Dodgers’ win puts them in top four

PANTHERS: Jerome Ah-Kit Burgoyne, Wade Gray, Ellen Challinger, Fred Ettridge, Nathan Fong, Jarrod Elson, Daniel Challinger, Bob Gibbes
PANTHERS: Jerome Ah-Kit Burgoyne, Wade Gray, Ellen Challinger, Fred Ettridge, Nathan Fong, Jarrod Elson, Daniel Challinger, Bob Gibbes

Panthers 18 (63) def Lions 18 (60)

In the closest result of the season, Panthers snuck over the line in a countback, but they remain rooted to the bottom of the table.

Matches were split in the top order with Lions’ Jason Regan and Panthers Dan Challinger going head to head.

Dodgers hit back in the middle order to reduce the margin to just two, with Angelika Sederstrom playing extremely well...

It was more of the same in the middle order, with Fred Ettridge continuing his good form of late to win all of his singles matches.

With the night going down to the wire, it was anyone’s guess who would win.

In the end it was Jarrod Elson who stepped up for Panthers to claim an important win over David Sherry, which led to Panthers winning by just three games.

Best for Panthers were Jarrod Elson, Fred Ettridge and Jerome Ah-Kit Burgoyne. Best for Lions were Jason Regan, Peter Southam and Ernie Bauer.

Dodgers 19 (63) def Gladiators 17 (57)

Dodgers have moved into the top four for the first time this season with a narrow victory over Gladiators.

Gladiators burst out of the blocks in the top order with Shane Stockham and Reece Fordham leading the way, while Darren Atkins was the only one to show resistance for Dodgers.

Dodgers hit back in the middle order to reduce the margin to just two, with Angelika Sederstrom playing extremely well to cap off a great night defeating Joe Peron in five sets.

Dodgers continued with the momentum and with the night in the balance, won the final three matches to take the points.

Best for Dodgers were Angelika Sederstrom, Jayden Townsend, and Alex Hale. Best for Gladiators were Shane Stockham, Joe Perone and Jeff Bowers.

Tigers 23 (73) def Croppos 13 (50)

Tigers returned to the top of the table with a comprehensive win over Croppos.

The night began with the top order matches split evenly.

Joseph and Shane Harris performed well for Tigers, while Lester Barnes was the driving force for Croppos. Tigers took over in the middle order, winning all 12 matches.

Croppos had no answer as Tigers’ Slav Kolega, Rodney Scharfe and Lesley Kolega dominated proceedings.

With no chance of a comeback, Croppos fought for respectability, and to their credit they managed to reduce the margin, with their doubles play especially a highlight.

Best for Tigers were Slav Kolega, Rodney Scharfe and Lesley Kolega. Best for Croppos were Lester Barnes and Ralph Sandford.