Nomads 2021 Sussex Champions.

Nathan Stars at the Nevill.

Preston Nomads Become 2021 Sussex Premier League Champions.

If one don’t get you the other one will! Nathan star’s at the Nevill.

One of the major factor’s in this season’s run to the summit has been the form of our opening batsman. In a pre season move by skipper Dan Phillips he paired Jake Hutson and Nathan Poole up top. A decision that has worked out perfectly for all concerned. Its been a case through out the campaign that both turn up or one of the pair go on to make a big score. At Brighton yesterday it was Nathan who went out to score a glorious ton.

On a sunny dry and relatively warm day at the Nevill Dan knew he needed 30 points to claim the title. After winning the toss he had no hesitation to bat on what looked a road of a pitch. True to form our openers got off to a flyer scoring freely. Jake scored three boundaries and a wonderful clipped 6 on route to 16 and an opening stand of 33. Job done again!!

Dan made his way to the crease in determined mood and soon began to take the game away from Brighton. With ten boundaries and no less than five spectacular sixes he made 90 off 67 balls. All the while Nathan patiently accumulating runs and playing the perfect opening role. Hashim continued his new role in the club with credit with a nice 20 down the order.

As AOB went in at 11 it was very pleasing to see that he played with freedom scoring three boundaries and not out. That allowed Nathan to stroll to a brilliant and match winning ton in 120 balls.

Nomads were very happy to settle on 321 all out.

In perhaps the most ‘robust’ response of the season it was very clear Brighton were not going to aim for victory. Instead they were very happy to try and soak up balls and perhaps try to get as many batting points as possible. It was one for the purists!

Not deterred Nomads just rolled up their sleeve, worked extremely hard and just got on with it. Bryce Hounsome, as opener top scored for the host’s with 45 off 77 balls. Aob and Navin were tossed the new ball and both bowled out their 10 overs. Nav was accurate, hitting top of off on a regular bases. He was rewarded with figures of 3 for 42. Adam went on to 2 for 26.

Bertie went on to 2 for 33 as Nomads closed in on glory.

With 9 wickets down and 146 runs on the board it was left to club legend Kash to claim the last after a flying catch from Dan Birrell.

LET THE CELEBRATIONS COMMENCE!

Bowman says ‘A brilliant way to end a spell binding season. There will be a lot more reaction to come but here an now I would like to say a huge thank you to Dan and his team for providing a thoroughly entertaining season of cricket. For his brilliant ton Nathan receives my last 2021 Man of the Man award’

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