Grippers are sole leaders of the Lithgow Table Tennis Association Summer Competition following Round 6 played at the Old Trades Hall.
Spinners appeared to have their match with Grippers well in hand when they went out to early 4-1 and 6-3 leads. Grippers had other ideas, and a mid-match 8-0 burst put them on top at 11-6 before Spinners closed the gap to 11-8 at the completion of the singles. Grippers put the match to bed though, taking the first doubles 2-0 to make it safe at 13-8 and Spinners claimed the second for a final score of Grippers 14, Spinners 10.
Linda Kappos led her Grippers side to victory with 6-0, the only perfect result of the round, while Lou Kappos and Shane Eagle backed up with 3-4 and 2-4 respectively.
Malcolm Jeffries scored 4-2 for Spinners and Riza Wiradi 4-3, while Megan Kappos had an off-night in recording 0-6.
The other match was all-but over just before the halfway point after Charolais won the first five rubbers over Loopers by a combined ten games to two. Loopers reduced the deficit to 13-8 going into the doubles but the horse had bolted and Charolais eased to a 15-11 victory.
Charolais shared the workload, with Dave Mays returning 4-2, Pauline Wellfare 5-3 and Peter Jaccoud 4-3.
Roy Barlow (4-3) finished in front for Loopers, while Mark McAulay went 3-4 and Michael Wood was down on form at 1-6.
Smashes had the bye.
Pointscore: Grippers 18, Charolais 16, Loopers 16, Spinners 16, Smashes 14.
This week's matches: Round 7; Loopers v Spinners. Smashes v Grippers. Charolais bye.
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