Exiles in dramatic tie…

Exiles tied their match with new opposition Wibbandune at Cottenham Park on Sunday, in a topsy-turvy encounter.

Exiles chose to bat first and in damp conditions on a sticky pitch were soon in big trouble at 33 for 5. But a superb partnership of 96 between the ever-dependable Hasan with a well-made 53 and a robust 42 from 30 balls from Siyar – continuing his recent good form with the bat – recovered the Exiles innings. Ishaq also fired a rapid 40 but Exiles lost wickets at the other end and were all out for 188 – 3 and a half overs short of batting their full allocation.

Wibbandune started their reply well – reaching 72 for 1 – before Siyar and Ishaq picked up 3 wickets each to put Exiles ahead. With a further wicket for Sami and 2 run-outs Wibbandune needed 16 off the last over and a thick edge off the final ball raced to the boundary, only just evading the field. A tied match was the result.

Kenley next week.