A bit of background from Andy Nightingale, Fixtures Secretary :
Our Facebook page hasn’t been updated for a while as we’ve had a couple of cancellations recently, but there will be a couple more match reports added soon.
As far as history goes, Farthingstone Nomads were formed around 10 years ago by some friends in the Kings Arms pub in Farthingstone who wanted to play friendly social cricket on Sundays against like minded clubs.
For the first few years all our fixtures were away as we had no ground of our own. Then we struck an agreement with Preston Capes CC to use their ground on Sundays. When they folded around four years ago we took on the ground ourselves. A lot of time and money went into developing things there, but we never had any formal agreement with the landowner so we never really had any sense of security.
At the beginning of this season we were discussing how much further spending would be needed when one of our members let us know that Badby CC had sadly decided to call it a day. We approached the club and the parish council with a view to using the facilities and keeping cricket in the village.
Although the final details are still to be agreed, the move has generally proved to be a success. The support from the village has been great. We are very keen to keep cricket in Badby and think it’s important that in some way we also keep alive the name of Badby Cricket Club, being the oldest club in the county.
On Sunday, August 26 a fixture against an invitational XI will be raising money for Trekstock, a charity that supports young people affected by cancer. There will be an IPL style player auction where people can buy a player from either side and players will earn points for their performance in the game. The ‘owner’ of the top player will get a cash prize. It would be great if local villagers came along to give their support.
Please make contact with Andy on Andy Nightingale by email: andynightingale234 @ gmail.com or through Facebook