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Two wins from two…

Exiles picked up their second win of 2024 with a 64 run win against Karnataka in a low scoring encounter at Dundonald Rec.

Batting first, Exiles lost 3 quick wickets before an important partnership of 46 between Hasan (34) and Darwin (32) took the side towards respectability. A late partnership of 23 between Naren (14) and John took the side to 141 all out.

The writing looked on the wall when Karnataka reached 31 without loss in reply, but a double-strike from Naren precipitated a collapse to 77 all out, with 3 wickets for KK.

An excellent defence of a low total.

2024 Begins with a win…

Exiles started the 2024 season with a win against Riverside Ramblers on a plastic pitch in Barnes.

Exiles batted first and a typically beligerent 51 from the captain, and later 45 from KK took the side to 221 for 7 off 35.

Wickets were shared round in response with 3 wickets for Sami and Siyar.

Karnataka at Dundonald Rec next week.

End of 2023 Season…

Exiles finished the 2023 season with 10 wins and 4 defeats plus 2 abandonments and a tie!

Trophy winners are confirmed as follows:

Bhau Patel Batting Trophy: Shahid Iqbal 454 runs at 31.87; (Skipper Shahid wins it for the first time, Hasan was ineligible as a non-member)

Bowling Trophy: Yahya Khan – 26 wickets at 13.38; (Yahya wins a very close award for the first time – with Masie and Siyar just missing out)

Fielding Trophy: Shahid Iqbal – 11 catches; (The safe hands of the skipper took him to this award for the third year in a row)

Man-of-the-match Trophy: Yahya Khan – 4 matches; (Yahya wins the award for the first time as reward for an excellent all round season with bat and ball)

Captains Prize: TBD at the AGM

The AGM will be at Mr Waffle in Nine Elms on Wednesday 8th November at 7pm.

Nets to be advised in due course – but likely at Lords from Feb to April 2024.

Damp squib…

Exiles final match of the season turned out to be a damp squid as rain brought a premature end to the game with Wibbandune batting first and had reached 115 for 2 off 17 overs – with early wickets for KK and Ishaq – before the ball and conditions in general became too wet.

A frustrating end to a successful season for the club.