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A sporting cornucopia

I settled down at 6.00pm for a plethora of tv sporting choices: the USPGA, the fourth ODI between England and Pakistan and the EFL play-off semi final between Charlton and Doncaster. The US PGA at Beth Page is becoming a procession for Brooks Koepka. This might well please Pargie but I do prefer a [...]

May 18, 2019 // 0 Comments

Sussex sports

Our dear friends at Crystal Palace, by beating Cardiff, kept the Seagulls up as we appeared to be sleepwalking into relegation. Sussex Sharks lost yesterday by 116 runs to 4th place Gloucestershire at the Saffrons Ground, Eastbourne. I went to the match. I like the outer grounds of Sussex, [...]

May 6, 2019 // 0 Comments

Hampshire beat Sussex by 9 runs

I do not suppose there will be more than a paragraph in the sporting media on Hampshire’s victory in the Royal London Cup but it was a thrilling contest. For the second match in succession Sussex took the game to a final over but unlike Essex there was no victory. Hampshire set an imposing total [...]

May 4, 2019 // 0 Comments

Sussex beat Surrey in Royal London Cup

Where better to be on a sun drenched day than Hove? Bob Tickler’s flat in Nice maybe. Sussex inflicted Surrey’s second defeat in the Royal London – the once Gillette Cup – by 2 wickets and 11 balls. David Wiese the big South African all rounder was unquestionably man of the match [...]

April 20, 2019 // 0 Comments

Heralding the real start of spring

Lovers of all sports will turn an admiring and/envious eye towards the annual publication of the Wisden – cricket’s Bible from practically year dot of the game as the 19th and 20th Centuries knew it – and so today we provide a link to Vic Marks’ appreciation of the yellow [...]

April 11, 2019 // 0 Comments

My sporting weekend

It’s normally John Pargiter that gets to review the sporting weekend and (bless him) boast about his betting coups, so apologies to him and our readers … Amongst the semi-finals of the FA Cup, Grand National and Boat Race the opening of the cricket county championship passed almost [...]

April 8, 2019 // 0 Comments

Brighton 0 Manchester City 1

When you go down one goal down after four minutes against Manchester City it’s tough, very tough. However, City had little of their swagger and did not overrun the Seagulls thereafter. Indeed if we had a bit more adventure we might have got back into this semi-final FA Cup tie. Our best [...]

April 7, 2019 // 0 Comments

Sussex Cricket Society Lunch

Yesterday I attended a Sussex Supporters Group Lunch where the guest speaker was Lancashire legend Farokh Engineer. The flamboyant wicket keeper was an early hero of mine in the old days of the Sunday John Players League and I had heard he was an entertaining speaker. This we would not know as ill [...]

March 21, 2019 // 0 Comments

Brighton 1 Huddersfield 0

Brighton are the only league club without a win this year and the natives were getting restless. The first half against bottom side Huddersfield was scrappy with the away side edging it. They lack a 10 goal plus striker so they did not convert dominance into goals. Brighton improved in the second [...]

March 3, 2019 // 0 Comments

Rained off

The phenomenon of a wash-out due to incessant rain is something we expect in England but not in Grenada a country in the throes of a drought. The National Stadium has no floodlights, unlike the football stadium next door, so by 2.00 pm (6pm British time) it was clear that no match would be possible [...]

February 27, 2019 // 0 Comments

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