Our History

Preston Nomads Cricket Club was a founder member of the Sussex Cricket League in 1971, the 1st XI winning the Championship in the League’s inaugural year, again in 1982, 1988, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013 and most recently in 2021. In recent years they have also won The Sussex Cup final in 2004 and were winners of the 20:20 Cup in 2008, 2009, 2011 and 2015.

The 2nd XI were champions of its League in 1977, 1997 and 2005 and won the Sussex League Cup in 2007.

The Club 3rd XI won the Sussex League title in 1981 and 1986, prior to the disbandment of that Division. The 3rd XI now play in the HJ Stoner Mid Sussex League Division 1 and were Champions in 1997 and 2005.

Our 4th XI was founded in 2005 and won the Sally Miller Trophy in their first year, and again in 2010. They play in the HJ Stoner Mid Sussex League Division 2.

Nomads have a vibrant Juniors section.

The Club was founded in Brighton, in 1927 by our late President, Spen Cama and moved to its present ground just to the north of Brighton, in 1937. The ground is one of the most picturesque in the country, enjoying spectacular views of the famous Devils Dyke and the South Downs.

Most of the players live in the Brighton and Hove area and we enjoy close cooperation with Sussex Cricket.

We are particularly proud of our Juniors Section, which boasts over 170 boys and girls from the age of 6 to 18 years.

Playing Opportunities

Preston Nomads Cricket Club runs 4 men’s Saturday League teams and 1 on Sundays.

The 1st XI plays in the Premier Division of the Sussex Cricket League, with the 2nd XI playing in Division 3 East. The 3rd XI plays in Central Division 7 and the 4th XI in Central Division 8.

The Club is always keen to extend a warm welcome to new players, who can be sure of excellent Club facilities, extensive practice arrangements and a playing strength with a fine sporting tradition. Every year we sponsor an overseas player who provides coaching within the Club, under the direction of Change Steve Gatting, our Director of Cricket & Coaching.

Anyone interested in playing for the Club is encouraged to contact Steve Gatting on 07879 415594, giving brief details of your playing experience and abilities.

Enquiries about the Juniors Section should be made to Nav Patel on 07956 776682, or email navpatel3@hotmail.com