Monthly Archives: July 2023

Keith 5-fer in Exiles defeat..

Keith Roberts took his first ever Exiles 5-fer – in his 293rd Exiles game and 26th year playing for the club – but it wasn’t enough as Exiles were beaten by 47 runs at the lovely environs of Old Whitgiftians.

The Exiles were bowling first and after the obligatory knocking over of off stump by Naren, the home side built well reaching 91 for 2 before Keith stepped forward with an excellent spell of off-spin – taking 5 for 25 in his 8 overs. With Rahat also taking a couple of wickets, the Exiles looked in good shape before a late 49 by Whitgiftians number 7 bolstered his side to 167 – with Masie taking 2 wickets in the last over.

The opposition had 2 pacey youngsters which were always a threat to the Exiles and wickets were regularly lost – with Bernard top scoring with only 20 – and Jamil hit on the head with a ball that reared up. Despite the hard-working Evan, Exiles fell 47 runs short – ultimately courtesy of a comedy run out, not for the first time this season, between John and Naren.

Streatham & Marlborough in Dulwich next week.

Super skipper Shahid smashes century!

A fantastic 125 from skipper Shahid led the Exiles to a comfortable 61 run victory over Karnataka at Morden Rec.

Exiles batted first and raced to 55 before a low one accounted for Keith. With support from Ajmal and Yahya, Shahid flew to a terrific 72 ball hundred, with ultimately 16 boundaries and 7 maximums.

From 184 for 3, the Exiles collapsed however to 198 all out in 32.2 overs.

But Naren Patel sent the stumps cartwheeling three times early in Karnataka’s response as the Exiles took control. Despite some casual drops, 2 wickets for Phil and 2 run outs for Keith ensured Exiles cruised to a 61 run victory.

New opposition next week in Alleyn cricket club in Dulwich.

Shahid in beligerent mood to no avail..

A fabulous 88 from skipper Shahid wasn’t enough to save the Exiles against Ploughmans at Dulwich.

Batting first Ploughmans were indebted to a partnership of 117 for the fourth wicket, en route to 188 all out – with Ajmal picking up a late 4 for 12.

Shahid smashed 88 in response but no-one else got to 20 as Exiles fell 28 short.