Hants/Dorset/Wilts Team Competing in West of England Champs

Hants/Dorset/Wilts Team Competing in West of England Champs

As reported in Martin’s newsletter No.62, Dorset and Wilts did not manage to raise a combined team to play in the West of England Counties Online Championship.  At that time it was being suggested that some Dorset players might be eligible to play for Hampshire, e.g. by virtue of being born in Hampshire.   Somewhere along the line, and unbeknownst to many of us, a combined Hants/Dorset/Wilts team emerged!  The combined team is being captained by Ashraf Syed of Hampshire and is up against individual county teams from Cornwall, Devon, Gloucestershire and Somerset.

The first round was on Sunday 16th January and Hants/Dorset/Wilts faced Gloucestershire, with a couple of good results for Dorset players, but overall a heavy loss for the team.  More details are on the West of England website.

Gloucestershire 11 – 5      Hants/Dorset/Wilts
1 2221 Duncan Dicks ½ – ½ Allan Pleasants 2047
2 2209 Joey Stewart 1 – 0 Keith Gregory 2027
3 2132 Ian Robson 1 – 0 Richard Thurstans 1955
4 2121 Mike Ashworth 1 – 0 William Adaway 1859
5 2061 John Jenkins 1 – 0 James Chilton 1838
6 1970 Indy Southcott Moyers ½ – ½ Graham Stuart 1765
7 1946 Petru Tarabuta 1 – 0 Tim Jones 1758
8 1942 Alistair Macnaughton 1 – 0 Malcolm Steevens 1745
9 1906 Rob Ashworth ½ – ½ Chris McSheehy 1731
10 1728 Alex Carey 1 – 0 Ashraf Syed 1718
11 1719 Graham Brown 0 – 1 Jamie Doyle 1712
12 1620 Ainsley Killey 1 – 0 Patrick Pavey 1700
13 1579 Matt Reekie-Black 1 – 0 Amanda Jones 1681
14 1502 John-Paul McDonald ½ – ½ Phil Pinto 1723
15 1500 Joe Feeley 0 – 1 David Culliford 1661
16 1377 Vince Southcott 0 – 1 Kenneth Burns 1660