We Were the Champions (5)

On this day in 1975 we visited London University for our fifth match of the season. Our opponents suffered from a familiar problem with respect to student teams: lack of organisation. They only had 11 named players, two of whom failed to turn up, so we were three points ahead right from the start. Although we were unable to match our Hendon result, we still had no problem scoring a comfortable win.

1 December 1975 University of London Union
Richmond & Twickenham 1 Hendon
1 MF Stean 233 1:0 AH Perkins 219
2 AP Law 225 1:0 AC Melville 190
3 DSC Goodman 200 1:0 MI Hassall 194
4 GH James 211 ½:½ DS Tucker 190
5 MJ Franklin 192 ½:½ R Delnon 189
6 KI Norman 191 1:0 Default
7 MJ Lightfoot 183 ½:½ BD James 170
8 PJ Stubbs 179 1:0 Default
9 AR Bracher – 0:1 WL Saunders 178
10 DM Andrew 182 1:0 RD Picken 174
11 P Gillham 184 ½:½ T Goldrick –
12 AA Thomson 181 1:0 Default
9:3

London University top board Alan Perkins currently plays for Ealing in the Thames Valley League. Will he be making a visit to the Roebuck next Thursday? We’ll soon find out.