Charolais and Sharnie's Boys both remain undefeated, and as a result have made an early break from the pack after Round Two of the Lithgow Table Tennis Association Autumn Competition played at the Old Trades Hall.
The Grippers - Charolais match looked like it might go down to the wire with the teams tied at 4-all after four rubbers.
Charolais took charge from there though, racing through the last five singles and the only doubles rubber to outscore Grippers by ten games to two for an ultimately straightforward 16-6 victory.
Pauline Wellfare and Mark McAulay couldn't be split for best record of the round, producing a pair of 6-1s for Charolais, while Sean Jenkins went 2-4.
Shane Eagle and Lou Kappos both finished 3-4 for the well-beaten Grippers, and Riza Wiradi lost a couple of close games on his way to 0-6.
Sharnie's Boys won the first rubber 2-1 in their encounter with Smashes only to see Smashes take the next 2-0 to go up 3-2.
A 6-1 run from the Boys seemingly had them in command at 8-4 but at the completion of the singles Smashes had somehow clawed their way back into it to trail only 12-11.
Smashes' revival ended there however, as Sharnie's Boys took both doubles 2-1 to win 16-13.
Jason Bailey (5-3) just pipped Mick Wagner, who went the distance for 5-4, to best result for Sharnie's Boys, and Sharnie Roberts returned 2-4.
Matthew Kappos (6-2) did all he could to get his Smashes side close, with Linda Kappos going 3-4 and Peter Jaccoud 2-6.
Pointscore: Charolais 8, Sharnie's Boys 8, Smashes 1, Grippers 0.
This Week's Matches: Round 3; Sharnie's Boys v Charolais. Grippers v Smashes.
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