9 man Exiles picked up a superb first day of the season victory – beating Wimbledon United by 17 runs on a very ‘lively’ Cottenham Park track.
Exiles batted first but soon found the going tough and were teetering at 34 for 3 before an excellent partnership of 112 between Mark (36) and Andy (with a career best 66) riding their luck at times, took the side to a competitive 149 for 5 off their 35 overs.
Despite early wickets for Naren and Andy, Wimbledon looked to be well on their way at 104 for 2 in the 24th over before skipper Bernard (4 for 18) and debutant Ansar (3 for 23) tore into the batsmen and precipitated a dramatic collapse to 132 all out with 9 balls to spare.
A truly stunning start to the season. On to Chiswick next week against Whalers.