Exiles lost for the 5th successive game – well beaten by 150 runs by Old Rutlishians at Dundonald Rec.
On losing the toss, Old Ruts flew out of the blocks, though a steady spell of swing bowling by Phil Ling (2 for 32) at least attempted to keep the away sides batting in check. Despite the rest of the bowling attacks best efforts, the runs kept coming and Old Ruts were able to amass 237 for 6 off their 35, despite Andy Wingfield’s 3 for 30.
Once birthday boy Keith Roberts was dismissed second ball, the Exiles batting was in trouble and, in truth, never got going. Only Kent, Wingfield and Moynihan reached double figures as Exiles subsided to 87 all out.
A disappointing performance, but a strong performance from Old Ruts. And hopefully Craig Williams can handle his beer better next time.
Beddington at Dundonald next week.