It had been a close competition amongst Leicestershire's best this year. Graham, and Alan Byron had each scored 5/6 in the County Championship and met on Thursday for a play off.
Alan Byron Said:
Graham won one and drew one. The first was not that exciting and Graham
held on well in an ending and in the second I sacked a piece for two pawns and
the attack but he defended well and I blundered an exchange which meant it was a
rook for a pawn and curtains! I'm pleased for Graham though, I thought he played
the best chess this year.