Finals day 2 July

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Re: Finals day 2 July

Postby IanCalvert » Sat Jul 02, 2016 11:08 am

I guess Yorkshire is closer to Belgium than Middlesex?? :)

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Re: Finals day 2 July

Postby MartinCarpenter » Sat Jul 02, 2016 2:01 pm

Confused :)

Seriously good Yorkshire team for the Open final today. Adair played last year I guess but still. Rather useful opposition so we'll see if its enough.

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Re: Finals day 2 July

Postby Mick Norris » Sat Jul 02, 2016 2:48 pm

IanCalvert wrote:I guess Yorkshire is closer to Belgium than Middlesex?? :)

:?:
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Re: Finals day 2 July

Postby Mick Norris » Sat Jul 02, 2016 2:52 pm

MartinCarpenter wrote:Confused :)

Seriously good Yorkshire team for the Open final today. Adair played last year I guess but still. Rather useful opposition so we'll see if its enough.


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Be surprised if Yorks don't win
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Re: Finals day 2 July

Postby Mick Norris » Sat Jul 02, 2016 3:00 pm

Neil Graham wrote:2016 Finals:-

SCCU 7 (8)
MCCU 4 (2)
NCCU 2 (2)
EACU 1 (1)
WECU 0 (1)

2015 Finalists in brackets.

Last year there were 4 SCCU winners, 2 NCCU and 1 MCCU. This year there are two SCCU only clashes and 1 MCCU only meeting so the SCCU will do well to equal or exceed their 2015 totals.

As a reminder here are the running totals of titles for the last five years:- SCCU 19; MCCU 8; NCCU 5; EACU 2; WECU 2


Essex must be favourite in the U180, given Lancs are weaker than the semi-final (and have 16 eligible players too :wink: ) - good luck to the 5 Manticores in the Lancs team
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Re: Finals day 2 July

Postby IanCalvert » Sat Jul 02, 2016 3:05 pm

I guess this is like Middlesex Tigers v Yorkshire Heffalumps??

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Re: Finals day 2 July

Postby Ian Thompson » Sat Jul 02, 2016 3:11 pm

Mick Norris wrote:
MartinCarpenter wrote:Confused :)

Seriously good Yorkshire team for the Open final today. Adair played last year I guess but still. Rather useful opposition so we'll see if its enough.


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Be surprised if Yorks don't win

Well that's what the ECF are predicting. :)

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Re: Finals day 2 July

Postby Mick Norris » Sat Jul 02, 2016 3:13 pm

I see Matthew Webb has beaten Bob Eames already
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Re: Finals day 2 July

Postby MartinCarpenter » Sat Jul 02, 2016 3:14 pm

Easy game for Matty Webb the past couple of years :) Do have to wonder what on earth Eames missed on move 24.

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Re: Finals day 2 July

Postby Andrew Bak » Sat Jul 02, 2016 3:16 pm

All the finals days charts on that website just show one of the teams, I assume it's just the format of the table.

Matthew Webb has been winning so many games like that in the last couple of years, it's very impressive. He won in a similar fashion against Gavin Wall in the Semi-Finals.

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Re: Finals day 2 July

Postby IanCalvert » Sat Jul 02, 2016 3:22 pm

Bob Eames, accepted the Evans Gambit : played like a Tiger. The drawback of playing like a Tiger is that it increases the probability of losing as well as winning!

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Re: Finals day 2 July

Postby Jonathan Rogers » Sat Jul 02, 2016 4:28 pm

Two easy wins to nil now; Middlesex probably feared that something like this might happen, whilst hoping it wouldn't. It is of course possible to go two down and then recover, as Essex did v Kent in 2006, but not very realistic when you already started the match as clear underdogs.

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Re: Finals day 2 July

Postby IanCalvert » Sat Jul 02, 2016 4:38 pm

Peter Ackley , outgraded by about 15 points and thus with an expected score of about 0.35 played like a Tiger against a Heffalump taking the game into swampish territory. Unfortunately he was crushed??

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Re: Finals day 2 July

Postby Andrew Bak » Sat Jul 02, 2016 4:41 pm

I think Peter played more like a Hedgehog or a Hippo than a Tiger...

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Re: Finals day 2 July

Postby IanCalvert » Sat Jul 02, 2016 4:48 pm

Colin Mackenzie drew with White and never looked in any trouble against his higher rated opponent. Maybe because he played like a Heffalump?!


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