Match Captain's Report
Firstly I would like to welcome two newcomers to the squad this year Jamie Morgan and Percy Gill, Percy returns after I believe a twenty year absence. They are very welcome.
The team we fielded was only short of two players who have made themselves available this year. I was unable to raise a second team as we only had three other players. If other players wish to play them can they contact me.
Devon put out their usual strong team . They appear to have at least four times as many players as ourselves. Their declared under 160 team had a board 12 graded 155.
The games were much closer than the final result looks. After two hours I looked around and thought we were only slightly behind.
Two particular games stood out .Colin Sellwood seems to be making a habit of beating strong Devon players. I sat next to a really interesting game involving James Hooker.
As my game was the last to finish, I didn’t see much of the other games, but David Saqui must have played particularly well to hold an unpleasant position.
The final result was ½ point behind that which gradings would have predicted. That was my fault for losing a game that I was a pawn up in at the time control.
Thanks to everybody who played and I hope for a better result in our next match v somerset in the new year.