4th Team Ease Relegation Fears at Streat, Ed Marches on while 1st and 3rd Team falter.
At the beautiful Manor Ground, Streat and Westmeston East Sussex Justin fielded an experienced side sprinkled with four of our youth players. Under overcast but warm dry conditions the day couldn’t have worked out any better. Here with our intrepid 4th team reporter Andy Garth’s thoughts on the day and our chairman plus a thinly disguised message.
Fourth Team Report or as CoBo wee weed on my fire by constantly bombarding you with updates, this week the title will be... “A week in the life of The Chairman of Preston Nomads” So last Sunday Jason was scoring a sublime 91 on the beautiful surroundings of Fulking, then Monday(for those of you who didn’t know)England over 50s versus Wales(top oppo of course) at the beautiful surroundings of the Sussex County Ground Hove(who you know not what you know!) Then has to deal wit a twatter spat where he has Trump like comparisons made against him even though his grasp of this type of media is a bit pants.(note to youngsters on said media format, whatcha what you say) Then he has to contend with his son appearing in a new block buster movie which will certainly relegate Jayro to the second most known person in his family along with being the second best cricketer, then he apparently has to do some proper work(whatever that is as no one really knows, then he has to turn up in the middle of nowhere to play for the 4th team, where he became Silver Fox No.2 and his two opening bowlers were 12, so worth a mention for his week as he had no idea where to stand so it really is tough at the top(we love him really and does great things for the club) Now to a brief mention of the game Ziggy and Luca opened and really equipped themselves well the Louis Venter made up for his rubbish pies last week with a fine spell that confused all of us at times. Then two genius decisions by Captain S Kamp(Pride Week don’t forget) Silver Fox 1(Jona) did his stuff again with another spell of 3 for 25 then we had a mini Jona in Alex Kusal who at 12 and small in stature bamboozled grown men by getting 2 great wickets while his injured father watched with pride totally resigned to being the second best cricketer in his family. Justin kept himself back to bowl at the end of the innings and with Jayro now used to the surrounding took 3 for 19 including 2 great stumpings by said chairman/wicket keeper/ batsman/peacekeeper Some excellent fielding by all the youngsters and us oldies as well we kept them to 146 all out. J and J opened Jayro was dropped about 3 times but made a great 47 before Louis with a fine 29 including 2 lost balls finished it off with El Capitain unbeaten on 60 Great win home early which is why and had time for all this waffle and the hope that this alone will secure my place next week!
Andy thanks for this, Cobo
A brilliant day for all concerned and young Alex Kusal played a huge part with two very important and much needed wickets up top. Plus Jason had some good things to say about Justin. Hope you caught the interviews on our social media platforms. As the skipper pointed out the 4s are still not mathematically safe but the Sussex Division 8 is looking a lot healthier this morning. Thanks to Streat for hosting and looking after us. Good luck for the rest of the season.
Ed and the Twos Go Marching On @ HQ
Crawley Eagles got off to a great start at 61 for 1 and 131 for two but the wheels came off when that man Adam O’Brien yet again weaved his magic on the way to four for 34. The visitors quickly fell to 164 all out.
That’s never enough against a well drilled and experienced Nomads twos batting line up. Alasdair Wilson 46 James M 43 no and the skipper 36 not out led the way home in a comfortable afternoon. That win takes our second team well clear at the top of Sussex Div 3. It’s the Polegrove next.
Bad Day in the Office for 1st Team Batters at Middleton
Will Collard four for 76 off 22 and Kash three for 43 off 17 were the star Nomads players in the 1st inns. It seemed as though the hosts might just roll over but a determined and sustained knock of 88 from opener Sean Heather held them together. Even still 233 all out appeared a semi comfortable run chase especially in a must win game.
Nathan Poole (with an average of 34) once again held the top order together and at 63 for 2 all looked on track. The middle order then faltered for 20 runs and a 35 from Kash couldn’t save the day as we fell by 88 runs. Its one to draw a line under and move on.
St James too Strong for David’s Third Team at home.
St James won the toss and found our south square to their liking. Michael Hindle top scored 49 but runs were nicely shared out in a score of 253 for 7. Muadh Khan the stand our Nomads bowler three for 44. After a comfortable start Bertie Foreman, three for 29, got the better of our top order. Baalaaj Khan tried to stay compact and composed on 39 not out but he was in isolation as the score drifted to 185 all out. The squad will be having a quick peek over their shoulder in Sussex Division 5 as bottom of the table bunches up. One more big win from our Third team should see us nicely in mid table.
Lets now start looking forward to 10th and 11th of August. Preview to come later in the week.
Colin Bowman - 05/08/2019