Exiles finished the 2021 season with 5 wins and 10 defeats, with 4 cancellations.
Trophy winners are confirmed as follows:
Bhau Patel Batting Trophy: Keith Roberts – 366 runs at 45.75; (Keith wins this trophy for the 6th time, going back-to-back for the first time since 2006 & 07)
Bowling Trophy: Phil Ling – 18 wickets @ 17.28; (Phil wins the trophy for the second time – last time being 2013)
Fielding Trophy: Shahid Iqbal – 3 catches & 1 run-out; (Shahid’s first Exiles trophy)
Man-of-the-match trophy – Keith Roberts & Phil Ling – 3 matches; (Keith’s 6th win and Phil’s second)
Captains Prize – TBA via Bernard at the AGM
Details for this years prize awards and AGM are still being confirmed but expected to be Wednesday 27th October at the Sultan Pub, South Wimbledon
Exiles were beaten for the fifth time in a row, this time by Unabombers at Raynes Park.
Exiles batters found the going tough in the early stages, stumbling to 65 for in the 26th over, despite 27 for Keith, before a fortifying partnership of 61 between debutant Aman Panesar (33no) and Andy Wingfield (20no) took the score up to 126 for 5 off the 35 overs.
It was never likely to be enough however despite a spirited bowling performance from the Exiles as Alex Barnes hit 70 not out to guide the Unabombers home, with 5 Exiles bowlers picking up a wicket.
Exiles were beaten by 108 runs at Southern Railway and Kenley CC.
On losing the toss Exiles fielded first and generally did well reducing the home side to 146 for 8 – with 3 wickets for Phil and 2 for Keith, before a late 60 not out from Kenley’s number 9 raised the home sides score to 195 for 8 off their 40.
Despite 31 for the opening wicket, Exiles were never in the chase against accurate home bowling. Mark anchored for an unbeaten 20, but Evan provided some quality shots and optimism for the future with his 15. Exiles were restricted to only 87 for 7.
Unabombers at Raynes Park next week.
A career best 35 not out from Phil Ling couldn’t save the Exiles from a hammering at Old Ruts.
On winning the toss the Exiles had a terrible first hour – reduced to 32 for 7 in no time before Ling attempted his rescue act, supported by Aloysius and Crossland. Extras also considered its recent fine form with 34 as the Exiles stumbled to 113 all out.
After an early wicket for Naren the Old Ruts batters batted inexorably towards the total, batting correctly but slightly boringly in taking over 30 overs to get home as the Exiles generally bowled and fielded well, without reward.
So the clubs batting woes continued, but reasonable fight was shown in a game that was lost in an hour but took another 50 overs for a result to materialise. Southern Railway and Kenley next week.