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Sussex Sharks Bite

Sussex Sharks won their first T20 Blast game at home over Glamorgan in Hove in some style with a hat trick from Tymal Mills in the final over. A few weeks ago Jefra Archer did the same at Lords against Middlesex. We are now in the business end of the T20 and, with quarter final places assured to [...]

August 15, 2018 // 0 Comments

Stoking the flames

Today I wish to comment upon the news from Bristol yesterday that England cricketer Ben Stokes had been found not guilty of affray after a seven-day trial and before doing so feel it necessary to begin with a few scatter-gun points. Firstly, of course, every man is innocent unless and until proven [...]

August 15, 2018 // 0 Comments

Rain, rain go away

I finally watched 45 minutes of play at Lords before the heavens opened and I hot-footed back to Hove for the crucial T20 blast game against Kent. I say hot-footed but once again there was a trespasser on the line at East Croydon so the Gatwick non-Express crawled pitiably and then a decision was [...]

August 11, 2018 // 0 Comments

Blighted by the weather

I travelled up to London to watch the Test with Dougie Heath only to spend much of the day in the hotel room following sport. I am not the only Rust staffer to fall foul of Southern Fail. All trains from the station to London were delayed or cancelled because of an earlier trespass incident. What [...]

August 10, 2018 // 0 Comments

Jack Russell

Yesterday I went with Alice Mansfield to meet Jack Russell whose work was being exhibited at a well-known gallery in St James London. I already knew quite a bit about Jack as England wicketkeeper but wanted an art expert’s view on the quality of his artistic output. Jack was the same [...]

August 9, 2018 // 0 Comments

Sussex Sharks lose again

After our excellent victory at Lords in the week over Middlesex we were flying in anticipation of high-flying Somerset, top run scorers in the south division. Alas it was not to be. We posted a score of 169, Laurie Evans scoring 96 of them but it was never going to be enough with Somerset winning [...]

August 8, 2018 // 0 Comments

Pre-season and some armchair watching

We rugby union fans are now in the annual ‘Phoney war’ period before anything actually happens. Thus the (rugby) media is full of little ‘puff’ pieces from every last Tom, Dick and Harry detailing how their poor form last season was due entirely to a long term niggle but happily – this [...]

August 6, 2018 // 0 Comments

Sussex Sharks lose in T20

There is not much gained by having the best bowling attack in the T20 – north and south – if you cannot bat as Sussex Sharks showed last night at Hove losing to division leaders Gloucestershire. The Sharks only amassed 127, Laurie Evans  the only one to make a decent score of 41. With [...]

August 2, 2018 // 0 Comments

What’s all the fuss about?

Much has been expressed – spoken and written – in the nations’ sports media recently regarding the selection of 30 year old Adil Rashid, currently signed to Yorkshire on a ‘white ball only’ contract, for the England Test squad some three years are his last call-up. Some critics have [...]

July 28, 2018 // 0 Comments

The onward march continues

The campaign seeking to advance equality with men for female sporting stars inevitably risks running into a little local difficulty when coming together the harsh realities of the world. Currently the general media line is that the England women’s team in football, rugby, hockey and cricket are [...]

July 26, 2018 // 0 Comments

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