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Sussex CCC and Brighton HAFC

The availability of – and access to – watching county matches on the stream service of their websites has proved a great success particularly in lockdown.

Yesterday I enjoyed the key game between Lancashire and Sussex.

Due to problems with the Hove pitch the match had to be moved a few weeks ago to Old Trafford. The weather was so bad then that Sussex players had a snowball fight.

Yesterday was the second day at Hove.

Ulsterman Jack Carson, in only his eighth first class game, maintained his fine form with 4 wickets following his fifer at a Glamorgan.

Sussex’s two best spinners Mushy Ahmed, with his 100 plus wickets in the first championship winning team nearly 20 years ago, and the more recent Afghani Rashid Khan were from the sub continent.

Our best domestic spinner was probably Robin Marler.

Young Carson looks like he will join that pantheon.

Sussex were dismissed for 328 in their first innings and at close of play Lancashire were 193-6.

The day was sunny and clear but we still have that icy wind.

I would love to have been there enjoying a pint of Harvey’s ale as the sun went down.

Today I will watch the third day on stream and Brighton play Leeds. There was disappointment following the defeat at Bramall Lane to relegated Sheffield United.

My Brighton-supporting postman delivers mail to Ali Jahanbaksh who lives in the same quarter as me.

It’s a bit of a Brighton enclave as Yves Bissouma and Jakub Moder live here too.

Jahanbaksh is apparently a very nice bloke.

He told Postie that Brighton have a consistent problem beating teams below them. Hopefully today’s match against Leeds should see us safe but sadly Fulham look gone.

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