while Wimblington’s bowlers set up comprehensive wins

Chatteris II hosted Pymoor on Saturday. To find out how they got on, and for a full Fenland cricket

Chatteris II hosted Pymoor on Saturday. To find out how they got on, and for a full Fenland cricket round-up, turn to Page 54. Picture: BARRY GIDDINGS. - Credit: Archant

Chatteris did not disgrace themselves against Cambridge Granta II, but the league leaders showed their class in a 44 run win.

Bowling was tough on a very good batting pitch, but, like the previous week, the spin twins of Shimron Thomas (2-52) and Peter Munns (1-42) restricted Granta to 56-1 after 22 overs.

After the drinks break, Granta increased the run rate and even though all the Chatteris bowlers bowled well Granta finished their 45 overs with 204-8. Other wicket takers were Anthony Palmer (3-45) and Andy Wool (1-58).

Granta made scoring very difficult with some good tight bowling. Kurt Cunningham (39) and Dan Martell (44) did their best to try and keep up with the rate but it kept creeping up, and wickets kept falling as batsman tried to respond.

Matt Hollis came in at number eight and scored 29 to ensure that Chatteris picked up another bonus point.

Captain Palmer said: “I am obviously disappointed with the result but I feel we didn’t play badly we simply came up against a good side who deserve their position at the top of the league.”

A fine collective bowling performance laid the platform for Chatteris II to secure a six wicket win over Pymoor.

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Michael Hill (3-22), Jake Kaval (3-11) and James Fraser (3-41) were on target as Pymoor were dismissed for 112.

Chatteris II were in a bit of trouble in their chase at 51-4, before Gugen Kupendwran (20no) and Fraser, who smashed an unbeaten 41 off 24 balls, came together to see them home.

Leverington beat Cambridge NCI II by four wickets. Leverington bowled out the visitors for 139 before knocking off the runs.

Wimblington’s bowlers were in devastating form as they routed Haddenham by eight wickets.

Haddenham were skittled out for just 41 in 18 overs. Ash Irvine produced a great spell of pace bowling to claim 6-11. He was supported by Jason Bullman (3-23).

Mark Woodall and Kev Marsh eased Wimblington past the total and got them back to Parkfield in time to see the seconds beat Wisbech IV by five wickets.

Joe Dunning played a lone hand as Wisbech IV posted 77 all out. David Pomfrett took 4-21, with Harry Stevens claiming 3-31.

Dunning (2-23) and John Mallett (2-18) posed Wimblington II some problems but Terry Pomfrett (27) led the way as they made the target.