Energy Exiles nets have been booked – as usual at the indoor school at Lords – for the following dates:
- 19 Feb Tuesday 7pm 1 net
- 26 Feb Tuesday 7pm 1 net
- 05 Mar Tuesday 7pm 1 net
- 12 Mar Tuesday 7pm 1 net
- 19 Mar Tuesday 7pm 1 net
- 26 Mar Tuesday 7pm 1 net
- 02 Apr Tuesday 7pm 1 net
- 09 Apr Tuesday 7pm 2 nets
- 16 Apr Tuesday 7pm 1 net
- 30 Apr Tuesday 7pm 2 nets
To book your place, please register via the doodle link – https://doodle.com/poll/45s96p6ce7gh4ei5 . Precedence to members, but new players are very welcome – and actively encouraged to join.
Exiles finished the 2018 season with 7 wins, 7 defeats and 7 draws, ties (!), abandonments & cancellations.
Trophy winners are confirmed as follows:
Bhau Patel Batting Trophy: Jibran Ahmed – 131 runs at 26.20; (Jibs is the 8th different winner of this trophy in the last 8 years!)
Bowling Trophy: Andrew Wingfield – 20 wickets @ 13.00; (Andy and Simon have now won this trophy 12 of the last 13 years – Phil Ling – as he usually does – providing the oddity in 2013)
Fielding Trophy: Bernard Leuvennink – 6 catches;
Man-of-the-match trophy – Andrew Wingfield – 3 matches;
Captains Prize – Andrew Wingfield;
Exiles won their final game of 2018 – beating Surbiton Imperials by 16 runs at Abbey Rec.
Runs were hard to come by as the Exiles ground out 142 for 7 in 35 overs batting first – thanks to an excellent 41 from Bilal Musakhel and a very generous (and critical) 48 extras provided by the Imperials.
In reply the Imperials were restricted to 126 all out – thanks to a very good all round bowling performance from the Exiles – with Andy Wingfield (3 for 9) and Faisal Musakhel (2 for 9) proving particularly miserly.
So Exiles finished 2018 with 7 wins, 7 defeats and 7 draws/ties/abandoned/cancelled.
Following a double-booking Exiles inaugural match with Graces CC was swiftly relocated to an un-prepared track at Dundonald Rec.
Graces chose to bat and were quickly 3 for 3 following 2 strikes from Andy Wingfield (3 for 5) and a run-out. However the number 5 played well for 46 and with some hits from the tail, Graces made it to 136 all out – with Masie Musakhel picking up 4 for 33.
Exiles reply looked well placed at 96 for 3, but following the departures of Leuvennink (25) and Hodgson (43) in quick succession the game changed and it took 2 boundaries in the last over from Jibran to rescue a tie for the Exiles.
An excellent encounter in a match that looked in some doubt earlier in the day! Agricola at Cottenham Park next Sunday.