Exiles produced a very disappointing batting display to be bowled out for only 58 by SLOBs CC on Sunday.
Winning the toss, Exiles started okay and had reached 46 for 1 with skipper Bernard hitting 40, before an inspired spell of 5 for 5 (having conceded 9 from his first over) by SLOBs Rob Davis proved decisive, admittedly against only a 9 man Exiles side.
Exiles did well with the ball with both Jibs and Andy striking twice, and with Naren also taking a wicket, there might have been a glimmer with SLOBs at 42 for 5. However 58 was never enough to defend and the number 7 found 3 quick boundaries to take his side home.
Old Ruts away next week.
Naren Patel took 3 for 10 to steer the Exiles to an excellent 7 win against new opponents Streatham & Marlborough CC.
After conceding 10 runs in his first 2 overs, Naren produced a spell of 4 straight maidens with 3 wickets, to slow down Streatham after they’d raced to 29 for 0 in 4 overs. Thereafter, Exiles dominated in the field, bowling out the away side for 143. Wickets were shared – notably to both Roberts boys. With Evan and Naren both taking wickets – is this the largest ever gap in ages for wicket taking in the same side?
Exiles batted sensibly to take the game home, the skipper getting some form with 34 not out, with contributions from Bilal, Omid and Keith.
SLOBs CC next week at Nursery Road.