Good evening Nomads. Hope u all had a good day and are feeling well. This report is being typed up on route to Taunton.
The main news of yesterday morning was a band of slow moving rain heading across our region. To all tense and purposes it did cause a few problems not least at the Nevill and our 1st team.
Let's get into it.
Rain Spoils things at the Nevill
Our 1st team were due to play Brighton and Hove in Sussex Prem (11.30) away but on arrival covers were on and drizzle was falling from the sky. Both sets of players, umpires ,scorers, officials , fans and Keith were on the ground and buzzing. It was an occasion to savour. However the rain just continued to fall and eventually the umpires had no choice but to call the game with out a ball bowled.
Third Team Falter at Plumpton
I jumped in the car and drove off to watch out 3rd team in division 5 Sussex League.
Our hosts did remarkably well to get the game on and then got rewarded by winning the all important toss. With the ball bouncing at an alarming rate it was an afternoon to forget for most of the Nomads batsman. That was except James D who confidently swung through the line for 48 runs in a total of 88 all out.
In reply Plumpton got off to the perfect start with a decent opening stand. It was helped by one or two dropped catches. Its unclear if those drops made any difference but Nomads MOM Rafi (see his interview on our social media platforms) did pick up three quick wickets to put them under a little bit of pressure. Young keeper Joe made 3 good grabs.
It was the hosts who went on to secure a very comfortable win.
As to our 3rds promoton chances David has now conceded that possibility. 'No I do not think we can do it now. We perhaps should have picked up two more wins earlier in the season' See his full interview on WhatsApp.
4s Win to relieve Pressure in Div 8. Ian Jones Stars.
Match report by A Garth
A must win game for the 4s against a very keen Plumpton and East Chiltington team who asked how quickly we could get the sheet off to start, now on the north ground, two old men were deciding what was going to happen, whereas Justin and the oppo skipper just said let’s go but it’s 36 overs, the toss was lost and a batting we went, like a lot of our side it was getting up on the pitch but Phil Standen hit a great 57 and Jona a useful 27 with Stephen Oliver a quick 22 and we ended our allotted overs on 169 for 8 Tea was unbelievable with a double spread shared with the 2s the opposition thought they had died and gone to heaven and asked us to thank the ladies that put it together and it’s on Twatter or instagravy somewhere in deepest darkest East Sussex The youngsters opened up with Ziggy and Carter who kept it tight then Captain S Kamp let the Wiley old silver fox loose (Jona) 8 overs 5 wickets for 10 runs but Justin also got in on the act with 2 for 19 1 for Ziggy 1 for Carter Great catch by Dylan and our own Jonty Rhodes(Louis Ventner) a direct hit run out. Danny Jeffers and I were there and a great team effort bowled them out for 128 Good win Justin happy Jonas fantasy points high and Phil and I set up a crèche which will now be available to other fathers who can only play if club childcare is available Onwards and upwards so please make yourself available for Justin over the last 5 weeks to get us over the line Thanks Garthy
Twos back to Winning Ways
After an unusual loss last Saturday our twos under Skipper Ed were back amongst the big points after victory at home to Brighton. In a rain effected 33 over game Wilson ,Wright and the Skipper all made good scores in a decent total. Brighton were never up with the chase and then S Rigg took 4 wickets to ease us to victory.
Many thanks to all our officials, ground staff and hospitality people for their hard work on a difficult day at HQ. From photos Jan's and Cassies tea looked amazing! Perhaps not one of the finest days in our history but huge congrats to Justin and his 4th team vibe. A huge moral boosting win and the press officer couldn't be any prouder.