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Preston Nomads Cricket Club was a founder member of the Sussex Cricket League in 1971, the 1st XI winning the Championship in the League's inaugural year, again in 1982, 1988, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010 and also in 2012 and 2013 – a record 9 times!

In addition, the 1st XI has won the League Cup in 2005, 2008, 2009 and 2011.

The 2nd XI was champions of its League in 1977, 1997 and 2005 and won the Sussex League Cup in 2007.

The Club 3rd XI won the Sussex League title in 1981 and 1986, prior to the disbandment of that Division. The 3rd XI now plays in the HJ Stoner Mid Sussex League Division 2 and was Champions in 1997 and 2005.

Our 4th XI was founded in 2005 and won the Sally Miller Trophy in their first year, and again in 2010 and 2014. It also plays in the HJ Stoner Mid Sussex League Division 3.

The Club is particularly proud of its vibrant Colts Section, which boasts over 170 boys and girls from the age of 6 to 16 years.

The Club was founded in Brighton, in 1927 by our late President, Spen Cama, and moved to its present ground just to the north of Brighton, in 1937. The ground is one of the most picturesque in the country, enjoying spectacular views of the famous Devils Dyke and the South Downs.

Most of the players live in the Brighton and Hove area and we enjoy close cooperation with the Sussex County Cricket Club and the Sussex Cricket Board.

Playing Opportunities

Preston Nomads Cricket Club runs 4 men's Saturday League teams and 1 on Sundays.The 1st XI plays in the Premier Division of the Sussex Premier Cricket League, with the 2nd XI playing in the League's 2nd XI 1st Division. The 3rd XI plays in the H.J.Stoner Mid Sussex League Division 2, with the 4th XI playing in Division 3.The Club is always keen to extend a warm welcome to new players, who can be sure of excellent Club facilities, extensive practice arrangements and a playing strength with a fine sporting tradition. Every year we sponsor an overseas player who provides coaching within the Club, under the direction of Kashif Ibrahim, our Director of Cricket & Coaching.Anyone interested in playing for the Club is encouraged to contact Kashif on 07855 417574, giving brief details of your playing experience and abilities.

 

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July 24, 2016, 11:45 am
4th Team Find a 'Gem' Result in Stoner League
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July 23, 2016, 10:48 am
U15s Step into the ECB Spotlight
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July 20, 2016, 12:44 am
U15s Have Exciting ECB Cup Date with Broadstairs CC (21/7 6pm)
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July 17, 2016, 11:07 am
Round up from Saturday ! 2s 3s and 4s a Good Day
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July 16, 2016, 11:34 pm
1st Team Lose at Patched up Horsham
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Colts news


June 24, 2016, 11:36 pm
Nomad U15s March on in ECB Cup
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August 13, 2013, 12:11 am
U13s Hurricanes - Division 2 Champions 2013
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April 23, 2013, 12:25 am
Colts Sample the County Ground!
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October 29, 2012, 7:56 pm
The Under 16's 2012 Season Summary
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August 7, 2012, 7:48 pm
Colts Update for the 2012 Season
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September 11, 2011, 11:51 pm
Preston Nomads Girls' Successful Season 2011
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June 1, 2011, 10:26 pm
Preston Nomads Girls chalk up another win, this time home to Hastings - becoming "a force to be reckoned with"
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June 1, 2011, 10:19 pm
Nomads girls earn a well deserved win against Eastbourne.
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March 28, 2004, 10:50 pm
CHILD PROTECTION POLICY AND GUIDELINES
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March 26, 2004, 1:19 pm
POLICIES AND CODES OF CONDUCT
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Academy Starts to Produce here at the SCMG
2016-07-25 22:33:12

The Preston Nomads CC Academy vibe is really starting to bear fruit as several of our young players are making a name for themselves.  As tipped up after a 2nd team draw at Bexhill (21st May),  sensationally stopped by a fierce thunderstorm,  Adam O'Brien might well find himself spin bowling for the 1st team.    On Saturday that became a reality  at the Polegate.  And not did he just make up the numbers Adam finished the day with4wickets to his name mopping up the Bexhill middle and tail.  It's consistency that will be the buzz word for the youngster.   Carl Simon is Mr consistency and it was his 4 wickets up top which really set the tone for  a morale boosting win.    Our batsmen were in no mood to let 150 go and led by James Wilks-Green 45 not out the lads chased down ease. 


 

 That's a fantastic win for our 1st team and congrats to Jeremy for halting what was becoming a worrying trend.  Adam you have past your initial test with flying colours but at 1st team level there will be many more challenges to come !


It was case of cant win them all for the rest of the Academy squad on the north square v Bexhill 2s.  Jason was chasing down an 8 timer but unfortunately, for the 2nd week running, his top order disintegrated around him when chasing 217.  He (65) and son Mason (30) did try to lead a recovery but it was all to late.  That loss has brought the chasing pack right back into contention.  Well done to Bexhill for finding the answers against an inform team.  For our guys the batsman will have to get back to basics on Saturday and try to get back amongst the run !


Liam O'Brien must of read the pre match tweet asking for a league ton !.   He went on to make 154 for our Third Team on the south pitch v Coleman Hatch. A brilliant effort from a young man who has a bright future in the sport.  He was superbly supported by Michael English who his having another solid season with the bat. Colemans Hatch were never going to chase 267 and indeed David was in no mood for mercy.  He took 4 wickets for 11 on way to a very comfortable 30 point victory.   In terms of the Mid Sussex Stoner League title it was a must win game so congrats to them.


See main report for the 4th team.


On Sunday,David led his Third team to the MSCL Plate final after a wonderful batting performance.  Chasing 232  George Read smashed 92 runs with Toby Shepperson and Sakib finishing the job both 40 odd not out.  My home team Burgess Hill played very well on the day but our Third team pose a lot of problems these days.    Long shot but could David bring home a league and cup double ???!!!


Battle Cry for our First Team !
2016-07-07 00:52:36

If ever the 1st team need our full support its this week end as they take on East Grinstead CC at the SCMG (12.30 start).  After three straight losses (all comps) the season is in danger of becoming just an 'also ran' in our proud history.  Winning the Sussex Premier League in 2016 was a key target but 3 losses and bad luck with the weather see's a current league position of 6th.

However that can all still change if we can take charge of the match on Saturday and then press on over the next few weeks (Horsham then Bexhill away).  80 odd points over this period would put Nomads back in the chasing pack.  Its a tough start against EG but hopefully the boys can use some annoyance at losing to them on the opening day. In addition Dom can look towards his debut league ton that day for some inspiration.   Our visitors have had a very quiet month with 3 games called off.  But they did take to the field last Saturday with a massive win over league leaders Horsham.  The Hatchet's were in sparkling form taking 6 wickets between them.  Then Regan Derham smashed 60 not out (average 43) to win the game.   Tim Cummings is their top batsman with 297 runs (average 74 !).  Ian Sturmer is the leading wicket taker on 20.  They are a real handful especially if Fynn Hudson Prentice is available !


As always a tough afternoon's cricket in store.


Jason and his Academy of rising stars travel to EG for a match against their 2nd team. (1pm start)  Our hosts won their 1st game of the season last Saturday when scoring a massive 242 against Horsham.  Archie Turner top scoring with 50.  That's sure to given them a huge boost against our lads. However, Jason has his team firing on all cylinders and he will be looking for 6 straight wins on the bounce.   I predict another win on the road.


David and his third team will be very pleased to get back to home soil in Mid Sussex Stoner div 1.  Its been a tough but very encouraging time since they last played on the south lawn (18th June).  Edenbridge make the long trip south west to be with us (1.30 start).  The away fixture produced perhaps the only real headache for David when our batting collapsed leading to a bad defeat.  Our visitors have suffered 2 abandoned games on the trot so will be desperately looking to play.  Andy Hill is their talisman all rounder.   He has taken 36 wickets aready and has demonstrated his skill with the bat when clipping a lovely 50 in that game.  Ben Phillips ,Sed Goodhew, Dom Jordon and Luke Boakes are all in fine form with the bat.

Its another huge test for our third team but David will be looking for some kind of revenge and picking up a 4th consecutive win.


Justin and our 4th team's Mid Sussex Stoner leagues promotion hopes dangle by a thread.  However the lads might have been thrown a life line as they travel to bottom of the league Balcombe on Saturday (1.30 start)  Our hosts have been hammered every week so far with 7 straight losses. They just cant seem to bat to a big score with around a 120 being the average.  I believe our lads will need 7 wins from 9.  Why not get the first one in the bag on Saturday !


Good luck to all our players this week.  Lets hope for a home ton and 5 for on the North Square and lots of good performances around the grounds.  Wear that Nomad shirt with pride and passion.  As always a huge mention to our officials, officers, sponsors and the army of fans, hope you have a wonderful day out.


I will be having a day off so news from around the grounds will be sparodic at best but please watch out for reaction here early next week.


All the best


Colin


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