Kan­gas caught on the hop by Ky

❝Kyabram fought back hard to level the score by the end of sec­ond round❞

Kyabram Free Press - - SPORT -

KYABRAM Cro­quet Club held a golf cro­quet so­cial day on Mon­day, Septem­ber 17. Play­ers from Al­bury to Bendigo and in be­tween, en­joyed a great day of sport and friend­ship. The win­ner on the day was Rita Jenk­ins, Shep­par­ton CC, with four games — she seems to be mak­ing a habit of win­ning this year.

The golf cro­quet pen­nant sea­son has just com­pleted round one in the GVCA com­pe­ti­tion.

Kyabram trav­elled to Moama on Thurs­day, to play against the Rich River ‘‘Kan­gas’’ in an­other see-saw­ing match.

Kyabram had a blended team again for the sec­ond week in a row, due to other Ky play­ers’ un­avail­abil­ity. The re­turn of Cameron Kelly into the num­ber one po­si­tion strength­ened the team, Jenny Knee­bone, SCC player, was play­ing at num­ber two, with Rayleen McDon­ald (3) and Trudy Ser­afini (4).

The home team, RR Kan­gas, got off to an in­cred­i­ble start win­ning three of the first four sin­gles. Not to be out­done, Kyabram fought back hard to level the score by the end of sec­ond round — both teams had four games 47 hoops. As the doubles were to fol­low af­ter lunch, both teams were keen to win as many of the four games as pos­si­ble, and ev­ery hoop counted.

Kyabram got off to a good start tak­ing the first two doubles, 7/3 and 7/4. The Kan­gas needed to win the two fi­nal games for a chance, Ky only needed one to se­cure the match. Luck was on their side.

Cameron and Rayleen had a very hard-fought game, go­ing through to the 13th hoop, nar­rowly win­ning by one hoop. Jenny and Trudy also paired very well to­gether tak­ing their game 7/2. Kyabram had won all four doubles tak­ing the match to an 8/4 win.

What a fin­ish against the sec­ond seed. Over­all the hoops scored was fairly close, only 13 the dif­fer­ence over 12 games, which showed that the match was fairly tight through­out the day. Well done Kyabram.

All mem­bers of the Kyabram team man­aged to win three games each, one sin­gles and two doubles, while Helen Bri­er­ley, RR Kan­gas, won both of her sin­gles.

Match re­sults as fol­lows with the home team, RR Kan­gas, listed first as per score­sheet. Sin­gles Round 1: Rus­sell Smythe def Cameron Kelly, 7/1, Anne Dodd def Jenny Knee­bone, 7/6, David Ma­her lt Rayleen McDon­ald, 5/7, and Helen Bri­er­ley def Trudy Ser­afini, 7/6.

Round 2: R. Smythe lt J Knee­bone, 4/7, A Dodd lt C Kelly, 5/7, D Ma­her lt T Ser­afini, 5/7 and H Bri­er­ley def R McDon­ald, 7/6. Doubles Round 1: Smythe/Dodd lt Kelly/ Knee­bone, 3/7, and Ma­her/ Bri­er­ley lt McDon­ald/Ser­afini, 4/7.

Round 2: Smythe/Ma­her lt Kelly/McDon­ald, 6/7, and Dodd/ Bri­er­ley lt Knee­bone/Ser­afini 2/7.

Fi­nal score: RR Kan­gas 4/62 lost to Kyabram 8/75.

Kyabram has a bye to­mor­row but will be play­ing at home again on Thurs­day, Oc­to­ber 4.

Club days are on Mon­day from 10am on­wards, new play­ers wel­come. Par­ents are also wel­come to bring their school-age chil­dren, grade five and up­wards, along on Mon­day, Oc­to­ber 1 for a short in­tro­duc­tion to cro­quet. Con­tact Sue on 0437 290 777 for any fur­ther de­tails.

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