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The joys of Sussex

The other day a colleague on the Rust wanted a head’s up on the Wiston Wine Estate. I had never visited it though Wiston is a highly-rated vineyard but the enquiry set me thinking how much Sussex has to offer. There are vineyards at Ridgeview, Rathfinny and Nye Timber and, although each [...]

September 26, 2023 // 0 Comments

Brighton HAFC 2 AEKAthens 3

Brighton’s first-ever European game in the Europa League last night was in every sense a damp squib as they lost and the heavens opened. Surprisingly Roberto de Zerbi rested Lewis Dunk and Evan Ferguson. Dunk was particularly missed as the untried combo of Van der Hecke and Igor did not look [...]

September 22, 2023 // 0 Comments

England win O.D.I.

England won by 100 runs over New Zealand at Lords but it was a sterile, dull match. Various reasons were discussed but the accepted one was the 12-30 start. This meant the match went onto until 7-30 pm and began at lunchtime. My neighbour in the Upper Mound stand and his wider were my guests for a [...]

September 16, 2023 // 0 Comments

Sussex win (at last ).

Sussex beat Leicestershire yesterday to achieve only their second victory in the second division of the Championship. They won by 15 runs – a slim victory considering Leicestershire were set 498 and were at one stage 16-2. In the final session they needed 42 runs to win with 3 wickets in [...]

September 14, 2023 // 0 Comments

Brighton 3 Newcastle Utd 1 … and Sussex CCC

Brighton got back on track after the surprise 3-1 home defeat by West Ham and look to have the next £100m star in young Irishman Evan Ferguson who scored a hat trick. Ferguson is a burly striker in the style of Erling Haaland with a nice touch and eye for goal. He was acquired from Eire’s [...]

September 4, 2023 // 0 Comments

A curate’s egg of Brighton sport

Brighton HA FC opened their account with a thumping 4-1 victory over new boys Luton.  The Seagulls sit proudly on top of the Premiership.  Probably not for long as it’s the opening weekend. When I composed my post on their prospects, Moises Caicedo to Liverpool looked a done deal but Alan [...]

August 14, 2023 // 0 Comments

The Ashes assessed

Now that the dust has settled after such an exciting contest and Stuart Broad is leaving Test cricket with a six and a wicket, we can more coolly assess the Ashes. Though not much pointed out at the end by the commentators, Australia retained the Ashes and levelled the series. They are world [...]

August 1, 2023 // 0 Comments

Stuart Broad

One of the many joys of writing for The Rust is you can express opinion of a contrarian nature. Although watching live at Trent Bridge eight years ago Stuart Broad taking 8-15 was one of my great memories, I was relieved that he has now chosen to retire. Quite simply it has opened up a more [...]

July 31, 2023 // 0 Comments

Summer of sport excels

It’s been bloody awful weather but no one can criticise the quality of summer sport. Over the weekend Carlos Alcaraz – the young pretender – claimed the title from serial major winner Novak Djokovic and Jonas Vingegaard and Tadej Pogecar continued their fascinating Tour de France duel [...]

July 17, 2023 // 0 Comments

Sussex v Derbyshire and the Test future of Ollie Robinson

The coastal weather has been clear and bright but with high winds. I therefore swerved a trip to Hove for the county championship match between Sussex and Derbyshire. Now you can follow every ball on a live steam with commentary by Adrian Harmes. He misses a lot but is so affable and such a strong [...]

July 13, 2023 // 0 Comments

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