Two wins & two losses this week

Another busy week has seen four of our teams in action with 15 of our members playing. The week started well on Tuesday with our Wirral team having a convincing win over Wallasey’s 5th team with a 4.5-0.5 victory to go top of division 2. Wins for Ola Titiloye, Karl Lockett, David Hulme and Neville Layhe together with a draw from Les Hall were achieved with two of the games going close to the 3 hour time limit.

Wednesday night saw the B team hosting Fenton B in a NSDCA div 3 clash alongside our C team hosting Newcastle D in a div 4 match. The Bees performed superbly as Rick Renagade and Martin Gill picked up wins and Chris Rhodes secured the draw to ensure a narrow victory 2.5-1.5.

Meanwhile the C team missed skipper Dave Price as they went down 3-1 to the experienced opposition. Draws from Steve Ballantyne and Doug Barnett were not enough as David Hulme dropped a piece in time trouble trying to find a win after declining several draw offers.

The F team tonight (also without skipper Dave Price) traveled to Cheddleton to play against the host’s G team in a div 5 match. Cheddleton fielded a team just 6 grading pts short of the max 400 allowed and heavily outgraded our team total of 308 pts, so there was no surprise the team came 2nd with Phil Wright making our only contribution to the scoreboard with a draw to prevent a whitewash.

Next week is even busier with 5 of our 6 NSDCA teams in action, with the remaining team (our C team) playing the following Monday meaning all of our NSDCA league teams are playing within a 7 day period !.