Monthly Archives: June 2024

Exiles just fall short…

Exiles were narrowly beaten for the first time in 2024 – by 8 runs by Kings Road.

Exiles bowlers started well and had Kings Road 51 for 5 – with 3 wickets for Naren – before a restorative partnership of 143 for the 6th wicket put Kings Road in the ascendancy. A late flourish of wickets saw Kings Road bowled out for 207 with 3 wickets for Shahid and Siyar.

Exiles lost 2 wickets early in reply before a typically belligerent fifty from Shahid brought the Exiles into the game. Thereafter it was left to KK (68) and Siyar (36) to put on a partnership of 92 but unfortunately at not quite a quick enough rate as the Exiles fell 8 runs short.

A tight defeat in an excellent game. Merton next week at The John Innes Rec.

One brings ten..

After Exiles collapse last week, this time it was Whalers turn to collapse as the latest Exiles v Whalers encounter saw a dramatic change in fortunes.

Exiles batted first and generally batted well, reaching 199 for 7 off their 35 overs – with 50 for the returning Ansar and thirties for Shahid, Hasan and Bernard.

The Whalers openers cruised to 90 without loss in reply and looked set to lead their side home, before an excellent diving catch in the covers by KK off Shahid just before drinks made the breakthrough.

KK was then the bowler himself first ball after drinks with one that nipped away to get the other opener caught behind. Thereafter it was carnage as most Exiles bowlers picked up a wicket, in addition there were 2 run-outs and one Whaler retired injured.

Whalers were ultimately 149 all out, leaving Exiles winners by 50 runs.

Kings Road CC next week, venue tbc.