Amazing Essex double!

ECF U2050 Final: Essex 8½-7½ SurreyAt Wanstead. At one stage, Essex were four points down at E 2½-6½ S and there were some glum Essex faces. Then Essex won two in a row before another Surrey win, so Surrey were still three up at E 4½-7½ S. Just four now left in play from which the skipper had realised that Essex “only” needed 3½ as 8-8 was sufficient, Board Count for once being in Essex’ favour. But Essex only lose […]

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ECF County Championships

Finals day! Two Essex teams compete in the ECF County Championships Finals today: U2050 and U1450 and in each case the opposition is Surrey. For once the Finals are being played at other than a central venue, in the case of the U2050, U1650 (Surrey v Warks) and U1450, the venue is Wanstead House. There was a central venue arranged in Nuneaton, but the booking fell through so the fallback of finding local venues kicked in. The Wanstead House matches […]

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