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2020 Weekend: Both the Susssex and Mid Sussex Leagues held their Finals this weekend. Reports on both appear in the lower section of this page. After Sunday's sensational win for the 3rd XI, the 1st XI came up against a very strong Roffey side which had just lost the race to the to the Premiership to East Grinstead. They found them in good form and lost this one.
Preston Nomads eLetter No.2: We will shortly putting out a call for contributions for this second edition. The eLetter is a key part of the Club's policy of keeping the members aware of what is going on in their club. The current editor is planning to retire in the relatively near future and we are now looking for a new volunteer editor to take over. More details on this will be sent out to all members along with the call for contributions.
OUR SPONSORS: Please take a look at our list of very welcome sponsors at the bottom of this page. They make a very important contribution to our Club.
Wisdom Sports Cup 2017
First Semifinal: Edenbridge Town beat Lingfield 3
Second Semifinal: Preston Nomads 3 v Hurstpierpoint
Nomads won the toss and put Hurstpierpoint in. The batsmen, apart from Matt Parsons, 38*, struggled against both pace and spin and were out in 19.3 overs for 98. George Mercer and Stephen Rigg took 3 wickets, Stephen Marsh, 2 and Kapil Ramani, 1. George Read had a run out to start a sequence of 3 wickets in 3 balls in the last over. Nomads won through to the Final in 11.5 overs, George Read making 46* and Ed Salkield 27*.
Final: Edenbridge Town v Preston Nomads 3: Edenbridge won the toss and fielded. The Thirds made a disastrous start and lost 5 early wickets as everyone struggled to get the ball away and much more than 60 or 70 seemed likely to be the limit. At that stage there was a dramatic turn around. First, Sakib Ikram and Kapil Ramani start to score, setting a base for the next 3 batsmen to take over. David Symes 16, played anchor man for Stephen Marsh to start scoring more freely. Replacing him, Shahzaib Khan faced 7 balls, hitting 3 consecutive sixes in a total of 24. At the other end, Stephen Marsh hit 5 fours in his 28*. The final total of 137-7 looked daunting on a slow pitch. Edenbridge struggled equally against the new ball and this time there was no big hitter to take the game away from Nomads. They were all out in the 17th over for 72. Shahzaib took 2-23, Kapil, 1-6, George Mercer, 1-17, Stephen Rigg, 2-9 and Stephen Marsh 4-16 in 3.1 overs. The pulsating match made a fitting conclusion to a superb advertisement for cricket at this level. Nick Wisdom presented the Cup to a delighted David Symes.
Stephen Marsh won the Man of the Match award.
The whole event at the beautiful Forest Row Cricket Club was very well supported including many Nomads and their families. Jon Sears managed Finals Day for the Mid Sussex League as well as umpiring in Nomads' first match.
Sussex Premier Cricket League Gray-Nicolls T20 Cup
Preston Nomads batted first and struggled to score against a disciplined attack and sharp fielding. After 10 overs the score was 53-5, rising to 87-5 after 15, thanks to contributions of 20 from Dan Phillips and 17 from Rob Wakeford. The last 5 took the final total to 134-8 and gave Tim Moses an opportunity to show off his powerful batting skills for 45 before being run out in the final over.
Roffey lost a wicket to a run out from the first ball and a second at 32-2, bringing in Rohit Jagota whose partnership with Jibran Khan, 38, turned the game. Theodore Rivers, 34*, and Jagota then cruised to a 7 wicket win after 18.1 overs. Rohit Jagota's exciting 48* deservedly won him the Man of the Match.
The League Season
This ends on Saturday 2nd September with the 1st XI home to Roffey in a 5050 match at 11.30. The 2nd XI are at Brighton and Hove 2nd, at 12.00, also in a limited overs match. In the Mid Sussex League at 1.00, the 3rd XI are in Hove Rec v Palmers and the 4th XI are at home to Cowden.
Colts' Presentation Evening
This takes place on Friday 15 September from 6.30 until 8.00.
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Deepdene is a well-established, independently owned, co-educational Nursery and
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Cheetahs Gym, located at the King Alfred Leisure Centre, has been
providing a valuable service for its customers since 1962! Providing 12,500sq
feet of pure gym and combining the latest state of the art equipment with more
traditional methods of training, Cheetahs caters for all types of training
There is a banner linking this site to our Club site and our league sites at the top of this Home Page.
PRESTON NOMADS' OWN WEB SITE IS preston-nomads.co.uk AND THERE ARE LINKS TO IT AND OTHER SITES ABOVE
All 1st and 2nd XI Sussex League matches are played on the North Ground at the Spen Cama Memorial Ground in Clappers Lane Fulking (BN5 9NH) Mid Sussex League and Sunday XI teams play on the Club's enlarged and levelled original South Ground. There is a map link here under About Us/ Playing Facilities.
Prior to the compulsory use in 2008 of the play-cricket web site for the Sussex Cricket League, all club data for the Saturday teams was on computer files, now held in the Club archives. However, all Nomads matches were posted from 2007. The clubs' stats ceased to be used from 2009. As a result, the play-cricket statistics of those players whose Nomads careers straddle that date are incorrect. For the 1st XI only, an Excel file to correct for that has been created and is obtainable from KP.
This is only for anyone who played for the 1st XI before 2007 and still played in 2016. A similar problem occurs with the Mid-Sussex League which made it compulsory later. This cannot be corrected for due to several missing matches in seasons 2009-2010 with club produced data being no longer created.
OTHER CLUB INFORMATION
For all club information on this site use the Header Bar and follow the required heading. For all general club information visit the Club site. There you will also find reports on matches and other data not available here.
The First XI won the Sussex Premier League title for the second consecutive year in 2013 making a total of 6 wins in 8 years. Preston Nomads were also Premier League Champions for 2012 and the 2nd XI joined them as 2nd XI First Division Champions, this was an unique achievement for the Club. Historically the Club was the First Winner of the Sussex League in 1971 and won twice more in the 1980s. For fuller club information, use the link to our own site.
Preston Nomads Cricket Club won their first National Trophy, the ECB Club Indoor Championship, in the ECB Indoor School at Lords in 2009. They have also won the Reg. Phillips Sussex Indoor Cricket Cup on numerous occasions, including 2009, 2014 and 2015. The Club's two Indoor teams compete in Division 1 of the Portslade Indoor Cricket League which is affiliated to the ECB via the SCB. The Club also has a team in Division 2.
PRESTON NOMADS OWN SITE
The Club site, preston-nomads.co.uk gives the main information, including a link to a local map. Officers of the Club are listed there and there are two pictures on the Home page of the lovely ground situated under the South Downs, close to the Devils Dyke. The beautiful new pavilion in the Spen Cama Memorial Ground was opened in 2006 by Robin Marlar. Preston Nomads' two grounds were upgraded in conjunction with the building of the new pavilion in 2006. The South ground was enlarged and partially levelled during the building process. The North ground outfield underwent a further major servicing in 2014 to improve its quality and help the drainage.
NOTE FOR COACHES: We request that coach drivers approach the ground from the northern (Henfield A281) end of Clappers Lane. This is because of a couple of very sharp turns in Fulking and on the southern part of Clappers Lane. The approach from the north is not without difficulty, but it is the easier of the two and we have had issues with coaches getting stuck in the Fulking area.
Winners for this year are as follows:-
Sep 7 - Lesley Dexter (£50)
Oct 154 - Robin Wilson (£50)
Nov 226 - Phil Brown (£50)
Dec 30 - Sid Ledlie (£50)
Jan 119 - Glyn Adams (£50)
Feb 117 Miss N Matchett (£1000),
Mar 100 David Laing (£50),
Apr 191 Marguerite Harland (£50),
May 143 Jim Pegg (£50).
Money raised from the Monthly Draw Goes to Colts Cricket