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view of clubPreston 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 and most recently retaining the title in 2010. In recent years we have also won The Sussex Cup final in 2004 and were winners of the 20:20 Cup in 2008, 2009 and 2011.

The 2nd XI were 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 play in the HJ Stoner Mid Sussex League Division 1 and were Champions in 1997 and 2005.

Our 4th XI were founded in 2005 and won the Sally Miller Trophy in their first year, and again in 2010. They play in the HJ Stoner Mid Sussex League Division 3.

Nomads have a vibrant colts section and have run a girls' section and commenced operation of a fully fledged women's side in 2009. [read more...]

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April 11, 2014, 7:37 pm
Nat West Cricket Force Day 5th April
February 23, 2014, 11:00 pm
Nomads 1sts Bow Out of 2014 Indoor League

November 16, 2013, 11:28 am
Awards evening at the County Ground 8th November

August 21, 2013, 7:54 am
The Mighty Nomads Machine Claims 6th Premier League Title in 8 Years After Beating Hastings by 5 Wickets at the SCMG

August 17, 2013, 1:47 am
The Lower Engine Room Club Together Around Kashy to Push Nomads Over the Line in a Tough Chase After Carlo Bagged 5 at the Neville

Colts news

August 13, 2013, 12:11 am
U13s Hurricanes - Division 2 Champions 2013
April 23, 2013, 12:25 am
Colts Sample the County Ground!

October 29, 2012, 7:56 pm
The Under 16's 2012 Season Summary

August 7, 2012, 7:48 pm
Colts Update for the 2012 Season

September 11, 2011, 11:51 pm
Preston Nomads Girls' Successful Season 2011

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"

June 1, 2011, 10:19 pm
Nomads girls earn a well deserved win against Eastbourne.

March 28, 2004, 10:50 pm

March 26, 2004, 1:19 pm

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Mid Winter Report !
2014-02-06 00:10:35

Hello Nomads



Hope you are all having a great winter albeit that we might be battling some of the heaviest rainfall for years. I know a lot of you will have been following the Albion, playing rugby and hockey over the past few months. Yours truly has been writing programmes for Burgess Hill Town. A role that has proved very exciting and a quick peek at the Ryman South table reflects a team which could be going all the way to the play offs.


With all that going on Cricket could be thought of as being in the background but nothing could be further from the truth. Here at Preston Nomads season 2014 is already gathering pace both in the back ground and indeed the action has started in earnest ! In this report we look at Indoor success, talk to our grounds man, take a peek at the AGM and drop in at a busy nets session.




I took a quick trip over to the SCMG on Sunday 25th Jan just to breath in the winter vibe. Well, the overwhelming sensation was one of lush, green healthy looking grass, the second was a 'little' surface water here and there. The club house was looking resplendent in the late afternoon sunshine. There was though, a little storm damage to several of the fence's and more spectacular a blown over site-screen. Here with several photo's. Having spoken with Grounds man Bryan that evening he told me ' there is a lot of work to be done, we will be looking to clear up the storm damage ASAP but other than that there are a lot of projects up and running. The machines need servicing, gravel boards replaced and some major work to the north square artificial plus all your normal tree and garden husbandry' As to the weather he said ' owing to the mild wet winter our grass is still growing fast, that is very unusual for this time of year. It normally shuts down and perhaps goes a little off colour. We will be looking to get the mower on it regularly !'



We are very fortunate to have expert ground staff working hard out there and will catch up with them in early spring. (Perhaps the rain may have stopped by then !)

Sussex County Indoor Cricket Finals 26/1/2014


Our talented 6 a side Indoor Cricket team played three matches at Portslade. The prise was a play off place against the Surrey champions at Guildford on 16th February. After a long day skipper Riggy, Jimmy, Owen, Sakib, Taron and David had repelled all comers winning the three games. Their match against Three Bridges turned into a real battle with excitement all the way. Chasing quite a score our boys timed an excellent reply winning with two balls to spare.







Organisers John Moore and our own Keith Pitt organised a wonderful day with top quality umpires and scores including our Peter Forrest in house. A good smattering of Nomad fans were watching on.

The day came to the stunning end when Sussex legend Les Lenham presented a proud Mr Rigg with the trophy. Riggy neatly summed up ' experience won the day !'

The boys travel to Guildford on Sunday 16th for a one match play off against the Surrey Champs. Why not make a date and cheers them on. Phone Keith P for details.

AGM 2014 28/1/2014

Chairman Paul Hird presided over a very professional and slick AGM in the hallowed pavilion of the County Ground. All the regular positions were seconded and voted in. It can be revealed that batting sensation Jro will be our 2nd team vice captain this season.

It was lovely to catch up with with some leading lights in this great club.

Nets anyone ?

Tuesday evenings will prove to be very busy for seniors and colts alike as they gather at the County Indoor Nets for practice (6pm till 9pm). We caught up on an intense session last week when all rounder Stuart Faith was batting. Some of you will know him from a previous spell with us. He told me' I am really looking forward to the season here at Preston Nomads and hope for a run in the 1st team if selected ' We wish him well. Lots of familar faces were going through their paces all putting in a great shift.






These sessions will only get more and more popular as the weather gets better !

Hope you have enjoyed this short mid winter round up. Just think our Sunday team kick off in around 10 weeks time, a blink of an eye !

Preston Nomads Celebrate Seasons Excellence !
2013-11-16 10:56:37
Around 90 Nomads players, officials and guests congregated in the hallowed County Ground pavilion (8th November) for a glittering evening of good food, wine, repartee and awards. It turned into a very congenial evening indeed !
After reception drinks, seats were taken and it was club president Chris Bidwell who got the evening underway with a short remembrance of fallen cricketing comrades. Reverend Mascarenhas then led a very moving grace before we sat down to a prawn starter, chicken main, treacle tart and exquisite cheeses to finish.
 Club captain Jeremy and President  Chris
During coffee acting MOC Bell junior addressed the hushed room and invited guest speaker Micheal Jayston to the floor. A wonderful and compelling delivery ensued complete with cricketing anecdotes and memories. At one point he said ' I once saw Carl Simon score a hundred runs for the Nomads and wonder why he bats at number nine ' amidst laughter towards the first team management. In response our own Stephen Rigg gave a captivating speech concentrating on the positive sides of the club focusing on the volunteers who make every thing happen. He made special reference to the colts vibe expressing thanks to Andy G and Claire for all their diligence through out the season. He concluded ' to all the people behind the scenes we thank you very much !'. Guest Tony Dougall then had us all in fits of laughter with a volley of amusing and sometimes near the knuckle stories, a brilliant way to end the speeches.
 Tony Chris and Michael
 Mr Rigg,  A wonderful response concentrating on the back room volunteers !
Andy Garth then took the stage for the all important award giving ceremony. The silverware was given as follows :-
First teamer of the year Patrick Spencer First team performance of the year Joe Gatting
Second teamer of the year Sakib Ikram Second team performance of the year Taron Ikram
Third teamer of the year Luke Appleton Third team performance of the year Michael English
Forth teamer of the year Justin Schildkamp Forth team performance of the year Protap Dasgupta
The Spen Sunday Cup JRO Jason Robinson
The Brunswick Cup for the most influential Colt Adam O'Brien
Coaches award Angus Watson
Coveted Club Man of the Year Graham Watson
New Press Officers Player of the Year award Sakib Ikram
Our President had the final word of the official part of the evening. He said ' many congratulations to all our award winners this evening and also well-done to our first team for retaining the County League, it was a first class effort especially after a poor start. I would like to say a massive thank you to our speakers Micheal, Stephen and Tony who kept us richly entertained and thanks to the County Cricket Club for hosting tonight's event. The bar will be open to midnight, enjoy !'
 Chris and our first teamer of the year  Wicket taking run scoring Patrick Spencer
Bowman said ' many thanks for the invite to my first Nomads Annual Dinner a real delight to be involved. It was a real honour and a privilege to allow me to pick a Press Officers player of the year which having seen all of you play was pretty tough. Justin, Patrick, Carl, Jro, Das, Straks, Angus and Riggy were all on fire during the season but one young man stood out as a model of consistency. Sakib (15) moved from colts to men's cricket with ease and established himself as a key top order batsman in our 2nd team. When he wasn't blunting attacks with a concentrated defence there was a volley of offensive shots including his delicious signature late cut.
If Sakib continues to develop over the winter and into next season he certainly has the chance of a huge future here at Nomads and perhaps into the County stage'

 Cheeky lad Adam with the president picking up his award

 Massive potential here at the SCMG  Sakib
More reaction and photos in new news section.
by  Colin Bowman  Press officer.

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