B&DCL Round-Up 29 Nov: Div 2 Wimborne C 3.5 Highcliffe A 0.5; Div 4 Wimborne E 2 Poole D 2
Highcliffe A had the higher aggregate grades, 586 to 564 and their new recruit from Southend, Christian Westrap made his debut on board 1, but Wimborne C were convincing winners 3.5-0.5. Highcliffe Captain Rob Halse generously commented “Lost our sparkle last night and Wimborne played really well”.
In recent seasons, Wimborne C have been successful escapologists to stay in Div 2, but this season they are looking upward and currently lead this highly competitive division. However, Bournemouth A & New Milton, both 1 point behind, each has a match in hand.
Also at Merley on the same evening, Wimborne E drew with Poole D. Jim Fox for Wimborne and Richard Smith for Poole were the winners for their teams, with the games on boards 1 and 4 drawn. Wimborne E lead Div 4 with Poole D and Southbourne D, but the Southbourne team has a match in hand