Exiles were beaten by 7 wickets by Whalers at Nursery Road on Sunday.
Batting first the Exiles looked to be stumbling to a very below par score at 93 for 9, but late arriving debutant Ajmal Safi smashed a rapid 54 not out in a club record 58 run partnership with Naren (2 not out) for the 10th wicket to give Exiles something to bowl at as they reached 151 for 9.
Whalers always looked in control of the chase however, despite 2 wickets for Evan, as they raced home with 12 overs to spare.
Wimbledon United at Dundonald Rec is scheduled next Sunday.
Exiles pulled off a fine 5 wicket win against Merton at Nursery Road on Sunday.
The Merton innings was bizarre – their opener Puttaganti smashed a superb 121, but no other batter in their side made double figures (second highest score was 9!) – question for Wisden as to whether there’s ever been an innings like that before!?
Once Puttaganti was out the Merton innings subsided from 163 for 5 to 164 all out, over 5 overs short of using their allocation which was perhaps crucial. Naren finishing with an excellent 4 for 20 and Shahid chipping in with 3 for 24.
Exiles reply got off to a poor start as the pacy Egan removed Bernard and Amil cheaply but a fine maiden Exiles fifty for Jonny rebuilt the innings and Andy (50no) took it home with 9 balls left, accompanied by a limping Jibran.
A really good win in probably the best game of the season so far. Back to Nursery Road next week to take on Whalers.
Exiles were well defeated by Agricola by 8 wickets at Chiswick on Sunday.
On winning the toss, Exiles were restricted to only 103 for 7 by an excellent Agricola bowling attack – with only a superb 64 from Keith halting the Exiles from a very ignominious total.
In reply, Agricola raced home thanks to an unbeaten half century from Mike Almond, with only a late couple of wickets from Andy helping the Exiles avoid a 10 wicket defeat.
Merton at Nursery road next week with the Exiles looking to get back on the winning road.
An Exiles side featuring 4 debutants powered to a 10 wicket win against Clapham Nomads at Raynes Park.
Nomads surprisingly chose to bat on winning the toss on a green track, but after a sedate start, lost regular wickets and found run scoring tough – reaching 84 for 8 from their full 35 overs. Exiles bowling was nagging and accurate throughout with 2 wickets for Phil, and 2 each for debutants Sahir and Amir, whilst Evan Roberts produced his seasons best bowling to date with 6 overs for only 7 runs.
Exiles reply was over before it started as another debutant – Rehan – proved to be a class apart and fired a rapid 55 not out, supported by Amir, as Exiles raced home in only 8.2 overs.
So a third straight win, heading to Chiswick next weekend to face Agricola.