Munns the man as Chatteris cruise past Buntingford, while Wimblington celebrate first win of the season

Chatteris cricket v Buntingford. Picture: Steve Williams.

Chatteris cricket v Buntingford. Picture: Steve Williams. - Credit: Archant

Pete Munns produced an inspired spell of bowling as Chatteris continued their good home form with an eight wicket win over Buntingford.

The spin duo of Pete Munns and Shimron Thomas did the damage, but this time it was Munns who took the wickets.

Between them they dried up the runs and took wickets at regular intervals. Thomas finished with 1-33 and Munns finished with exceptional figures of 5-9 off nine overs. Buntingford were bowled out for 127 on a good wicket.

Kurt Cunningham got Chatteris off to a good start before falling for 23. Ben Perry followed shortly after, leaving Chatteris 38-2.

Steve Piper came to the crease and played with aggression, not allowing the Buntingford bowlers to get on top.

He and Munns finished the innings with 57 and 32 not out respectively, with Piper hitting a six to seal the win.

Captain Anthony Palmer said: “It was another all-round good performance. We bowled well taking wickets and restricting the runs and then we were ruthless when chasing the runs down.

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“Andy Wool and Pete Munns bowled superbly only conceding 37 runs from one end. Then Steve Piper batted superbly coming in at a crucial time - he controlled the match so we could get a comfortable win.”

Archie Palmer was the catalyst as Chatteris II picked up a three wicket win at Pymoor in CCA Junior League 3N.

Palmer took 6-48, with Mark Leach taking 3-37, as Pymoor were bowled out for 147. Opener Ashley Legge held his bat for 99.

In reply, Ben Chapman (44), Oli Bailey (31) and Max Kelly (38no) saw Chatteris II home.

Wimblington recorded their first win of the season at home with a 91 run win against Haddenham.

Wimblington made 229-3, with 72 from Steve Durdant-Hollamby on his debut and 64 from Kevin Marsh.

Rishi Brahambatt took four wickets as Haddenham were restricted to 138-7.

The Sunday side played City of Ely and fielded four under 15s and two under 18s. The Stevens brothers made major contributions in Wimblington’s 159. Seventeen year old Harry made 53 while 14 year old Jack hit 36 not out. Ely reached the total for the loss of five wickets with two apiece for Harry Stevens and Jack Dent.

In CCA Junior 6N, Wimblingon II did a fantastic job to dismiss Fordham III for 65 ... but then disaster struck.

Ian Jelleyman (6-9) and Phil Dean (4-2) dismissed Wimblington II for 13, a 52 run loss.

In CCA Junior 2N, Leverington lost by 74 runs to Cambridge Granta III.

Barrie-John Carter took 3-46 in Granta’s 226-6 off 40 overs. James Dod top scored with 39 but Leverington were restricted to 152-5.

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