Monthly Archives: August 2019

Exiles suffer record defeat…

When Andy and Naren both started with maidens, Exiles were briefly on top. 38 overs of carnage later, new opponents Barnes Common had smashed their way to 303 for 6 with both their numbers 1 and 3 retiring after reaching three figures.

This is the 3rd highest ever conceded by the Exiles, with all bowlers punished apart from, notably, the returning Simon Gundry who cleaned up most of the middle order in his second spell to finish with 5 for 26.

There wasn’t much respite with the bat as Exiles were blown away for 70, with only Andy (27) showing much resistance. The 233 run margin is a club record defeat.

Ploughmans back at Nursery Road next week.

 

 

Successful return to Merton..

After a gap of a couple of seasons Exiles made a successful return to the John Innes Rec, beating Merton by 77 runs.

On being inserted, Yahya smashed 58 off 40 balls in an 80 run opening partnership with Keith (54) to get Exiles off to an excellent start. Although wickets then started falling, 41 from Jonny led the Exiles to a decent 199 for 9 from their 40 – their highest score for a few weeks.

In response Exiles took wickets regularly with most bowlers striking, although skipper Bernard was the main protagonist with 4 for just 1 run!

Good to get back to winning ways. Exiles are back at Nursery Road next Sunday, though opportunity are tbc.