WICC inflicted a 34 run defeat on the Exiles at Nursery Road on Sunday.
Batting first, WICC powered to 194 for 7 off their 35 overs, with their no 1 batsman scoring 98 and their no 3 58. Phil Chamberlain (2 for 20) and Marcin Zieleniewski (1 for 20) bowled economically at the start before the batsmen cut loose, though Bernard Leuvennink (3 for 40) took 3 wickets in four balls in attempt to halt the onslaught.
The Exiles were never up with the required rate in their reply and it was only a fine, late knock of 46 from Dominic Hodgson that saw the Exiles to 160, though Phil Ling – with 6 not out – scored his highest score in several seasons.
A return to Chiswick to face Agricola is up next for the Exiles.
Exiles lost by 20 runs to Whalers on Sunday.
Whalers elected to bat and scored 180 for 7 off their 35 overs, their number 4 scoring a superb 63 not out as the Exiles bowling became a touch ragged.
The Exiles reply seemed to be going nowhere at 78 for 5, despite a typically solid 35 from Will Kent at the top of the order, until a partnership of 57 between Dominic Hodgson (45) and Andy Wingfield (24) nearly got the Exiles back in the game, before the run-rate finally became too much and the key wickets were lost.
A slightly disappointing defeat for the Exiles, especially with 2 players – Jasper Searle and Ammar Akthar – being leant to the opposition for the day. And the less said about Phil Ling’s last ball leave the better.
WICC are up next week at Nursery Road.