Plovers win thriller
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.
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.
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 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.
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 Bowls Club Report week ending June 17.
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,
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.