Exiles having a Whale of a time…

Exiles picked up back-to-back victories for the first time in 2014 with a hard fought 40 run victory against Whalers.

The Exiles innings was anchored superbly by Will Kent (70 not out) with support in the form of cameos right throughout the innings, with Chris Plume (22) & Jasper Searle (24) the more significant scorers of them. Exiles innings finished on 190 for 7 off their 35 overs.

Andy Wingfield (2 for 24) picked up a wicket first ball of the Whalers response and with Ammar Akthar (1 for 27) also soon striking, Exiles were immediately on top. But a 72 run partnership for the 3rd wicket put the Whalers back in the game only for Simon Gundry (1 for 20) to finally remove the no 3 for a well-made 44.

Exiles now started to pick up wickets, but it was only when a fine catch by Plume off Wingfield at deep square leg to remove the no 4 for 49 that the game seemed safe. A fine spell from Steve Parkinson (2 for 22) at the death helped ensure the Exiles cross the line.

No fixture is currently scheduled for next week but attempts will be made to rectify this.