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Articles by Ivan Conway

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

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

Sheffield Utd 1 Brighton 0

There was little to play for in last night’s game as Sheffield United were already relegated and Brighton all but mathematically safe from it. The Blades deserved their first half lead, a messy goal fired home by David McGoldrick after some poor defending by the Seagulls. Brighton laid siege to [...]

April 25, 2021 // 0 Comments

Chelsea 0 Brighton 0

A dull goalless draw permits me to expand on the sudden demise of the European Football League with all 6 clubs from the Premier withdrawing some with abject apologies. Although the football world is priding itself on its unity, the project was always doomed. To have any chance it needed to be [...]

April 21, 2021 // 0 Comments

County championship woes

The county cricket championship is under way and Sussex CCC have the thin end of the bat. The mini league format of the last Covid-stricken season was re-adopted with Sussex placed in an ‘odds and sods’ group along with Lancashire, Yorkshire, Northants and Glamorgan. The championship starts [...]

April 17, 2021 // 0 Comments

Maurice Tate

With Sussex opening the County Season yesterday with a mini league format against Lancashire I thought of an encounter in 1927 between the Red Rose county and Sussex which John Arlott cites in his appreciation of Maurice Tate in his Book of Cricketers. In 1927 Lancashire was the most formidable [...]

April 9, 2021 // 0 Comments

Brighton 3 Newcastle United 0

I received a text from Alan Tanner when the Brighton third goal was scored saying “if only”. When we spoke I told him Newcastle are playing poorly and they are only two points ahead of Fulham with the two meeting the last game of the season. Brighton thoroughly deserved this win after [...]

March 21, 2021 // 0 Comments

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