Exiles fall short against Whalers..

Exiles were well beaten by an impressive Whalers side at Chiswick.

On winning the toss, Exiles were in the field and saw the opposition openers pile on 147 for the first wicket before a first senior strike by Joseph (son of Mark) Bradshaw with a cleverly disguised slower ball broke through.

Hussain Quereshi (3 for 34) then took 2 quick wickets at the other end and with junior Bradshaw soon picking up a second wicket as well, Whalers teetered at 155 for 4.

However another 50 partnership – this time for the 5th wicket – restored the home sides’ ascendancy as they finished on an imposing 208 for 5.

Exiles reply never really got going, despite 64 for the second wicket between Keith Roberts and Quereshi (44), with only Amil Patel with a brisk 27 contributing significantly thereafter as Exiles were well restricted to 137 for 9.

Ploughman in Dulwich next week.