National Club 2012/13

Major

The National Club Major team was been drawn away in the first round to London League rivals Athenaeum who eliminated the club from the competition last season.  The full draw is:

Maidstone v Farnham

Bourne End v Gloucester

Bishop’s Stortford v Bedford

Hackney v Ilford

Metropolitan v Wood Green

Athenaeum v Wanstead & Woodford

Byes: Tunbridge Wells, Bushbury

In the event, Athenaeum conceded home advantage,and the match was played at in the Roding Room at Wanstead House on 5 January.  However, Wanstead again came off second best, losing 2 – 3.  Click here for David Smith’s report.

In the Plate Wanstead were home to Maidstone in the quarter final on 3 March but lost on board count.

Intermediate

The draw for the first round of the National Club Intermediate saw Wanstead playing away, not for the first time, to Cosham which is one of David Smith’s former clubs.  The full draw was:

Prescot & Knotty Ash v Alwoodley

Cosham v Wanstead & Woodford

Bishop’s Stortford v Saxmundham

Leamington v Bushbury

Hackney v Maidstone

The Cosham match was be played on 27 January 2013, and saw the club come through by 3 -1.

COSHAM   WANSTEAD    
Board Colour Home team Grade Score Away team Grade Score
1  W David Cordner 168 1 Paul Barclay 158 0
2  B Andrew Smith 150 0 Philip Staniland 151 1
3  W Peter Dallas 140 0 Mark Murrell 143 1
4  B Stuart Dean 102 0 Andy Lu 121 1
TOTAL – Home 1 TOTAL – Away 3

With five winners in the first round, Wanstead played Maidstone at home in a mezzanine round on 10 March to arrive at four semi-finalists.  For the second weekend running, Maidstone won on board count at Wanstead House.

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