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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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December 4, 2016, 7:12 pm
Nomads Do Well at the Mid Sussex Stoner Awards
November 5, 2016, 11:15 am
Speakers Henry Gane and Sussex star Ben Brown shine at Awards Ceremony.

October 23, 2016, 3:36 pm
2017 Should Prove to be Very Competive !

September 17, 2016, 9:09 am
Glittering 2016 Colts Awards

September 15, 2016, 8:31 am
Brilliant Afternoon @ The SCMG for the Harry Baldwin X1

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


Mr Bowden Lifetime Achiever.
2016-10-09 19:57:26

Sussex Cricket 
David Bowden wins Lifetime Achiever Award at ECB’s NatWest OSCAs event
Wednesday 5th October 2016
Sussex’s President David Bowden has won the prestigious Lifetime Achiever award at the ECB’s NatWest OSCAs event, which rewards cricket’s unsung heroes. The award was presented by England legend Mike Gatting
The event, hosted by Jonathan Agnew, BBC Cricket Correspondent and Test Match Special commentator, at Lord’s yesterday, brought together over 400 people from across England and Wales to celebrate the heroes of the recreational game.
David moved to Sussex in 1973, when he joined Preston Nomads CC as a 1st XI player and subsequently became the club’s captain, and was then Chairman for a number of years. He served on the Sussex Premier Cricket League’s Council for over 20 years and is now the League’s President. David has also served the Sussex Cricket Board as its Honorary Secretary and as an elected member of its Management Committee.
David and Mike
David was co-opted as a Director of Sussex CCC in 2004, and then became an elected Director. At that time he proposed to the two cricketing bodies that they should merge to provide a single integrated organisation for the benefit of both recreational and professional cricket in Sussex. He has since devoted an immense amount of time and energy to bring this concept to fruition.

Bowden became President of Sussex County Cricket Club in March 2015 and the two bodies, Sussex CCC and the Sussex Cricket Board, merged in November of the same year to form Sussex Cricket Limited. At this time David became the first Chairman of a new charitable subsidiary, Sussex Cricket Foundation, responsible for recreational cricket and community activities.

On winning the award David said, “I am thrilled, honoured and proud to have been chosen to receive this prestigious award, not least because it reflects well on the Sussex Cricket Family. Like all volunteers in cricket, we give our services freely because we have a deep passion for the sport and because we feel that we can do something to help make a difference. We do not give our time and commitment in order to achieve accolades such as this, but we get real joy and pleasure sometimes from seeing some of the youngsters we support thrive in their chosen path.

“One of our desires is to use the power of cricket to give young people better life-skills to prepare them for their futures. The mission for Sussex Cricket is to create a passion for cricket in the heart of every community and that can only be achieved through the 7,000 volunteers who already devote their services in the 245 local cricket clubs throughout the County. Long may they flourish and I thank all of them most sincerely for all they do!”
Sussex Chairman, Jim May, said " We are all delighted that David has won national recognition which is well deserved. He is an inspirational figure who has carried out a wide variety of roles with great distinction in the cricketing world. David's legacy will be to have played a leading role in putting in place the structure and strategy for Sussex Cricket which will be beneficial in creating opportunities for cricketers of all ages and sexes throughout the county.”

Academy Clinch Back to Back Titles
2016-09-04 13:13:00
Season 2016 might have ended in two draws for Jason and his talented Academy squad but over 4 months of league cricket they displayed a wonderful array of cricketing skills.  Both individually and as a team.  Its been a story of swagger at times playing some breath taking cricket but also doing the hard work and digging in when needing to.  Like at bottom club Lindfield who's opening pace attack had us pinned down for 90 mins.  George and Liam stuck to their task that afternoon to calmly steer the team to victory. 

There are no superstars in this squad just talented lads who individually have all stepped up to produce 12 league wins from 18 starts.  Its a case of doing the simple things correctly most of the time, allowing batters to bat with freedom, bowlers to produce and working hard in the field.  Skipper Jason Robinson has produced a winning mentality with-in this squad and thoroughly deserve to pick up the Sussex Prem 2XI title again.


Jason Robinson  


We caught up with Jason who said ' the main aim of this squad is to produce future Nomad 1st team players and it's very pleasing that Mason Liam and Adam have stepped up to 1st team level this season'  As to the title he explained ' we have had a younger squad this season so it's fantastic to have won back to back league championships.  We will be aiming to go again next season with the same philosophy, looking at our youth section over winter nets to establish who might be ready to join the Nomad academy set up for 2017'

So the message to all our Colts is to work hard at your game and there is a definite pathway to 1st team cricket here at Preston Nomads Cricket Club. Our Academy is proving a real success !

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