CRICKET: Chatteris’ winning run finally comes to an end

Anthony Palmer. PHOTO: Ian Carter

Anthony Palmer. PHOTO: Ian Carter - Credit: Archant

Fifteen runs were all that was between Chatteris extending their winning streak to six matches in the CCA Senior Division One last weekend.

Anthony Palmer. PHOTO: Ian Carter

Anthony Palmer. PHOTO: Ian Carter - Credit: Archant

The local lads, who have been one of the division’s in-form sides in recent weeks, slipped to their first loss since May 27 to the side that inflicted that defeat – Wisbech Town 2nds.

Their Fenland rivals chalked up 221-9 during their 45 overs, with Matthew Hollis denying Jason Young of his half-century, dismissing him for 49, and Dom Stannard hitting 47 before he was sent back to the pavilion by Anthony Bamford.

Anthony Palmer. PHOTO: Ian Carter

Anthony Palmer. PHOTO: Ian Carter - Credit: Archant

Bamford went on to reach figures of 2-32 and Anton Kaval impressed with 2-24.

Chatteris found it difficult in their reply, but Liam Boxall did give his side something to cheer about with an excellent unbeaten knock of 68.

Anthony Palmer. PHOTO: Ian Carter

Anthony Palmer. PHOTO: Ian Carter - Credit: Archant

His other batsmen, however, failed to impress, with only three others - Peter Munns (13), Harry Matthews (18), Anthony Palmer (15), and Matthew Hollis (30) - reaching double figures as Chatteris were skittled for 206 after 42.4 overs.

They will hope to get back to winning ways tomorrow on their trip to Foxton (1pm).

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Also on the losing side last weekend was Wimblington, who were sent to a 38 run defeat by St Ives 2nds in the Junior Division Two North.

They could only find 130 runs in their reply to the Hunts side’s 168 on Saturday, with Josh Fox top-scoring with 32.

He also starred with the ball, taking 3-32, and was supported by Angus Pate (1-20) and youngster Conner Porter (1-23) as St Ives were restricted to a relatively low score after their 40 overs.

But Wimblington also struggled with the bat, with Steve Hollamby (21) and Marc Eldred (16) the only players to make any real contributions.

Wimblington, who are now third-from-bottom in the standings, will hope to snap their inconsistent form this week when they host another of the division’s strugglers, Leverington, who have lost their last five league encounters.

In the division below, Chatteris 2nds continued their ascent towards title glory with a six wicket hammering of Bottisham & Lode in one of the weekend’s lowest scoring matches.

Chatteris managed to bowl their opponents out for just 103 - with Shimron Thomas taking 3-3 - before easing to 104 with six wickets in tact.

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