Nomads 2021 league season has passed by in a flash. It seems like yesterday I was at Mayfield, on a dark and dreary afternoon, following our 2s on 7th May 2021. Its been a roller coaster ride,with thrills and spills ever since. Then yesterday, under sunny skies and warm temperatures the club gathered together as a family to celebrate the summer.
Brilliant Win at Chi for Two’s.
On the field our Two’s deserve top billing with a stunning win at Chichester at their Goodwood Ground. Many thanks to statto for keeping us well up to date. Skipper James McKemey rubber stamped an excellent personal season with a nice opening knock of 28 off 59 balls. Fin Tomlinson also scored 28 as the visitors settled on 152 all out.
Tim Wergen scored 65 off 68 balls to get Chi within touching distance however it was a day to remember for Ravi Jadav who went on to secure figures of 5 for 26 as Chi folded for 120 all out.
Even with 5 decent wins to their name and putting in decent performances it wasn’t quite enough to keep the side in Sussex Division 2. As it stands and we await official confirmation, our 2nd team will be playing in Sussex Division Three next season.
Three’s Treat Fans to exciting Tie on the South Square. Sussex Div 6
In front of around 100 fans looking on our Third team treated the gallery to the thriller as our Third team ended their League campaign. On an afternoon of runs Lindfield scored 230 for 6 off the allotted 40 overs. In reply, with Chairman Paul Hird and ex Junior Director of Cricket Andy Garth acting as umpires, Nomads promising youngster Alex Hunt scored 45 batting at three. Louis Venter then scored a brutal and entertaining 70 as the Nomads looked towards the line. With excitement building around the boundary ropes it was the junior section of the Ibrahim dynasty Adam (12) add further stock value as he hit a miraculous boundary to secure spell binding draw.
Despite an excellent last day performance from our Threes and 15 points the writing was on the wall and again we await official confirmation, our Three will be playing in Division 7 next season.
Sussex Premier Champs in decamp mood on the North Square. Sussex Prem v Cuckfield
From all reports our 1st team had brilliant fun at home when they entertained Cuckfield. Nipun Karunanayake, Ollie Graham and Harry Clark all scored half centuries as the visitors posted 223. In reply Bertie top scored with 35 and Dan Birrell signed off his debut season with two sixes as the team came up a little short.
Nomads closed out the Championship a massive 30 points ahead of the chasing pack.
4s Could’t Oust Table Toppers at Felbridge Sussex div 8
You wouldn’t have put it past our wonderful 4s to spoil the party at Felbridge but a 145 from Mark Botha sealed the Championship for the hosts. Chasing 260 Phil Standen 46 and Danny Carey Pointing 31 threatened an amazing chasing however Felbridge eventually ran out deserved winners.
Our 4s finish the season in 5th place with 7 wins to their credit. A wonderful effort from the squad!
David and Terri Symes Host Stunning Bash at the SCMG
Once all the action had taken place and the away teams arrived back at base a brilliant evening of celebration then ensued as darkness descended across both squares and the clubhouse. Chairman Paul Hird took to the stage and said that he was very proud of our Junior Section and that the Nomads had had a very successful season. He thanked Director of Junior Cricket Nav Patel for an excellent years work.
1st up it was the Colts presentation awards where each team manager was invited to speak and give out awards to their teams. It was lovely to re celebrate that wonderful night at Blackstone where our U15s and U13s took ECB Sussex honours.
Your’s truly then gave a small speech and awarded the Press Officers Nomads Junior of the Year to Angus Yule of our U13s team. And also highlighted the Girls Teams here at the Nomads and hoped that vibe will go from strength to strength into 2022.
Nav then spoke of his pride of the Juniors and urged them to train hard as there are exciting opportunities for development here at the club.
The evening was completed by a hog roast meal, great music and ‘one or two’ alcoholic beverages from the brilliant Langers Bar.
Bowman says ‘I have received a number of nice words, both written and conversation, about the role I carry out here at the club. Its good to hear that some of my stuff is being read and is useful for club communications and so forth. Cricket is a summer passion for me and following the Nomads is now deeply en grained in my daily thought processes during the Summer months. A huge thank you to all the club skippers and players both Senior and Junior for their ‘buy in’ of the process. You guys make it all worth while and hope you will agree we have had a lot fun, even in the darkest moments, over the past four months. I just want to personally congratulate Dan Phillips, our 1st team skipper, on a wonderful season. His captaincy has been one of brilliance!