Last night in the T20 blast Sussex Sharks beat Glamorgan comfortably to achieve second place in the southern section. Next Friday we play fourth place Hampshire and finish with an away game at the Oval against Surrey. One win should suffice.
Glamorgan posted 164, a competitive total. Once again Sussex relied on the ability of skipper Luke Wright to score runs. He notched up 92 with six sixes. He put on an opening partnership of 124 with Chris Nash. Such a start makes victory inevitable as long as the runs come freely as if necessary you can risk wickets in a run chase. As it happens this was unnecessary as we got home with 5 overs to spare.
It was a convivial atmosphere in the Players Club where we were requested to wear pink to support the Lily Foundation which helps michondrial disease victims. Keith Newell who played for Glamorgan and Sussex has a daughter Jessica who suffers from this cell disease which leads to organ failure and for which there is neither cure nor treatment. Steve Magoffin’s little boy charged around the area with a less disciplined run up than his father. I dread to think what Daphne would have made of the hamburger. It made the Wimpy efforts of the sixties seem culinary works of art. The tables were cleared very slowly, the staff inadequate though they tried hard. It’s rather odd that the same two Beth and Claudia are on duty for championship games when sometimes there are only two or three of us as when it is chocker for a T20 evening game. Still I must not complain as it’s always a jolly evening. We think our club is unique amongst the counties and epitomises the friendliness of Good Old Sussex By The Sea the song which heralds both Brighton and Hove Albion and the Sussex County Cricket Club teams.