Exiles pulled off a fine 5 wicket win against Merton at Nursery Road on Sunday.
The Merton innings was bizarre – their opener Puttaganti smashed a superb 121, but no other batter in their side made double figures (second highest score was 9!) – question for Wisden as to whether there’s ever been an innings like that before!?
Once Puttaganti was out the Merton innings subsided from 163 for 5 to 164 all out, over 5 overs short of using their allocation which was perhaps crucial. Naren finishing with an excellent 4 for 20 and Shahid chipping in with 3 for 24.
Exiles reply got off to a poor start as the pacy Egan removed Bernard and Amil cheaply but a fine maiden Exiles fifty for Jonny rebuilt the innings and Andy (50no) took it home with 9 balls left, accompanied by a limping Jibran.
A really good win in probably the best game of the season so far. Back to Nursery Road next week to take on Whalers.