Cricket round-up: Inspired Chatteris stretch winning-run to seven games
WHILE March and Wisbech fought to secure bragging rights at Harecroft Road, table-topping Chatteris stretched their winning run to seven games with another emphatic victory.
Eversden were the latest team to fall to in-form Chatteris, who stayed in pole position in Cambs Senior Division Three with a seven-wicket win.
Young spinner Dom Platt (3-22) continued his fine form while Pete Munns (2-14) bowled his 12 overs for just 14 runs, restricting the home side to 112-9.
In reply, Kurt Cunningham (45) and brother Connor (38) led the way as Chatteris eased home with more than 10 overs to spare.
• CHATTERIS II lost out to Fenland rivals Leverington in Cambs Junior 2A.
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Kev Felton (4-36) helped restrict Leverington to 181-9 but only Felton (33) and Malc Perry (17) put up any resistance as Chatteris crumbled to 88 all out.
It was a similar story for Chatteris III who suffered a 98-run defeat to Over despite a sparkling performance from 14-year-old Jake Kaval, who took three wickets in four balls to finish with figures of 3-25.
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The teenager was supported by Ben Collett (3-54) and Les Connett (3-63) as Over posted 216 all out. Collett (24) and Josh Fox (28) top-scored as Chatteris stumbled to 118 all out in reply.
• MARCH enjoyed a successful Sunday with both first and second teams winning.
Teenage wicket-keeper David Hodson top-scored with 48 as March chased down Bourne’s total with two wickets to spare. Earlier, three wickets each for Callum Young and Chris Ringham had helped restrict the home side to 181-8.
The second team enjoyed a six-wicket victory over Elmdon in a friendly at The Avenue. Matt Hubbard and Nathan Oliver took three wickets each before 15-year-old Toby Nulty hit an impressive 43 not out to power March past their target of 114.
• MARCH II capitulated from 56-1 to 83 all out as their winning streak came to an abrupt end at The Avenue on Saturday.
Rob Cumming’s 32 was the only real contribution in the miserable score, which was chased down easily by St Giles with Stuart Arnold taking the only wicket.
• VICE-CAPTAIN James Shepherd took six wickets to inspire March IV to a seven-wicket victory over Willingham II.
Shepherd’s devastating spell saw the visitors crash to 71 all out before Marcus Kirby top-scored with 25 not out as March eased home.
FOR REACTION FROM SATURDAY’S DERBIES AT HARECROFT ROAD SEE THIS WEEK’S PAPER.