Exiles won their final game of 2016 – and the last game of Will Kent’s Exiles career before returning to Australia – with a hard fought 29 run win against Surbiton Imperials.
Parkinson (30) and make-shift opener Wingfield (52) started solidly for the Exiles and with Leuvennink (23) also contributing, Exiles were well set at 101 for 1 before wickets fell with regularity and only a late flourish from Gundry (19no off 17) saw the Exiles to 170 for 7 off their 35.
Surbiton started their reply well and had reached over 50 without loss before Moynihan broke through. From there, Exiles took wickets steadily with Gundry (2 for 14) and Ling (3 for 28) bowling well and Wingfield (2 for 31) struck twice in his 6th over to finish the season on 299 career Exiles wickets.
Ultimately a really good win for 10 man Exiles in a game that looked like it would go right to the death.
8 wins, 2 ties and 9 losses to finish the 2016 season.
Exiles tied a dramatic low-scoring game with Ploughmans at Nursery Road.
On winning a good toss, Ploughmans reached 57 for 0 before good bowling by first changers Leuvennink (2 for 14) and Zieleniewski (1 for 12) restricted the flow of runs. With spinners Plume and Roberts also picking up 3 wickets the rest of the Ploughmans innings subsided to 127 for 9 off their full 35, with Wingfield (2 for 31) also striking twice in the final over.
Roberts (53) compiled a steady half-century for the Exiles in reply, but wickets were lost at the other end – most notably to the oppos Lonnen who finished with 4 for 7 off 7. At 16 for 3 Exiles were in trouble, but Kent (37) joined Roberts in a fine partnership of 94 that should have won the game. However when the breakthrough came, Exiles collapsed from 110 for 3 to 127 for 8 and couldn’t scramble a last ball single.
Credit to Ploughmans for the fightback and also recalling Leuvennink for an lbw decision that he had clearly hit. A good game, with Exiles feeling this was one that got away. Final game – home to Surbiton Imperials – next week.
Exiles won a good game at a sun drenched OMT on Sunday.
The bowling was solid in general and despite some dropped catches, OMT were restricted to 161 for 5 off their 35 – with golden-arm Bernard Leuvennink taking 2 for 5.
Exiles were soon in trouble in reply however at 24 for 3, before a hard-hit partnership of 84 between Leuvennink (43) and Exile-for-the-day Simon Boardley (57) put Exiles in control. After a few quick wickets skipper Plume and Wingfield (22no) saw the side calmly home with nearly 8 overs to spare.
A good win and thats now three in four. Poughmans at Nursery Road next week.
Exiles picked up an excellent 6 wicket victory at Spencer, inspired by Simon Gundry.
Bowling first, Exiles picked up wickets at regular intervals, with Phil Ling (3 for 22) the tormentor-in-chief as Spencer were skittled for 160 in just over 35 overs.
Exiles were in trouble in the reply at 43 for 4, but a superb, unbroken 118 partnership between Will Kent (63no) and Gundry (70no) saw the away side home with 16 balls to spare.
A really good performance by the Exiles – but where was Chris?
OMT away next week.