Quilty the name on ev­ery­one’s lips

Benalla Ensign - - Sport -

Ex­cit­ing new player, Dean Quilty, cre­ated a buzz around the hall in round eight of the Spring Pen­nant Com­pe­ti­tion last week when he gave a pow­er­ful per­for­mance to out­play Wal­la­bies’ top guns, Ash­ley Duns and Cooper Ir­win, win­ning both sin­gles clashes in a stylish dis­play.

He then took Plovers to a spec­tac­u­lar 3-2 vic­tory when he com­bined with Brian Perry to score a hard-fought 14-21, 28-26, 21-17 dou­bles vic­tory in an out­stand­ing per­for­mance.

A fired-up Pos­sums out­fit was in top form, over­com­ing Kook­abur­ras for an im­pres­sive 3-2 vic­tory in a see-saw­ing match.

Carol Perry and Col Ex­ton showed their class, play­ing bril­liantly to win a sin­gles each be­fore post­ing a des­per­ate dou­bles vic­tory to take the points.

Mean­while, Owls had a com­fort­able 4-1 vic­tory over Taipans, with John Ba­jada lead- ing the way by ac­count­ing for both sin­gles in easy fash­ion.

He had great support from Chris Lee, who im­pressed by win­ning a sin­gles in straight sets be­fore team­ing with Ba­jada for an easy dou­bles vic­tory.

Adrian Squires led Rosel­las to an out­stand­ing 4-1 vic­tory over Echid­nas.

He was at his best to ac­count for both sin­gles, with Ray Grant giv­ing a sparkling dis­play to win one.


Ea­gles had to fight hard to hold off a de­ter­mined Glid­ers out­fit, just last­ing for a tense 3-2 vic­tory.

Hen­ning Aretz per­formed well, win­ning both sin­gles in tight bat­tles. He joined with Bill Sharp, seal­ing the match with a solid three-set vic­tory.

Pauline Hooper and Si­enna Ir­win were back to their best, play­ing ex­cep­tion­ally to take Red­backs to a 5-0 vic­tory over Mozzies.

A de­ter­mined Num­bats en­joyed a run­away 5-0 win over Frogs. John Spencer and Jack McNulty played su­perbly to ac­count for all their matches in a fine dis­play.


Helen Sharp put in a sen­sa­tional per­for­mance to lead Koalas to a hard-fought 4-1 vic­tory over Mag­pies.

She starred by win­ning both sin­gles in a strong per­for­mance.

Crick­ets were al­ways in con­trol in their 4-1 vic­tory over Hawks.

Ju­nior sen­sa­tion, James Young was out­stand­ing, play­ing pos­i­tive ta­ble ten­nis to win both sin­gles.

Team­mate An­drea Cath­cart was im­pres­sive, play­ing strongly to win a sin­gles be­fore join­ing with Young to take out the dou­bles in three sets.


Be­nalla Bowls Club has two big week­ends com­ing up — a state sin­gles cham­pi­onship on the 12th, and the state open cham­pi­onship the fol­low­ing week­end.

On Sun­day, Novem­ber 12, the Ovens and Mur­ray Bowls Re­gion Men’s and Ladies State Sin­gles Cham­pi­onship will come to Be­nalla from 9.30 am un­til 5 pm.

The fol­low­ing week­end the Bowls Vic­to­ria Open Cham­pi­onship will ar­rive.

With an in­flux of en­tries this year the club was asked to ac­com­mo­date some en­tries.

On Novem­ber 18 the club will host 78 play­ers from the Men’s Sin­gles Cham­pi­onship from all over Vic­to­ria.

Then on the Sun­day the Men’s Pairs Cham­pi­onship, again greens full, all 26 rings, with 104 play­ers.

All games Satur­day and Sun­day will start at 8.30 am and will be played in a round-robin for­mat, fol­lowed by two knock out rounds, which will be­gin about 4 pm. Mid­week pen­nant re­sults round two

M. A1 at home against Corowa Civic: S. Warfe won 34/12; M. Robertson won 44/17; W. Arm­strong won 23/20. Be­nalla won 101-49.

M. A2 away to St. James: I. Capp lost 21/24; P. Merkel lost 13/25; J. Hod­der lost 16/18. Be­nalla lost 50/67.

B1 away to Wa­reena: R. Allen lost 15/24; J. Lia lost 18/21; J. Den­nis won 30/21. Be­nalla lost 63/66.

B2 home to Chiltern: J. Tabe lost 20/29; G. Watt won 21/17; M. Til­bury won 22/15. Be­nalla won 63/61.

Be­nalla A1 v Yar­ra­wonga at home: M. Robertson won 24/15, C. Cooney won 36/19, S. McMa­hon won 42/12, R. Mitchell won 27/17; Be­nalla won 123/53.

Be­nalla A2 v Chiltern away: G. McNutt lost 19/35, K. Mor­ri­son lost 16/21, J. Stevens drew 22 all, D. Blyss won 28/15; Be­nalla lost 85/93.

Be­nalla A4 v Wodonga home: A. Campbell lost 20/27, T. Arm­strong lost 16/27, W. John­son lost 12/31, S. Gard­ner lost 14/32; Be­nalla lost 62/117.

Be­nalla B1 v Moyhu away: M. White won 25/23, J. Lia lost 15/26, H. Dart­man won 22/15, Be­nalla lost 62/64.

Be­nalla B2 v Corowa RSL away: D, Brooker lost 20/31, J. Tabe won 23/16, K. Rains­bury won 27/19, Be­nalla won 70/66. Satur­day, Oc­to­ber 30 Win­ners: M. Drum­mond and J. Spinks. with 2 wins plus 25 shots up. Run­ners up were A. Burge and D. Hors­burgh.

In­door Bowls: Three games of eight ends. Win­ners V. Haag, B. Mol­li­son, Joan Lemin, M. Price with 3 wins and a plus 11 shots. Run­ners up W. Bill­man, G. Green, M. Cromie and Jack Lemin.

Win­ners B. Mol­li­son and M. Price, three wins plus nine shots up. Run­ner up B. Bill­man and M. Cromie.

Se­nior cit­i­zen bowls

Tues­day, Oc­to­ber 24: Win­ner K. Black (S), N. Elkan, H. Harper, R. Harper. Run­ner Up J. Wastell (S), R. Leek, A. Mor­ris, L. Saun­ders. Fri­day, Oc­to­ber 27: Visit to Nu­murkah Se­nior Cit­i­zens. Satur­day, Oc­to­ber 28: Win­ner D. Matthews (S), V. King, L. Saun­ders. Run­ner Up R. Leek (S), A. De­gan, J. Landwee.

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