Late July, early August rain should give way to glorious weather come 11am on Saturday morning which hopefully will be the fulcrum to four victories for our Senior Teams and our 1st 2021 Clean Sweep. It would be the perfect moment!
Dan to Lead 1st Team out at Roffey 11.30 start 50 overs each Sussex Premier League
Roffey haven’t had things their own way this season after recording 4 losses on the card. They are 4th place in the league with 238 points. (53 points behind the Nomads). You have to look back to 17th July for their last win. They bowled out Eastbourne for 81 that day. Rohit Jagota 458 and Matt Davies are the highest runs scorers while Harnoop Kalsi seems to have done all the bowling with an amazing 35 wickets!
Always a tough place to go and get a result but I will be backing Dan and his talented squad all the way to 30 points!
Massive Game on North Square for our Twos as Horsham look for Promotion. Sussex Div 2 12.30 Start 45 overs each.
Horsham CC were perhaps the pre season favorites to gain promotion back to the big time of the Sussex Prem. With 4 losses to their name it hasn’t all been plain sailing especially after losing to Chi on 24th July. However with four games to go they are still in the hunt and they will be sensing a huge opportunities at the SCMG. Michael Thornely 422 and Tom Johnson 403 are the highest run scorers while Nick Oxley 21 Ben Williams 19 and Nick Cooper 19 have been doing the damage.
Talking of opportunities the game represents a massive one for James M and his 2nd team squad. The team is packed with raw talent and has the potential of beating anyone on their day. If the top order can rise to the challenge of batting long and with discipline there is no reason why we cant go on to make a big score. A win would give some relief to relegation fears.
Lets go Two’s you know what is required.
David and Threes at Rottingdean 2s 1pm Sussex Div 6 40 overs each
Dean are right in the middle of Division 6 with 257 points, 6 wins and 6 losses. Knowing how competitive the club is they will still think they are in a promotion tilt. That’s what makes them dangerous. Gregory Tyrrell 313 and Hassan Khan 209 with the runs Tim Devitt with 19 wickets.
With 151 points on the board our Three’s are bottom of ten and are starring at the trap door at this time. If we are to stay in Div 6 then you feel that two wins is going to be needed. Lets try and get the 1st of these on Saturday.
I am backing David and his team to come back with 30 points!
Stephen Oliver and 4s to Entertain Bolney 1s South Square Div 8 1pm 40 overs each
Our 4th team have been a revelation this season after picking up 5 victories and 231 points. The blend of youth and experienced cricketers has worked well and their is a brilliant team spirit surrounding the squad. With 4 games to go they are still in with a very outside shout of promotion which gives them every incentive to go our there and play some aggressive stuff.
This week they entertain Bolney 1 who are going well themselves with 7 wins already and 3rd place in the league. Kingsley Morris has 672 runs while Dave Chaffey has 20 wickets to his name.
4th team to play with freedom and aggression. Plus take a wonderful victory!
Well there you have it. Four great games to look forward to. I will be on a family vacation in Dartmouth but hopefully there will be news filtering through on the usual channels from members on the grounds.
The best of luck to all Nomads connections on Saturday. Lets secure that 1st Clean Sweep!