Exiles picked up their 6th victory of 2015 with a 5 wicket victory over Wimbledon Corinthians.
Despite losing a 13th consecutive toss, Exiles generally restricted Wimbledon well in the field – with Terence Moynihan (3 for 30) the pick, as the Corinthians closed on 212 for 7.
At 35 for 4, Exiles were in trouble in their reply, but a club record 5th wicket partnership of 169 between debutant Matt Taylor (81) and Simon Gundry (82 not out) all but saw the Exiles home.
Another really fine chase. Next up is Whalers at Chiswick.
Exiles got back to winning ways with a 5 wicket victory over Ploughmans.
Although a 12th successive toss was lost, Exiles generally bowled and fielded well on a lively Dulwich track. Wickets were shared with Ammar Akhtar (2 for 21) and Simon Gundry (2 for 24) the pick, as Ploughmans closed on 204 for 8 off 40, their number 3 making 98.
Marc Simpson (66) was the mainstay of the Exiles reply and supported by John Tither (34) and Bernard Leuvennink (41), Exiles were always ahead of the asking rate, and Gundry (17 not out) ensured the Exiles got home.
A good chase. Next week sees the Exiles back at Nursery Road, oppo as yet to be confirmed.
Exiles suffered their second successive defeat as they were beaten by 94 runs by Whalers at Nursery Road – Whalers 8th successive victory.
Ammar Akhtar (3 for 55) struck twice as Exiles took early ascendancy, but a long Whalers batting line-up ensured the runs continued to flow, despite the fine efforts of Marcin Zieleniewski (3 for 32); Whalers closed on 206 for 8.
The less said about the Exiles reply the better as they soon slipped to 43 for 7 before a partnership of 48 between Andy Wingfield (44) – who batted with Keith Roberts as a runner throughout – and Terence Moynihan (18) at least got the Exiles within a hundred.
Ploughman at Dulwich next week.
A superb all round performance from Bernard Leuvennink of 89 not out (off 53 balls with 19 boundaries) and 4 for 54 was not enough for the Exiles as they were beaten by Ham & Petersham on Sunday at Cottenham Park.
Exiles lost their 10th toss in a row and were soon sweltering in the heat, as wickets were hard to come by, and Ham’s hockey-playing German smashed 120, leading his side to 254 for 7 off their 40.
The reply couldn’t have started worse with the top 3 all making ducks, before Craig Williams (34) showed batting was possible. It was left to Leuvennink to reduce Exiles margin of defeat with a stunning late counter-attack, but the damage had been done.
Next up are the Whalers at Nursery Road.