Matravers School,Westbury , Wiltshire was the venue for rounds 3 and 4 of the County Table Tennis Championships for Gloucestershire’s Cadet team this weekend.
The team was bolstered by the first appearances of the season for Anna Maria Besarabova (Gloucester) and Tom Powlesland (Cirencester).
Although the team started nervously against The Bedfordshire first team meant with both Sam McIvor and Jonathan Ramsbottom both losing the early initiative in their matches.However, they quickly rallied to produce two fine wins. Following this fine start The team never lost control of the tie, producing a resounding 9-1 win over one of the fancied teams in the division.
Sam Mcivor, Besarabova , Jon Ramsbotham and Benjamin Greve all remaining unbeaten.
With Powlesland replacing Ramsbotham for the match against Bedfordshire’s second team, the Cadets produced an even stronger performance, winning 9-1, losing even fewer sets that in the previous match!
This places them in joint first position in the division with the final two rounds to be played in Southampton in March 2018.
Eddie RoofeGloucestershire County Coach