Junior powerhouse

Back in 1990 we had some mighty strong juniors. Pictured below is Suffolk’s Under 11 team that travelled all the way to Newton Abbot in Devon. They finished runners-up in the National Inter-County Finals, just half a point behind the eventual winners.

On top boards were the Pert twins, just nine years old at the time, but graded 160 (Richard) and 142 (Nick).

Can’t recall all the names, but here goes:

(left to right:
Back row:   Alison Holt, Peter Templeton, ??, Mark O’Connell, David Surry, Andrew Longfield, ??, Leif Dixon

Middle row:   ??, Joshua Hewing, Nick Porter, Matthew Fletcher, Richard Pert, Nick Pert, Jay Achar, ??, Owen Barnett

Front row:   John Peters, Julie Nicholas, Joseph Orton, David Whitehead, James Ham

Both David Whitehead (BCF 141) and Owen Barnett (118) represented England Under 11s that year.

Can anyone fill in any of the gaps?

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