Exiles were beaten by 60 runs by Ploughmans on Sunday – as a partnership of 134 for the 5th wicket for Ploughmans ensured their team recovered from an early triple strike from Naren Patel (3 for 19) to post a very competitive 202 all out. Once the partnership had been broken, Exiles did well to take 6 wickets for only 33 runs, but the damage had been done.
An early partnership of 42 between Shahid Iqbal (37) and Sahir Khursid gave Exiles hope in reply but in truth they never got close despite a hard hit 48 not out from Andy Wingfield.
Old Ruts away next week.
Exiles picked up a fifth win of 2018 courtesy of an 18 run win over the Whalers in an engrossing encounter in the Dundonald Rec drizzle.
Exiles mustered 140 all out batting first, with Amil Patel (34) at the start of the innings and Simon Gundry (33) marshalling the tail, ensuring the Exiles achieved a competitive total to defend.
Whalers reached 54 without loss in reply before Ling (2 for 34) broke through with a caught (caught) and bowled. Thereafter Exiles took wickets regularly – shared throughout the bowlers with Yayha Khan (2 for 13) and then Jibran Ahmed (2 for 18) finishing things off.
A really pleasing win for the Exiles after a tough battle. Ploughmans at Abbey Rec next week.
Exiles returned to action on Sunday – with a hastily re-arranged game against SLOBs – South London Oddballs – at Beddington Park.
Exiles made a steady start in stifling conditions before a regular loss of wickets saw the side bowled out for only 95, with debutant Ray Clarke working hard for 43.
95 was never enough as SLOBs cruised home only 1 down, with the only wicket taken by Iqbal (1 for 19).
Whalers at DunDonald Rec next Sunday.