Following a heavy thunderstorm an hour before the match, Exiles managed to beat an under-strength Nomads side by 6 wickets.
Nomads, perhaps surprisingly, elected to bat, and were dismissed for just 47, with the wickets shared amongst all 4 bowlers – with Phil Ling (3 wkts) the most successful.
In response, it took Exiles just 8.4 overs to reach their target – but it wasn’t without a couple of wobbles – firstly Todorov and a certain Naren Patel (guesting for the oppo) removed Akthar and Aloysius – leaving the Exiles teetering on 14 for 2.
Then, following an excellent cameo of 31 off 16 (with 7 fours) from Jasper Searle which brought the scores level, 2 wickets in 2 balls from Andrew West caused chaos amongst the under-padded Exiles batters – as Searle was bowled by one that shot along the ground and then Simon Gundry was caught by a stunning reaction catch at midwicket. The cool-head of Marcin Zieleniewski – batting in loafers and shorts – slogged the winning run.
Exiles are having a break over the bank holiday weekend; next up are WICC on 2nd September at Chiswick.