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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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May 28, 2016, 11:42 pm
Worthing Trip 'rains' in 20 Points.
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May 22, 2016, 7:55 am
Adam and Lightning Eluminate Polegrove Draw
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May 15, 2016, 11:25 am
David is Denied at the Selection Table
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May 9, 2016, 9:59 pm
Rising Sussex Star Fynn Ruins a Nomad Opening Day Clean Sweep
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April 30, 2016, 11:16 pm
Cannon Deliveres First Major Impact on New Season
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Colts news


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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June 17, 2015, 11:29 pm
U13s Cup News from Manager Jules Hunt
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June 7, 2015, 10:07 am
U9s Just Want to Have Fun.
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June 4, 2015, 11:57 pm
U13s Looking Good Again in Win over St Andrews.
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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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Full House !
2016-05-29 00:38:59

I hope you are all out celebrating this evening after picking up 4 stunning wins.  For me the headline act goes to David Symes and his third team at Colemans Hatch (Mid Sussex Stoner Div 1).  Its a tough place to go and get a positive result but a tremendous team display has shone through.  Skipper lead the way with four wickets and young colt George Mercer taking three off 11 overs.  The hosts finished on 210 for 7.   George Read, top batter, scored 78 with 14 fours and William Wright seeing the team home with a nice 63 runs.  Nomads getting the job done in regal fashion 31 overs gone.

Our Third team are now going great guns in the top flight Mid Sussex Stoner league perhaps now looking up rather than over their shoulder.

Jason will be very pleased with his young bowling unit tonight after Adam O (4 wickets) and George A (3 wickets) had Lindfield CC in all sorts of bother on the North square.  130 was never going to be enough especially as Ollie Gatting scored 73 not out.  Nomads Academy boost the tally by 30 points in a moral boosting win.

Roffey 3s dramatically improved their batting against Justin and the 4ths on the South lawn especially as Mick Webb scored a ton.  Wickets were hard to come by as the visitors finished on 221 for 3.  A big crowd had gathered to see the chase and were rewarded in some style.  A slimed down Arosh made 63, Stephen Oliver 38 but the real hero was James Oliver smashing a quick half century to win the game and 20 points. The win takes them 3 for 3 and 2nd place in Mid Sussex Stoner div 3.


Congrats to all our skippers tonight after taking 4 wins, a full house, is something to be very proud about.

Colin


Rain Might be a Player on Saturday Afternoon
2016-05-25 23:45:09

For the 2nd week running the BBC website doesn't look all that promising for our 4 league games on Saturday.  There could be some annoying light rain around for some or most of the match.  Let's hope they are wrong !

Lets kick off with Jeremy and his team making a short trip west to the stunning surrounds of the Manor Worthing (12.30 ko).  Its a ground I really enjoy being at with their splendid art deco club house.  Indeed I was there a couple of weeks ago where the pitch looked to be a batsman paradise.  The view from the top balcony excellent.   After two good results there is no reason for the visitors not to be in confident mood.  That top order got going last week with Arron and the skipper himself both making half century's.   Our Hosts haven't gotten off to the best of starts with two losses including against the Sussex Dev squad.  Their bright spot coming in a very one sided win against a weakened Billingshurst team.  They do have match winners in big hitting John Glover and opener Josh Wood.  Mason Crane has a 5 for to his name and Ben Challen is bowling well. 

We caught up with the ever popular Robert Wakeford this evening who said ' with 4 or 5 teams all going for the league this season it is important that we keep the pace and puts wins on the board.  We were unlucky with the weather last week where the rain ruined any chance of a win. As for Worthing the boys are really up for the game and will be putting in a hard shift at training tomorrow night (Thursday evening at the SCMG). I just feel we need to start taking our chances in the field. There have been a few drops, Kash !, we just need to be a bit stronger.  Mason (Crane) could be their danger man but I feel we have the quality to deal with that'.    Please note that the Wakeford household are waiting for their 1st little one who might be arriving early June.  I wish them all the best at this exciting time.


Jason and his academy will be gracing the north square from 1.00 pm against Lindfield CC.  After last week ends draw at the Polegrove there is a lot for the boys to work.  Batsman will need to get their heads down and graft (no giving away wickets !).   Our visitors currently occupy bottom spot in the league after two losses.  Gareth Court played a skippers inns of 70 last week but the team were soundly beaten by EG. He will be looking for a massive improvement in fortunes and performance.   It will be up to our up and coming star's to show their real talent and take the win.


Fresh from a great derby win David takes his 3rd team to difficult Colemans Hatch CC in East Sussex (1.30 pm) Mid Sussex Stoner Div 1.  The last time these two team got together in the league a really exciting high scoring game unfolded.  Michael English scored big that day in a narrow loss.  There's no escaping that Hatch have  hosts of match winners at their disposal and will be difficult opposition especially on that tight but stunning forest ground  . Tom Singer, Steve Pollard, Mohamed Jaleel and Paul Brady.  But and its a big but the Hatch are seriously floundering after three losses (its hard to fathom to be honest)  Our boys will have to watch out for a back lash but hopefully Nomads will be sending team worthy of the occasion.  Strong and experienced.  If they do I think 22 cricket players are in for a tremendous and intense afternoon of cricket.

On Sunday they are off to Ashdown Forrest in the cup.  Its 40 overs and its going to be very tough against the best team in their league.

After a week off the 4th team will be refreshed for the visit of Roffey to the South Square (1.30).  Justin and his team are flying after two wins so will be determined to keep that streak going.  After a good start Roffey 3rds have been approaching non existent in the last two games.  They got bowled for 44 on 14th May and 114 last Saturday.  It seems they are having a major yip with the bat.  That confidence wont be helped when facing our opening pair and perhaps the back up bowling of young G Mercer if picked. Nothing is certain in cricket but you have got to make our 4th team firm favourites for this one.  No pressure boys !

Hopefully the British weather will be very kind to us this coming Saturday.  (I would take a dry Saturday and wet bank holiday !)  We have 4 interesting games to look forward to where the Nomads have great chances to make headway in the league.  As always good luck to our officials, officers, sponsors and of course you fans out there.  Lets hope all our players really stand up to the plate and make us proud. 

Main twitter feed will be coming from the Manor Ground Worthing with news from around the grounds. Hopefully if Bowman domestic arrangements can be sorted out also from Ashdown on Sunday.    Please keep track and then see match reports and reaction next week. 

All the best.

Colin


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