NCL & NJL
The National Cadet League (NCL) and National Junior League (NJL) are tournaments organised by Table Tennis England for players in the Under-15 and Under-18 age groups respectively.
The games take place at 18 centres throughout the country during the winter months, over the course of four Sundays.
This year we entered two teams in the NCL, competing in Divisions 1 and 3 respectively.
The A team had an excellent result and came third in Division 1.
They also inflicted the only defeat suffered by the eventual winners, Corby Smash A.
NJL Division 1 - Final Standings
|1||Corby Smash A||10||9||0||1||44|
|2||Milton Keynes A||10||5||1||4||34|
|3||St Albans A||10||5||3||2||32|
|4||Cliffedale Chandlers A||10||1||5||4||28|
|5||Bedford Modern A||10||1||5||4||24|
|6||St Neots A||10||0||4||6||18|
The B team also did well, finishing runners-up in Division 3.
Here they are proudly displaying their medals.
NJL Division 3 - Final Standings
|1||Corby Smash B||10||10||0||0||56|
|2||St Albans B||10||5||2||3||32|
|3||Cliffedale Chandlers C||10||3||3||4||27|
|4||St Neots B||10||2||5||3||24|
|5||Bedford Modern C||10||2||3||5||23|
After gaining promotion from the 3rd division on day three of the NJL tournament at Cippenham, our NJL team finished runners-up in the 2nd division on the final day.
Our NCL team containing two new players did well to finish fourth and retain their position in Division 2.
For more information about the 2018 campaign, including photos and league tables, click on this link - NCL 2018.
Side Spinners A and B competed in NCL Divisions 2 and 3 respectively. Matches were played at Cippenham, with three rounds of matches over four full days. After a very exciting final day, the Side Spinners A team won Division 2 by a single point. Side Spinners B, entering the tournament for the first time and starting the last day in second place, finished top of Division 3 by 7 points, without losing any of their 5 matches.
For more information about the 2017 campaign, including league tables and photos of the successful teams, click on this link - NCL 2017.
Our club entered two teams into the NCL in 2015, when the tournament was held in Wellingborough. The teams were known as Side Spinners A and B, and competed in divisions 3 and 4 respectively.
Both teams were very successful, winning their divisions and achieving promotion.
For more information about the 2015 campaign, including league tables and a photo of the successful teams, click on this link - NCL 2015.