The MCC beat the RAC at home 4.5 – 3.5 to complete a 100% record in the 2013/14 season and to take the Hamilton-Russell Cup.
In its time Lords has seen some nail-biters and this was no exception, as RAC took an early lead and seemed well placed on several boards.
It would have been a brave man who would have bet either way in the closing stages of the match and the last board, which proved decisive, could have gone either way with Nick Collacott taking the decisive point with only a few seconds to spare.
Here follows the match card and some photos
Match card (MCC players listed first):
1. Tom Eckersley-Waites 1 – 0 Roger Emerson
2. Adam Eckersley-Waites 0.5 – 0.5 Nigel Povah
3. Dominic Lawson 0.5 – 0.5 Henry Strausser
4. Keith Richardson 0 – 1 Natasha Regan
5. Ian Reynolds 0.5 – 0.5 Stephen Meyler
6. Ed Goodall 1- 0 Fred Edge
7. Chris Waites 0 – 1 Lee Green
8. Nick Collacott 1 – 0 Robert Feather
There was also a friendly game in which Rob Matthews of the RAC defeated Wil Ransome.
Robert Feather (left) and Nick Collacott
Ian Reynolds (left) and Stephen Meyler
Fred Edge (left) and Ed Goodall
Roger Emerson (left) and Tom Eckersley-Waites
Nigel Povah (left) and Adam Eckersley-Waites