Rosel­las ce­ment spot

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The last round of the Spring Pen­nant Com­pe­ti­tion con­cluded with many top per­for­mances from play­ers as teams fought it out for semi-fi­nals po­si­tions.

In A-grade ac­tion, an ex­cited Rosel­las out­fit ce­mented their spot in the four with a hard-fought 3-2 vic­tory over Kook­abur­ras in a high-stan­dard af­fair.

Adrian Squires and Michelle Feldt­mann fought back af­ter be­ing un­der pres­sure early, steady­ing to win a sin­gles each in close con­tests.

They then com­bined bril­liantly, wrap­ping up the match with a com­fort­able straight-sets dou­bles vic­tory.

Brian Har­ring­ton was the stand­out, con­vinc­ingly win­ning both sin­gles in a first-class per­for­mance.

Top-team Pos­sums com­pletely out­played Taipans, giv­ing a great ex­hi­bi­tion for a de­ci­sive 4-1 vic­tory.

Stephen Lane was su­perb, show­ing his class to ac­count for both sin­gles in style.

He had strong sup­port from the tal­ented Cooper Ir­win who dropped his first sin­gles, but came back strongly to win the sec­ond.

He then com­bined with Lane for a tough 21-10, 18-21, 21-12 dou­bles vic­tory to seal the match.

Mean­while, Wal­la­bies made a late surge to eas­ily over­come Echid­nas for a 4-1 vic­tory.

Ash­ley Duns was in top form in his farewell per­for­mance, fight­ing hard to win both sin­gles in close three set­ters.

Team­mate Rob Ersk­ine was in­spired, com­ing out and play­ing ex­tremely well to win a sin­gles be­fore team­ing up with Duns for a tense three-set dou­bles vic­tory.

Plovers loomed as a fi­nals threat to other teams as they scored an im­pres­sive 3-2 vic­tory over Owls in a high-stan­dard match up.

Mick Kelly was the star of the match, play­ing with pur­pose to win both sin­gles in a stylish display.

He was well sup­ported by the crafty Col Ex­ton, who played bril­liantly to win the de­cid­ing sin­gles in straight sets to ease his team over the line.

B-grade

Mozzies threw out a fi­nals chal­lenge when they eas­ily de­feated Bul­lants 4-1 in a high-stan­dard clash.

Out­stand­ing player Chris Lee was in dev­as­tat­ing form, show­ing his class to win both sin­gles in straight sets.

Tal­ented ju­nior Coby Linke was im­pres­sive, win­ning a sin­gles be­fore join­ing with Lee for a com­fort­able dou­bles vic­tory.

The win lifts the team into sec­ond spot on the lad­der.

Wom­bats made a late move to up­set Frogs for a de­ci­sive 4-1 vic­tory.

Ray Grant was in great form, play­ing out­stand­ing ta­ble ten­nis to ac­count for both sin­gles in easy fash­ion.

He had strong sup­port from Peter Wil­liams, who played im­pres­sively to win a sin­gles be­fore com­bin­ing with Grant for an easy dou­bles vic­tory.

A fired-up Ea­gles unit swooped on Glid­ers, show­ing no mercy for an easy 5-0 vic­tory.

Hen­ning Aretz and Bill Sharp were too pow­er­ful for their op­po­nents, win­ning all their matches in su­perb style.

Top-team Num­bats had to fight hard to hold out a de­ter­mined Red­backs out­fit, fi­nally pre­vail­ing for a closely con­tested 3-2 vic­tory.

Carol Perry was in out­stand­ing form for Num­bats, show­ing her class to win both sin­gles in straight sets.

Team­mate Si­enna Ir­win had to fight hard to win a tense sin­gles clash in straight sets to get the team over the line.

Red­backs’ Pauline Hooper came home strongly, win­ning a sin­gles and then com­bin­ing with John Spencer for a solid dou­bles vic­tory.

C-grade

Top-team Mag­pies moved fur­ther from the field with an out­stand­ing 4-1 vic­tory over Doves.

He­len Sharp was at her best in win­ning both sin­gles, with An­drea Cath­cart in fine form to win one.

They eas­ily won the dou­bles in straight sets.

Hawks had a close en­counter with Crick­ets, just hold­ing on for a gal­lant 3-2 vic­tory.

Kerry Yang and Jenny Sawyer played strongly to snare a sin­gles each be­fore wrap­ping up the match with a hard-fought dou­bles vic­tory.

Matt Parkin­son starred for Crick­ets, win­ning both sin­gles in a fine per­for­mance.

An in­spired Koalas out­fit com­pletely out­played Fal­cons, en­joy­ing a 5-0 vic­tory in style.

Rae Spencer and Geral­dine Moloney used their skills to win all their matches com­fort­ably.

Semi-fi­nals draw

A-grade: Pos­sums v Owls: Rosel­las v Plovers. B-grade: Num­bats v Red­backs: Mozzies v Frogs. C-grade: Mag­pies v Crick­ets: Hawks v Koalas.

The semi-fi­nals were played last night. The grand fi­nals will be held next Tues­day night.

Be­nalla

Fifty-six play­ers en­tered a Sta­ble­ford event on Satur­day.

A-grade was taken out by Ian Barry with a score of 39 points, while sec­ond place went to Wade Dansey on 37.

In B-grade, Brett Dosser was suc­cess­ful on 39 with Adrain Pap­worth run­ner up on count­back with 37 points. Graeme Paull took out C-grade with the best score of the day 41 points, with bo­gies go­ing to Wil­liam Booker re­turn­ing 38. Re­sults: Near­est the pins. 1st Oliv­ers Mens­land: Steve Thomas. 3rd Crothers’ Join­ery: Nil. 8th Srixon/Golf Shop: Wil­liam Booker. 12th Ray White: Nil. 13th Spald­ing/Golf Shop: Xavier Pala­mar­czuk. KFC Birdies: Nil. Ea­gle: Garry Smith (fourth) Ball Com­pe­ti­tion. 37 J. Broad­bent, 36 G. Dal­ton, B. Fer­gu­son, P. Hazell, A. May, D. Saun­ders, 35 R. Jensen, R. Symes, 34 R. Rams­den, S. Smith c/b.

Wed­nes­day was Sta­ble­ford with a good field of 64 play­ers.

In A-grade Reggy Symes was the win­ner with 43 points, fol­lowed by Greg Allen on 40.

In B-grade Rod Squires re­turned the best score for the day with 44 points. Com­ing in sec­ond was Mark Schedich with 40 points.

C-grade was much closer, with Trevor Will­mott win­ning on count­back from Steve Smith, both play­ers on 43 points. Re­sults: Near­est the pins. 3rd Golf Shop: Trevor Squires. 8th Golf Shop: Barry Wright. 12th Ray White: Garry Smith. 13th Fruits ‘n’ Fare: Aaron Kungi. Ball Com­pe­ti­tion 40 B. Reid,39 M. O’Brien, W. Pey­ton, G. Smith, J. Spencer, T. Squires, 38 P. Nan­son, 37 G. Squires, D. Tay­lor, B. Watt, 36 G. McKin­nar, R. Smith, G. Sykes. c/b.

Women’s golf

The sta­ble­ford round on Thurs­day, Novem­ber 22, was won by Jackie Ru­bira with 40 points. Balls went to L. Mor­gan 39 and J. O’Brien 37.

NTP 3rd M. Wat­son, Mil­nerWat­son Phar­macy 8th M. Wat­son, Ray White 12th H. Crilly, Golf Shop 13th H. Crilly.

A sta­ble­ford round was played on Novem­ber 24 with 20 play­ers.

Di­vi­sion one win­ner: Lauri Mor­gan with 37 points.

Di­vi­sion two win­ner: Suzanne Noble with 40 points.

Ball com­pe­ti­tion N. Cave­don 37, R. Gerrard 37, C. Warnock 35, L. Ma­son 35, J. O’Brien 34.

NTP 3rd M. Wat­son, 8th Mor­gan, 13th C. Warnock.

This week a sta­ble­ford round will be played on Thurs­day and a stroke round with Monthly medal on Satur­day. L.

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