Celebrating 20 years of Exiles cricket in 2012!

Exiles on tour @ Castle Bytham, 1998. Back Row, left to right: Mark Bradshaw, Jonty Tarbuck, John Priestland, Luke Butler; middle row: Wil Scott, Mitesh Dhanak, Sam Scott, Amil Patel; front row: Kristian Armstrong, Chris Bunton, Robin Airey, Tom Cox;

Energy Exiles Cricket Club is a medium strength Sunday friendly cricket side based in South West London.

Our origins are that in 1992 we established the side as the Department of Energy Cricket Club, but with the merger of the Energy Department into the Trade and Industry Department, we became ‘Energy in Exile’, or Energy Exiles.

The club is affiliated to the DTISSA and the Club Cricket Conference. Our home ground is the Civil Service Sports Ground in Chiswick, but we also play home games in Merton.

For the start of the 2012 season, experienced batsman John Tither was appointed club captain. Club record run scorer is Keith Roberts, and leading wicket-taker is Naren Patel.

In previous years we have organised annual tours in August – to Lincolnshire and the Yorkshire Dales most recently. We also net each Spring in the indoor school at Lords.

At all times, our players keep in mind the club motto, “What would Jeff do?” – club members voted for the official motto in 2005 – it is derived from the teachings and deeds of fast bowler, poet and philosopher, Jeff Hilson.

We strongly recognise that the team must “never stand still” and as such are particularly keen to encourage new players to the team. While we like to win, we will always find a place for a keen new member, whatever his (or indeed her) ability. The important thing is to have an enjoyable Sunday! If you would like to request to join the club, please send an email to Energy Exiles CC; furthermore members can subscribe to the Energy Exiles e-group to receive club emails, etc.

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