Author Archives: AndyWingfield

Ajmal on the attack…

Ajmal Safi smashed 87 and also took 3 wickets as Exiles won for the 6th time out of 8 this season.

Inserted on an uncut Nursery Road ‘pitch’ – Keith (71) and Ajmal batted very well in partnership of 152. After a few further hits from Shahid and Jonny, the final score was 200 for 3 off 35.

Merton flew out of the blocks in reply, racing past 50, before Exiles took regular wickets to stem the flow.

Jibran, on Exiles captaincy debut, took 2, followed by Zabi and Ajmal picking up 2 and 3 respectively, with Jonny wrapping up the 26 run with the final 2 wickets.

Another really good win for the club. On to Chiswick next Sunday to face Agricola.

Exiles succumb to Streatham…

Exiles lost for the second time this season – this time by 4 wickets to Streatham & Marlborough at Abbey Rec.

Exiles batted first and started well – reaching 63 without loss as Ansar continued his good form with 44, and then also reached 95 for 2 before the rest of the innings collapsed to 125 all out.

It was never enough despite a spirited bowling effort with 2 wickets for Liam opening and 2 wickets for Ansar at the end.

Merton at Nursery Road next week.

Naren rolls back the years..

Naren took 4 for 21 to seal another Exiles win – this time by 38 runs at Old Ruts.

Exiles batted first an provided a mixed bag in reaching 164 for 8 from their 40 overs with Shahid making 31 and debutant Tariq 48.

Ansar struck 3 times early to put the Exiles firmly on top, and Naren with his 4 wickets ensured the Exiles another win.

Streatham & Marlborough next week at Abbey Rec.

Bilal bashes Brockley..

A superb maiden Exiles hundred from Bilal Musakhel helped Exiles to a 100 run win against new opposition Brockley Nomads.

Batting first Exiles powered their way to 252 for 6 from their 40 overs thanks to 63 from Ansar and an exact 100 not out from Bilal in a partnership of 86 for the second wicket with new skipper Shahid (26) accompanying Bilal in a partnership of 72 straight away afterwards.

Exiles used 9 bowlers in response – and all bowled solidly with wickets shared round and Brockley were never really in the running, bowled out for 156 in 33.5 overs.

On to Old Ruts next week…