Tons for Zach, Jonty and Luke. 4 for Zayn, Muadh and Taylor on Successful Day 8/6/24

Published On: June 10, 2024Categories: News and Reports

League win ratio goes over 50% as Ones Threes and Fours all Win.

On a day where we were just one lusty blow away from a clean sweep we can settle back and reflect on some brilliant performances. After five weeks of league action, we have now 11 wins out of 20 games.  Nomads are gathering pace!

Jonty and Zach both score Centuries as Ones take Sussex Premier League Stranglehold.

Our 1st team go to five and five in the Premier league after a compelling and comprehensive win over 2nd place Bognor Regis at the SCMG.  Zach got his Nomads season well and truly up and running with a superb knock up top. He top scored 137 off just 108 balls with 23 boundaries.  In the ‘engine room’ Jonty fired a 46 ball 102 to card his 2nd Nomads ton of the season.  The team  settled on 338 all out.  Zayn Khan then took 4 for 38 as the visitors wilted to 207 all out.  Mike Harris top score 47. Keeper Joe Musto staked a claim for more 1st team action with three catches and a smart stumping.

It’s a lead of 19 points as we head into the ‘Declaration 110 overs’ section of the season. We go to Horsham on Saturday.

Nav sends word.

The mission was clear for the lads going into our top of the table clash against Bognor, fight hard, do the basics well and get the win.
Won the toss on a hard, flat Nomads pitch and elected to bat. The batters again soaked up pressure with the good balls but were then ruthless in punishing the bad ball to the fence.
Our scorecard started to build and rattle along as our guys played fearlessly.
Zach was class and motored along to a brilliant century, his first league ton for Nomads.
Jonty did what he does best and was belligerent and displayed some unreal clean hitting. His 45 ball hundred has something to savour.
Zach and Jonty set us up for a mammoth total, however our lower order were unfortunately unable to finish the innings off appropriately and we were disappointingly bowled out in the 45th over for 339. A great score but the boys knew we’d left a few runs out there and had lost a bit of momentum.
We knew the job was far from done when we took the field. Bognor are a dangerous and aggressive side so we knew we had to be on song and strike early to kill any momentum. All our bowlers stuck to their plans and built pressure through dot balls and eventually the wickets started to tumble. It was pleasing to bowl Bognor out for 207 with Zayn taking 4 and Danny Ibs blasting out 3.
A clean sheet to start the season is the perfect start as our attention now turns to the longer red ball format. We take on Horsham next week at their fortress which is always a challenging encounter. Bring it on!

 

Threes Get Things Moving at Plumpton!   Fas will be breathing easier today. Div 6

After a troubling start to 2024 Fas and our 3rd team found their feet at Plumpton on Saturday to record their 1st win.  Only the inform Tom Hughes threatened to go big for the hosts but he was bowled by Muadh Khan for 47.  Khan was in splendid form with the ball collecting four for just 8 runs.  Jacques Wilson also had a good day with 2 for 21 off 7. The chase 133.

Muadh completed a great day scoring 43 with Michael English adding 29 to complete a 5 wicket win and a huge 30 points.  Threes are still on the bottom of Div 6 but will be looking upwards when Balcombe come to visit on Saturday.

Fas  ‘The aim was to play our best cricket!’

This past Saturday we only had one aim, and that was to play the best cricket we can and what we have the talent for. The 3rd team squad is a squad full of talent and huge prospects.
Loosing for 4 matches was a hard pill to swallow but before we hit the field we all had one thing in mind and that was the hunger to win games.
That’s exactly what we did, won the toss and elected to bowl first. Will Hutchinson and Jacques Wilson opened the bowing for us. Both bowled superbly and after 10 overs the oppo was 30 odd for 2. J removed both openers and although Will was unlucky not getting any wickets his economy was exceptional.
Adam Rowland and Charlie Davies came up first and second change and again Adam got 2 of their top batsman out, at the other end charlie bowled with right lined and good gas.
Adam ibrahim and Alfie Burton bowled a good spell of off and leg spin but the pick of the bowlers was muadh khan who ended up with figures of 4 for 8.
We didn’t loose the intensity till the end and the intensity is where the difference was made
Come batting again muadh khan our man of the match made a very well 43 while and other batters also chipped in and made the chase with 5 wickets in hand 🤚🏽
Hope we can carry this dominance into our other games and keep the mindset of champions

 

Schildkamp Rolls Back the Years in Huge 4s South Pitch Victory.  Plumpton 2s Swamped!

Our fantastic new 4s commentator Luke Owen told me last week that he is really enjoying writing his 4s bulletin. He said ‘it’s much easier when we win I usually write in an alcoholic haze after a celebratory drink!’  Well Luke I am sure we are looking forward to this week’s effort.

But for me our youngsters can take inspiration on how Luke Schildkamp has taken care of himself and how he goes about the game he loves. Luke isn’t a spring chicken anymore but he is a club legend around here who hasn’t played in a while. It can be reported that he has been attending Thursday net sessions. I watched him on Thursday, and he went through a very diligent and professional batting training schedule. Then on Saturday he makes a ton!!

Mike Burney did what Mike Burney does best and that’s smash it to all parts for 72 runs and Ziggy hit 4 maximums in a half century. S Oliver rubber stamps a great start to 2024 (and goes into the Press Officers reckoning) with 34 and Luke Griffiths 33 no.

It’s a whopping 339 for 4!

Taylor Cox hope you are reading.  You are a startling strike bowler and figures of 4 for 28 off nine bear that out. Huge congrats on that. However please concentrate on the batting as you shouldn’t be settling for number 11 in the 4s.  You have the potential of being our go to all rounder as you progress up the club.  Take Nav as your inspiration!

Mal, leading from the front again with three wickets and winning a toss!  You are a real figure head to the 4s vibe this season and it seems we are all benefitting.  The team are now bang in promotion form and could go top of Div 9 with a win at Ansty.

Luke Delivers!

Date; 8th June 2024
Location; SCMC
Opposition; Plumpton and Chiltington 2nd XI

I shouldn’t need to tell you this but for those uninitiated; sussex div 9 cricket is saving the game. (Although Kudos goes to other Nomads sides setting alight their own fireworks)
The top 5 sides separated by 6 points at the start of play, this was always likely to be first up on Match of the Day, with 3rd (oppo) playing 4th (the good guys). It did not disappointing!
For starters; Mal only went and won the toss!
Taking a moment to compose her elation “we’ll have a bat, sweet as!” she confirmed to the opposite number.
Enter Mr Monopoly (see post match honours for clarity) and Joe Scorey to open.
Settling into the afternoon ahead, the openers eased into a gentle rhythm of 8 an over, a sign of things to come. Joe looked classy for his knock and was unlucky not to have stuck around for longer but he can be proud of some exceptionally tidy keeping in the second innings.
Handsome Mike joined Mr Monopoly with the score 42-1 from 5, and they subsequently traded highlight reel shot making with their batting. Mike opting to bother the resident squirrels whilst Mr Monopoly simply and effortlessly scored all around the ground. Both brought up their 50s rather promptly only bothering with 6 singles between the two of them, rather lazy if you ask me.
100+ partnership at drinks with the score at 153-1, we couldn’t make 300 could we?
Luke S went on to bring up his ton 4 overs later, a 3rd Nomad 100+ score at SCMC this afternoon. Something in the air at Fulking.
The feel good vibes continued as Stephen and Turkey Griffiths added 30+ each. With the informal target of 338 set by the 1s on the North, Ziggy entered the game with intent on his mind, the poor smoked turkey wasn’t ready for this tenderising. What felt like 2 minutes later Ziggy had his 50, a straight drive for six, a held pose and a bow, champagne moment sealed.
We closed on 339 (339!!) with our first ton of the year going to Luke S, well done sir!
Plumpton’s hopes of a strong response were quickly dashed, Mal had her first W within 3 balls of the second innings! 0-1 and the run rate creeping! Taylor opened from the other end and set about an exceptional day at the office! Consistently hitting his length with vim. He concluded 4 for 28 from 9 including a double wicket maiden. That maiden 5fer is just around the corner.
Sentimentality doesn’t always align with the ethos of this column however when I say Danny is the hardest working trainer in the squad, I do mean it. His 2-19 from 8 shows the extent of his effort, a very valuable contribution to the win!
Mal returned to take a further couple, standard!
Ollie returned for his second spell to see us over the line – there were encouragements of haste as the 1s had just finished on the North, and we were eager to provide coaching on strike rates. One ball later hands were being shaked as Ollie found the edge and Joe had stuck the catch.
In Div 9 you’re almost guaranteed a win if you set 190 (as the standard of bowling is phenomenal), however winning by that as a margin is a collectors item. Mal and her merry men are making moves! And what a pleasure it is to be a part of.
Player of the Match; Luke S for his fantastic 360 scoring ton!
Duck of the day; Luke S for his frankly comedic dismissal!

 

Well, there you have it.  Nomads on the March lets keep it that way!

Cobo  9/6/24

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