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The Courier SPORT Wednesday, July 13, 2016 – PAGE 11
HILLS TABLE TENNIS
HILLS CENTRAL TABLE TENNIS
its previous week’s loss
against Meadows Green by
defeating Meadows Gold in
last Wednesday night’s round
of Hills Central A-grade table
It also appeased an early round loss to
Gold as United eased away to a seven
rubbers 30 games to five rubbers 19
Top duo Wayne Maywald and Roger
Ellinger won every encounter, guiding
United safely home, while Meadows
number three and four combatants
Brenton Nurse and Craig Marshall
shared in the remainder.
Maywald/Jock Riach maintained
control against a competitive effort from
Garieth Pitt/Nurse to nab the opening
doubles contest 11-8, 11-6, 14-12, while
Gold welcomed handy fill-in player
Claire Pickering for her first outing
this season – pairing with Marshall to
trouble Ellinger/Mark Emmerson, until
ultimately downed 13-11, 12-10, 8-11,
Gold grabbed a win in the second
doubles block with Nurse/Marshall
keeping their noses in front of Riach/
Emmerson 11-5, 4-11, 10-12, 12-10,
However, Maywald/Ellinger broke
free against a fighting Pickering/Pitt
combination to win 12-10, 13-11, 11-5.
A slugfest between Ellinger and
Pickering had United hold sway in a
decider 11-4, 7-11, 11-8, 5-11, 11-7
Pitt garnered a game against Ellinger,
but Maywald had the wood on both
Pickering and Pitt.
Nurse outshone a resolute Emmerson
over a fluctuating 11-2, 9-11, 11-7, 7-11,
11-4 battle, then scrambled past Riach
13-11, 11-13, 11-7, 11-3.
Marshall labored to dispatch Riach
6-11, 15-13, 11-7, 6-11, 11-8, before
falling over the line against Emmerson
in a pulsating 11-4, 8-11, 14-12, 5-11,
Cellar dweller McLaren Flat Blue
rose up to give McLaren Vale a tough
workout, although ultimately fell short
8-27 to 4-16.
Missing for several weeks, Blues
lynch-pin Peter Ifould returned to play
at a cracking pace – featuring in three
of the spoils.
In a pulsating slog against key Vale
play maker George Colombin, Ifould
snatched the decider to win 11-5, 1-11,
11-7, 8-11, 11-5, before unleashing a
stunning display against helmsman
Manfred Unger to nail an 11-7, 11-9, 11-5
Ifould joined forces with Troy Elliker in
the opening doubles tussle to trump
Unger/John Hardick 11-8, 11-9, 11-7
A solid joint effort by Ifould/Tony
Setschnoy failed in a decider against
Unger/Colombin, who broke free 11-5,
7-11, 11-9, 10-12, 11-5.
Elliker was rewarded for his
perseverance by outpointing Kelvin
Cavenett 12-10, 3-11, 11-9, 11-7, while
Cavenett gained solace by tipping out
Shaun Buchan 3-1.
Hardick out bustled both Elliker
and Buchan in three games, while
Unger and Colombin each ruled over
A weakened Willunga outfit proved
no match for Meadows Green which
barrelled away for a clean sweep 12-
36 to 0-4, despite having two regular
stars Dennis Karayiannis and Andrew
Willunga number one Greg Day was
flummoxed by wily Ray Warren, but
stepped up his attack against Mugford,
only to miss out 12-10, 12-10, 11-9.
Trevor Bradley was thumped by Todd
Mugford, but seized the first game
against Warren, before being well
outfoxed in the remainder.
Shane Bakridi proved a handy
substitute for Green, holding firm
against reserve Alan Creswell 11-6,
3-11, 11-5, 11-7, before stitching up John
Matt Bruer conceded a game to both
Nixon and Cresswell.
The feared Warren/Bruer combination
blew Bradley/Cresswell off the table,
before Bruer/Bakridi had a tougher
assignment in suppressing Nixon/
Cresswell 11-9, 13-11, 11-5.
Mugford/Warren had to tweak their
game play in the third to ward off Day/
Nixon 11-4, 11-6, 14-12.
For the second time this season,
Meadows Gold and Flaxley United
battled down to the wire for a drawn
result – tallying 6-20 each in May, and
6-25 apiece last week.
Chris Stanbury staved off Gold ace
Bob Pearce in a lively 8-11, 11-8, 11-9,
9-11, 11-8 stoush, while Peter Treacy
returned to United’s team to nudge past
Lachlan Sheppard 7-11, 11-9, 11-7, 11-6.
Dave Sheppard got there in the end
against Jude Stanbury in five games –
8-11, 11-5, 11-8, 9-11, 11-5 – and Dave
Reid forged an 11-2, 11-9, 8-11, 11-6
result against Anna Quine.
During the second round Pearce
emerged victor in a close 7-11, 12-10,
13-11, 6-11, 11-8 call over Treacy, but
C. Stanbury’s vast experience enabled
him to suppress L Sheppard 3-0.
While Sheppard senior proved too
solid for Quine to win 3-1, Reid came
unstuck against J. Stanbury who rallied
to ease away 6-11, 6-11, 11-6, 11-9, 11-
The doubles events were shared in
each stanza, the closest earnt 10-12,
11-7, 12-10, 10-12, 11-4 by the Stanbury
duo against L. Sheppard/Reid.
McLaren Flat leapfrogged Macclesfield
Red into the top four after subduing
Macclesfield 7-23 to 5-21.
Darren Kay was again Flat’s chief
provider with a straight games result
against Lucas Schack, followed by an
11-9, 12-14, 11-4, 11-4 containment of
Culture/Schack made the better
doubles partnership, tipping out Kay/
Colin McKenzie 9, 9 and 7.
Culture kept McKenzie at bay 9, 6 and
7, while Schack also got past McKenzie
– albeit in an 11-8, 10-12 . 11-8, 8-11, 12-
After Geoff Brockhouse won in a
canter against Nathan Lindquist, he
was tipped out by Rob Lindquist 6-11,
13-11, 8-11, 11-6, 11-8.
Earlier Stacey Baraglia was stumped
3-1 by R. Lindquist, but she was too
smart for N. Lindquist.
Kay/R. Lindquist edged out Culture/
Brockhouse 11-7, 11-8, 10-12, 11-7, and
McKenzie/N. Lindquist combined well
to stop Schack/Baraglia 9, 7 and 6.
Macclesfield Black snapped a seven-
match losing streak by overcoming
McLaren Vale 7-25 to 5-17.
While Greg Marlu had little trouble
ousting Vale’s Graham Wilson and
Steve Vit, Peter Baraglia was curbed by
Wilson 11-8, 11-9, 12-10, but sneaked
past Vit 4-11, 11-6, 11-9, 11-9.
Shannon Crothers notched a 3-0 win
over Allan Eckert, but came up short in
three against Wayne Clark.
Clark had a tough time sealing an 11-7,
11-6, 10-12, 12-10 win against Coralie
Weston, while Eckert got home 11-5,
11-9, 5-11, 11-7
Vit/Clark snatched the sole doubles
result for Vale, snaring an 11-4, 11-8,
7-11, 7-11, 11-8 victory from P. Baraglia/
Weston. Crothers/Weston got the job
done against Eckert/Clark to win 11-5,
6-11, 11-8, 11-9.
Second placed Willunga struggled
to contain bottom ranked Meadows
Green before easing through for a 7-23
to 5-18 triumph.
Both Louise Jessup and Gary
Williamson could not stop Green leader
Jessup just fell shy 9, 8 and 8, while
Williamson was blitzed by Cornish.
However, both Willunga players
redeemed by usurping Rowan
Cornish/Wellstead came up trumps
in the doubles clash against Jessup/
Williamson, 11-8, 3-11, 11-7, 11-6.
Ian East notched a brace of singles for
Willunga, fighting past Greg Crocker 5,
8 and 12, then flooring John Stapleton.
However, Crocker and Stapleton each
downed Phil Boulden.
Jessup/East fell over the line against
Cornish/Crocker 9-11, 10-12, 11-3,
11-4, 18-16, while Williamson/extra
player Andrew Simmons slipped past
By John Thomas
Aldgate Sharks retained their
undefeated status in Hills Division 1
table tennis competition with another
solid win last week.
Sitting at the head of the rankings on 123
premiership points, Sharks added to their title
favoritism with a 10 sets 32 games to two sets
11 games win over Summertown Pandas.
Fill-in Andrew Dawe again contributed five
wins – including an 11-9, 7-11, 11-6, 12-10 gem
against Eric Harrison – as well as a very even
11-1, 8-11, 12-14, 11-6, 16-14 top double with
Ashley Hams against Rob Macgregor/Harrison.
Promoted from Division 2 ranks for the
Pandas, Alex Kearn and Harrison took it up
to David Helbig, finally missing at 9-11, 11-7,
4-11, 8-11, after facing the unbeaten Dawe with
another credible effort, eventually losing 10-12,
Macgregor jumped out early in singles action
against Helbig before finally losing in four
Helbig overcame a slow start of 11-13 to
dismiss Macgregor in the next three games
6, 7 and 4, then out-steadied Kearn in straight
games after sneaking a game off Harrison.
Hahndorf Goannas received a forfeit from
Scott Creek Foxes due to a bout of heavy
Scott Creek Koalas (now 87 points) and
Hahndorf Geckos (76) agreed to settle
on a drawn result due to a no blame non-
In the previous round Harrison starred in the
cellar dwellers battle against Scott Creek Foxes
as the Summertown Pandas won 8-26 to 4-13
for a second triumph this season.
The tightest matches were in the doubles
bracket as Pandas duo Peter Elliott/Macgregor
downed Graham Smith/Dave Harris 11-9, 10-
12, 11-9, 11-9, while Smith/Hugh Griffin tumbled
in 11-9, 11-7, 13-15, 13-11 over Elliott/Harrison,
just prior to Smith edging out Elliott 9-11, 11-9,
11-8 , 11-7.
In the same round, Koalas upstaged the
Goannas 7-26 to 5-19, the highlight being
number three seed Ray Haussen bustling past
Wayne Maywald 3-1, only to come back to
earth, losing in four games against an equalling
bustling Roger Ellinger.
Upper Sturt Possums continued their
unbeaten run with a tradesman-like 8-30 to
4-19 result over fourth placed Aldgate Orcas.
Top performer Hannah Pannewig got home in
all singles, the tightest being 12-10, 11-4, 9-11,
11-7 against Shane Virgo.
Virgo had earlier battled past Martin Faull
9, 6, 12 and 8 and finished full of running to
overpower Peter Judd 9-11, 12-14, 11-8, 11-3,
Virgo also teamed with Dave Clarke to stop
Pannewig/Judd 4-11, 11-9, 11-6, 11-9.
Faull/Judd previously kick-started the
proceedings with a five-game result over
Clarke/Dave Knights, followed by Faull/
Pannewig struggling to dismiss Virgo/Clarke
11-5, 12-10, 8-11, 11-9.
Both Judd and Faull reeled off 3-0 singles
wins against Knights while Judd eased by
Clarke 3-2 and Faull fell to Clarke after leading
2-0 at one stage.
Hahndorf Shinglebacks strengthened a hold
on third place by dismissing the win-less
Scott Creek Wombats 12-36 to 0-3, where
only Jai Coleman pushing Hahndorf’s Wayne
Dunningham out to a 9-11, 11-9, 9-11, 11-2, 11-8
loss excited the scorer.
Paul Farrow/Dunningham dropped the first
game on the way past Shane Coleman/Josh
Hobbs 3-1 and Andrew Vince just held out J.
Coleman 8, 9 and 8, while Farrow was also
Upper Sturt Bandicoots retained second
place after holding sway 10-32 to 2-11 over
Bandicoots proved too strong in all three
doubles, the tightest being David Box/Trevor
Wright downing Hugo Wallace/Joel Driver 111-
7, 7-11, 6-11, 11-4, 13-11, while Peter Damarell/
Wright accounted for Sandy Macgregor/
Wallace 14-12 , 11-8, 11-9.
Macgregor kept on hitting out to pip Box 11-7
in the fifth game before receiving a forfeit from
Wallace could not stay with Wright or Damarell,
while Driver – up from Division 3 ranks –
pushed Box out to 7-11, 10-12, 9-11 result.
Scott Creek Dingoes improved its overall
premiership points tally after just prevailing 7-25
to 5-22 against Hahndorf Bilbies.
Zia Ziaei proved to be the difference by
claiming straight-game singles from John
Deimel, Steve Horton and finally Rob Fechner.
Fechner had earlier placed the match on edge
with a 3-0 win over Graham Allen and a 3-1
success against Ross Coleman, adding to a
four-game doubles win with Horton against
Deimel overcame a slow start to topple Allen
3-1, then just took an 18-16, 11-8, 10-12, 14-12
marathon over Coleman.
Coleman/Allen recovered from a Deimel/
Horton onslaught to claim what proved to be
a vital early 9-11, 3-11, 11-7, 11-8, 11-8 doubles
win, just before Coleman fell over the line from
Horton 12-10, 11-8, 11-13, 11-8.
Allen helped deliver the overall result when he
hung on tenaciously against Horton for an 8-11,
11-8, 10-12, 11-8, 11-8 victory.
Top placed Cherry Gardens Redfins were
untroubled to account for win-less Summertown
Finches 11-35 to 1-5.
Redfins claimed two tight doubles early
as Gwenda Frith/Clayton Smalley steadied
against Brendan and Max Casbolt for a 3-1
result, followed by John Rennie/Smalley
getting home 12-10, 11-5, 14-12 over against
youngster Tom Dawe/M. Casbolt.
B. Casbolt broke the ice for the birds, fluttering
by Frith 4-11, 11-9, 11-9, 4-11, 11-9, while M.
Casbolt dropped the close games to miss to
Smalley 3-1, and Rennie kept his consistent
record going for Cherry Gardens.
Second ranked Mylor Dragons caught a
weakened Summertown Emus on the hop
and raced away for a 10-32 to 2-14 triumph,
as Ulli Henn reeled in three singles and the
top doubles as he paired with strong fill-in Phil
Westley for a 3-1 effort over Andrew Bottrill/Joel
Bottrill/Richard Fishlock celebrated a huge
doubles success over Henn/Kristin Adkins,
getting there 11-5 in the fifth game after Adkins
had worn down Bottrill 9-11, 13-15, 12-10, 11-9,
11-2, and just before Driver edged out Adkins
11-8, 12-10, 14-12.
Westley remained a force throughout all five
successful encounters, including a grinding 11-
6, 6-11, 8-11, 11-6, 14-12 single from a striving
Adkins struck trouble but prevailed over
Fishlock 14-12, 11-8, 12-10.
Summertown Swallows 9-23 to 3-9 and
consolidated top place on 99 points, while
Swallows have nestled into second on 89
Adrian Pobke/Gill Bartley carefully eased by
Steve and Caitlin Bottroff 7-11, 11-7, 12-10, 1-11,
11-6, then Bartley stopped Jacob Geers 11-6,
S. Bottroff pushed past Bartley 6 and 5, then
struggled to get by Christine Pobke 11-13, 11-
7, 11-8, but could not topple the unbeaten A.
Number three C. Bottroff grabbed a 2-1 victory
Chris Pobke safely held a brace of singles to
complement two doubles, including a 7, 8 and
8 win over S. Bottroff/Geers in the company of
the wily A. Pobke.
Cherry Gardens Ducks swamped Upper Sturt
Quolls 9-22 to 3-8.
Bill Semple provided three singles wins
including an 11-7, 5-11, 11-9 result over Jacob
Wright, while Pablo Orbes and Edie Brooks
each chipped in with two singles and Semple/
Orbes catured a neat 11-8, 11-7, 14-12 doubles
from Wright/Sally Simkin.
Wright was the mainstay for Quolls, banking
singles against Brooks and Orbes, as well
as partnering Mel Laraway to an 11-5, 10-12,
13-11, 11-6 doubles success against Semple/
The Lobethal Tigers proved too strong for
Torrens Valley A/B-grade table tennis opponent
Cudlee Creek during last Wednesday’s Round
Cudlee Creek were without one of its top players Andrew
Scott, and the visiting Tigers took advantage to record an
overall 10 rubbers 35 games to five rubbers 20 games
Craig Anesbury moved up a position for Cudlee Creek
and started well against Tyrone Hart, winning the first
Hart then drew on all of his experience to claw his way
back into the match and win in four games.
Another player forced to dig deep was Danny Boyle
against the tenacious Audrey King.
He fought back from trailing by two games to win in five,
claiming the final two games 11-9.
Junior player Addison McCarthy won both of his singles,
and his father Scott claimed his first higher division win.
The result duplicated the previous meeting of the two
teams during Round 3.
Lobethal Lights and Lobethal Dippers staged yet another
local derby encounter, with Lights managing to shine
through 8-24 to 7-31.
Dippers got off to a flying start thanks to Eric and Walter
Jaeger, Scott Schultz and Michael Jaeger all having
comfortable 3-0 wins.
Rohan Gilmour returned to the Lights combination to
defeat Ollie Hughes, and Darren Stanbury had a surprise
win over Eric Harrison to make it four rubbers to two.
The second round of singles was evenly spread with three
wins a piece.
Lights needed to win all three doubles to prevail and
started well with Michael Hein/Tim Satchel successful,
then Allan Weinert/Rohan Steffans won 12-10 in the fifth.
Stanbury/Gilmour got home in a cliffhanger 11-9 in the fifth
game to claim an upset victory.
Mt Torrens also registered a win last Wednesday evening,
sneaking home 8-25 to 7-24 against Lenswood.
Harrogate Yellow proved too strong for Harrogate Red
in the C-grade derby fixture, claiming an 11-34 to 4-18
In another intra-club battle, Birdwod White defeated
Birdwood Red 8-25 to 4-16, while Woodside Red
accounted for Lobethal Red 10-36 to 5-19.
United front buries Gold
Sharks put bite on rivals
On the ball
for the best
On the ball
for the best
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