A career best 35 not out from Phil Ling couldn’t save the Exiles from a hammering at Old Ruts.
On winning the toss the Exiles had a terrible first hour – reduced to 32 for 7 in no time before Ling attempted his rescue act, supported by Aloysius and Crossland. Extras also considered its recent fine form with 34 as the Exiles stumbled to 113 all out.
After an early wicket for Naren the Old Ruts batters batted inexorably towards the total, batting correctly but slightly boringly in taking over 30 overs to get home as the Exiles generally bowled and fielded well, without reward.
So the clubs batting woes continued, but reasonable fight was shown in a game that was lost in an hour but took another 50 overs for a result to materialise. Southern Railway and Kenley next week.
Exiles were easily beaten by 8 wickets by Whalers at Chiswick on Sunday.
Exiles batted first and found the going tough with only 3 batters reaching double figures and extras by far the highest scorer with 28, as the side was bowled out for 103.
Whalers openers got their side off to a flying start and despite wickets for Andy and Masie they got home easily, only two down with over 11 overs left.
Onwards to Old Ruts next week.
Exiles were beaten by 101 runs by Agricola on Sunday.
Agricola batted first and amassed 219 for 6, with 2 wickets for Ajmal.
Exiles reply never really got going despite 35 for the skipper Bernard and 22 for Prasanth.
Whalers at Chiswick next week.
Shahid Iqbal hit his first Exiles fifty as the Exiles beat Unabombers by 5 wickets on Sunday.
On a green track, Naren with 3 for 19 put Exiles in the ascendancy before Unabombers recovered well to reach 155 for 7 from their 30 overs.
Exiles response featured 7 sixes as Shahid with 55, Ajmal 38 and debutant Jamil 27 as they powered the Exiles home.
Nomads at Raynes Park next week.