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We are top of the league!

Away to Shirley & Wythall in the Leamington League. Division two match and my first game as captain.

My own game lasted less than half an hour - a nice minature with a not so devious bishop sacrifice gave me a win but more importantly, the team won 3.5 - 0.5. Having lost 3-1 to Shirley in our home match earlier in the season, this represented an excellent turnaround. We were withouth our board two in that first game but since taking over captaincy, I have rearranged some fixtures so a special mention must go to opposing captains in the Leamington League who have all shown great sportsmanship in accommodating fixture changes over the rest of the season.

This match was a lot closer than the result - we essentially had lost positions on two boards but the guys knew how important this result was in order to maintain our title charge so well done to everyone!

Here is the scorecard from the match:

 

 Shirley B Daventry A
1 Ward, Eric (147) 0 - 1 Lawson, Timothy (150)
2 Rawson, Louis S (139) 0.5 - 0.5 Foulds, Andrew (146)
3 Freeman, John (143) 0 - 1 Stevens, Robert (128)
4 Jimenez, Frank C (137) 0 - 1 Bowman, Kevin (126)
    0.5 - 3.5

And of course, buried at the bottom, here's my game;

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