Exiles finished the 2017 season with 5 wins, 10 defeats and 6 cancellations.
Trophy winners are confirmed as follows:
Bhau Patel Batting Trophy: Bernard Leuvennink – 434 runs @ 54.25;
Bowling Trophy: Andrew Wingfield – 22 wickets @ 15.82;
Fielding Trophy: Keith Roberts – 5 wickets (5 ct.);
Man-of-the-match Trophy: Andrew Wingfield – 4 awards;
Captains Prize – will be confirmed by the Captain at the AGM;
Well played all. Details of the AGM will be confirmed soon…
Exiles finished the season with an excellent 6 wicket victory over new opponents Battersea Eagles – who were strongly reminiscent of Surbiton Imperials.
On losing the toss, the Exiles bowlers set about their task extremely well, bowling out their oppo for only 133, with Wingfield 3/31, Gundry 2/11 and Ling 3/11 to the fore as Exiles fought back well after the Eagles had reached 59 for 1.
The Exiles reply got off to a steady start – with Iqbal striking some big shots on the way to 35, reaching 64 without loss in 15 overs, before 3 quick wickets set the inevitable panic into operation.
But a reassuring partnership of 35 between Hodgson and Lenton restored Exiles confidence, with Gundry then joining Hodgson to see the Exiles comfortably home.
A fine way to finish what has been a tough season for the club.
Exiles were thumped by 153 runs on a day of constant unpleasant mizzle away at OMT.
Captain Ling won the toss and chose to bowl and Exiles promptly conceded a club record 306 for 4 – with OMTs first team batters Vedd and Modi helping themselves to 101 retired and 73 not out respectively.
The only highlights were a good spell of 2 for 27 by Masie Musakhel and a terrific one-handed diving catch by Wingfield in the deep,
Exiles flew out of the blocks in reply, reaching 100 for 1 in 12 overs and there were whispers of something special brewing as debutants Oliver Morkel (48) and Nigel Howcutt (32) played well.
However the rest of the innings was special – in the wrong way for the Exiles – as OMTs spinners Richards (6/21) and Shanagare (3/35) ripped through the Exiles order.
All out for 153 in heavy rain. Next up are Ploughmans at Nursery Road.
The Exiles 25th year anniversary club match was played recently – on Sunday 27th August at Haydons Road. A report of the day can be found here.