Monthly Archives: July 2016

Exiles stuck in a Rut…

Exiles lost for the 5th successive game – well beaten by 150 runs by Old Rutlishians at Dundonald Rec.

On losing the toss, Old Ruts flew out of the blocks, though a steady spell of swing bowling by Phil Ling (2 for 32) at least attempted to keep the away sides batting in check. Despite the rest of the bowling attacks best efforts, the runs kept coming and Old Ruts were able to amass 237 for 6 off their 35, despite Andy Wingfield’s 3 for 30.

Once birthday boy Keith Roberts was dismissed second ball, the Exiles batting was in trouble and, in truth, never got going. Only Kent, Wingfield and Moynihan reached double figures as Exiles subsided to 87 all out.

A disappointing performance, but a strong performance from Old Ruts. And hopefully Craig Williams can handle his beer better next time.

Beddington at Dundonald next week.

Exiles fall under Imperial control…

A disappointing performance from the Exiles saw them well beaten by Surbiton Imperials at Colets Sports club.

Exiles lost the toss and were bowling and inroads were few and far between, though a fine spell by Akhtar (3 for 23) kept the home side in check. Surbiton were still able to reach 209 for 8 from their 40, which barely seemed par.

However with the pitch becoming lower and slower, and in the face of accurate Surbiton bowling, the Exiles chase never really got going. Only Williams (38) of the top order significantly troubled the scorers as Exiles slumped to 117 for 9, before a last wicket partnership of 50 between skipper Plume (34) and Akhtar (18no) at least reduced the margin of defeat.

Better things are hoped from the side again Old Ruts at Dundonald Rec next week.


Terence Moynihan maiden Exiles 50 interview

Terry very well played on reaching your maiden Exiles fifty – you must be really pleased?

Yes thanks very much. I am really pleased to get my maiden fifty for the club. Its my third season for exiles and in the past two seasons I feel that I hadn’t really clicked into gear with the bat but its steadily improving and I’m quite happy with my performances so far this season.

At what stage did you feel the landmark might be on?

Once I got to about 35 I felt in really good nick and i thought to myself not to panic because the pitch was great to bat on and the opposition were offering a few balls an over to play a more expansive shot so I was quite confident that I would reach the fifty this time around.

What was your favourite shot?

My favourite shot had to be the six I hit to reach the fifty. I knew I was in the forties but not too sure where in the forties but once it went over the boundary the guys let me know.

There must be some frustration you got out the way you did and also that the side couldn’t quite get the win?

Yes i was slightly frustrated but the right call was made for the run and I kept on running and the mistake was mine not to stay in the crease. The game was so close in the end and its disappointing that we didn’t get the win but the guys put up a really good fight in the end to try and get over the line, the two players being Andy and George.

Have you scored many fifties in your cricketing career to date?

This is my second fifty of my cricketing career.

You’re more known to the Exiles as a bowler – do you consider yourself a genuine all-rounder?

I don’t really consider myself as an all rounder but as I’ve said I’m steadily improving with the bat and hope at some stage to be an all rounder.

What are your next cricketing targets?

One of my targets in the beginning of the season was to score 150 runs or over for the season and I’m close to doing that at the moment so the next targets would be to take 20 wickets for the season and to score another fifty in the remaining matches.

Terry very well played and here’s to many more Exiles fifties from you!

Exiles narrowly beaten by Agricola..

Exiles were beaten by 3 runs on their return to Chiswick by Agricola.

Despite an early shower, the Chiswick surface was still as batter friendly as ever and despite some superb bowling by Moynihan (1 for 10), Agricola were able to power to 194 for 4 off their 35 overs.

After losing a couple of early wickets, a consolidating partnership of 125 between Searle (40) and Moynihan (68) got the Exiles back in the game but despite a late flourish by Wingfield (37no off 20), Exiles were to fall just 3 runs short.

An excellent game an full credit to both sides for making the fixture work despite both clubs being under-staffed.

Terence Moynihan was man-of-the-match for a fine all round performance.

Next game sees Exiles away at Surbiton Imperials.