Young Guns’ shock win

BEST Centre Young Guns Table Tennis Team
BEST Centre Young Guns Table Tennis Team

BEST Centre Young Guns Table Tennis Team caused a shock and created history by winning the East Lancashire League Fred Holden Cup.

Victory in the final against experienced Premier Division side Ward & Stobbart ensured they became the first team ever to win the cup in their first season in existence.

The team finished fifth in the Third Division after being bottom after four games, and they didn’t win the cup the easy way, beating reigning Premier Division champions Burnley Boys’ Club in round two and BEST Centre in an epic semi-final encounter.

The standout performance came from 14-year-old Dylan Storey who took the game to the higher ranked opposition, and was crowned the East Lancashire League Open Champion (handicapped) in March.