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Preston Nomads Cricket Club was a founder member of the Sussex Cricket League in 1971, the 1st XI winning the Championship in the League's inaugural year, again in 1982, 1988, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010 and also in 2012 and 2013 – a record 9 times!

In addition, the 1st XI has won the League Cup in 2005, 2008, 2009 and 2011.

The 2nd XI was champions of its League in 1977, 1997 and 2005 and won the Sussex League Cup in 2007.

The Club 3rd XI won the Sussex League title in 1981 and 1986, prior to the disbandment of that Division. The 3rd XI now plays in the HJ Stoner Mid Sussex League Division 2 and was Champions in 1997 and 2005.

Our 4th XI was founded in 2005 and won the Sally Miller Trophy in their first year, and again in 2010 and 2014. It also plays in the HJ Stoner Mid Sussex League Division 3.

The Club is particularly proud of its vibrant Colts Section, which boasts over 170 boys and girls from the age of 6 to 16 years.

The Club was founded in Brighton, in 1927 by our late President, Spen Cama, and moved to its present ground just to the north of Brighton, in 1937. The ground is one of the most picturesque in the country, enjoying spectacular views of the famous Devils Dyke and the South Downs.

Most of the players live in the Brighton and Hove area and we enjoy close cooperation with the Sussex County Cricket Club and the Sussex Cricket Board.

Playing Opportunities

Preston Nomads Cricket Club runs 4 men's Saturday League teams and 1 on Sundays.The 1st XI plays in the Premier Division of the Sussex Premier Cricket League, with the 2nd XI playing in the League's 2nd XI 1st Division. The 3rd XI plays in the H.J.Stoner Mid Sussex League Division 2, with the 4th XI playing in Division 3.The Club is always keen to extend a warm welcome to new players, who can be sure of excellent Club facilities, extensive practice arrangements and a playing strength with a fine sporting tradition. Every year we sponsor an overseas player who provides coaching within the Club, under the direction of Kashif Ibrahim, our Director of Cricket & Coaching.Anyone interested in playing for the Club is encouraged to contact Kashif on 07855 417574, giving brief details of your playing experience and abilities.

 

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June 26, 2016, 9:16 am
2nds imperious at home but its a mixed day !
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June 20, 2016, 11:58 pm
4th team Bounce Right Back !
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June 20, 2016, 11:32 pm
We catch up with the 3rds after top result v Ashdown
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June 20, 2016, 7:58 am
Nomad 1st team suffer home defeat
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June 17, 2016, 1:18 pm
George is imperious at the Manor
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Colts news


June 24, 2016, 11:36 pm
Nomad U15s March on in ECB Cup
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July 14, 2015, 9:06 pm
Colts Review Three Weeks to Go.
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June 29, 2015, 11:36 pm
UNDER 13'S CROWNED SUSSEX CHAMPIONS
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June 29, 2015, 9:44 pm
U10s Progressing Well
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August 13, 2013, 12:11 am
U13s Hurricanes - Division 2 Champions 2013
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April 23, 2013, 12:25 am
Colts Sample the County Ground!
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October 29, 2012, 7:56 pm
The Under 16's 2012 Season Summary
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August 7, 2012, 7:48 pm
Colts Update for the 2012 Season
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September 11, 2011, 11:51 pm
Preston Nomads Girls' Successful Season 2011
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June 1, 2011, 10:26 pm
Preston Nomads Girls chalk up another win, this time home to Hastings - becoming "a force to be reckoned with"
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Action for 25th June
2016-06-25 00:23:33

In a quick round up we take a peek at tomorrows action for our 4 men teams.  Even though there will be some considerable geography between our teams it does appear that  grotty weather might just spoil things at all the venues.  The BBC has the words persisting rain during the afternoon in their forecast.   Lets hope they are wrong.

Jeremy and the 1st team travel to the spetacular settings of Horntye Park Hastings for a  12.30 start.  I have already tipped this as a must win game so hopefully a full's day play can be attained and the lads travel back west with 30 points in the bag.

Jason and the Academy will be hosting the men from the the Saffrons on our North Square.  1.00 start.   After missing out last week ( cancelled at Cuckfield ) the boys will be looking forward to getting out there.

David S takes his third team south to Hove Rec for a Stoner div 1 tussle against Palmers. (1.30 start)  Its a tough test of the teams title credentials.

Meanwhile Justin and the 4th team host my home towns Burgess Hill on the South Square.  If the boys can sneak a close win then they will be firmly back in the promotion race.

Main twitter feed will come from Hove but stand by for news from around the grounds.  Watch out for reaction here early next week.

Good luck to all connections tomorrow.  Lets continue to great start made by our under 15s !


Colin


Club Going Well through mid June
2016-06-17 15:14:38

Its a case of all very much to play for in terms of league silverware/promotion as we go deep into 'flaming' June.  I know, the weather hasn't been up to much so far !!


A Tim Mosses (83) Carl Simon (4 for 41) inspired win at the Nevill last Saturday gave Jeremy a real 30 point boost going into the Sussex dev game on Sunday.  In perhaps the most damaging afternoon of the season thus far rain turned up resulting in just 10 points gained . It must of been frustration all around. 


The lads are at home tomorrow (12.30 start) against Cuckfield and Jeremy will again be looking towards the top order to continue their recent renaissance.  Our visitors are going well with 124 points and 3rd place. Jorden Silk and James Mitchinson are going well with the bat  their real strength seems to be with the ball.  Josh Hayward and Nick Paterson have 30 wickets between them with Greg Wisdom and Tom Weston both going well in support.   The weather seems dull, humid with perhaps a light shower to contend with.   Its going to be a tough but exciting afternoon all around


Jason and the academy made it a Bensons double when beating their 2nd team last Saturday at home. After a very solid, if unremarkable team effort with the bat Nomads finished on 197.  However Fred Garth produced real flair with the ball ripping out the top order (4 for 33).  Benson's couldn't respond and were rolled over for 121.   That win took our academy to the summit of the table.  Tomorrow they travel north to mid Sussex to face Cuckfield 2nds (1pm) who are floundering with just one win.   If our boys keep improving there is every chance of yet another positive result.


David Symes and the 3rd team were well beaten at Balcombe last Saturday.  Its their 2nd such loss this season and hard to fathom ??  They move on to a real challenge this week end at the hands of league leaders Ashdown Forrest  (home 1.30).  We know we can give these guys a real scare as suggested in the recent cup match.  We will need to be at full strength, full concentration and hope that our visitors are to busy admiring the south lawn view to get any where near them.  That said David's skippering expertise is gaining full momentum and that team spirit is at a very high level.  I would expect our third team to pull out something very special indeed.


Peter Forsythe took 6 wickets for 22  as the 4th team looked to bounce back against a low placed Lindfield outfit.  But even that wasn't enough to capture the win which was badly needed. Das and Justin opened  well but the team struggled to 152.   It must of been very frustrating all around as the visitors grimly clung on to a draw.  Justin will be acutely aware that its wins that will be needed to get back into the Stoner League div 3 promotion race.   A big step can be taken tomorrow when visiting Copthorn CC  (1.30pm ).  A Sharma, H Jain and H Hemrajani  are all going well with the ball so our top order are really going to have to get their collective heads down.    Tough match to come !


Good luck to all over the next couple of days.  Lets try to capture over 100 points between us !

I am not sure where I will be on Saturday so tweets might be sparodic again.  My father is still ill in hospital.

Regards and all the best

Colin


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