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1877: Halifax v Bradford

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Played at Halifax,

on the afternoon of Saturday, 09/06/1877,

over 11 boards, 3 games per board (time permitting)

 

The Huddersfield College Magazine, Vo.5, 1876-77, page 325, reported the results of this match as in the following table (with board numbers added and “Mr.” removed throughout):

 

 

Halifax

Bradford

 

 

 

Won

 

Won

Drawn

1

Francis

1

Whitaker

1

0

2

Parker

0

Lewis

1

0

3

Common

0

Menssing

1

0

4

Waight

0

Petty

1

1

5

Field

0

Onions

1

0

6

Pickles

2

Knapton

0

0

7

Walker

1

Mills

0

0

8

Hodgson

2

North

1

0

9

Thrift

0

Ackroyd

1

1

10

Wainhouse

2

McKinlay

1

0

11

Whitley

0

Hall

1

1

 

 

8

 

9

3

 

These results accord with those in the Halifax Guardian of 16/02/1877, except that the Guardian gave “Wright” as the Halifax board 4.

 

The identities of the players would seem to be:

 

Name as Reported

Club

Apparent Identity

Ackroyd

Bradford

 

Common

Halifax

Walter Common or Arthur Welsh Common

Field

Halifax

Thomas Wilson Field

Francis

Halifax

Edward Francis

Hall

Bradford

John Edmund Hall

Hodgson

Halifax

E Hodgson

Knapton

Bradford

Charles Demain Knapton

Lewis

Bradford

Martin Luther Lewis

McKinlay

Bradford

William  McKinlay

Menssing

Bradford

Gustavus Adolphus Menssing

Mills

Bradford

D Mills

North

Bradford

Oliver North

Onions

Bradford

George Frederick Onions

Parker

Halifax

George Lister Parker

Petty

Bradford

Joshua Petty

Pickles

Halifax

 

Thrift

Halifax

Henry George Thrift

Waight

Halifax

Henry Hoyer Waight

Wainhouse

Halifax

Jonathan C Wainhouse *

Walker

Halifax

E J Walker

Whitaker

Bradford

Robert Whitaker

Whitley

Halifax

P Whitley

* or conceivably W Wainhouse

 

 

Created

12/05/2014

Stephen John Mann

Last Updated

12/05/2014