Cambridgeshire 391-7 (50 overs), Cheshire 294 (46.4 overs). Cambridgeshire won by 97 runs
Cheshire lost out in their opening Group 3 KO Trophy as they went down by 97 runs against an impressive Cambridgeshire side at Exning Park.
And it was deja vu, losing out to the same hosts at the same ground for the second year running. Chasing an unlikely 392 to win howver, Cheshire knuckled down to make 294 with Alex Money last man out, falling just four shot of his maiden county club hundred. Sam Perry's strong season continued as he made 73, Harry Dearden hit 39 and there was a late flurry from Steve Green.
Cheshire struggled with the ball as last year's Cambs' centurion Ben Seabrook (66), fellow opener Jack Potticary (83) and Nick Gorantla (76) launched into the visitors. There was 62 too for Wayne White playing against his old side.
There were three changes from the team humbled in last week's T20 semi final with Andy Dufty impressing on debut with (2-52). The returning Chris Stenhouse took the new ball with Luke Young who took a couple of wickets as did Harry Dearden, also back in the side. The attack was hampered however with Nick Anderson restricted to just five overs after inadvertently bowling a couple of no balls with the wet ball as the players played through steady rain in the early stages.
Cheshire lost Rob Sehmi in the first over of the reply but recovered well with Perry and Dearden putting on 59 but 391 was always a step too far and despite a spirited reply,they fell 97 runs short.
Next up is Norfolk in two week's time at Chester Boughton HAll followed by Shropshire at Wem and Suffolk at Didsbury.
Cambridgeshire 2 points, Cheshire 0 points