Brighton away to Swindon tomorrow in the first leg of the Division 2 promotion play-off semi-finals. Anything could happen, but most pundits seem to think that Brighton are the outsiders in this competition. I certainly wouldn’t rate our chances if we had to face Bristol City in a play-off final.


Well, it’s the first day of the new county cricket season today, and Sussex kick off at The Oval against Surrey. I’m not entirely confident that Sussex are good enough to retain the title, and would probably put my money on Lancashire. And Sussex’s one-day form is absolutely abysmal – to win the county championship and yet come last in the one-day competition in the same season must be some sort of record.
Either way, I agree with Chris Adams’s assertion on the news this morning that the domestic game is certainly alive and kicking and giving some good and entertaining cricket – a fact reflected in attendances at Hove which have been steadily increasing for some time.