Ajmal on the attack…

Ajmal Safi smashed 87 and also took 3 wickets as Exiles won for the 6th time out of 8 this season.

Inserted on an uncut Nursery Road ‘pitch’ – Keith (71) and Ajmal batted very well in partnership of 152. After a few further hits from Shahid and Jonny, the final score was 200 for 3 off 35.

Merton flew out of the blocks in reply, racing past 50, before Exiles took regular wickets to stem the flow.

Jibran, on Exiles captaincy debut, took 2, followed by Zabi and Ajmal picking up 2 and 3 respectively, with Jonny wrapping up the 26 run with the final 2 wickets.

Another really good win for the club. On to Chiswick next Sunday to face Agricola.