Exiles were well beaten on Sunday by new opponents King’s Road Sports and Social Club, at the John Ruskin Playing Fields just south east of Croydon.
Unusually Exiles were in the field first and despite the wickets being shared – with 3 for Andy – Exiles were a bit sloppy and allowed around 20 extra runs in the field as King’s Road finished on 185 for 8 – with their number 4 hitting 77 on a very (very!) up and down pitch – where spinners could bowl bouncers.
Exiles were never really in the chase in truth in reply, stumbling to 59 for 5 before Andy hung around long enough for Bernard to hit 41. The rest of the wickets fell quickly as Exiles finished on 109 all out with 6 and a half overs unused, much to the frustration of John.
Whalers at Nursery Road next week.