National joy for LDSC
After only entering the competition last season, Mike Gregory and Harry Faulkner kicked off the evening in style with 3-2 wins.
Gregory, an England O35 player produced some dazzling shots to win the fifth game 11-0, while 18-year-old Faulkner triumphed against full-time professional Will John.
Team captain Steve Davies sealed the victory with a 3-0 win at string five and recently crowned U19 Beds Junior Open champion, Joe Green, followed up with a fine 3-2 success against fellow junior Alex Noakes.
The only defeat of the night came at number one string where Marc Woolhead lost to Tom Phipps but LDSC had already moved safely into the next round where they are likely to face Edgbaston, traditionally one of the strongest clubs in the country.
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