Wantage 2 v Cumnor 2 (6 October 2015)

Wantage 2
Score
Cumnor 2
1
 Richards, Simon (129)
0 - 1
 Varney, Andrew (128)
2
 Booker, julian (103)
0 - 1
 Cluley, Graham (116)
3
 Mills, Matt (90)
1 - 0
 Ives, Leonora (107)
4
 Mahon, Paul (88)
0 - 1
 Bennet, Steven (105)
5
 Thompson, Steve (85)
0 - 1
 Ives, Marc (97)
6
 Leake, John (85)
1 - 0
 Steel, Robert (82)
Result
3 - 3
Matt did not have it all his own way initially, but his rook, knight and bishop combine to force a pretty mating net.
 
By common consent, Paul is one of the most improved players in the club. He claimed a great scalp in Steve Bennett. I was worried out his week back rank and habitual time problem, but he had it all under control.
 
John had to cope with a serious attack from his adversary , but held on well, eventually emerging a rook ahead. I was surprised his opponent played on so long in a hopeless position.
 
Nothing from the other games, however. I believe Simon made an early error, while Julian was OK for much of the game. Steve lost the exchange.
 
Report by George Spalding