Exiles finished a very successful 2015 season with a 15th win – and an 8th in a row – with an emphatic 10 wicket victory over Old Merchant Taylors.
It was the bowlers who really stole the show this time – with the wickets once again shared round and sixth-choice bowler Simon Gundry picking up 2 for 0. OMT were skittled for 53.
Gundry (29 not out) was promoted to open the batting to ensure his 8th innings of the season and his unbroken partnership of 55 with Steve Parkinson (24 not out) ensured he completed an entire season of Exiles cricket unbeaten.
A terrific performance to finish a record-breaking season for the Exiles.
Exiles won for the 14th time this season and in-so-doing broke the club record for wins in a season.
All bowlers contributed with wickets as Ploughmans were restricted to 139 for 9 off their 35 overs in wet conditions.
A partnership of 88 between Steve Parkinson (38) and John Tither (44) led the Exiles close to their required target before Gundry and Wingfield got the Exiles home with only a ball to spare.
So 7 wins in a row. OMT at Nursery Road next week to finish off a successful season in style.
Exiles equalled their club record with a 13th win in the season – and 6th in a row – this time against Clapham Nomads at Nursery Road.
A disciplined bowling effort restricted the Nomads to 157 for 9 in their 35 overs – Andy Wingfield (3 for 22), Jibran Ahmed (2 for 25) and Terence Moynihan (2 for 16) taking the wickets, apart from 2 run-outs.
Steve Parkinson (67) again revelled in an opener role with a second successive half-century and John Tither (38) all but saw the side home.
Ploughman at Nursery Road next week.
At the 4th attempt, Exiles finally picked up a victory over Spencer on Sunday.
An excellent bowling performance lead the way as Spencer were restricted to 117 for 9 off their 40 overs – Terence Moynihan (3 for 12) and Andy Wingfield (2 for 10) leading the way with economical spells.
Drew Scott-Dawkins (40) and Bernard Leuvennink (28) quickly put on 60 to get the Exiles reply heading in the right direction and John Tither (33no) saw it home.
Next up is the return fixture against the Nomads, at Nursery Road.