Healthy turnout and healthy results for Macc players
AMONG a 152-player turnout at the Stockport Chess Rapidplay was a healthy contingent from Macclesfield.
Phil Cattermole made his debut in the open competition, gaining valuable experience at the top level.
Colin Davison, Tony Soames and Geoff Laurence all finished equal seventh in the major with scores of 3.5 out of 6.
Nick Evans also performed creditably in this section in his first congress for many years.
In the intermediate section, Macclesfield were represented by Denzil Lobo, and, in the minor, Ray Pomeroy produced the best result of all, winning the Stockport league trophy for his 4.5 points.
Mick Renshaw scored four points in another excellent performance, and Bader Khan, Patrick Curr and Angie Renshaw completed the fine turn- out of Macclesfield-based players.
Meanwhile Macclesfield B, denied promotion last year despite winning Division Three of the Stockport league by a restructuring of the divisions, sit in second spot with games in hand on leaders Stockport.
They beat Sale by 5-0 and have done the double over East Cheshire, the only blot on their record being a narrow 3-2 loss to Wilmslow.
Meanwhile Richard Murphy has been able to give valuable experience to other players in the limit league. The Macclesfield team currently sit fourth in the table.
CRICKET MIKE TALBOTBUTLER
TOM Parfett has been named as Macclesfield Cricket Club’s first XI captain.
The batsman succeeds outstanding Aussie Nick Ross, who returned home following their Division