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1870: Bradford v Halifax

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Played at Halifax Chess Club,

Salem Street, Bradford,

on the evening of Tuesday, 26/04/1870,

over 5 boards, 3 games per board (time permitting).

 

This was the return match to the 1870 Halifax v Bradford match.  There appear to have been no drawn games.  the Bradford Observer of Thursday, 28/04/1870, reported the results as follows:

 

 

 

Bradford.

 

 

Halifax.

 

 

 

won

lost.

 

won

lost.

1

Petty

0

2

Francis

2

0

2

Heselton

1

1

Spencer

1

1

3

Farrell

2

1

Walsh

1

2

4

Fieldsend

2

0

Stringer

0

2

5

Renney [sic]

3

0

Cockin

0

3

 

The Halifax papers similarly reported the results without initials.  The identities of the players would appear to be as follows:

 

Reported Name

Club

Fuller Name

Cockin

Halifax

Samuel Moulding Cockin

Farrell

Bradford

 

Fieldsend

Bradford

either Thomas Fieldsend or William Fieldsend

Heselton

Bradford

John Allison Heselton

Francis

Halifax

Edward Francis

Petty

Bradford

Joshua Petty

Renney [si]

Bradford

Richard Reaney

Spencer

Halifax

 

Stringer

Halifax

John William Stringer

Walsh

Halifax

Edwin Walsh

 

 

Created

09/05/2014

Stephen John Mann

Last Updated

09/05/2014