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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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May 22, 2016, 7:55 am
Adam and Lightning Eluminate Polegrove Draw
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May 15, 2016, 11:25 am
David is Denied at the Selection Table
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May 9, 2016, 9:59 pm
Rising Sussex Star Fynn Ruins a Nomad Opening Day Clean Sweep
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April 30, 2016, 11:16 pm
Cannon Deliveres First Major Impact on New Season
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April 27, 2016, 9:43 pm
Gray-Nicolls t20 Sweeps in on Saturday
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July 14, 2015, 9:06 pm
Colts Review Three Weeks to Go.
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June 29, 2015, 11:36 pm
UNDER 13'S CROWNED SUSSEX CHAMPIONS
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June 29, 2015, 9:44 pm
U10s Progressing Well
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June 17, 2015, 11:29 pm
U13s Cup News from Manager Jules Hunt
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June 7, 2015, 10:07 am
U9s Just Want to Have Fun.
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June 4, 2015, 11:57 pm
U13s Looking Good Again in Win over St Andrews.
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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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3rds Claim Local Bragging Rights
2016-05-22 08:23:29

 

A huge Nomads pat on the back goes to David Symes and his Third team as they win the local derby on our south lawn yesterday against Poynings CC.  The Mid Sussex Stoner div one game looked a banana skin in the making but that lads diddn't let us down.  Symes himself led the way with 4 for 30 as the hosts fell to 138 all out.  Phil Standen George Read and Christy Heath all batted very well in reply as 28 welcome points were added to the total.  The top Stoner Divison makes for very pleasent viewing this morning as after three games our team are in 3rd place. We spoke with David who simply said 'it was amazing all round team performance!'

Its a big week end looming for the squad as they travel to Colemans on saturday and Ashdown F on Sunday for the cup.  Make sure that availibity is high !!!


SCMG Emotions Run High After Horsham Win
2016-05-17 23:45:51

Our 1st team got their Sussex Premier League campaign up and running last Saturday with a close and intense win over Horsham CC.  Having inserted the visitors Nomads bowled and fielded very well keeping runs at a premium.   Carl was probably the pick of the bowlers with 3 wickets but Kash was devastating late on taking two for ten off 4 overs.  Keeper James M is starting the season in great form picking up a catch and a fine stumping.  Horsham were bowled for 152.

Arron Phillips, who stepped up to first team action, carried on some great form with nice half century.  Unfortunately the rest of the top order are still misfiring as a unit and its something that needs to be addressed ASAP.  However on Saturday it didn't matter a jot as Nomad legends Simon and Ibrahim calmed all the nerves, both smashing a six, to steer the lads home to a much needed 30 points and third place in the league.

We caught up with a very happy Kash on Sunday he explained ' Tim took a great catch and then Carl and Owen bowled well to get the pressure on. We were pretty pleased at tea.  Arron batted really well in the reply'  As to his own batting he ventured 'its been nice to have some time out in the middle to develop my inns' ( look who is on top of the play cricket batting charts !)  He carried on ' there was a lot of emotion at the end of the game and we sang the song as loud as ever, there was a lot of passion flying around !'

If the season was to end this week Kash would be my Press Officers player of the season #startedwithabang


The lads are at home again on Saturday gracing the north square.  League leaders Bexhill CC make the long trip west to be with us for a 12.30 start.  They will  travel in fine fettle after beating Billingshurst and more importantly East Grinstead last week.  The Polegrove mob have been a revelation
with the bat as their top order is all scoring heavily.  Malcolm Johnson, Luke Youngs, Callum Guest and Shawn Johnson have all been in imperious form.  There is no reason to suggest that they wont be turning up the heat again at the SCMG.   You get the feeling that our lads will need to take positive passion into the game and get right on it from ball one. 

Our 4th team made it two wins from two on the South Square when securing a 'comfortable margin' win against Balcombe.  We caught up with Justin this week who said ' we are very pleased with two league wins so far, its a great start to the season'  He continued ' the win on Saturday was down to a good all round team performance with everyone contributing, Stephen Oliver (60 runs) is back to his very best'  We talked about his own inns where he explained ' I felt I needed to stay around after a top order wobble so my inns was a little slower than usual (Justin we don't that from our openers, your just are doing your job !)   Mind you he did hint at tougher tests to come saying 'there will be three or four teams all looking for promotion and we haven't played any of these yet' .    Justin and the lads do not have a game this week-end but several of them will be up for general selection.

Jason and the Academy still haven't really got going this season after suffering low scoring loss at Horsham.  Nomads were bowled for just 114 so it was no surprise when Horsham went on to win albeit 7 wickets down.  Its one to draw a line under and look forward to a trip to Polgrove on Saturday.  Bexhill two's are in good nick having drawn and won their last two.  James Walker scoring a nice ton last time out. 


David and Third team will be on the South Square against near neighbours Poynings CC.  Form books will go out the window for this clash as our rivals will be looking to grab the bragging rights.  Hang onto your hats for a real test of cricket where our boys are going to have to be strong, committed and really focused to get anything out of the game.  And its very important they do as the Mid Sussex Stoner div one is an unforgiving place if a team gets on a bad run.  Lets hope David and his team can bounce right back !

In other news Tim Moses and Max Lincoln stared in the Sussex Development Squad win at Worthing on Sunday.  Tim scored a very quick half century, while that was going on Max sat with his pads on for an hour at 7 waiting for a chance that never came.  After tea he fielded well as Sussex took a moral boosting win.  They will be at the SCMG on 12th June.   I would like to send personal best wishes to young Max (15). Our budding young star hasn't yet had the best of starts with the bat but we all know he has phenomenal talent.  The club are right with you and wish you all the best for the rest of the season.  It wont be long before the runs are flowing again !

We have a another massive weekend of cricket to come with three very important games.  I will be travelling to Bexhill running the slide rule over our Academy. Hopefully they can clear all the cob webs and put on a great show at the Polegrove.  Please watch out for twitter feed from there and the SCMG with reports and reaction here early next week.

Good luck to our players, sponsors, officers, officials and fans this week end.   Lets go for three wins !


Colin

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