Kookaburras still on top
An outstanding performance from Brian Harrington enabled Kookaburras to keep top spot on the Benalla Table Tennis Club’s winter competition.
The win came about in the competition’s 11th round, played last week.
Harrington won both singles to lead his team to a 3-2 victory against Wallabies, in the clash of the round.
A fired-up Possums posted a 4-1 victory over Echidnas. Cooper Irwin was sensational, playing brilliantly to win both singles in style.
Owls flexed their muscles, shrugging off Taipans in a 4-1 victory. John Bajada starred, winning both singles in effortless style.
Rosellas held on to their top-four spot with a 5-0 thumping of Plovers. Adrian Squires and Col Exton were too strong, accounting for all their matches in easy fashion.
Chris Lee gave Mozzies an emphatic 4-1 victory over Frogs in a tense affair. He won both singles in hard-fought matches.
In another tough battle, Gliders’ Geoff Wallis produced his best to help take the points from Wombats, winning both singles for a 4-1 victory.
Eagles were too strong for Redbacks, with Nicole Irwin supporting Beth Grant, and playing well to win the doubles match in straight sets.
Numbats beat Bullants in a 4-1 victory. Ray Grant showed his class to win both singles before winning the doubles in straight sets.
Koalas edged out Crickets for a hardfought 3-2 victory. James Young was the star of the match.
Hawks had to fight hard to hold off Magpies, prevailing for a tense 3-2 victory. Carol Chay starred for Magpies, winning both singles in style.
The Bombers had a 4-1 win in a tough match against the Falcons in A-grade action. Four rubbers went to three games.
In another close match the Wombats defeated the Farmers 3-2. With the singles scores even it was the doubles win which decided the match.
In B-grade the Vixens overwhelmed the Wedgies, winning 5-0. At Tatong the Cranes had an easy 5-0 win against the Turtles.
And in a third 5-0 scoreline, the Saints defeated the Sharks comprehensively.
The semi-finals will be played tonight, with all A-grade sides playing at the Tatong Hall. B-grade’s top four teams will play at the Moorngag Hall. SEMI-FINALS: A-grade: Bombers v Eagles, Falcons v Hawks A-reserve: Tigers v Wombats, Farmers v Cranes B-grade: Cockies v Vixens, Saints v Turtles