Despite record temperatures our bold heroes fought bravely against a strong Handsworth side. On a day when all bunkers were GUR due to storm damage earlier in the year I failed to land in a single one of them, not that it would have made any difference to the quality of my game, and recovery from 7 down at the turn was never likely. Other pairings faired better but the overall result was a narrow defeat 3 1/2 To 2 1/2.
Our victors on the day were Peter Millane and Derek Birt who won 4/3 and Peter Meaney and Nigel Hinman who won by 1. Martin Dalton and Malcolm Traves secured a half and losses were incurred by John Standley and Harry Kenth by 1, Peter Harrison and John Belcher lost 2/1 and Steve Cottier propped up by Malcolm Black succumbed 5/4.
We have just three games left to try and level the season, so fingers crossed!
We are now into the B Team Dinner season, my thanks to those of you who have volunteered to represent OGC at various events, there are still places up for grabs at Kenilworth and Robin Hood on 28 September and Harborne on 7 October so contact me ASAP if anyone wishes to attend.
Our own B Team Dinner is scheduled for 16 November so make a note in your diaries to keep this date free.