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Sussex v Australia

I did not really enjoy the 50 over game I watched yesterday at Hove for reasons unconnected with the cricket. On arrival in my resplendently colourful Players Club blazer the jobsworth refused me entry after production of my membership cards. I needed  a paper ticket. This is the problem – and I saw the same at the Amex when Brighton reached the Premier, when heightened security and new stewards come in – sensitivity to those of us who pay a lot of money for a premium club goes out. A few calls facilitated entry but my sense of enjoyment never recovered. Sussex played reasonably well. The Aussies without Mitchell Starc and Pat Cummins through injury and  Steve Smith and David Warner for their one year suspension were still too good and won by 59 runs.

More enjoyable was the lunch I had before with a cricketing buff barrister friend of mine.

His knowledge extends  to many fields, most sports the arts and politics. When I asked him if Clement Freud did make a meal for Jeremy Thorpe  during his trial he replied yes but it was smoked salmon and chablis. How many would know that?

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