In his 9th season at the club, in his 97th match and 39th innings, Phil Ling finally scored his hundredth run for Energy Exiles, alas it wasn’t enough as Exiles were narrowly beaten by 3 wickets by Beddington in a well-fought encounter at Dundonald Rec.
Exiles batted first and despite some at times generous bowling were only able to muster 154 all out – with over 5 overs unused, with stand-in opener Zieleniewski (37) top-scoring.
All Exiles bowlers bowled well in a reply and at 86 for 6 – despite the best efforts of Turncoat Steve – Exiles appeared well in the contest. But Beddington had two first-teamers from their Surrey Premier League side coming in at 7 and 8 and despite a fine effort the breakthrough didn’t come till too late.
Beddington were home by 3 wickets with 13 balls to spare. A good game, but Exiles need a win. Nomads up next week.