Richmond Nomads Cricket Club president Greg Neesham insists the club has come along way since its foundation in 1946, but it is still finding new players hard to come by. 

The club celebrated its 70th anniversary in style with Twenty20 match against fellow septuagenarians Heathrow Airport, which they won by five wickets, last month.

But Neesham has launched an appeal for new players to support their Sunday side. 

“We have come such a long way since our frugal beginnings in 1946 where we turned out in everyday clothes rather than team whites because of rationing and a lack of funds,” he said.

"Since then the club has gone from strength to strength and has counted 1970s first-class cricketer - Tim Lamb of Middlesex and Northants - among its ranks and even competed internationally during our 60th anniversary tour to Estonia where we played two games against the Estonia national XI.

"Despite our relative strength today, it's becoming harder to field sides every Sunday and we appeal to anyone who's interested in joining our club to get in touch."

Richmond Nomads CC is a friendly club that began life in 1946 when a group of Richmond fathers met in a pub and chipped in a fiver each - then about two weeks' average wages - to found a sports club to keep their sons out of mischief.

Subscriptions were 12p a year, but free to members of the armed forces.

The Nomads - currently based at the National Physicvs Laboratory - originally played all their games away, but by the early Sixties were renting grounds for home matches, including Richmond Green for a few years in the late Seventies and even the Bank of England Sports Club in Roehampton.

New members can find out more about the club at or on Facebook and Twitter.