Exiles’ latest game – at Nursery Road against Merton – fell foul of the weather – as heavy early morning rain caused a delayed start, and a further heavy shower just 5 overs into the match ultimately caused it’s cancellation, despite brighter weather then appearing. However, the opposition had long since disappeared, leaving the Exiles athletes extra-large quantities of tea to further enhance their cricketing fitness…
In the play that was possible, Keith Roberts (6no) and Mike Yates (8no) had taken the Exiles to 16 without loss.
Next up is a trip to Surbiton Imperials, to play at their new ground…
Exiles picked up a much needed victory on Sunday in an excellent, high-scoring, derby game in the Chiswick sun (sun) against Agricola.
Put into bat, Exiles amassed 224 for 7 from their 40 overs – the platform was laid by Keith (39) and John (78, with 5 sixes), before Andy hit 46 off 22 balls to take the Exiles to an above par score.
In response, Marcin (2 for 38), picked up the crucial early wickets of Gauntlett and Thody (2nd ball), but Lamprecht (92) stood firm and threatened the Exiles’ victory hopes; however, the returning Andy (2 for 41) picked up the wickets of Lamprecht and Peters to turn the game back towards the Exiles and Simon (2 for 19) completed excellent bowling analyses to see Agricola restricted to 207 for 8, giving Exiles victory by 17 runs.
Next up is Merton at Nursery Road.
Exiles were beaten again on Sunday. Inserted on a sodden Chiswick pitch D, Exiles struggled to 83 all out from 38.3 overs, with only Tither (17) and Wingfield (24) reaching double figures in difficult batting conditions.
Wingfield (3 for 13) struck thrice early, and along with Zienleniewski (8-2-14-0), Exiles kept in the game in the opening overs, before one of the WICC openers opened up and scored 44no to take his side home by 7 wickets, with over 10 overs unused.
Next up is the local derby with Agricola…
.. this time against the Nomads. It’d be nice to blame the weather again – which ultimately meant the game would’ve had to have been cancelled anyway – but this time was due to an availability crisis amongst the Exiles. Please can people stop booking holidays in the cricket season – especially all at the same time?!
Next weekend sees a return to Chiswick to face WICC….