There was an exciting but unsuccessful, from a Manchester point of view, finish to a first round Crockford's match on 15th October.
After 32 boards the scores were tied between Rodney Lighton, John Currie, Tom Slater, Alec Smalley and the Yorkshire team of Sandy Davies, Tom Gisborne, Arthur Hughes and Mike Pomfrey. So four extra boards were played, two of them were fairly uninteresting, but the other two were slam deals.
Dealer E N-S vulnerable
Dealer S Love all (hands rotated for convenience)
Bidding this slam wouldn't have been enough to win the match as it was not vulnerable and the other slam was vulnerable; also Manchester had lost a couple of IMPs on the other two boards.