Preview 3rd August 2019
Guys, not sure if you have noticed but the current season is rushing past and as these notes are typed, we are fast approaching the ‘business end’ of matters. As you take to the field on Saturday, mark the score book, make the tea or sit down to watch there will be only 5 league games to come!
Hopefully though everyone here at the Nomads came come together over the next few weeks and make sure that we end the season on a massive high and pick up some silverware along the way.
Lets get to it!
Saturday’s weather forecast looks amazing on the BBC page so hopefully they have got things right. We should have marvellous sunny intervals, temps in the early 20s and best of all a dry day! Perfect for cricket.
1st Go to Picturesque Middleton CC. 11.30am start Sussex Prem
Personally, I have only been there once and that was for an early season double header T20 afternoon. From what I can remember it’s a beautiful ground with a good batting surface. Middleton have been in quite good form over the past few weeks picking up wins against Horsham and Mayfield. They have 5 wins to their name already and currently sit in 4th place. They do have a very powerful presence in their batting line up, Mahesh Rawat, who has a club average of 150 over 12 games and 751 runs to his name. With the ball Sean Heather’s name crops up with 15 wickets. We will also have a chance to catch up with the popular former Nomad youth team and wicketkeeper Mason Robinson.
I believe that we still have chances of chasing down the Championship given our run in. However, our trip to Middleton stands out as a must win game, as they all are. If we play to our best, we will be very competitive in this one.
‘Nomads Boys’ to be sung later in the day.
Ed’s 2nds Play the Eagles at HQ 12.30 start Sussex Div 3
Crawley Eagles will travel the SCMG fighting for their lives after just securing 4 wins so far. They are currently in the relegation zone. In the previous encounter Adam O’Brien stared with the ball picking up seven wickets!.
Our 2nd team just go from strength to strength and you feel that only complacency will dislodge them from the top of the table.
Ed and his team to go marching on.
David looking for a response at the SCMG v St James M (2s) 1pm start Sussex Div 5
Its been a real mixed bag for the visitors this season with some cracking wins and then some poor recent performances with the bat. They scored 132 against Plumpton and 115 against Ifield recently but at Cuckfield on 6th July they chased down 226 with ease James Hunt picking up a half century. It all adds up to 6 wins and mid table. Its hard to judge which St James is going to turn up!
David has conceded promotion prospects this season, but he will be looking for a massive response from his team following a batting collapse at Plumpton on Saturday. We all know we are much better than 88 all out on any surface.
Sticking my neck out for a Nomads victory.
Justin takes 4th team squad to Streat 1 pm start Sussex div 8
Our lads will travel to the beautiful surrounds of the Manner ground Streat for a what should be a brilliant match. The ground is a batsman’s paradise so hopefully a lot of runs will be scored. What’s more we come off the back off the best win of the season at home last Saturday.
Since beating us on 1st June Streat have been on a losing streak of 5 games which must be taking its toll on the squad. They seem to be stuck on scoring around 180 runs over the past four matches which hasn’t been enough for them. They have picked up 4 wins this season early doors which will see them comfortably above the relegation slots later in the season.
It should be a cracker but difficult to predict a winner.
There you have it. I haven’t decided on Middleton or The Manner just yet for the match of the day but am leaning towards travelling west. Please stay tuned to our social media sites from 10 am Saturday morning for live updates, pics and post-match interviews and reaction.
The way things are set up this weekend there is a move towards our 2nd Clean Sweep of the season.
Lets go people!
Colin Bowman - 31/07/2019