Wrecksavers take the table tennis lead

Wrecksavers are sole leaders of the Lithgow Table Tennis Association Summer Competition following Round Seven played at the Old Trades Hall.

Wrecksavers and Grippers went into their match as equal leaders but it was Wrecksavers that started the better with a 7-3 lead after four rubbers. A 6-1 run from Grippers saw them go ahead for the first time at 9-8  before Wrecksavers won four of the last five singles games to go into the doubles up 12-10. Wrecksavers wrapped the match up with a 2-0 victory in the first doubles before Grippers took the last 2-0 for a final score of Wrecksavers 14, Grippers 12.

Eric Joyce (5-2) had best figures in a solid team effort for Wrecksavers, with Matt and Megan Kappos returning 4-4 and 3-4 respectively.

For Grippers, Mark McAulay scored 4-2, Lou Kappos went the distance at 5-4 and Riza Wiradi was below his best at 1-6.

The other match saw the winless Charolais stun Spinners with a 6-2 start. Charolais went further ahead at 10-4 but a 6-0 burst from Spinners to complete the singles saw it all tied up at 10-all going into the doubles. Charolais found their feet again, winning both doubles by a combined four games to one to taste victory for the first time, 14-11.

Pauline Wellfare (4-2) did best for Charolais, closely followed by Sean Jenkins (4-3), while substitute Michael Wood was unlucky to record 2-5.

Mal Jefferies (5-2) was the only Spinner to finish in the black, with Leon Rust going 3-4 and Sharnie Roberts 2-4.

Loopers had the bye.

Pointscore: Wrecksavers 21, Grippers 18, Loopers 18, Spinners 18, Charolais 17.