A sublime all round performance from Yahya – with 81 runs and 3 wickets lead the Exiles to an excellent 63 run victory over Millfields in Battersea Park.
On winning the toss, Exiles batted first on a green top and had to withstand an excellent opening burst from E Cooper for Millfields, but did well to reach 41 before Ajmal was caught. Shahid followed soon after for 25 but this brought together Hasan and Yahya for an fine partnership of 105 before Yahya was caught in the deep.
A late flourish from Ishaq – with 22 off 13 balls – ensured momentum wasn’t lost and Exiles closed on an above par 194 for 5.
Millfields started well with the number 2 striking 64, but Exiles kept chipping away and following 2 wickets for Siyar and Ajmal, Yahya completed his excellent all round display with 2 wickets late on to finish with 3 for 23. The victory was completed with a first Exiles wicket in over a year for Andy bowling spin.
Back to Dulwich next week for a rematch with Ploughmans.