Exiles in a Rut..

Exiles put in a sprited performance but were beaten by 62 runs at Old Rutlishians on Sunday.

Fielding first the Exiles bowled and fielded well – taking wickets at regular intervals – however the home sides number 4 survived what seemed a clear edge in single figures before eventually scoring a match-winning 108.

Wickets were generally shared, though Andy took 3 for 38 and Phil took 3 for 67.

The pitch got slower and lower as the match went on and in the face of accurate bowling from the home side, only Carl with a resolute 63 not out provided a score of significance as the Exiles were restricted to 151 for 8.

On to Merton next week at John Innes Rec, seeking that elusive first win of the season.