15th July Nomads Round Up.
Nav keeps Sussex Prem Title Hopes Alive at the SCMG.
A Win for the 1st team as 2s and 4s falter.
Whilst it was a very windy day across our region, we can again rejoice in yet another Saturday where cricket was allowed to conclude without weather hindrance. Nomad members are getting very lucky in that regard and long may it continue!
Nomads beat Bognor by 77 Runs. Sussex Prem. 58 overs for the side batting first.
Having been slung in skipper Nav would have been hoping to put his feet up for most of the 58 overs available. However not for the first time this season our top order suffered something of the collapse as the score went to 87 for 5. A Jonty Jenner 33 off 30 balls giving some comfort to those watching on. However, it was our Captain, Nav Patel who once again got Nomads out of a massive hole with a brilliant knock of 64 not out batting at 8. Spinning sensation Will Collard also found his form with three 6s and four boundaries in a strike rate 157 not out half century. We settled on 274 for 7 off the 58 overs.
Nav then set about removing the opening pair, but it was Zayn Khan who drove the response with a match winning 5 for 34 off 12 overs. Bognor would have settled for a draw but AOB quashed that by taking the last two wickets toot sweet.
30 points keep Nomads in the chasing pack, but they will need to keep winning to stand any chance of catching Cuckfield and EG. The Squad are off to Roffey on Saturday where you feel it’s must win!
Twos in Batting Doldrums at Wrong Time. Rotters win at Falmer Road. Div 3
In the last round up we found that the Twos were very much in the Div 3 promotion hunt even after back-to-back losses. However, a third batting demise on the spin has left the squad gasping for breath in the promotion race.
Nomads won the toss at Rottingdean and chose to bat. Kash held the inns together with a nice half century but 124 for 9 was never going to be enough. The hosts chased the target in just 33 overs.
After some fine work earlier in the season our Twos are in a comfortable league position (4th) and its great news that Skipper James McKemey is back in business after an injury lay off (hand). However, in terms of a promotion tilt they face what must be considered as a ‘must win’ game at home to Rye on 22nd July.
Go Twos !!!!
Fours Hit by Dhanush at Home. Lewes Priory Win Div 9.
Despite yet another Mike Burney masterclass (89) and another 4 wickets for Nomads Legend Ian Jones and only conceding 27 extras our 4s end up on the losing side. Chasing 227 Nomads came up against a batsman who just had one of those days. Take a bow Dhanush Thiagaraj who smashed 131!
Threes Have Saturday Off. Div 6
Fas and his troops had a natural break in proceedings as Div 6 shaped up for its run in. After the dust had settled on the other results our Threes find themselves in 5th place some 42 points off a promotion slot. It’s an occurring theme but they face a very tough ‘must win’ game at Edenbridge on Saturday.
Well, there you have it a quick recap on 15th July 2023. A good day for the Ones !