Wantage 1 v Witney 2 (6 December 2016)

Wantage 1
Score
Witney 2
1
 Piggott, Roly (144)
0.5 - 0.5
 Searle, Howard AJ (159)
2
 Langham, Rod E (-)
0.5 - 0.5
 Gentry, Alan (148)
3
 Hemmings, Peter (130)
0.5 - 0.5
 Edwards, Derek F (146)
4
 Spalding, George H (116)
0.5 - 0.5
 Blackwell, David (135)
5
  Mills, Matt (100)
1 - 0
 Turner, Roger N (124)
6
 Thompson, Steven (88)
0 - 1
 Partridge, Tim R (70)
Result
3 - 3
The return fixture versus Witney 2 brought out another draw.  We can be pleased about this since though not at peak strength, Witney still outgraded  us on average by about 14..  We were missing several of our key players but our Wantage 2  imports did us proud.  Steve came close to getting a result but Matt scored a great victory for the side.  The other games all ended as draws. Rods contest  was fairly soon halved while
I think  Roly had no special problems.   I played with all the sparkle of a candle on the Titanic and was glad to accept a draw offer while I still stood a bit worse. Finally Peter held comfortably enough despite being a pawn down.
 
Captain Roly can be pleased with the effort of Wantage1 in the first half of the season Nine points have been gained  from the seven ties and the team lie third in the Division 2 table. 

Report by George Spalding