Monthly Archives: June 2014

Exiles nurse their way to second win of the season…

Exiles picked up their second win of the 2014 season on Sunday – beating Old Ashfordians by 39 runs at Nursery Road.

Electing to bat, 3 quick wickets saw Exiles 18 for 3 and when debutant Mark Simpson fell to make it 49 for 4, it was left to Craig Williams with his maiden Exiles fifty and Andy Wingfield with his second – to rebuild the innings, with both ┬ábatsmen out for exactly 50. And with stuck-in-traffic Exiles no 7 John Tither (47no) firing at the death in a partnership of 62 with Lee Harvey (15no), Exiles did well to finish on 206/6 off their 40.

Wingfield (2 for 10) struck twice early and a fine spell of 8 overs for 8 runs by Ammar Akthar put the Exiles well on top. Thereafter the Ashfordians batted well but were never seemingly in the chase and the Exiles closed out a 39 run win.

Next up are Whalers at Dundonald Rec.

The Imperials strike back…

Exiles posted a fine 213 for 8 off their 40 overs on Sunday against Surbiton Imperials, only for an even better batting display from their opposition saw the Exiles suffer their 4th defeat of the season.

On winning the toss and batting Exiles were soon 27 for 3 as the new ball brought rewards for the Surbiton bowlers. Captain-for-the-day Chris Plume’s fine 61 provided the foundations for an Exiles fightback, well supplemented by Dominic Hodgson (26), Bernard Leuvennink (30), Simon Gundry (26no) and Andy Wingfield (28 – with 3 sixes). 213 seemed a decent effort on the sometimes unpredictable DunDonald Rec track.

However Surbiton’s batsmen showed good intent from the off with several boundaries and many quick singles frustrating the toiling Exiles bowlers and fielders. Only Phil Ling (0 for 29) managed an economy of less than 4 as Surbiton completed the win with 8 balls remaining.

The defeat was a touch harsh on an Exiles side who fought well, but well played to the Surbiton Imperials batsmen. Next up is a first ever fixture against Old Ashfordians at Nursery Road.