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1885: Grosmont v Whitby

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The Leeds Mercury Weekly Supplement of 14/03/1885 carried a report of this match, played on 11/03/1885, being the return match to that played, seemingly, at Whitby on 27/12/1884.

 

This time the match was played over 14 boards, rather than the 8 boards of the previous match.  As might be expected, the town of Whitby proved to have greater strength in depth than the more-rural Grosmont.

 

Two games were played on most boards, though onlyone was played on board 6.  The second game on board 4 was unfinished when play ceased and was considered a draw, though seemingly favoured the Whitby player somewhat.

 

The method of reporting scores on each board left it unclear as to whether, 1-1 meant a win each or else two draws.

 

Fuller Name

Grosmont

9

 

18

Whitby

Fuller Name

R Love

0

1

2

W Grimshaw

Walter Grimshaw

Richard Speed

R Speed

1

2

1

W Forth

William Forth

Dr. Francis William Smailes

Dr Smailes

0

3

2

G L Miller

George Longbotham Miller

Robert Bennison

R Bennison

½

4

R Peguero

Ramon Peguero

W R Sharpe

0

5

2

W Collier

William Collier

G Stephenson

1

6

0

E Collier

Edwin Collier

F Love

0

7

2

B Ambler

J Bulmer

0

8

2

F Matson

G Schofield

2

9

0

J E Clegg

W Petch

2

10

0

W Grimshaw jun.

Walter Edwin Grimshaw

J Nellis

0

11

2

- Nicholson

Henry W Nicholson

A Green

1

12

1

S Langley

W Bird

13

½

E Noble

 

J Dyson

0

14

2

W L McNaughton

William Lee McNaughton

 

The “Fuller Name” columns give the writer’s opinion as to the identities of players.

 

 

Created

28/07/2013

Copyright © 2013 Stephen John Mann

Last Updated

28/07/2013