Just in

Good weekend for Brighton sport

Over the weekend I went to the Amex to watch Brighton play Newcastle and then on to see Sussex Surrey in the Royal London 50 over competition.

I was apprehensive before Newcastle.

Dan Ashworth has moved from Brighton to Newcastle as football director and would have intel on us.

Newcastle under Eddie Howe also have a good record against us and are now a capable side that bought well.

There was the intense heat too.

So I was not dissatisfied with the draw and taking four points from our first two  games.

After unimpressive performances in the Championship and T20, Sussex are finding their feet in the Royal London.

Surrey did not field their stars who were involved in the Hundred – therefore no Chris Jordan, Jason Roy, Ollie Pipe, Ben Foakes nor Reece Topley  – and never looked like matching the Sussex total of 378, falling well short with 161.

Chet Pujara (174) scored  his eighth century and my neighbour described him as a master at work. This was the highest score by a Sussex player in the limited over format an his partnership with Tom Clark the highest too

Pujara is a compact dapper batsman in the style of Sunil Gavaskar or Gus Logic who threads the ball elegantly through the gaps in the field.

Sussex have now every chance of qualifying and even winning their league.

Avatar photo
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