Ely soundly beaten by Chatteris

CITY of Ely II were soundly beaten by Chatteris in a match that all but put paid to their league ambitions this term.

CITY of Ely II were soundly beaten by Chatteris in a match that all but put paid to their league ambitions this term.

Coming into the match, Chatteris occupied second spot in the league and a win would have put Ely in a good position to launch a late attack but a poor batting performance cost the visitors on the day as they lost by six wickets.

Batting first, Ely started soundly enough with Matthew Tonge (27) M Hatcher (28) scoring freely. With the top order dismissed however, there was little resistance from the middle-order as Chatteris began to take wickets with increasing regularity.

A late knock of 20 from Sam Buck added some respectability to the scoring as Ely finished on 128.


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Chatteris’ Liam Boxell (52) did much of the scoring for the home side in reply as the top order all but wrapped up the game with a strong batting performance. M Hatcher (2-13) bowled well for Ely under pressure.

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