Prosecco will flow at HQ, Its Ladies Day (29th June 2019)
There is sure to be a carnival atmosphere at the SCMG as the much-anticipated Ladies Day gets into full swing. As our 1st and 3rd team do battle out in the middle Prosecco will be flowing in the club house. If you haven’t got your tickets for this exciting event, please see the club twitter site or contact Terri or David Symes for more information.
1st Team Play Three Bridges in Sussex Premier League 11.30am start
After an excellent win at Mayfield last weekend skipper Dan Phillips and his squad will be looking for back to back wins. Our overseas sensation Nav was in imperious form with 5 wickets as was Usman who scored a lovely half century opening up.
Our visitor’s Three Bridges might be in the lower regions of the Sussex Prem but do not let that deceive you into thinking about an easy afternoon. Its all about momentum and they have it right now with an excellent month behind them. They have beaten Brighton and Eastbourne in the league and perhaps more important they are still in the ECB cup. Their batting seems to be very compact with out being inspirational. The strength is with the ball and one name is hitting all the headlines and that’s opening bowler Conner Gold. He has 25 wickets this season and if he plays, he is going to be a handful.
Nomads will need to be at their best to prevail, but home soil will prove pivotal.
I would like to send a personal message of good luck to our promising all rounder Harrison Ward who might be in action this Saturday. He has been side lined with an ankle injury, always a frustrating time for a young sportsman, however he has worked hard to regain fitness. Harrison good luck.
Also, a huge Nomads welcome to Mr Rose senior who will be at the ground filming for Three Bridges. Hope you enjoy your day but not too much if you catch my drift.
Twos travel to Port-a-solide looking to win again. Div 3 East 12.30 start
Our 2nd team under skipper Ed S are in great form in all areas. The side is packed with experienced cricketers and team spirit is soaring.
The match will be played at the Aldridge Academy Centre near the Amex. From reports its quiet the manicured lawn a bit different from their traditional home surface in Portslade. They are comfortably mid table with three wins to their name. The last of which came at Eastbourne on 8th June. If I am to be a little picky they seem to leak a few runs with the ball. At home to Seaford they allowed 193 runs and lost. Last week they posted a nice score of 230 at Horntye but they couldn’t quite hang on. 34 extras in 44 overs would have been a concern. Paul Glover might be one to watch with the ball.
Gonna stick my neck out to suggest that the Nomads 2s will be too strong and keep their winning streak going.
Threes need a win at home and quick !
Our Third team under skipper David Symes will be looking for an up turn in fortunes when Barcombe travel to Fulking 1pm start Div 5. It hasn’t been a good June thus far especially perhaps with the bat.
Barcombe travel without fear with three wins under their belt with two coming on the last two Saturdays. Trower and Weatley were amongst the wickets in a very low scoring win at Plumpton and then last week Stewart and Greg Chaplin both scored big runs in very good win at home against St James.
Hopefully with the support of the Ladies David and the guys can earn themselves a glass of bubbly by securing a much-needed victory.
In form Justin S takes his 4s to Colemans Hatch Div 8 1 pm start
Skipper Schildkamp is in tremendous personal form with the bat scoring a nice 70 odd last Saturday. However, the team were on the back foot for most of that match. That came after two wonderful victories on the trot.
Sandy Lane Colemans Hatch is a real belter of a ground set amongst the forest. The outfield is quite small but is lighting quick from what I can remember. It should be a batsman’s paradise. With just two league wins to their name this match really does give Justin and the team a real chance to shine. Medhurst and Pollard are ones to watch with the ball while Tim Singer has a very good average with the bat.
If I were around this would have been the match of the day.
Play to our strengths, take all our chances (catches win matches) it should be three wins from four!
There you have it. We have Ladies Day and four great cricket matches to look forward to this weekend. On top of that we can welcome in a scorcher of a day where wall to wall sunshine should be in charge. (don’t forget the ambrie solaire and ladies, sun hats!!) Good luck to Terri and David with the event and also to all playing connections.
I wont be around this weekend (Kirkwall with dad) but please watch out for updates on the social media platforms.
Colin Bowman - 27/06/2019