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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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August 20, 2016, 9:00 pm
Justin's on the Brink of Mid Sussex Stoner Div Two !
August 9, 2016, 11:29 pm
Week End Round Up

August 4, 2016, 8:41 pm
U15s Agonisingly Close in ECB Semi Final

July 31, 2016, 12:02 am
Liam and Stephen Light up the Common

July 30, 2016, 11:36 am
Excitement Builds Ahead of Nat West U15 Club Champs (4th August)

Colts news

June 24, 2016, 11:36 pm
Nomad U15s March on in ECB Cup
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

What's New


Lets Push Hard in Final Furlong
2016-08-23 23:39:28

The competitive season seems to have flashed past in the blink of an eye. Here we are just two games away from the end !   However there is still a lot to play for around the SCMG so let's get right into the action.

Jeremy and his 1st team will be looking for a strong finish to their Sussex League programme and a bounce up the table.  On Saturday they have the opportunity righting one of the worst performances of the season when Hastings CC make a visit to the SCMG   (11.30 yes 11.30 am start !).  Elliot Hooper caused us some trouble down as Horntye and he is still in form with both bat and ball.  I have been to down to Hastings CC during the summer and they are rightly proud their comfortable league position and will be looking to do the double over the Nomads.   In truth we had a day to forget out east but hopefully the lads can dig in and create a positive result come 7pm. 

On the last day of the season they made a trip west to the wonderful setting of Jubilee Field Billingshurst (11.30)  Our hosts have been battling away against relegation and I know that the club really want to stay in the premier division.  They are a fantastic bunch with some great home facilities to enjoy. Their plight will be semi confirmed on Saturday when they travel to EG (always a handful).  If they win that then our match becomes rather critical and with   Abi  Sakande in their ranks that will make it a very tough afternoon for our boys.  If my sources are correct the day will probable end up with an 'extended' beer in their well equipped clubhouse.

Hopefully our First team can pick up 60 welcome points to complete season 2016 !

Jason and his academy squad have played not only with swagger this season but have also shown real steel when needed.  A lot of big names have stepped up at different times to make some real telling contributions.   And so we come to the climax when the lads travel east to Eastbourne, our nearest challenges all season.  There has been just 5 measly points separating the teams for weeks and had the weather been kind to Eastbourne last week it would of been the same.  Going into the game the gap has risen to 23.  But Jason will know that will mean nothing when the teams walk out at mid day.  I wont lie but they have been the model of consistency and have quality players all over the park.  The batting seems to be ridiculously strong.  Its a game to savour !

The academy finish their league campaign against Three Bridges at home on 3rd September.  Re the above hopefully the Championship will already be at the SCMG !

The Mid Sussex Stoner League Vibe reaches the its thrilling climax over the next two weeks.   Our Third team under the leadership of David Symes will be looking to gain 60 points from both at home on Saturday against Dormansland CC and away at Poynings on 3rd September.  His team have battled hard on their return to Div 1 and could still walk away with the runners up spot which would be a truly wonderful achievement.  They also have the excitement of the MSSL Plate Final on bank holiday Monday (1..30 start)  I am not sure of the venue to be honest but David would very much like to have as many supporters out as possible.

 The 4th team have one more game and that's away at Dormansland CC 1 pm start.  Justin has got a fine tune from his team and is now looking for 8 wins on the spin.  If they were to secure such an accolade then promotion to division two might be secured come 7pm.  A draw or loss will have us looking over our shoulders on 3rd September when we have to sit it out.  Justin you and your squad have been top quality all season and its been a privilege to cover you guys.  WIN ON SATURDAY PLEASE !!

Main twitter feed will come from the sumptuous surrounds of the Saffrons where I shall be making my way over the 'coaster'  (bus route for those of you not in the know). The weather will be warm with sunshine in full control for most of the day.  All of that should, in my humble opinion, create one of the finest spectacles of the season.  Its a game very much to look forward to.   Good luck to Jason and his team. Report to come here early next week.

Talking of messages of good luck two of our promising Colts Mason Robinson and Max Lincoln will be representing us for Sussex U 15s in the ECB semi final today (24/8/2016) in Kibworth Leicester.  They take on Notts from 10.45 in the morning. If they win that the final takes place on Thursday. Following the action on our twitter site as I will be travelling up in the morning in the old 206. 

Best wishes to all our players, officials, officers, sponsors and fans as we take on the final furlong. 

Well I hope you have enjoyed the pre match rambles and hope that some of the information has been helpful.  That's the last one for season 2016.



Daniel Ibrahim top of the Batting Charts with 1130 runs.
2016-08-21 11:18:40
Daniel is having a tremendous season with the bat at lots of levels here at the SCMG.  The likable and polite youngster (I believe he just 12 years old) has appeared at U12s, U13s, U15s, 3rd team, Sunday team and most notably a deserved run in our very successful 4th team on Saturday afternoons. It seems that skipper Justin is very comfortable in giving Daniel his chance up the order.  In yesterdays win away at Burgess Hill the young man batted well at number three.
 Daniel in the runs
We caught up with him to find out more.  He said ' I have really enjoyed the season so far and there are still a few more games to go. Hopefully a few more runs can be scored' He picked out the U15s ECB cup run as one of the highlights, Daniel scored 35 important runs against Broadstairs.  He added ' I was proud to get my first ton for the club  in the recent U13s festival. I scored 111 no on the 1st day and then 111 2 days later'

Proud Dad Kash watches his son play when ever he can and has no doubt passed on many natural talents. 

Even at this tender age we have a real cricket lover in our ranks and if Dan continues to improve and that desire remains strong who knows where it will lead him.  By the time he leaves school he could well be a Preston Nomad first team opener !!

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