Eagles keep top spot hold as finals loom

With four rounds to go before the finals, the table tennis season is hotting up with several teams having the opportunity to finish in the top two with the double chance being the reward.

In Division 1, third-placed Crows defeated fourth spot Hawks seven rubbers to three rubbers in a convincing win, Wes Yates continued his good form with three wins from the three singles games and his current winning average of 81 per cent proves he will always be hard to beat.

Best for the Crows were Wes Yates with three wins, Otto Basson with two wins and Daniel Lutz with two wins in a consistent display.

For the losers, Karl Chamberlain was the only shining light with two wins, the best match for the night being Karl Chamberlain defeating Otto 11/5 in the fifth set and in a great match.

The youth of Otto Basson was the difference in his defeat of Bruce Molinuex 14/12 in the fifth set in a great display of table tennis for the crowd to watch.

In the other Divison 1 match top team Eagles defeated South Augusta bulldogs six rubbers to four rubbers, the best for Eagles being Jannie Basson with three wins, his winning average of 80 per cent also proving that he in amongst the best players in the competition.

Others to perform for the Eagles include David Christie with one win and Adrian Holden with one win.

For the losers, Tim Clarke continued his good season with two wins and this team will have to improve if it expects to go further.

Eagles have Phil Morphett still to come into their team which will provide more strength.

Best matches in this game included Tim Clarke from Quorn defeating David Christie 11/6 in the fifth set and in the doubles an epic match had Murray Scholz and Josh Holden defeating David Christie and Adrian Holden 11/6 in the fifth set.

In Division 2 Eagles four rubbers defeated Bulldogs one rubber in a whitewash, Jock McTaggart continuing his good form with two wins and Adrian Holden one win and for the losers Josh Holden had one win.

In the other match Hawks five rubbers thrashed Crows zero rubbers with Vaughan Yates, winning average 81 per cent, winning his two matches and Ronan Coombes also having a great night with two wins.

Best winning averages so far into the season are in Division 1 Wes Yates who has won 81 per cent of his games followed by Jannie Basson 80 per cent, Tim Clarke with 66 per cent and Karl Chamberlain with 62 per cent.

In Division 2 Whalley Yates has a 75 per cent winning average and Vaughan Yates 81 per cent average.

The premiership race is wide open in Division 1 with Eagles in first spot with seven wins, Bulldogs six wins, Crows five wins and Hawks four wins with all teams still with the opportunity to impress before the finals.

New players are welcome at the Seaview Christian College gym, 5.30pm every Monday night.

Get along with your sandshoes (all bats and balls supplied) for a great night.