*LATEST UPDATE ON THE JUNIORS PROGRESS*
*BRENTWOOD FINISH TOP OF DIVISION TWO*
Massive congratulations from everyone involved with the Brentwood League to Toby Kelly, Jason Yeh and Zach Antoniou on finishing top of Division Two of the National Cadet League.
P W L Pts
BRENTWOOD 9 8 1 63
SPINS TT ACADEMY 9 7 2 54
THE REACH AC B 9 2 7 25
MOSSFORD B 9 1 8 20
REPORT ON DAY 4 OF NCL COMPETITION PLAYED ON SUNDAY 25TH MARCH, 2018
NATIONAL CADET LEAGUE (2017/2018) - ELLENBOROUGH TTC LONDON NORTH VENUE(Craddock Road, Enfield, Middlesex)
The Ellenborough hall players on the final day of the season’s NCL were enthralled by the fluctuating team rank positions in the top two teams of Division 1 (Ellenborough A gaining silver and The Reach Academy A eventually succeeding in winning the gold). Fortunately for The Reach Academy A, it was helped upwards by the win of BATTS 1 over Ellenborough A through a match score of 6-3, whereas on the other hand, BATTS 1 lost 0-9 against The Reach Academy A which team then held great endurance and went on to win 9-0 against Mossford A to secure the first position.
In the same while, following on unwaveringly from previous days the Division 2 Brentwood team made an even bigger lead over Spins TT Academy with the help of the talents of Toby Kelly taking all 9 individual matches over 3 rounds of the teams’ 9-set matches and his team partners Jason Yeh and Zach Antoniou who added 7 and 6 individual matches respectively to reach gold on the finishing line.
There was a heavy alternating current engaging the teams playing 5 rounds of 6-set matches in Division 3 as BATTS 2 domineered the way at the beginning closely with Ellenborough B but went through an unavoidable change of players on the final day that resulted in a slightly harder struggle that put it in third position after The Reach Academy C won all their 5 rounds of the day by substantial margins. The winning Ellenborough B team, despite the weakening of their first match against Mossford C by some void sets owing to the untimely arrival of one of its players, went on to reach a close win over The Reach Academy C – the results of which had to be calculated by the number of games won after drawing in sets.
REPORT ON DAY 3 OF NCL COMPETITION PLAYED ON SUNDAY 4th. MARCH, 2018
NATIONAL CADET LEAGUE (2017/2018) - ELLENBOROUGH TTC LONDON NORTH VENUE
(Craddock Road, Enfield, Middlesex
The Reach Academy A made superb gains towards a shared first place in Division 1 with Ellenborough A – enough it seems to steam ahead of BATTS that is currently holding third place.
Spins TT Academy in Division 2 are still striving to overcome the strength of Brentwood and (after both teams pursue an expected further fight-off against the teams of Mossford B and The Reach Academy B) they will have a match against each other in the last round of the final day.
With an encouraging sign that we shall have the new table tennis cushioned flooring completed for the next, final NCL event on 25th. March, the Division 3 players should find an extra spring in their step to enhance their formidable high-ratio scores which have drawn spectators and coaches to appreciate the art of progress in skills training followed by ecstasy in the “short and sweet” match results.
The award ceremony will be an exciting one, particularly for both the Ellenborough teams which may see themselves in first positions in both Divisions 1 and 3.
The usual report of results are attached, a version of which will also be published on our Ellenborough TTC website. My reminder and schedules will follow in a week’s time concerning the final NCL event.
Ellenborough TTC NJL/NCL venue
Well done to all the junior players who represented the Brentwood League recently at this event.
NATIONAL JUNIOR LEAGUE (2017/2018) - ELLENBOROUGH TTC LONDON NORTH VENUE
(Craddock Road, Enfield, Middlesex)