A sports round-up (which you know means this post will only be about the important issues of Sussex County Cricket Club and Brighton and Hove Albion FC). Switch off now if this doesn’t interest you.
ECB bans James Kirtley from bowling after an investigation into his bowling action. Not the first time. See also:
- Kirtley’s uncertain future
- Kirtley case not unique, says Angus Fraser (so why has he been investigated twice now?)
- Banned Kirtley vows to clear name – as well he might, but it can’t do much for his spirit or morale.
- Sussex CCC official statement
In other, happier news, Brighton recorded their first away win of the season against the old enemy, Crystal Palace. A shame, then, that the event was marred by violence outside the stadium. I think that both teams should be working with the police to identify the trouble-makers and impose a lifetime ban on entry to either team’s matches.