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03 November Report

posted Nov 15, 2015, 1:20 PM by Phil Morgan   [ updated Mar 22, 2016, 6:38 AM by Steve Bak ]
The first week-end of the 4 NCL took place this week-end. Two teams are playing under the Ashfield- Breadsall banner, and Neil has recruited 7 new players who played on the first week-end. Welcome to the Magnificent Seven - Matthew George, John Garnett, Richard Truman, David Flynn, Jonah Willow, David Levens and Maurice Hill.

The first team play in Division 3 South, and the second team in Division 4 South. The first team had a successful week-end , winning both games. For me, it seemed strange to see  Derek as the only Ashfield-Breadsall player in the senior team on the Saturday, but Neil can only pick from who is available, and I was pleased to see Paul, Derek and Steve in the Sunday team.

The second team had a very similar start to last season.By trouncing a team of juniors in Round 1, they earned a tough draw and lost narrowly in Round 2 .

In Division 1 Guildford lacking Nigel Short, on international duty, won both their games 8-0. Mark Hebden, the most consistent GM on the British domestic circuit, plays Board 7 for Guildford. This tells you all you need to know about the strength of their team.
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