Nomura brings gold to the table
ONLY one representative from Fremantle recently competed in a national table tennis competition, but that is all it took to win gold.
Nanako Nomura was the only member of the Fremantle Table Tennis Club to compete in the Australian Open Veteran Table Tennis Championships held in Sydney recently.
Her over-60 mixed doubles partner is one of the biggest Australian names in the sport, Paul Pinkewitch.
Nomura said she had never paired with Pinkewitch before and they had to learn how to co-ordinate as they played.
“We won the semi-final against the 2015 winners 3-2 and in the final we won comfortably against the winners in 2014 3-0,” she said. ROUND four of the South Metropolitan Cricket Association started on Saturday, with East Fremantle and Cockburn playing themselves into strong positions.
Cockburn started with the bat in their match against Bicton Attadale and despite a few hiccups, with seven batsmen scoring in single figures, including two ducks, they scored a defendable 218 runs.
Adam O’Neill dominated Bicton Attadale’s attack, his 10 fours and 10 sixes helping him to 120 runs before he was clean bowled.
With a small stint in the field before the close of day’s play, Cockburn’s bowlers were ruthless, Troy Evans and Sajith Kodituwakku taking a wicket each to leave their opponents reeling at 2-8.
A huge six-wicket haul to Callum Pilcher has helped put East Fremantle in a winning position against Armadale.
Armadale made 178 in the first innings, with Nick Siave and Elliott Lawrie doing the damage before Pilcher cleaned up the tail.
East Fremantle’s openers started their chase down strongly, scoring 0-41 before stumps were called.
Phoenix’s game against Leeming Spartan is on a knife’s edge, with both teams facing an uphill battle to win the game.
Winning the toss and electing to bat, Phoenix lost two quick wickets before Paul Gibson (26 runs) and Jewel Sharma (35) helped settle the middle order.
A collapse in the lower order had them struggling to reach triple figures, eventually crawling to 104.
Leeming managed 2-27 before the end of day’s play.
Nanako Nomura and partner Paul Pinkewitch won gold at the Australian Open Veteran Table Tennis Championship.