Under the watch of Director of Nomads Junior Cricket, Navin Patel, the club are now hunting down a Sussex ECB Cup double double at Blackstone on Friday evening, 24th June 2022. This time last year both our U13s and U15s were in hectic battle to even reach the Sussex show case final. Owing to a cruel weather pattern both teams had to win semi finals just 24 hours prior to the big night. However, that didn’t stop them winning in spectacular fashion in a rain effected evening. This season it’s been a little easier weatherwise as we look forward to Friday evening.
U15s v Chichester or Hurstpierpoint 6pm Blackstone 20 overs a side Manager Rob Kusel
Our U15s have been in sparkling form in the ECB Cup going on to score 156 runs against Lingfield in the 2nd round. Rupert Morris with an unbeaten half century. In the semi final on 19th June against West Chilts Alex Kusel secured great figures of two for 17 off four overs as Chilts scored 128. Our batters, Felix, Jack and Rupert chased it down inside 14 overs in a powerful display.
In the South Area U15s League Nomads are top of the division having won four straight games.
Chichester and Hurst go head to head on 23rd to decide who will join us at Blackstone. Which ever team prevail we know they will be a strong unit who will come into the final with momentum.
Rob told me ‘we are very much looking forward to the occasion and representing Nomads CC. Its brilliant to have the U13s there as well and I wish them all the luck. We have played some great cricket this season and deserve our chance to progress in the ECB Cup. This team has been on a long journey since U8s and saying I am proud doesn’t come close to how I feel about them all.’ He added ‘we are looking beyond the Sussex final and feel we can go deep into the competition’
U13s v Three Bridges 6pm Blackstone (Other Pitch) 20 overs a side Manager Phil Standen
The U13s have had to overcome some big hitters to progress to the final. Adam I and Charlie Davies both top scored 30 odd each in a 1st round win against St Peters. Our bowlers were all over Worthing in the 3rd round who could only muster 68. Charlie Davies took three wickets as Roffey collapsed for 59 in round 3. In the semi final on 17th June Brighton scored well to make 120 for 4. However, the Nomads were just too classy with the bat. Davies and Northcott both making 30 odd in a well judged chase of 18 overs.
Three Bridges come into the final in fine form after a powerful performance against Eastbourne in the other semi final. Jack Haines with two for 21 off four then Osman Zahir (34) and Charlie Mist (30 no) chased the 89 needed in 15 overs.
Phil said tonight ‘we have beaten four good teams to get to the final. It was a great game against Brighton and there some encouraging comments about the high standards of play. I am very excited for the boys to be playing is such an important final and to have the U15s there as well is fantastic for the club. We will go out and play positive cricket, have a lot of fun and look to bring the trophy back to the SCMG’
Bowman says ‘ On behalf of all Nomad connections huge messages of good luck to our U13s and U15s as we chase that double double. ECB Sussex finals night at Blackstone are an exciting and brilliant occasion for all four teams and their fans. If you are at a loose end on Friday why not come out to Blackstone to cheer the teams on. There are two pitches at Blackstone so both games will be going on at the same time. We will try to keep you abreast of the action from both squares as the evening progresses. Watch out on members Whattsapp and Nomads Twitter site from 5pm. For the winners there are some massive opportunities going forward as the competition moves into a regional vibe. Keep winning and you might find yourselves travelling all over the South East and beyond’