The last two posts have focused on Stowmarket and Felixstowe; today it’s Manningtree‘s turn.
The Club meets at the Methodist Church in South Street, where car parking can be difficult to find. Matches usually take place in one of the rooms next to the church itself, whilst Club nights take place at the rear of the church. But last Wednesday, because there were other groups holding meetings, their Division 3 match took place in the church. It’s a rather narrow space, but just roomy enough for four games to take place.
Manningtree are fielding two teams this season, for the first time in a long while. Their Division 1 team, boosted by their 15-year old Board 1, Adam Taylor (photo right), is more than capable of holding their own. Adam is currently in Montenegro, representing England in the European Youth Championships, together with Bury St Edmunds’ Anita Somton (as mentioned elsewhere).
Their second team is in Division 3 and managed to draw their first match, against Bury St Edmunds’ fourth team.