U140s kick-off with narrow victory over Essex

The first match of the U140 resulted in a successful outcome. 2 weeks before the match I had a list of 8 players and a longer list of players that couldn't make it for one reason or another. With the help of Alan Brewis and Wali I was able to field a full team of 16 - ironically the opposition had a late withdrawal so we started the match 1 up. This became 3-1 as Brian Kirby won on his U140 debut and Alan Gore also added a good victory. After that the draws came thick and fast, but Simon Charles survived a 4-connected passed pawns vs rook endgame to come out on top and give us an extra edge. Martin Clode also won on his debut to seal a 9-7 win.

1 Peter Nickals 139 0-1 Simon Charles 138
2 Ian Woodward 136 0.5-0.5 Michael Price 138
3 Trevor Dickerson 133 0.5-0.5 Andrew Maclaren 138
4 Charlton Siddo 132 0.5-0.5 Cecil Sloan 138
5 Mark Rivlin 130 1-0 Mir Wali 137
6 Simon Moth 129 0.5-0.5 Corinne Mountford 134
7 Geoff Cooper 124 0-1 Alan Gore 129
8 Keith Cook 127 0.5-0.5 Richard Pearson 129
9 Mark Ashley 120 1-0 John Peate 125
10 Howard Berlin 118 0.5-0.5 Austin McMahon 122
11 Richard Joyce 116 0.5-0.5 Tim Sampson 118
12 Tony Loh 106 0.5-0.5 Terry O'Sullivan 114
13 Bryan Gaze 100 0-1 Martin Clode 106
14 David Watkins 97 0-1 Brian Kirby 89
15 David D'Cruz 93 1-0 Jeff Hardcastle 61
16 def 106 0-1
Totals 7-9
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