Kingston C survive trek to Maidenhead

Maidenhead C v Kingston C, Thames Valley division X match played at St Luke’s Community Hall, Maidenhead, on 26 February 2024

Well done to Kingston C for making the great trek to Maidenhead on an uninviting evening and coming away with a draw. Charlie Cooke came unstuck against a dangerous junior on board 1 – ignore the rating; as so often with juniors it means very little. Captain Stephen Daines, no doubt exhausted after the long drive, also lost on board 3. But honour was salvaged by fine wins by Ergo Nobel, who has settled in brilliantly at Kingston, and Colin Lyle on boards 2 and 4. Medals will be struck for all four of the Kingston heroes who braved the journey.

Stephen Moss