Healthy turnout and healthy re­sults for Macc play­ers

Macclesfield Express - - MOTORS - CHESS GE­OFF LAU­RENCE

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

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