Having now tidied up our League campaign all Nomads can now finally fully concentrate on two massive Sussex T20 finals this afternoon at the home of Sussex CCC Hove. The Sussex Trophy final gets under way at 2.30pm and the Cup under lights at 6pm.
Nomads Ones v Middleton Ones 6pm Sussex T20 Cup final
We got off to a flyer with a commanding win at Burgess Hill on 30th April. Nathan Poole with 67 not out. On 5th June Bertie Forman bowled 3 for 8 off his four overs as Danny I scored 44 not out in a home win against Bexhill. In the quarter final Rehan Afridi contributed his best score for the Nomads of 77 and Nathan 56 as we over powered Haywards Heath at home on 10th July. Ammad Khan had a day to remember against Three Bridges in the semi on 31st July with 49 not out.
Middleton beat Worthing and Billingshurst on 30th April. Harry Hovey scoring 90 on the day. In a tight 3rd round game on 5th June Harry 47 and Mahesh Rawat 76 sealed the deal against EG. Sean Heather took 4 for 22 as Buxted Park were taken apart on 10th July. Our own Mason Robinson top scored 38 in the semi against Eastbourne in a low score of 132. But EB rolled over 58 all out with Heather and Green 4 apiece.
Well after going through the data it does look as though Middleton are going to be a very tough nut to crack as they have all the T20 bases covered. We are going to have to be at our very best !
Nomads Twos v Middleton Twos Sussex Trophy Final 2.30 start
Najiyah 39 and Jeremy Green 21 got the ball rolling at Lewes on 29th May. We then had that virtual but fun walk over at Plumpton where we bowled them for 38 on 12th June. Good runs in the middle order by Streak Appleton and Gatting got us to 144 against BH on 10th July. Jaedyn took three wickets to win it. In the semi on 14th August skipper James M 27 not out and Jaedyn 23 got the score to 128 for 7. Muadh Kahn then produced the Nomad T20 performance of the season (thus far !) with 7 for 11!
Chippendale were quickly dispensed on 29th May as they were bowled for 82. Chris Spedding 47 not out chased that down. On 12th June Middleton were mercurial in the Bognor derby. Chris Spedding with 88 not out on route to 169. Sam Bell three wickets as Bognor crashed out. Horsham conceded the quarter final. Runs in the top order from Cox, Carter and Gamblin were key to winning the semi on 14th August. Wickets were shared as Middleton defended 123.
Middleton Twos appear, with their dangerman Spedding, to have strength up top with this batting order. We will need to execute those first few overs with focus energy and accuracy and then take any chances coming our way. If we don’t, we could be in trouble!
Right Lets Go Nomads. ( I am getting nervous for you!)
See you down there.
Cobo 4th September 2022