Plovers win thriller

Benalla Ensign - - Sport -

An out­stand­ing team ef­fort en­abled Plovers to hold out a de­ter­mined Kook­abur­ras out­fit, post­ing a gal­lant 3-2 victory in their A-grade clash last week.

Hard-hit­ters Mick Kelly and Michelle Feldt­mann stayed fo­cused un­der pres­sure to win a sin­gles each be­fore wrap­ping up the match with a straight­sets dou­bles victory.

Brian Har­ring­ton was the star of the match, con­tin­u­ing his good form to win both sin­gles in style.

In an­other close en­counter, Rosel­las ruf­fled Owls’ feath­ers, just hold­ing on for a solid 3-2 victory in a high-stan­dard af­fair.

Adrian Squires and Zenon Golon­ski were in great form, win­ning a sin­gles each be­fore tak­ing the match with a hard fought three set dou­bles victory.

John Ba­jada was the stand­out, ac­count­ing for both sin­gles in a fine dis­play of at­tack­ing ta­ble ten­nis.

A fired-up Taipans unit pounced on Wal­la­bies too eas­ily win their clash 3-2 in a con­vinc­ing performance.

Cooper Ir­win was in bril­liant form, play­ing some re­mark­able shots to win both sin­gles in straight sets.

He was well sup­ported by Bruce Forster, who pro­duced a stun­ning performance to win a sin­gles be­fore team­ing with Ir­win for a hard fought 17-21, 21-13, 21-18 dou­bles victory.

Mean­while, Echid­nas brought Pos­sums back to re­al­ity, show­ing no mercy in their 5-0 tri­umph.

Jeff Austen and Steve McCal­lum were just too good, win­ning all their matches in a stylish performance.

B-grade

Mozzies just held on to score an im­pres­sive 3-2 victory over Bul­lants in an in­spir­ing match up.

Hen­ning Aretz and Peter Wil­liams played strongly to win a sin­gles each be­fore seal­ing the win with a marathon three­set dou­bles victory.

Ray Grant starred Bul­lants, ac­count­ing for sin­gles in easy fash­ion.

Ea­gles swooped on Frogs, giv­ing an awe­some dis­play to go on to a solid 4-1 victory.

John Spencer was in fine touch, win­ning both sin­gles in hard fought matches.

Beth Grant con­tin­ued to im­press, win­ning a sin­gles be­fore com­bin­ing with Spencer for a straight-sets dou­bles victory.

Wom­bats made short work of for both Red­backs, play­ing bril­liantly for a con­vinc­ing 5-0 victory.

Daniel Dokka and Bill Sharp were too strong for the op­po­si­tion, win­ning all their matches in easy fash­ion.

Pauline Hooper con­tin­ued her best sea­son for some time to lead Num­bats to a com­fort­able 4-1 victory over Glid­ers.

She showed off her class to win both sin­gles in style.

An­other fine performance from Si­enna Ir­win en­abled her to win a sin­gles be­fore com­bin­ing with Hooper for a straight­sets dou­bles victory.

C-grade

Mag­pies held off a de­ter­mined Crick­ets out­fit, just pre­vail­ing for a tense 3-2 victory. Kaye Grosser and Jack­son Squires played ex­tremely well to win a sin­gles each be­fore win­ning the dou­bles in a hard fought three set­ter.

Helen Sharp was the player of the match, win­ning both sin­gles in a splen­did performance.

A mag­nif­i­cent performance from Jenny Sawyer took Koalas to an ex­cit­ing 4-1 victory over Hawks.

She played con­sis­tently ac­count for both sin­gles style.

An­drea Cath­cart was in top to in form, win­ning a sin­gles be­fore join­ing with Sawyer for a straight-sets dou­bles victory to seal the match.

Swan­pool

Swan­pool and District Ta­ble Ten­nis Re­sults:

A-grade: An­drew and Adam Mar­riott of the Wom­bats played well to de­feat the Cranes’ Tim But­ler and Paul Shea five rub­bers to nil. Shea took one game from Adam Mar­riott in their sin­gles.

In an­other clean sweep the Bombers’ Colin Ex­ton and John Ba­jada de­feated the Tigers’ Bruce Forster and emer­gency player David Beer five rub­bers to nil.

Forster took a game from Ba­jada in their sin­gles and the Tigers took one game in the dou­bles rub­ber.

B-grade: Played at the Swan­pool Al­bert Heaney Re­serve the Ta­tong Saints’ Danny Grima and Ge­off Draper were in good form de­feat­ing the Swans’ Chris See­ley and Pam Her­bert four rub­bers to one.

Grima played best on the night win­ning both of his sin­gles rub­bers. Draper and See­ley won a sin­gles each.

Be­nalla

Satur­day was Stable­ford but be­cause of the weather there were only 22 starters.

The win­ner of the day was Blair Fer­gu­son with 39 points fol­lowed by John Mor­gan on 34 points.

Wednesday was also Stable­ford with 54 play­ers.

The suc­cess­ful player in A-Grade was Travis Hock­ing re­turn­ing on 39 points closely fol­lowed by Ken Muir on 37 points.

B-Grade was taken out by Paul Hooper with 39 points from Alan Crox­ford on 36 points on count­back.

C-Grade was won by Kevin Don­nelly with 38 points plac­ing Wil­liam Booker sec­ond on 37 points. Re­sults: Satur­day Near­est the Pins - 1st Oliv­ers Mens­land : Nil 3rd Crothers’ Join­ery : Nil 8th Srixon/Golf Shop: Terry Smith 12th Ray White : Chris Keast 13th Spald­ing/Golf Shop: John Spencer NAGA: Ian Wise Ball Com­pe­ti­tion 34 A. Wil­liams, 33 T. Smith, 32 D. Dun­ster, C. Keast, Re­sults: Wednesday Near­est the Pins 3rd Golf Shop: Nil 8th Golf Shop: Ian Wise 12th Ray White : Peter Houghton 13th Fruits ‘ n ‘ Fare: Ken Levy Ball Com­pe­ti­tion 36 B. Hock­ing, K. Muir, L. Sher­lock, I. Wise, 35 G. Crothers, B. Hub­ble, P. Nan­son. 34 T. Ban­ford, G. Dal­ton, J. Mor­gan, 33 P. Hazell, c/b.

Be­nalla

Be­nalla Bowls Club Re­port week end­ing June 17.

Wednesday, Jack­potTriples.

Twenty-two teams of triples played in the reg­u­lar Wednesday Tour­na­ment.

Win­ners: J. Den­nis, J, Kennedy, R. Rigby with 11 shots up.

Run­ner up: G. Less­ing, H. Dart­man, and J. Peake. Tues­day, June 12. In­door Bowls Pairs Cham­pi­onship, 12 pairs took part in this Cham­pi­onship.

Win­ners with two wins and a draw the pair of L. Brown and I. Brond.

Run­ner up with two wins plus 17 shots up was D. McIn­trye and G. Green.

The Cham­pi­ons for 2018 are L. Brown and I. Brond June 13,

Se­nior Ci­ti­zens

Open Tues­day, June 12: Win­ner: K.Gray S N.Elkan M.Wil­liams. Run­ner up: D.Matthews S L.Saun­ders H.Harper R.Harper. Fri­day, June 15: Win­ner: J.Quick S f.Wright M.Wil­liams. Run­ner up: K.Gray S L.Saun­ders H.Harper. Satur­day, June 16: Win­ner P.Hay S V.King M.Wil­liams. Run­ner up D.Matthews S J.Gel­letly B.Symes.

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