Published On: June 24, 2024Categories: News and Reports

It’s a Top Order Batting Masterclass.  Nathan, Zach,Kobe, Jaedyn, Adam and Ollie in the runs.

Nothing shouts more loudly than a Nomad Clean Sweep and in the back drop of ‘several’ availability issues the club went on to dominate four league games as our top order batsman had a day to remember. We spoke about Kobe and Jaedyn yesterday and in this report it’s a certainty that Captains will be eulogising about their batters.

Sit back and enjoy.  Let’s Go!

Ones Thrash Hastings on the North Square.  Premier League

Keeper Joe Musto got the ball rolling with a good catch off his skipper to dismiss the dangerous Woolley for nought.  The visitors then continue to make decent starts with Laloo, Osbourne and Keane and Mcleave all making 30s or 40s.  However, it was spinner Zach Lion-Cachet who made the most of the bowling restrictions and take 4 very important wickets with his 19, yes 19 overs.

Tea was taken with Hastings sitting on a semi competitive 214 for 8 off 58.  (Being picky we gave 17 byes? In 33 extras)

As Nav will explain the afternoon belonged to Nathan (91 no) and Zach (120 no). It doesn’t get any better!

The lads were hungry to get out on the park this weekend after a frustrating day of watching the rain last week.
It had been a frantic week of selection trying to get 4 XI’s out on the park with lots of players unavailable. The 1s line up was a mix of youth and legends.
I lost the toss and we were in the field. All bowlers bowled consistently and to a plan and we were backed up by good positive energy in the field. We managed to keep Hastings to 3 runs an over for 50 overs which was remarkable. To have Hastings score 220 after their 58 overs was a top effort by the boys.
The track was turning considerably and Zach & Ravi exploited this terrifically picking up 7 wickets between them.
We still knew that application and concentration was to be needed with the bat to chase these runs down.
Zach and Nathan provided the perfect execution of this as they set about their mission to chase these runs down.
Both were excellent in respecting the good ball, rotating strike and punishing loose balls for boundaries.
Their partnership grew imperiously and effortlessly it seemed. Zach notched up another brilliant ton and Pooley brought up a chanceless half century as well.
The lads forged an unbeaten 220 run partnership to earn us a 10 wicket win and see us back at the top of the premier league table.
A truly remarkable effort. Our attention now turns to east Grinstead next week where we do battle against then in their den.

Threes Get Traction on the Common as Adam scores a Ton.  Div 6  

Despite Extras Top Scoring for Lindfield!!!

A freshened up Third team travelled to beautiful Lindfield Common in a must win Div 6 game. Fas won the toss and slung them into bat. Dan Baker 46 and Michael Hewett 60 no were the main stays of 220 for 8 off.  However, extra’s continue to blight the 3rd team vibe and this week’s wide column was quite frankly embarrassing at 53 and it cant keep happening.


However, Chair of Cricket  Adam Rowland eased away any fears with a stunning and very timely not out ton to give the threes victory. The skipper (34) and the popular Chris Baker, making his season debut 31 not out were on hand to send our threes out of the relegation zone.

Our Threes need to buy Adam a huge beer for getting them out of trouble and out of the relegation zone. But as Faz explains below that 3s attack will need to take a good hard look at themselves.  Somehow you will need to reduce extra’s from the stratosphere to somewhere nearer 10 to 15. If you don’t do it the Threes will go down!

Faz explains

3s traveled to Lindfield on Saturday in a hope to get a much needed win a get out of the last 2 in the group,
After winning the toss we didn’t hesitate on putting the oppo into bat as the pitch was still wet and soft after the downfall on Friday night.
Our opening bowlers Taylor cox ( pick of the bowlers ) and charlie Davies bowled with good gas and with tight fielding we had opposition on 30 ( 15 extras) odd after the first 10 overs. Imran and our man of the match Adam Rowland then took over charlie and Taylor and carried on making use of the pitch but again the extras kept building up. At half way oppo were 80 odd with our extras being (30+). Imran bowled a 5 over spell while Adam finished off his spell at the other end with. Danny poynting took over Imran and agin bowled quite well while our debutant to 3s Luke Griffiths showed that he can also bowl very effectively. One thing to mention that we took all the chances that came our way and took catches when it mattered. After 40 overs oppo finished on 220 for us to chase ( 63 extras ) and only 157 off the bat.
Adam R and charlie went to open for us and took things very carefully knowing that the pitch might play a part and didn’t take much risks. Charlie was dismissed when we were 50dd after 15 overs, with the run rate not out of hand my self and Adam kept picking off the bad balls and bringing the run rate down. I was later dismissed in the 27th over with our score at 140odd and Adam Rowland in his 70s. After Luke Griffiths brief stay Adam was joined by our ever needed batsman Chris Baker and not for one moment it looked like it was his first outing of the season. Both Adam and Chris batted brilliantly and kept the momentum of the run rate going and both finished the run chase with ease.
Huge congrats to Adam Rowland on carrying his Bat and a match winning knock of a brilliant 116 not out. I call him the finisher for a reason 😁
It was a brilliant win for the 3s but again the only thing that let us down was the extras we gave away. 63 extras is not a joke and a serious concern for us, I have said it over and over again that our bowling attack is probably the best in the league looking at the talent we have but when u look at the extras we give away every week it looks a point of serious concern.
I urge all our players to train and train really hard if we are to challenge other teams


4s Go from Strength to Strength in Div 9   Mal overseas yet another St Peters Win at home.

With Mal winning her third toss on the spin St Ps were slung in and very soon they were in all sorts of bother. Only Ty Craker provided any real cover for St Ps scoring 41 up top before he was caught and bowled by Sonny Forsythe.  Peter F peeled back the years to record 4 overs one for 7 as the scored creeped to 126 all out.  Just 14 extra’s and perhaps Mal was moaning about that!

Nomads chased that down in double quick time as Ollie Hewitt top scored 41 not out.  A fine effort from our 4th team who are now forcefully in promotion discussion.

As usual Luke sends a far more entertaining report.

What a day to play the Nomad way! I hope you’ve got a glass of something cold.
Here is today’s take from the South;
Date; 22nd June 2024
Location; SCMG
Oppostion; St Peter’s 4th XI
In a week fraught with availability issues, it was very Preston Nomadic that we only went and got ourselves a sweep! Congratulations to all involved!!
Kudos has to go to our commander-in-chief, Mal who rallied the troops and then rallied 4 or 5 more at the eleventh hour (literally, in Bubbles case!).
So, there we were, a slighty rag-tag bunch boasting 2 father & son combos. Mal never questioned our winning credentials. Although she did make it clear; there may be beheadings if 30 points were not amassed by the close of play. Motivated by peril, we got ourselves ready to bowl.
Young Ollie Hewitt formerly of the St Peter’s parish opened with Mal. Whilst Mal hooped from the Dyke end, Ollie ragged from the Pav end. It was this combo that bought the first, Mal bowling a slowie and Ollie taking an excellent one over his shoulder.
Ollie had his own a couple of overs later and much deserved.
He then assisted yet a further wicket by way of screaming/encouraging “catch ittttt Sonnyyyyyyy” very much whilst Sonny was in his back swing. Thankfully, the debutant held on and a bit of magic from our resident children’s party entertainer Merlin 🧙‍♂️
Merlin was quickly in on the act again with a sleight of hand trick bringing about a runout.
As the wicket taking slowed Mal turned to a Forsythe Family Funanza to get us really on top, an excellent decision! Sonny F had a wicket in his first and second over including the key bat, a fantastic Forsythe dayboo. Not to be outdone Daddy F took one of his own, showing there is life yet in his Nomad legacy.
In what seemed like a feel good ITV reality cricket show the Forsythes were replaced by the Dales to bring us to a close. Bongo Dale bamboozingly with pace and Daddy Dale bamboozingly with lack of. For those slightly more arthritic, you’ll be pleased to know that it is senior Dale getting today’s headlines taking 3 for 5! Some work to do in the nets Bongo!
St Peter’s AO for 126.
We helped ourselves to Hastings’s leftovers and readied ourselves for a chase full of confidence and exquisite chocolate cake.
Luke S feeling charitable let the juniors flourish, and so they did. Bongo made an excellent 27 opening, including a casual walk down the wicket and dispatch over extra cover. In other good news; Bongo has found himself a part-time gig as Pete’s estate agent, assisting with his now immediate move back t’north after being “triggered” by aforementioned umpire.
Mike Mitts (or “Handsome Mike” if you follow his Gobble Fans account) was joined by Ollie. Both took to dispatching the ball back passed the bowler and ticked over the runs quickly. Unfortunately Handsome Mike had to depart to bring in the injured Phil Staden On One Leg (yes, here all week!). Rather swiftly a 50 run partnership had been made, often picking on / sweeping to the rotating roster of crippled fine leg fielders.
Ollie took a quick single, PegLeg Phil did not, and a runout overly celebrated.
Capping off an excellent day for both, it was Player of the Match Ollie 41* and Daddy Dale who got us across the line, the latter dispatching over midoff for the 4 final runs needed.
30 points amassed and a Nomads clean sweep to boot! I love cricket!
Player of the Match; Ollie Hewitt, probably wishing we could have batted first 💯
Fowl of the flock; Captain Malvelous Turkey Farmer Supermo, for some frankly questionable ineudeno in front of 3 U15 players. Shame on you.


In conclusion

120 points goes a long way to sorting out Sussex league positions!  Our Ones have regained the initiative in the Premier League ahead of a visit to EG.  Twos have put daylight at the bottom of division 2. Threes are out of the Div 6 relegation zone and the 4s are a up to 3rd in division 9.

Just to note that here at the Nomads its not even July but we have no less than 8 league tons to our name.  That’s pretty special but who will be the next?

Hopefully you all celebrated a fantastic day but are now fully focused on that next challenge. Week 8 will soon be here.  CAN WE DO IT AGAIN?


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