Heavyweights meet again this Sunday

(NBL) FALCONS @ NATIONALS (Harlow, 1pm start)

We are only into week 3 of the National Baseball League (NBL) season so it is too early to build-up games as pivotal, but it would be fair to say that Sunday’s encounter between last year’s top two teams is the biggest game of the NBL season so far.

The reigning champions from Harlow (1-1) didn’t play last Sunday due to waterlogged field so they find themselves 1 game back on the joint-leaders, Herts Falcons (3-1), but they will know that two wins on Sunday and they will jump over Herts.

In the encounters between the two teams last year the Nats came out on top with 3 wins and 1 loss. The new faces in the Nationals’ roster this season compared to 2012 are right-handed pitcher Matt Gilbert who moved over from the Arrows, Dominican catcher and infielder Ambiorix Hurtado who joined from the Latin Boys, pitcher Ben Powell from Leicester, as well as South African, Gary Snyman.

George Lintern and slugger Edwin Alcantara who were influential in 2012, do not feature in the Nationals active roster at the moment.


This is the first week in which all 5 Herts teams are in action. Fans travelling to see Herts teams in action this Sunday should note the irregular start times of some of the games:

NBL, Herts Falcons @ Nats (1:00pm, venue: Harlow)

AAA-League, Leones at Herts Ravens (1:30pm, venue Grovehill Ballpark, Herts)

AA-League, Hove at Herts Hawks (1:00pm, venue: Grovehill Ballpark, Herts)

A-League, Herts Eagles at Coyotes (2:00pm, venue: Milton Keynes)

A-League, Herts Raptors at Leicester (12:00pm, venue: Leicester)