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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

England white ball – top of the world

In the 50-odd years I have been following and covering sport the England international side has let itself and supporters down competitively. In international football tournaments we fail to beat the big boys, often as not losing in the quarter finals on penalties. In Rugby World Cups we produce [...]

September 14, 2020 // 0 Comments

T20 reassessed

Whisper it softly but I’m coming round to T20. There is no cricket to spectate so needs must. But it goes beyond that. Without spectators I am no longer irritated by the loud disco music, the flares and the general ambience of a drunken night out for the lads. Of course you still see grotesque [...]

September 7, 2020 // 0 Comments

Sussex Sharks triumph

Sussex maintained their unbeaten record in the Vitality T20 with a 3 wicket, last over, victory last night over Middlesex. Even without Chris Jordan and Jofra Archer on England duty we have a powerful T20 pace attack with Tymal Mills, Ollie Robinson, David Wiese and George Garton. Spinners Will [...]

September 2, 2020 // 0 Comments

My sporting weekend

For an avid TV sport watcher Sunday was manna from Heaven with cricket, the Tour and golf. The new kid on the block Hojgaard of Denmark won his second European tour victory in the Welsh Open at Celtic Manor in a play off with Julian Walters. The BMW  on the USPGA tour also went to a play-off with [...]

August 31, 2020 // 0 Comments

When will we learn ?

In 1968 when t was at school one of my best pals – then and now – had a father involved in cricket and one of his charges were the International Cavaliers, a troupe of international cricketers like the Harlem Globe Trotters, sponsored by cigarette company Rothmans. They had come to [...]

August 29, 2020 // 0 Comments

Gillespie, Garton & goings on at Sussex CCC

I was going to open my post with a report on an enthralling match yesterday in which Sussex lost in the Bob Willis Trophy to Essex but this was overshadowed by the news that coach Jason “Dizzy” Gillespie is leaving the club at the end of this season. I suspect that this is one case where the [...]

August 19, 2020 // 0 Comments

Weekend media coverage of sport

Michael Henderson, in The Times yesterday, thundered against the new look TMS. He observed that it tries too hard to be funny. He rued the absence of Christopher Martin Jenkins, I agree with Henderson the ultimate flag bearer of traditional cricket, to a certain extent. Brian Johnston laid down the [...]

August 16, 2020 // 0 Comments

Champions League & regrettable comment on TMS

I am getting used to the new normal of crowdless football and looked forward to the business end of the Champions League being televised from Benfica’s stadium. The competition has already thrown up a few surprises with the elimination of Real Madrid and Juventus. Thursday we saw a thoroughly [...]

August 14, 2020 // 0 Comments

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