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25/11/2023

NCCU Under 1850 County Championships

 

Yorkshire’s latest county match was against Cumbria in the NCCU Under-1850 Championship on Sunday 28th January 2024 at Barnard Castle Cricket Club, Vere Rd, Barnard Castle, Co, Durham, DL12 8AE.  The plan was that Rupert Jones, as non-playing Yorkshire captain at the match, would relay game results, as they came in, to Steve Westmoreland who, at home, would enter them into the ECF LMS website, and in due course results did indeed start to appear!

 

The two teams’ quoted average ratings were Yorkshire 1722, and Cumbria 1668, which by a dubious rule of thumb predicts a final score of about 7-5 or 6½-4½.  (Ratings quoted on LMS are often not those actually in use by the competition in question, which is why they don’t get quoted here; the NCCU uses the ECF 1st September ratings as at the start of the season, or if there is none then the player’s first such monthly rating.)

 

By 14.22, 6 games had come in and the score stood at 5-1 in Yorkshire’s favour.  By 16.33 the score was 8-3, with just one result left unreported.

 

Below the results which follow are three photographs taken by Captain Rupert:

Board 1 players in play

Board 9 players in play

External view of venue

 

Under 1850

 

 

 

Yorkshire

8-4

Cumbria

B

Dale H  Cullum

½‑½

Dave Cole

W

Robert A Dean

1-0

Martin P Gawne

B

Peter F Mason

1-0

Eggert Fruchtenicht

W

Paul May

1-0

George H Horne

B

Geoffrey D Brown

½‑½

Lewis A McAtear

W

Robin F Browne

1-0

Russ Hayley

B

Alex Burke

1-0

Stephen Murdoch

W

Gary Corcoran

½‑½

Ian W Mackay

B

Elinor Gorrell

0-1

Michael Lawler

W

Dave Colledge

0-1

Alan P Hiatt

B

Nathaniel Holroyd-Doveton

  ½‑½  

Andrew G McAtear

W

John Grasham

1-0

David Hood

 

Two men sitting at a table with chess board and a glass of beer

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Board 1:  Dave Cole (left) v Dale Cullum

 

A group of people playing chess

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Foreground --  Board 9:  Michael Lawler (left) v Elinor Gorrell

Behind  --  Board 10:  Alan Hiatt (left) v Dave Colledge

 

A large green field with a fence

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Barnard Castle Cricket ground