Cumnor 1 v Wantage 1 (19 January 2017)

Cumnor 1
Score
Wantage 1
1
 Terrington, Simon (169)
1 - 0
 Ashford, Martin (146)
2
 Stevens, Gareth (162)
1 - 0
 Hemmings, Peter (130)
3
 Glenn, Liam (158)
1 - 0
 Richards, Simon (120)
4
 Varney, Daniel (158)
1 - 0
 Spalding, George (116)
5
 Sayers, Mark (148)
0 - 1
 Mills, Matt (100)
6
 Cluely, Graham (113)
1 - 0
 Cordon, Ray (76)
Result
5 - 1
We lost heavily at Cumnor1 , who seem to be a bogey team these years for us.  Not much fun driving home either in a thick pea souper.

I really had no play versus my opponent, another  of these talented Varneys, and Martin had lost by the time I resigned. But despite this double reverse, I was still hopeful as it looked as if we were heading for three wins in the other games.  Matt, Ray and Peter seemed to have promising positions. But things turned sour with only Matt securing a win, with a deadly combination of rooks on the seventh rank and a knight.  A great tonic for Matt after his disappointing loss on Tuesday. As Simon also lost in
a minor piece ending, it was 5  -1 to the home side, score not yet on the web.

Report by George Spalding