26 May, 2023
New floors at Orford table tennis
LAST week new windows, this week new floorboards at Orford table tennis.
With the old floorboards now replaced, a rescue helicopter won’t be needed to pick up an injured table tennis player who has fallen through the floor!
Orford won their first match, lifting them to sixth place.
In week six, Tarrone will face the Warrnambool Vikings, who are expected to continue cutting a swath through opposition again.
Orford will face Glengleeson and while Orford may have had a win last week, Glengleeson will be looking to add to their total.
If either of the Drendel’s are available then Glengleeson has a fighting chance, otherwise Orford will have the upper hand.
Port Fairy will take on Warrnambool Warriors which could be the highlight match of the round. Port Fairy’s Ray Young, Wayne Krause and Tony Storer are becoming a formidable side.
The Warriors’ Peter Owen and Neil Ford are joined this year by Marshall Worthington and have only been beaten by Warrnambool Vikings.
Nightowl feels Warriors have the experience playing as a team to pull this one off, even by the skin of their teeth.
Attunga will play Myndarra The Attunga, Wortley family have much experience for the young Myndarra Rowbottom family.
Results from week five were as follows: Warrnambool Viking v Port Fairy – results not available.
Orford defeated Tarrone 9.28/2.11. Jayden Clapp’s intense last rubber could have added to Orford’s total when he went down to Tarrone’s Peter Johnson 11/7, 10/12, 10/12 and 13/15.
David Rowbottom was more fortunate when he won a five-game rubber against Steven Young 5/11, 11/3, 12/14, 11/5 and 11/5.
Both David and Russell Hussey won their three rubbers.
Jayden was more fortunate when he teamed with Chloe Bartlett winning the second doubles 11/3, 11/1, 10/12 and 13/11 against Tarrone’s Steven and Andrew McGrath.
Myndarra defeated Glengleeson 6.21 to 5.18.
Myndarra won three of the extended rubbers to take out this match; Aaron Rowbottom won his three rubbers while Ally won the other.
Ally played in the only five game rubber going down to Glengleeson’s Gareth Spring 6/11, 8/11, 11/8, 11/7 and 10/12.
Both Gareth and Bill Lyons won two rubbers each for Glengleeson.
Warrnambool Warriors lost to Attunga 5.19. to 6.20.
In a close match you would expect the majority of rubbers to be extended but not in this case, only four of the 11 were.
Attunga were three love up before Warriors winning the first doubles.
By winning both doubles Warriors kept their chances alive.
Attunga’s Kelly Wortley won her three rubbers, while Warriors’ Neil Ford played both the only five game rubbers, losing to Val Wortley but finally winning against Ian 8/11, 13/11, 7/11, 11/8 and 14/12 in the last rubber.
The un-official ladder was incomplete this week.