Exiles finished the season with 8 wins, 12 defeats and 1 cancellation.
Trophy winners are as follows:
Bhau Patel Batting Trophy: Will Kent – 319 runs @ 39.88
Bowling Trophy: Simon Gundry – 12 wickets @ 14.58
Fielding Trophy: Andrew Wingfield – 7 wickets (5 ct, 2 ro)
Man-of-the-match Trophy: Chris Plume & Andrew Wingfield – 3 matches*
Captains Prize – will be confirmed by the Captain at the AGM
Well played all. The AGM is confirmed for Monday 13 October at the Windsor Castle Pub in Victoria, 7pm start.
* Dominic Hodgson also won 3 awards, but is not a fully paid-up club member.
Exiles were thumped by 183 runs in their last game of the season by Raynes Park Former Pupils.
After losing the toss, the Exiles bowlers and fielders worked very hard and for a while had their opposition in check, only for their no 5 to accelerate powerfully at the end to 122 not out – out of a team score of 226/6 – with 16 boundaries and 4 maximums. Phil Ling (2 for 25) bowled superbly with the new ball and Andy Wingfield (2 for 33) was the only other bowler to pick up more than one wicket.
The less said about the Exiles reply the better – as they were skittled for a mere 43 in under 19 overs – and at one stage were 21 for 7 – with only 10 batters.
Exiles finish the season with 8 wins and 12 losses. AGM is set for Monday 13 October.
Phoenix cricket club recovered from being bowled out over 6 overs short of their allocated 40 overs, to record a 25 run victory over the Exiles, thanks to an inspired bowling effort from their 4-strong pace-bowling attack.
Exiles lost the toss and were soon bowling first on the decidedly lively Haydons Road track – though it took a double-wicket maiden from Andy Wingfield (3 for 27) in the 8th over to stem the early flow of runs from the Phoenix batters.
Terence Moynihan (1 for 30) bowled superbly from the top end and was unfortunate to only pick up one wicket, but Marcin Zieleniewski (3 for 37) reaped the rewards of some accurate seam bowling to pick up 3 wickets at the other end. However despite some accurate spin from debutant Mac Malik (2 for 44), Phoenix kept scoring relatively freely to finish on 171 all out from under 34 overs.
After an early onslaught from Justin Lamprecht (38) and a steady partnership of 60 for the 4th wicket between Malik (30) and John Tither (30) the Exiles looked well placed at 118 for 3.
But Phoenix were blessed with a battery of 4 pace bowlers and the youngest of these (who finished with 5 for 9 off 6 overs) produced an unplayable delivery to dismiss Tither caught behind off the glove, which saw the start of an Exiles collapse to 146 all out.
Probably the best attack the Exiles has seen this season, although still a disappointing one for the Exiles to lose having been seemingly slightly ahead most of the game.
A final game of the 2014 season awaits – against as yet unconfirmed opposition – next week at Nursery Road, and a chance for the Exiles to finish the season with a win.
A fabulous 101 from 59 balls from Karamvir Mangat steered the Exiles to a morale-boosting 100 run victory over the Clapham Nomads on Sunday.
Exiles batted first and 35 from the skipper John Tither set up the innings before Mangat’s century – with his second fifty off 19 balls – well supported by the rest of the Exiles line-up – saw the Exiles finish on 227 for 7 off their 35 overs.
And the Exiles bowling attack bowled well collectively to restrict their opponents to 127 – despite another fifty from Hassan, with Simon Gundry (3 for 14) the pick of the bowlers and the Exiles fielders also picking up 3 run-outs.
Next week sees the Exiles at Haydon’s road, though the opposition are as yet unconfirmed….