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Devon II vs Dorset (16.10.2010.)

 The picturesque village of Luppitt, tucked away in a steep-sided valley in the Blackdown Hills near Honiton, has become a regular venue in recent years for this annual WECU Division 2 match between neighbouring counties. The Village Hall there, with its clean spacious rooms, ample parking and rural quiet makes an idyllic setting.

Both Captains were hampered by the unavailability of team regulars, but Devon’s Brian Hewson had the greater reserve-pool to draw on and gave the Devon team a fresh look as almost half the team had not represented their county before at this level – the Devon Debutantes are asterisked below and scored 5½ of the 7 points available to them. Dorset were consequently outgraded on all 16 boards and a big win for Devon was not surprising, though several Dorset players fought well to get results from unpromising positions.

Bd. Devon II Grd     Dorset   
1 C. V. Howard 158 ½ ½ M. Littleton 151
2 B. G. Gosling 156 ½ ½ W. Legg 151
3 S . Clarke * 155 ½ ½ P. Wilcock 149
4 O. J. Demerger * 157 1 0 C. E. Winch 146
5 J. V. Morrison 152 0 1 D. J. Cornes 144
6 P. J. Kennedy 151 ½ ½ P. Brackner 138
7 J. G. Gorodi 150 1 0 D. Aldwinckle 139
8 A. J. Billings * 148 1 0 T. Joyce 137
9 M. H. Stinton 149 ½ ½ W. J. Kelly 131
10 P. E. Halmkin 148 1 0 M. Rogan 131
11 J. Leung * 145 1 0 J. May 124
12 J. Munsey * 146 0 1 K. C. Spooner 116
13 K. R. Alexander * 146 1 0 J. M. George 116
14 R. H. Jones 138 ½ ½ J. E. Balem 115
15 F. Sugden * 127 1 0 M. Fielding 109
16 T. Tatam 127 1 0 N. Mackie 100
  Totals   11 5    

 The new faces may be spotted below…..

The top boards waiting for the starting pistol.

Bds. 8 - 1 commence hostilities.

Tony Tatam (l) vs Norman Mackie

Dorset Captain, John Kelly, (l) chats with Mike Stinton-Brownbridge

Devon Debutante, Oliver Demerger, on his way to a win against former Somerset stalwart Colin Winch.

Devon players, Jon Munsey, Jeff Leung, Peter Halmkin & Mike Stinton-Brownbridge.

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