Highcliffe D 2 Purbeck 2, B&DCL Div 5; Purbeck lead Division by 1 point

Highcliffe D 2 Purbeck 2, B&DCL Div 5; Purbeck lead Division by 1 point

15 Mar. A re-arranged match made possible by the persistence and sportsmanship of both teams and the excellent hospitality of the Poole club, where the match was played. There was goodwill in the build-up, especially as Purbeck were very sporting in trying to match the Highcliffe team on grades to make it a good match. As Highcliffe Captain Mike Tew explains, his team conceded a board through a withdrawal, after having had a full team.

“Our game finally went ahead last night and was very amicable and in good spirit and the matches were close contests.

As we had both worked to get this game on and I had advised four players and one of ours dropped out after Paul had worked hard to get his fourth, it seemed fair to me that we cede a board and I agreed with Paul to cede board one to Purbeck so were white on boards 2 and 4 and black on 3”

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