Table Tennis: Youngsters star at county championships

County champions Megan Dillon, Naomi Collins, Alice Dillon.
County champions Megan Dillon, Naomi Collins, Alice Dillon.
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Lancaster and Morecambe junior table tennis players had a successful day at the Lancashire County Championships held in Blackburn on Saturday.

First up was Naomi Collins, of Great Wood School, winning the under 11 title.

Alex Milligan and county official David Pilkinton.

Alex Milligan and county official David Pilkinton.

Alice Dillon a Lancaster Girls Grammar School pupil, then won the under 14 crown quickly followed by her sister Megan who carried off the under 16 version.

All three girls will represent the county at the National Championships to be held in Doncaster later this year. To complete the record-breaking success, another Great Wood pupil, Alex Milligan, won the under 11 boys title.

The opposition for Alex came from a strong Torrisholme contingent of Will Silverdale, Bradley Wilkinson, Lucus Pinnington and Matthew Westworth.

Matthew Cooke and Abhinav Sinha excelled in the under 16 boys event, reaching the semi-finals. Adam Ordonez and Hudson Nuttall also played well to progress into the quarter finals.