Exiles were well beaten – again – this time by the ‘weak medium’ Cheam Cricket Club Sunday eleven. Even having four ‘Wills’ in the side was to no avail.
It was a bad toss to lose, but despite fielding their strongest batting line-up of the season, the Exiles quickly subsided to 64 all out, with only Gundry (15) and Kent (18) reaching double figures.
Post tea, with conditions having eased somewhat, the Cheam batsman played well to cruise home, with only Clephane (1 for 17) having any joy – albeit in an expensive over.
Hopefully Exiles can have an enjoyable end to the season at Nursery Road next week.
Exiles were narrowly beaten by 21 runs by Winning Innings on Sunday despite a fine all-round performance by Chris Plume – who scored 26 runs with the bat and a seasons best 4 for 33 with the ball.
All Exiles bowlers bowled well, with Tim Storey (2 for 19) picking up 2 wickets in an over before Plume took over with a fine spell of off-spin. Exiles could be well pleased with their first half efforts in restricting a strong opposition batting side to 158/9 off 35.
But – as seems often these days – Exiles were let down by their batting and soon found themselves in trouble at 90 for 8, but a fine rear-guard partnership of 46 between Will Kent (34) and Plume got the Exiles within striking distance, before both fell in trying to keep up with the required rate.
A better performance than recent weeks from the Exiles and hopefully the season can yet finish with a couple more wins…