National Cadet League Day 1 - 6 November 2022
Like the National Junior League a few weeks ago, the new season of the National Cadet League got underway on Sunday. Cippenham is again hosting all four days of the competition with twenty-four teams, including three from the host club, operating across six divisions with promotion and relegation between each division at the end of each day.
Cippenham's three teams were initially placed in divisions 2, 3 and 5.
The Cippenham A team finished the first day in second place in Division 2 with 17 points out of a possible 27. Samuel Wolfenden was named player of the match in the team's two victories: 8-1 against Crusaders B and 5-4 against Bourne End JSC B. Samuel ended up with a great record: eight wins from nine matches while Bharath Prasanna Kumar had just one win less and Oskar Bekniak won twice. The other match was lost 5-4 against divisional leaders Chiltern A.
Cippenham B were the least successful of the host club's teams. A 6-3 defeat to Bourne End JSC C realised their only points, having also been defeated 9-0 by both Ashford B and Kidlington Forum A. Aarav Seth won two and Aryan Sharma one while Cameron Fyfe and Nikolas Hilton must try to get their seasons of the mark when the team steps down to Division 4 next time out.
Cippenham C were slightly unfortunate not to win their division. They lost their second match 5-4 to division winners Kingfisher D and that solitary point remained the difference between the sides for the remainder of the day. Bourne End JSC D were defeated 5-4 and Graham Spicer D 7-2. Aairah Hussain picked up the player of the match accolades on both these occasions and was unbeaten during the day, having not featured in the match against Kingfisher. Sai Prasanna Kumar. who, remember is only eight years old, won seven of his nine matches while Antoremsy Luckshanth, on his Cippenham debut, won two out of six and Ahyan Husain one out of his six.