Exiles managed to complete their T20 game against the Kai Dragons on Tuesday night – despite extremely gloomy conditions – but were defeated by 6 wickets.
Exiles batted first and scored 125/8 from their 20 with good contributions from all – particularly Lamprecht (21) and debutant Modi (25no).
In reply and with the drizzle at its heaviest, the Exiles bowlers struggled – with the ball becoming a bar of soap; a few wickets were taken, but the Dragons put away the bad balls when they came to win a good game with 7 balls to spare.
Next up is the Nomads…
Exiles were well beaten by Old Rutlishians at Dundonald Road Rec on Sunday. An Old Ruts opener hit 16 boundaries in a rapid 81 as they amassed 215/6 from 35 overs – despite an impressive 5/38 from Callum Holden – a 15 year old leg-spinner provided to us by the over-subscribed opposition.
In reply the Exiles were once again found wanting – several batsmen got starts, but no-one could provide the substantial innings that was required to set the game up. Exiles were eventually all out for 129 – to lose by 86.
At least there’s a game this Tuesday to make amends – against Kai Dragons in a T20 at Chiswick. Next Sunday sees us playing Clapham Nomads at Joseph Hood Rec in Merton, when hopefully availability might be better!