On Sunday 6th November, the cadet team of Prithvi Menon, Adam Koszyk and Tor West - Ley represented Westfield TTC in the National Cadet League at the Biringham Table Tennis Centre. Each player contested 2 games per match.
They started off their campaign against Birmingham 4 with a straight forward 6-0 win, with just Tor needing a 4th end to beat Ethan Ho. The second match was against Cheslyn Hay Tigers and, again, the trio proved too strong for their opponents with no game going beyond 3 ends.
Next up was Birmingham 3 which proved a tighter affair; Prithvi was first on against Gopal Rathore, winning in 4 ends followed by Tor who lost in 4 against Alvyn Baskaran; Adam didn't drop an end against Nokulus Lam and Pritvi went on to stage a comeback against Alvyn winning from 2-0 down; Adam was unsuccessful against Gopal but Tor won a tight final game to win the match 5-2.
Beechcroft Rd were the next opponents and this proved another comofortable affair with a 6-0 win.
Our final match of the day was against Colebridge A who were also boasting an unbeaten record after 4 matches. Their team of Aarif Li, Rex Ho and Angus Li proved too strong for our players and ran out a 6-0 win, but it proved a good learning experience and we hope to come back fighting in our next meeting.
The succesful first day left us second in the table to the leaders Colebridge A who we will play again in the second meeting later this year.
All 3 players excelled in their play and team spirit; thanks go to the parents for their transport and support during the day!
League Tables and averages: https://ncl-njl-birmingham.ttleagues.com/league/1661/division/4927