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The Sporting Weekend

The amount of sport operating in a different time band required a sleep adjustment. I went to bed early on Saturday and was awake at 1.00am for the NFL play-off game between Buffalo Bills and Baltimore Ravens with one eye on the Sony Open at Hawaii. I was still in the land of the conscious at [...]

January 18, 2021 // 0 Comments

TMS is back

For those of us who wake up a few hours earlier than we might wish the return of Test Match Special to cover the first test of Sri Lanka v England at Galle is a great boon. The commentators are not actually there. Jonathan Agnew is in his attic, Ebony Raynsford Brent in her front room, Andy [...]

January 15, 2021 // 0 Comments

Leopard Creek

If you asked me to name my favourite golf course it would not be the great American ones like Augusta, Pebble Beach nor Sawgrass, nor the Scottish links St Andrews, Carnoustie, Troon nor Muirfield, nor Royal St. George’s,  nor Birkdale, but Leopard Creek in South Africa. Why? It has something [...]

November 30, 2020 // 0 Comments

Newlands nostalgia

Watching England’s victory in the T20 yesterday brought back memories of my five trips to the Cape. I first went in 1995, the tour  Mike Atherton captained. It’s remembered for his stoic effort at Joburg’s Wanderers in the second Test when he stood up to a peppering from AA Donald and a [...]

November 28, 2020 // 0 Comments

Aston Villa 1 Brighton 2

Whena Chris Hughton got the sack 18 months ago, one of the principal reasons for the decision was the dire quality of the football. No one would complain after  yesterday’s compelling game which had just about everything: 3 goals, ding-dong action, a penalty not awarded after VAR in the closing [...]

November 22, 2020 // 0 Comments

Sporting interviews

There are three types of sporting interviews – those that promote a book, those that promote themselves and those that choose to reveal. The Times yesterday had examples of each. Jamie Redknapp is bringing about a book this week. Aged 47,  it is about his career. It’s familiar stuff [...]

October 4, 2020 // 0 Comments

Sharks lose in quarters

Sussex Sharks lost their T20 blast quarter final to Lancashire Lightning by 45 runs at Hove. Lancashire posted 140, a low target.  However in reply we only amassed 95, only two getting into double figures. It was an ignominious performance to mark the final game of Dizzy Gillespie before he [...]

October 2, 2020 // 0 Comments

Flintoff & bulimia

This is something of a first for me as I’m not so much reviewing a programme I have seen but explaining why I will not be watching one. The editor was comfortable with this. As he put it: “On the Rust anything goes …” I cannot  imagine why the BBC should make a programme featuring [...]

October 1, 2020 // 0 Comments

Brighton 2 Manchester United 3

The Seagulls can count themseves unlucky to lose this one. Leandro Trossard struck the frame of the United goal three times and the VAR decision that Neil Maupay handled the ball led to a winning United penalty after the final whistle. Still, the Seagulls, who have played well in every game this [...]

September 27, 2020 // 0 Comments

Sussex sport week

It’s hardly been a great week so far for Sussex sport. On Monday the Sharks lost in the T20 to Essex Eagles, a side unlikely to qualify from the Southern Division (Kent, Middlesex, Surrey, Hampshire, Essex and ourselves). That Monday night Brighton lost 1-3 to Chelsea. We dominated possession [...]

September 17, 2020 // 0 Comments

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