The 2015 season kicked off for the Exiles with another comprehensive defeat by Spencer.
In Chris Plume’s first game as regular captain, the side soon slipped t0 29 for 4 in swinging conditions before an Exiles fightback of sorts – in two stages – with partnerships of 53 between Marc Simpson (30) and Andy Wingfield (22) and then 60 between top-scoring Simon Rowland (47) and Ammar Akhtar (14) saw the Exiles reach 153 all out in 37.4 overs.
It never looked enough, despite a spirited effort in the field by the Exiles – only one wicket was taken – by Ammar Akthar (1 for 30) – as Spencer cruised home with over 10 overs spare.
The result seemed a touch harsh on the Exiles who were at times well in the game and with a few catches taken late on in the game, the margin of defeat might have been less severe.
Simon Rowland was man-of-the-match for a calmly played 47 and a bowled-better-than-his-figures spell of 0 for 31. Next up is Merton at John Innes.