Sussex players help Oxford to victory in 2021 Varsity match

At the end of October, the 139th “Varsity Match” Oxford vs Cambridge was played at the Royal Automobile Club in London. All in all, Cambridge is slightly ahead in matches, but this year Oxford won 5.5-2.5.

Over the years several ex-Sussex juniors have been selected to take part in this prestigious and historic match including FM Rhys Cumming who now captains our Sussex Martlets 4NCL teams.

This year however, 3 Sussex players were selected – all on the Oxford team. Daniel Sutton and Dominic Miller were stalwarts of Sussex Juniors for many years starting as under 11s. FM Tom O’Gorman briefly strengthened our Under-18 teams while studying at Brighton College.

Oxford & Cambridge Teams 2021

Results of the Oxford-Cambridge Varsity Match 2021

Bd Oxford University Rating Nat 5½-2½ Cambridge University Rating Nat
1w Tom O’Gorman (Hertford) 2381f IRL 1-0 Harry Grieve (St Catharine’s, captain) 2320f ENG
2b Filip Mihov (Balliol) 2255 MKD 1-0 Koby Kalavannan (St Catharine’s) 2324f ENG
3w Victor Vasiesiu (Hertford, captain) 2276f ROU 1-0 Daniel Gallagher (Pembroke) 2205 ENG
4b Max French (Wadham) 2227 ENG 0-1 Jan Petr (Trinity) 2282f CZE
5w Daniel Abbas (Magdalen) 2228f ENG 1-0 Miroslav Macko (Trinity) 2273f SVK
6w Akshaya Kalaiyalahan (Regent’s Park) 2149f ENG 0-1 Declan Shafi (Pembroke) 2166 SCO
7b Dominic Miller (Somerville) 2131 ENG ½-½ Ognjen Stefanovic (Trinity, reserve) 2109 SRB
8w Daniel Sutton (St John’s) 1874 ENG 1-0 Imogen Camp (Queens’) 1849wc WLS

Photo and results reproduced by kind permission of John Saunders