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About Ivan Conway

Ivan Conway will be reporting on Sussex sport. He is a member of the 1901 club at Brighton HAFC, Sussex County Cricket Club and an enthusiastic horse race goer. After selling his freight forwarding and conference business he settled in Hove. His other interests are bird watching, brass rubbing and bridge. More Posts


There must be something in the Sussex air that inspires longevity as in 2018 five our of the last six surviving Test players wore the six martlet sweater of Sussex CCC: Don Smith, Hubert Doggart, Alan Oakman, Ian Thomson and Jim Parks. With the recent passing of Ian Thomson, only Jim Parks [...]

August 5, 2021 // 0 Comments

A thriller at Hove

When the T20 rose in popularity it was feared that the 50 over format would feel the squeeze. It had tradition, a variety of sponsors from Gillette to Cheltenham and Gloucester Building Society to the NatWest Bank. It was above all the format for the World Cup. Its latest competition sponsored by [...]

August 2, 2021 // 0 Comments

More thoughts on Sussex sport and the Hundred

Yesterday I had intended to go to Hove Cricket Ground to see the Sussex Sharks v Kent Spitfires in the Royal London 50 over match. Except for a window in the afternoon there was no play and the game ended “no result’, Sussex’s sixth such ending in all competitions. It was little consolation [...]

July 31, 2021 // 0 Comments

The Hundred/a spectator’s view

I watched both the women’s and men’s Hundred on television and to my surprise enjoyed both. This said I believe it has more drawbacks than attractions. First is association. Neither Brighton nor Sussex have a franchise.  The nearest venue is Southampton where the Ageas Bowl hosts the Southern [...]

July 23, 2021 // 0 Comments

Sussex v Northants ( day two)

Yestereday I returned to the County Ground Hove .   Stumps were drawn with the game well poised.   Sussex were 61 runs ahead but 4 wickets down in their second innings. Ben Brown and Tom Haines are at the crease but unless Henry Slocombe and Jack Carson put on another rearguard action for the [...]

May 29, 2021 // 0 Comments

Sussex v Northants (1st day)

After 20 months it was wonderful to watch cricket at Hove again. Henry Crocombe Sadly, Sussex’s performance did not match the exhilaration as, after winning the toss, they were at one stage just after lunch 67-8. Fortunately a 8th wicket stand of 99 by young bowlers Henry Crocombe and Jack [...]

May 28, 2021 // 0 Comments


In August 2017 Albion played their first game in the Premiership against future champions Manchester City and lost 0-2. I had feared yesterday’s game, their last home game of this season, against champions City would be marked by not just defeat but relegation. Neither happened and we are [...]

May 19, 2021 // 0 Comments

Second jab

Yesterday, later than most, I had my second jab at the Brighton Racecourse. My first was on February 18 and I was getting a tad worried that I had received no notification about the second. The theme of this week’s Rust is speak to a human and I called the Racecourse hotline. The recorded message [...]

May 14, 2021 // 0 Comments

Sussex CCC and Brighton HAFC

The availability of – and access to – watching county matches on the stream service of their websites has proved a great success particularly in lockdown. Yesterday I enjoyed the key game between Lancashire and Sussex. Due to problems with the Hove pitch the match had to be moved a few [...]

May 1, 2021 // 0 Comments

Sussex CCC & Jack Carson

Sussex’s defeat yesterday by 48 runs to Yorkshire will attract only a few paragraphs in the sports pages but one young man will remember it for a longer time: Jack Carson. Carson scored a century in a final in his native Northern Ireland aged 11 which attracted the interest of Ed Joyce one of [...]

April 26, 2021 // 0 Comments

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