Horsham skipper Gallagher insists title is still Nomads to lose

JPCT 21-07-12 S12291169X Cricket. Horsham v worthing. Munday bowling -photo by Steve Cobb
JPCT 21-07-12 S12291169X Cricket. Horsham v worthing. Munday bowling -photo by Steve Cobb

Craig Gallagher insists Preston Nomads are still in the box seat for the title even after his Horsham side’s 60-point weekend saw them reclaim top spot in the Sussex Premier League.

Saturday’s comfortable eight-wicket defeat of Chichester was followed by a far tighter 22-run win over the Sussex Development XI the next day as Gallagher’s men reaffirmed their title ambitions at Cricketfield Road.

The weekend double sees Horsham lead the way over Preston Nomads by 17 points with three to play but with Nomads still to face the Development XI in their game in hand Gallagher believes it is still theirs to throw away.

“It’s still there for the taking but it’s still theirs (Nomads) to lose,” Gallagher said.

“All we can do is win our games, keep the pressure on them and be ready if they slip up.”

Gallagher hailed bowler Michael Munday as a ‘joy to captain’ after the leg spinner added another nine wickets to his tally over the weekend to pass 50 wickets for the season already. “What a fantastic bowler he is, he bowls well under pressure and just keeps taking wickets with his creative deliveries,” he said of the former Somerset player and top Sussex League wicket-taker, pictured.