Panthers rise from bottom

Lions 27 (81) defeated Croppos 9 (44)

In a lopsided result, Lions easily accounted for an under strength Croppos outfit.

The writing was on the wall early as Croppos top order took control.

Kody Rosalia was the only form of resistance for his side, winning two singles.

And it only got worse for Croppos.

Lions were continuing to extend their lead through the middle order and they forged on through the bottom order to finish with a crucial percentage building win that should see them now finish in the top two come finals time.

Best for Lions were Jason Regan, David Sherry and Peter Southam.

Best for Croppos was Kody Rosalia.

Lions were continuing to extend their lead through the middle order and they forged on through the bottom order to finish with a crucial percentage building win

Panthers 19 (59) defeated Dodgers 17 (58)

Panthers lifted themselves off the bottom of the table with a much needed win over fellow top four aspirant Dodgers.

Panthers opened up a lead of six through the top order matches, with Daniel Challinger and Nathan Fong leading the way for their side.

Dodgers failed to make any headway in the middle order, leaving plenty of work for the bottom order to steal the result.

Max Williams and Jayden Townsend gave Dodgers a chance with some great play, but they fell just short, keeping Panthers season alive.

Best for Dodgers were Max Williams and Jayden Townsend.

Tigers 18 (61) defeated Gladiators 18 (60)

In the closest result of the round and season, Tigers overcame Gladiators by just a solitary set.

Gladiators jumped to the early lead in the top order.

Shane Stockham gave the undefeated Joseph Harris a huge scare before hanging on in five sets.

Tigers levelled up the scores through the middle order with Lesley Kolega having one of her better nights of the season, winning two singles and pushing Joe Perone to the brink.

Gladiators looked to have the night wrapped up with a lead of three with three matches to play.

However, Tigers stormed back winning the final three matches of the nigh including the final match in straight sets to steal the points from Gladiators.

Best for Tigers were Joseph Harris, Ben Southam and Peter Lee.

Best for Gladiators were Joe Perone, Shane Stockham and Cheryl King.

Coming up

Later this month, August 25 and 26, will be the Meisterschaft Tournament, Barossa & Light, Nuriootpa, followed by the Murray Bridge Tournament on September 8 and 9.