National Cadet League November 2nd 2017

Moke and Sam unbeaten in Middlesbrough

Moke Warburton and Sam Lowe were invited to play in the National Cadet League by Ryedale coach Ruth Purseglove. Both Scarborough players were joined in the team by Ryedale player Toby Crusher. The trio played four matches in total against teams from Bishop Auckland, Norhumbria, Ormesby and Darlington. Moke and sam had some easy wins, but were also pressed hard in a five set win each against different players from the Northumbria team. At the end of the day both players had a brilliant 12/12 record. Toby Crusher added to this with a commendable 8/12 giving the team four wins of 9-0, 7-2, 9-0 and 7-2. The next round of matches is on 3rd December when it is hoped that rising star, Mia Longman will join the team to play in some of the matches.

Ormesby on the 10th December

Scarborough will be sending a group of players to play in the Ormesby 2 star. Moke Warburton, Sam Lowe, Jack Louth and Mia Longman will all be there representing Scarborough Premier Club. It will be great to see a group of our players all wearing the Scarborough shirt at a tournament. Good luck to all of them. There is still time for junior players to enter, but only just, the entry deadline is 25th November. Ask Martin Lowe for details

                                                           Blackpool 2 star Tournament 19th November

Sam Lowe and Lennart Lukosch played in the Blackpool event. Sam had a very tough task in his first group the under 15’s which included the England number 5 Rhys Davies. Unfortunately Sam was well beaten in both matches. In the plate event Sam had a good win against a player ranked ahead of him, Adam Dennison and a more comfortable win playing Thomas Naylor. This meant Sam was in the final where he met Joshua Webb, with around 100 more ranking points than Sam. In a tricky match Sam was moved out of position by his opponent, but he managed to get enough of his attacking shots in play. He held his nerve well to win in four close sets, 12-10, 6-11, 12-10, 11-9. In the under 13’s, after qualifying from his group Sam played Jake Haygarth from Bishop Auckland. Sam played his best game of the day in defeat. There were some great rallies with both players attacking from all around the table. Sam lost 6-11, 11-4, 11-7, 9-11, 9-11, having led in sets four and five.    Lennart Lukosch easily won his group in the junior boys and suffering with bad luck of the draw was surprisingly beaten in his first round match. Had he been in the other half of the draw he surely would have reached the final.


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