Nomad One’s are on the march after another moral boosting win at Claremont School Hastings last Saturday afternoon. The O’Brien brothers had a good day with Adam securing 6 wickets and Liam scoring a lovely half century. However, it was our very own Dan Cannon Phillips who sealed the deal with a very solid 99 runs.
Bottom of the Sussex Premier League Hastings decided to have a bat. Harry Scowen got the day off to the perfect start with an opening 50. However, AOB got the Nomad machine firing with wickets up top. Tom Morgan scored a stubborn 65 and gave his side some hope as they rested on 232 all out. Adam with 6 for 79.
Rehan got the reply off to the perfect start with a quick 27. But it was Liam (66) and Cannon (99) who played the perfect ‘engine room’ partnership. Having watched on the live stream you guys were brilliant out there. No panic just good old fashion defence, leaves and ‘dealing’ with the bad balls. We crossed the line after 38 overs.
The lads move on in great heart to title chasing EG on Saturday and will be looking to give them a bloody nose and blow the title wide open.
James Praises Youngsters after 2s Seaford Loss. SCMG Div 3
In a tight division it was vital that the Twos made good progress against Seaford on the north square. Well, for 90% of the fixture the Nomads were well on top and looking good for 30 points. Unfortunately, the wheels fell off!
Stuart Pulford set the tone with four for 31 as the visitors fell like a deck of cards, 97 all out. Ex first team veteran Rob Wakehurst was welcomed back to the SCMG and scored an impressive 26 opening up. Youth player Rudy Northcott (19) carried on the good work as the scored raced to 74 for 3.
But, it was heartbreak for all connections as Seaford went bang, bang, bang, bang, bang and bang as we faltered three runs short.
James said ‘I was impressed with the fielding and attitude from the youngsters and there was moments with the bat notably Rudy. When on a sports pitch we know it doesn’t always work out but there was a lot to be happy with’
Solid and well-deserved praise from the skipper but he will know that that agonising loss has meant that the Twos will need to win the remaining games to put themselves in line for the title and promotion. They host title chasing Crowhurst Park on Saturday desperately looking for 30 points.
Faisal Tries to Shrug off loss and Penalty Points. Threes Lose at EG. Div 7
A Rhys Hunt 73 and a 98 opening EG stand rubber stamped an emphatic win for EG 3s as they raced to 294 for 5 off the allotted. Despite a nice 60 from opener Hassen Khan that target proved to much for the Nomads who slumped to a 94 run defeat.
It came on the back of several ‘admin issues’ where the league stepped in and perhaps rightly slapped our Threes with a 27 point penalty. Its all come at the wrong time and has put a severe dent in the Threes positive run to the title. With appeals in the pipe line at 8th August our Threes have dropped to 4th place with 294 points. They host Hurstpierpoint on Saturday.
Faisal said ‘ Its been absolute heartbreak for me being penalised the points and yesterday’s loss didn’t help. But we still have 4 games to go and the top four are very close to each other. B and H and Felbridge who are now above us still have to play the Nomads. Beating them both will mean we go a head of them and the promotion door is still in sight!’
Bowman says ‘ There is a lot of exciting things to come over the coming few weeks and there is potential for an amazing season here at the SCMG. As we enter the real business end of 2022 all our teams will need to keep winning! Lets go Nomads!