All hail King Richie! With Weightmans staring down the barrel of another loss which would have put them out of the top 4, Gavin ‘Richie’ Carmichael stepped up to produce a ‘David v Goliath’ type upset in toppling Joel Thomas who incidently had gone 120 games plus without a singles loss. Some might say it was only a matter of time before Joel dropped one, but Richie was seen methodically planning for this moment.
With eleven rounds played of the Sunraysia Table Tennis “Cash Converters” winter pennant two teams head the ladder with six wins while the next three positions have all tasted success five times. With four rounds to play even the team at the foot of the ladder is mathematically a chance to play finals in what has developed to be one of the most even seasons for some time.
In the latest round ladder leader Mallee Bearings continued on their winning way having now strung together four wins in succession. They are teaming together very well and will be a real threat come finals time. The other feature of this round was the first singles loss by Joel Thomas in over 120 singles matches. Whilst defeat may have been disappointing this is an unbelievable record by this top class player.
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