Exiles put up a spirited performance in the field but were ultimately let down by their batters in a 4 wicket defeat to Whalers at Chiswick on Sunday.
Exiles agreed a negotiated toss to allow them to bat first but regular wickets were lost – despite twenties from Keith (21) and Shahid (29) they slumped to 95 for 7. Andy with 46 however continued some good batting form from last week and lead the side to a ‘something to bowl at’ score of 142 all out.
In the field the side generally bowled well but just didn’t have enough runs to defend. Ansar and Ajmal both picked up 2 wickets and Shahid bowled an excellent spell but Whalers steadily got home with 3 overs and 4 wickets to spare.
Merton at Morden Recreation Ground next week.