Big score round the corner says skipper

Eastbourne v Horsham
Eastbourne v Horsham

Eastbourne Cricket Club captain Mark Tomsett is looking to lead by example as his side prepare to face last year’s Premier League champions Preston Nomads.

He was disappointed to lose his wicket cheaply at Horsham last week and is hoping to inspire his players to victory by posting a big score at the Saffrons tomorrow (Saturday).

“As captain you have to lead by example,” he said.

“I know I can score runs in this division, I’ve scored heavily before and I know a big score is around the corner.”

Tomsett, who opens the batting, scored a creditable 27 against Horsham but it could have been much more according to the skipper.

And he knows he will have to be at his best this weekend as Nomads possess some of the fiercest bowlers in the division.

Antigua-born paceman Carl Simon has the third best bowling stats in the league, while Eastbourne-born Matt Hobden recently made his Sussex debut and is expected to feature on Saturday.

Former Eastbourne player Angus Stewart is likely to feature at the top of a strong Nomads batting line-up but Tomsett insists his players can pull off a scalp.

“This is what we want, it’s great to play these top teams,” he added. “We’ve played some great cricket lately, we’re well balanced and we go in confident.”