After a tough, short season, Exiles finished 2020 with a morale boosting 99 run win against Agricola.
Batting first, Exiles reached 223/4 thanks to 56 from Keith – consistent as ever – and Hasan, after getting through an iffy start – with 78. Jonny’s quick fire 43 not out ensured a decent acceleration in the last few overs.
Exiles were always on top in the field – with all 6 bowlers taking at least one wicket – as Agricola were bowled out for 124 – with Phil the main beneficiary with 3 for 25.
Here’s hoping for a more substantial 2021 cricket season!
A tough day for the Exiles – succumbing to Streatham & Marlborough by 174 runs.
After they’d raced out of the blocks, the Exiles bowlers did pretty well to restrict the Streatham line up to 239 for 8 – 2 wickets for Naren at the start and 2 from Evan Roberts at the end. The Exiles fielding effort was noticeable for 3 different father and son combination wickets – caught Amil bowled Naren, caught Keith bowled Alex and caught Keith bowled Evan. Must be a record of some sort!
Streatham’s bowlers proved too good and Exiles were all out for a mere 65.
OMT away next.
Exiles were beaten by 72 runs by Unabombers at Cottenham Park.
Put into bat Unabombers started very circumspectly particularly against Naren who bowled an excellent spell up the hill of 7-4-6-1. However a fine captains innings of 94 not out from Simon Begley took the Unabombers to an above par score of 184 for 6 off their 35.
The run rate of Exiles reply was never an issue, but wickets were. Riaz hit a quick fire 30 and Joe Farrington-Douglas – in his first game for 10 years – hit a career best 25, but nobody was able to provide the innings of substance the Exiles needed and the side were bowled out for 112.
A break next weekend. Streatham & Marlborough at Dundonald Rec next on 6 September.
Exiles lost by 2 wickets in a cracking low scoring thriller against Unabombers at Raynes Park.
Batting first, Exiles were indebted to a fine 67 from Hasan in trying to achieve a sufficient score to bowl at. However a late flurry of wickets saw Exiles all out for 128 – probably 30 runs short of par.
Things looked much more promising when Andy (4 for 13) then bowled the top 4 of the Unabombers order to leave them 9 for 4, but the middle order played well collectively – with the number 5 getting 53 – to see their side home by just 2 wickets.
A very tight game that could’ve gone either way. Agricola at Nursery Road next week.