First Team Breeze past Mayfield, 2nd Team go top. Threes and Fours have a tough day.
Under what can be described as the best weather this season Dan and his team made their way to the beautiful surrounds of Mayfield CC deep in the lush countryside of East Sussex. The newly promoted club is quite rightly very proud of the facilities and playing surface at their home. It has to be said that the outfield is like a carpet and it must be a joy to play on. The atmosphere on the pavilion decking was in carnival mood and it was a real pleasure to spend some time enjoying the cricket and ambience.
Nomads were inserted and it was soon clear that they wanted to take the initiative. Usman, our very exciting and powerful opening bat (see his interview on club social media sites) got several out of the screws on route to 60 odd runs. Skipper Dan continued his fine form with an excellent half century. Keeper Jake Hutson was in playful mood with several huge 6s on route to 37. Perhaps the champagne moment was when he hit the pavilion roof. A monster. Nav scored a cheeky 30 not out which will keep his legions of fantasy team followers very happy. While all that was going on Mayfield did create a lot of havoc with wickets going in clumps. Perhaps 5 Nomads batsman will be disappointed this morning. We amassed 242 for 9 declared. Not so Stuart Pulford at 11. He was not out 4 and hit a powerful boundary.
A lovely tea taken.
In reply Nav (see his interview on club media sites) showed all his class and fitness to steam in for 13 overs on the spin and take a match winning 5 wickets. In the field Nomads were pretty much perfect in all duties. Jake Hutson is a brilliant keeper and showed that today with three catches and a stumping. Will Collard, our young spinning wizard took 4 for 22 off 6 overs and the hosts stalled on 115 all out.
Bowman said ‘many thanks to Mayfield for hosting at your excellent and exciting home facility. Hope you avoid the drop as we would like a repeat visit next year. Our 1st get back to winning ways which is great news and consolidate 3rd place in the Sussex Premier league. Man of the Match Nav said ‘ there is still a lot of cricket to be played this season but we look forward to hopefully getting another win against Three Bridges on Saturday’
Jules Hunt stars as 2nd team go Top
Our 2nd team stormed to the top of Sussex League Division Three by beating Rottingdean on the north square at HQ. Owen and Stephen were the standout bowlers collecting 4 wickets between them for 57 runs over 17 overs. It was Jules who caught the eye with three for 14 off two overs as Rottingdean posted 200 all out.
A tricky run chase was negated by Hunt who ‘probably’ smashed his way to 60 very quickly knowing him. Liam O’Brien was 37 not out and we chased down in 36 overs.
Our 2nd team are mercurial this term and look very difficult to beat. They travel to Portslade on Saturday.
A bad day for 3s and 4s.
Gul and Noorzai both secured three wickets a piece for the third team at Crawley Down as the hosts posted an ‘ordinary’ score of 156 all out. However, batting continues to be an issue for skipper David to iron out as we faltered to 100 all out. We will need to turn things around pretty quickly or our third team could be caught up in a division 5 relegation battle. Its Barcombe at home on Saturday.
Our 4th team skipper Justin posted yet another big score this time of 76 against Felbridge, huge congrats to him for that, but the rest of the batting team suffered a string of low scores. We slide back into the relegation zone in division 8 with a trip to tough opponents Colemans Hatch on the horizon.
Other club matters.
Its Ladies Day 29th June with Prosecco and food on offer all afternoon as our 1st team and 3rd team do battle. Please get involved with this exciting adventure as its sure to be great fun. Please see the club twitter site for more details or contact Terri.
Huge congrats to Liam O’Brien for his continued success with the England Physical Disability team. See interview on the BBC website. Liam along with his brother Adam were the first people to welcome me here at the SCMG some 7 years ago. The boys have been great ambassadors for the Nomads both gracing the 1st team.
Its T20 action for Dan and his team up at EG today 3.30 pm start. They either play the hosts or Three Bridges. Huge messages of good luck from all the club hopefully many will be there supporting. Watch out for commentary on our social media sites.
I just wanted a mention two 1st team officials who travel around our great county supporting the boys. Nigel (scorer) and Keith it was lovely to catch up with you guys at Mayfield.
Lastly, I will be on a road trip with my dad next week to the far-flung town of Kirkwall Orkney to visit his sister who has moved there. Its sure to be an interesting trip with Pa who is 80 and just getting over a hip operation. I will be back on duty here at the Nomads on 6th July.
All the best and good luck to all connections over the coming days.
Colin Bowman - 23/06/2019