Rain halts classic encounter…

Exiles’ trip to OMT saw a tight contest prematurely halted by a heavy rain shower.

Exiles batted first and were restricted to 146 for 7 off their 40 overs – lead by their captain John Tither with 48. It felt 20 short of par.

The response with the ball was excellent by the Exiles however, as OMT had reached 114 for 6 off 31.4 when the rain came – and with OMT only having 10 players they needed 33 off 50 balls with 3 wickets left when no further play was possible.

A shame that a dramatic finish was denied – it was unclear who was in the driving seat; a match where high-scoring was difficult – only 18 boundaries in over 70 overs cricket. But it was probably a game that neither side deserved to lose.

Exiles face a trip to the opposite side of London next week – to Dulwich – for a first ever encounter with the Dover Castle Cobras.