Lions retain Middlesex League title!

By Michael Bennett
Thursday 17 March, 2016

Full details of the Lions' emphatic victory on Thursday night, which clinched the Middlesex League title for the 5th successive season!

It was quite something to watch the whole team rise to the occasion - with excellent games all down the order - to put in a 230+ team performance just when we needed it!

With 9/9 match points so far this season, this result means the Lions cannot now be caught by chasing teams Hackney and Imperial.

This season’s result means that the Lions have now won 5 consecutive league titles, which was last achieved by the legendary Wood Green team in 1984, over 30 years ago!

Congratulations to the whole Lions squad (see below) for a superb achievement yet again, and I hope we can finish off this season in style by winning our remaining matches!

Hendon 1 Imperial College 1
1
Sanders, Isaac B
231 1 - 0
Griffiths, Ryan Rhys
235
2
Bisby, Daniel L
222 ½ - ½
Cox, John J
217
3
Haria, Ravi
225 1 - 0
Lim, Samuel
198
4
D'Costa, Lorin AR
223 1 - 0
Taylor, Adam A
197
5
Richardson, John R
209 ½ - ½
Porter, Sam J
191
6
Aravind, Subramanian N
203 1 - 0
Sinha, Nikunj
137
7
Willmoth, Robert F
204 1 - 0
Koukoulekidis, Nikolaos
137
8
Mures, Cristian
203 1 - 0
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7 - 1

The Lions of 2015-2016:

GM Jahongir Vakhidov, GM Tamas Fodor, IM Lorin D’Costa, FM Isaac Sanders, FM Ravi Haria, FM Dan Bisby, FM John Richardson, IM Julian Meszaros, FM Giampaolo Buchicchio, FM Peter Sadilek, Cristian Mures, Rob Willmoth, Tomer Eden, Aravind Subramanian, Mate Manfay, Gayan Peiris, Simon Warman, Adam Raoof, Ilya Iyengar, Philipp Orgler, Ionica Dragomir, Michael Bennett (captain), Jon Landau, Sacha Brozel, Duncan Burbidge, Julian Hudson, Dominic Klingher, Jonathan Pein, Paul du Buf, Mehdi Kosari, Alessandro Buchicchio

Division 1 standings:

  1. Hendon 1 - 9/9 (55)
  2. Imperial 1 - 7.5/11 (47.5)
  3. Hendon 2 - 5.5/11 (47.5)
  4. Kings Head 1 - 4/9 (34.5)
  5. Hackney 1 - 2.5/6 (26)
  6. Athenaeum 1 - 2.5/8 (23.5)
  7. Albany 1 - 0/8 (16)