Exiles picked up a dramatic 1 wicket win against Stroke Makers at Cottenham Park on Sunday.
Fielding first on a sweltering day Exiles regularly took wickets but there were enough hits in between from the oppo to allow them to reach 208 all out – with 3 wickets for Jibran Ahmed and Simon Gundry.
Exiles reply looked well placed at 133 for 3 thanks to 64 runs each from Sabir Khurshid on debut and skipper for the day Bernard Leuvennink. But after a flurry of wickets it was left to Ahmed (24no) to strike the Exiles home for the second time this season.
Club match at Dundonald next Sunday.
Exiles were comfortably despatched by WICC on Sunday at Abbey Rec.
WICC won a good toss and batted first, with the Exiles bowlers initially doing well to restrict WICCs scoring before a strong partnership between no 6 Ketan (46) and no 7 Junil (52no) took them to 175 for 6 off their 35 overs. Alex Roberts (2 for 25) had earlier struck twice for the Exiles.
Exiles were never really in the chase despite 29 from Leuvennink as the side were bowled out for 107.
Home game against oppo still to be confirmed next weekend at Cottenham Park.
Exiles produced an excellent fightback to beat Unabombers by 37 runs at Abbey Rec.
On winning the toss, Exiles slipped to 63 for 7 before a key partnership of 69 between Wingfield (40) and Zieleniewski (33) led the Exiles recovery to 147 for 9 off their 35 overs.
Unabombers reply started well and they’d reached 68 for 1 before a triple wicket maiden from Wingfield (4 for 24) started to turn the tide, which was followed up by 2 wickets apiece from Naren Patel and Quereshi as Exiles won by 37 runs.
Next up is a first ever trip to take on Ickenham.
Exiles belied their recent form to provide an excellent performance in emphatically beating Ploughmans by 7 wickets in Dulwich.
Having lost the toss, the Exiles initially restricted the Ploughmans batters extremely well on a wet but drying track, as the home side crawled to 35 for 1 off 20 at drinks, Ashik having taken the key wicket of Lonnen early on.
When the shots came afterwards, Faisal Musakhel (5 for 15) was the chief beneficiary with accurate bowling to go through the home side, supported by playing-in-jeans Hussain Quereshi (3 for 5).
If chasing a low total was to provide any nerves for the Exiles, Quereshi quickly ensured 17 for 6 was not realised again, smashing 4 sixes on his way to 49 not out as the Exiles cantered home in just 12 overs.
A really good morale-boosting win for the side, onto Unabombers at Abbey Rec next week.