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Ashes commentary

I suspect there is little argument in the Great Rust Debate other than the best way to follow the Ashes is on the radio warm and toasty under the duvet. This said, I have been ever so slightly disappointed by the transmission. Aggers TMS has always had an irreverent side and long may that continue. [...]

December 5, 2017 // 0 Comments

The corridor of (un)certainty

With the Ashes second test now apparently drifting away from England, here’s an article definitely worth reading and considering, penned by Jonathan Liew and spotted today upon the website of – THE INDEPENDENT [...]

December 5, 2017 // 0 Comments

Brighton draw again and Sussex CCC appoint

Everyone down here could not be more delighted with Brighton’s start but we should have beaten Everton and Southampton in our last two home games. So when Pargie called for a prediction against Stoke I advised him to put his tenner on a draw. The beginnings of cold dissuaded me from taking on [...]

November 21, 2017 // 0 Comments

An exceptional athlete can challenge sporting perceptions

As the Ashes series cranks up Down Under, a comment today upon the exceptional innings of 213 not out by Australia’s Ellyse Perry in the recent women’s Ashes series Test match (the series comprising a series of ODIs, T20 games and a single Test match – taken together, decided by [...]

November 14, 2017 // 0 Comments

Brighton 1 Southampton 1

I will remember the game more for the result and journey there than the excitement on the pitch as neither keeper had to save a shot in a dull game. Recently – and not just for reasons of economy – I have preferred to travel ariund  Brighton more by bus than taxi. Brighton’s taxi [...]

October 31, 2017 // 0 Comments

On words instead of pictures

Spotted on the website of The Guardian today, a splendid and rewarding piece on ball-by-ball cricket commentary that first appearing in The Nighwatchman by Dan Norcross – see here – THE [...]

October 25, 2017 // 0 Comments

The art of keeping up

Regular readers will be aware that from time to time the Rust has taken to featuring pieces on long-running issues, arguments or campaigns in which it is interested, many of them concerned with the world of sport. My opinion piece today is another. It is a fact of life that – in common with every [...]

October 24, 2017 // 0 Comments

The art of scoring an own goal

Yesterday a little after lunch, at a loose end and completely by chance, I had Sky News playing on the television in the corner of my room whilst tootling around on the internet on my computer when – out of the blue – anchor presenter Kay Burley suddenly announced that coverage was crossing [...]

October 19, 2017 // 0 Comments

Sporting behaviour and team discipline – on or off the pitch

When it comes to sport – one of the main interests of columnists on this website – the Rust has a number of recurring subjects, issues and themes. Currently there’s plenty happening on the world stage – no surprise there – but today I’ve decided to post some personal reflections [...]

October 3, 2017 // 0 Comments

A day at Hove Cricket Ground

Going along the seafront on my way to Hove, I saw the Labour delegates and supporters walking to the Conference Centre with a purposeful air and gait as if they represent now the party of power. I expected loonies and activists but many were in suits and being responsible in and for government [...]

September 27, 2017 // 0 Comments

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