Cunningham creams century as Chatteris romp home against Cambridge St Giles

Chatteris cricket v Cambridge St Giles. Picture: Steve Williams.

Chatteris cricket v Cambridge St Giles. Picture: Steve Williams. - Credit: Archant

Kurt Cunningham hit a magnificent unbeaten ton as Chatteris bounced back from the previous week’s disappointment to record a crushing nine wicket win over Cambridge St Giles.

Chatteris lost the toss and unsuprisingly were asked to bowl first on what looked like a very good pitch.

The pitch played as expected and it looked like it could be a long day for the bowlers.

St Giles were comfortable at the half way stage on 80-1, before the mystery spin of Shimron Thomas (4-34), backed up by Pete Munns (2-36), restricted St Giles to 154.

Cunningham showed his class, hitting 11 fours and three sixes, including one to reach the three figures, in his unbeaten 100.

He was assisted by the in-form Anthony Bamford (27) before he was run out. Pete Munns scored freely to finish 25 not out as Chatteris knocked off the runs with 16 overs to spare.

Captain Anthony Palmer said: “After last week where I was not happy with our performance and I told the lads after the game I could not be more delighted with the response from all the lads.

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“The fielding and bowling was far better than last week and the batting too was first class. We all know what Kurt is capable of and when he bats like he does there are not many better batsman in this league.

“I would like to congratulate him and hope his form continues throughout the season.”

Up next, Chatteris host Buntingford, while the seconds are away at Pymoor.

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