Exiles picked up another win – this time by 18 runs in a tight tussle with the Unabombers.
After a negotiated toss resulting in Exiles batting first (due partially to late arrivals), Exiles lost a few early wickets and were teetering at 63 for 4 before an important restorative partnership of 78 between Andy (50) and Jamil (34) took the side to safer waters and despite a late flurry of wickets, 169 for 9 looked a defendable total on a wearing and very sandy track.
Unabombers lost 3 early wickets – all caught by John Crossland behind the stumps – to slip to 19 for 3 with 2 wickets for Masie and 1 for Naren. But TK, Tim Holmes and Simon Begley proved harder to crack and took their side to 119 for 4 before the golden arm of Ajmal (3 for 20) intervened and broke the back of the Unabombers batting as they were all out of the last ball for 151.
An excellent 18 run win. Club game – which promises to be lively – next week!