Two Lichfield players have won through to the semi-finals of the Cannock League's Dolan Cup at the expense of  two Coleshill players. Now, Fred Biles and Stephen Smithson  have been drawn against Des Green and Keiran Mills, two more Coleshill players. Premature? Having been promoted last season to Derby Division 3 and then losing their … Continue reading Semi-finalists


Lichfield treasurer, John Fryer, was the top player with the black pieces in the Wolverhampton League last season. He won four matches, drew three and lost only one game. Overall he was the 12th most successful player in the league with both black and white. Three Lions 1, Lichfield CC 0 The euphoria surrounding England … Continue reading Snippets

An epic finish

With one match remaining, Lichfield's chances of retaining Staffordshire's Jackson Cup looked remote. Many lesser determined players than Mike Hoare would have resigned on the spot, particularly as time was running out. A Knight and King endgame, a draw was needed for a Lichfield win over Meir, but Mike was down three pawns to five, … Continue reading An epic finish

Another trophy

Lichfield won another Staffordshire County trophy with a 3-2  Jackson Cup win over Newcastle. Bernard Baptiste and Kevin Gallagher got the wins on boards three and five and Antony Allen on top board and David Fone chipped in with draws.