Panthers 20 (67) defeated Gladiators 16 (60)
Panthers had a solid win over the more fancied Gladiators.
Panthers’ top order got off to a solid start with Wade Gray causing an upset win over Russell Fordham.
Panthers also performed better in the close matches, winning all of the matches that went to five sets.
Leading by two after the top order, Panthers maintained their advantage through the middle, despite the best efforts of Gladiators’ Joe Perone.
Panthers cruised through to the end of the night and wrapped up the points thanks to a much improved effort by Jarrod Elson, whose work on his game is starting to pay dividends.
Best: Panthers: Daniel Challinger and Jarrod Elson; Gladiators: Joe Perone, Shane Stockham and Cheryl King.
Tigers 19 (63) defeated Lions 17 (57)
Tigers remain the only undefeated side of 2018 with a come from behind win over Lions.
Tigers jumped to the early lead through the top order with Joseph and Shane Harris doing the damage for their side.
Lions responded quickly through the middle order, winning nine of the twelve matches on offer, much like the previous week, with Martin Sheridan and Brenton Stagg again hard to get past.
Tigers were not to be outdone and had a response of their own.
They returned the favour to win nine matches in the bottom order to erase the deficit and run over the top of Lions.
Best: Tigers: Joseph Harris and Peter Lee; Lions: Martin Sheridan and Jim Casanova.
Croppos 19 (62) defeated Dodgers 17 (65)
Croppos recorded their first win of the season against the winless Dodgers, who remain at the foot of the table.
Croppos moved to an early lead of four in the top half with Kody Rosalia playing well and Serena Fong impressing in her first night in the top order, claiming a win over the more experienced Angelika Sederstrom.
Croppos extended their lead in the middle order thanks to Cole Ellul.
Dodgers bottom order showed some fight and signs of a comeback but it was too great a hill to climb as Croppos hung on for the win with Wayde Heidenreich winning a couple of crucial matches.
Best: Croppos: Kody Rosalia and Cole Ellul; Dodgers: Max Williams and Marc Haning.