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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

Brighton 1 Liverpool 3

Brighton have now lost successively at the Amex to Manchester United and Liverpool. Against Liverpool last night the Seagulls were 2 down within 9 minutes and I feared the worst. In fact Brighton rallied, Leandro Trossard pulled one back before half time but a late Salah goal put the game beyond [...]

July 9, 2020 // 0 Comments

An evening for Sussex Cricket Foundation

Despite my great reservations about Zoom expressed this week I attended an evening on it last night to raise money for the Sussex Cricket Foundation. A specialist company on Zoom events organised the logistics and you could see the immediate difference in professionalism. The event started bang on [...]

July 2, 2020 // 0 Comments

Trouble zooming up

Like some of you and all of the Rust contributors I had never heard of Zoom 3 months ago. Now it is an indispensable means of communication and its net worth as a company more than the seven biggest airlines put together. Yet I don’t like it. An enterprising lady in our Spanish class set up [...]

June 30, 2020 // 0 Comments

Sussex sport evaluated.

Every Friday I speak to a friend who holds a senior position in Sussex CCC. Like most including me his sporting support extends to the Albion who have started the resumption well. No such good news for cricket when Boris Johnson dispatched all hopes of a speedy resumption with a Viv Richards-style [...]

June 27, 2020 // 0 Comments

Zoom or bust?

We senior zoomers have problems familiar to those who read the Rust. My Spanish class normally on a Friday had been cancelled and is now only taking place online. I decided against joining it as the class, the picturesque village where the adult learning centre is situated and leaving my home for a [...]

May 29, 2020 // 0 Comments

A birthday celebration with a difference

Yesterday my sister-in-law turned 70 and her son and daughter organised a sort of This is Your Life on Zoom. Three month ago I had never heard of Zoom. If you include my Spanish class quiz  and a couple of cocktail hour chats with friends, it is now becoming quite a feature of my life. [...]

May 6, 2020 // 0 Comments

Balcony life

Every day I take my morning constitutional around Brighton Marina. Pre-virus, you rarely heard any inter-balcony chat, now it is very much a feature of life. It reminds me of the film of Till Death Do Us part when Alf Garnett would sit on the outside bog for ages chatting to his neighbour on his. I [...]

April 24, 2020 // 0 Comments

A chance encounter

Yesterday late afternoon I was chatting on the phone to an old friend who has contracted Coronavirus for 2 weeks. It’s wiped him out though fortunately did not reach his lungs. My friend, though Jewish, holds somewhat passionate atheist views. One matter we discussed in this context was that my [...]

April 8, 2020 // 0 Comments


A curious thing happened last Thursday afternoon. A lady in our Spanish class which has closed due to the virus had offered to set a quiz. We in the class are not that proficient with the technology of Zoom so there was  a trial run. In the course of this run, I received a text requesting me to [...]

April 4, 2020 // 0 Comments

Let’s call the whole thing off

I was having a small birthday celebration in the Museum of the cricket ground at Hove this Sunday. All week the event was under pressure but my attitude was that it would proceed provided the event company did not have to call it off and I was well. In the event – a not inappropriate phrase [...]

March 21, 2020 // 0 Comments

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