Medway Junior Development League

9 teams and 20 players will be competing in the New Medway Junior Development League in a two player format starting on 14th March until 23rd May at the Howard TTC every Thursday from 7pm until 9pm. Results and averages will appear on the website and reports will be added here.

Round One

There was some great games in the first week of the season in 4 competitive matches. The adult league players helping were very impressed by the standard of play, the yougsters enthusiasm and their joy for the sport.

Glosrose showed why they are favoutites for the title by beating GA (Greenacre) Vikiings 5-0 without dropping a leg in the process. League players Lennon MacLorg and Jack Jordan will be very difficult to beat this year. The Geenacre players have only been playing a short length of time and with Andy Eley’s coaching will improve with practice.

Neighbour consists of Lily Clarke and Scarlett Lennon (who live next door to each other!) also managed a 5-0 victory over CRS (initials of players in this team). Samuel Garwood was unfortunate losing in five legs to Lily andin four to Scarlett. The girls are part of the Thomas Aveling under 13 team hoping to clinch the National Schools title next Saturaday in Leicester.

Smashed It beat TT Lightning 4-1 with league player Liam Coake just winning both of his games. Young Joseph Middleton produced the performance of the week just losing to Liam who is three years older than him after being 2-1 up and then defeating Jude Clarke in three straight. The left handers of Liam and Jude are sure to bea strong team this year.

Leg-Ends (great name) had the closest match against TT Tornados just winning 3-2. This was always going to be a great match as the are all in the same school year. Kai Culvert was the hero for Leg-Ends winning both his singles and combining with Ben Allen to win the crucial doubles. Jacob Gilbert and Charlie Bell both defeated Ben for their two points.

The French Leprechauns (Katie O’Dwyer and Stephanie Fausse) join the action next week and will look to show why they are also tipped to be challenging for the title.

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