Lillington Free Church impress in latest round of the National Cadet League

Lillington Free Church Table Tennis Club sent two teams to Wellingborough to compete on Day 3 of the National Cadet League and the coaching team will be excited about the improvement their young charges are showing.
Free Church B players Tudor Draghici, Manas Krishnan and Alfie Green.Free Church B players Tudor Draghici, Manas Krishnan and Alfie Green.
Free Church B players Tudor Draghici, Manas Krishnan and Alfie Green.

The A team of Ollie Endersby, Finn Bradley and Toby Roe finished 3rd of 6 teams in Division 2 after posting three wins and two draws. They beat Woodford Wells 2 in the first round with a 4-2 win,

Next up were Kidlington A with whom they drew, all the players winning one. This pattern was repeated against Nottingham A with all the team winning one to achieve another draw. Nottingham 2 were the opponents in round 4 with a 4-2 win resulting,

Finally, Kidlington C were beaten 4-2 with Endersby again winning two and his team-mates adding singles. Endersby finished third in the averages with 80%.

The B team looked to have a tough task on their hands as they had secured promotion from Division 4 on Day 2 and were now facing higher opposition in Division 3.

The squad of Tudor Draghici, Alfie Green and Johan Pretorious were complemented by debutant Manas Krishnan. The omens were not good in round one as they fell 1-5 to Highfield C.

However, confidence was quickly restored as they swept away Kidlington B 6-0. Kidlington D were dispatched by the same score, Draghici joining Pretorious and Krishnan and Luton B were beaten 4-2 Krishnan (2), Draghici (1) and Pretorious (1). Finally, they were defeated by Milton Keynes 2-4 with Draghici and Krishnan sharing the Church points. The whole squad excelled to finish 3rd of 6.​​​​​​​