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Sports reports: Vickers, Weinmann awarded as senior tennis season begins
Plus the latest from an ASBK test session at the Bend, Murray Bridge golf and Murray Towns cricket.
This post includes contributions from Rosemary Daish, Michael Potts and the Bend Motorsport Park.
🎾 Vickers, Weinmann awarded as senior tennis season begins
🏁 Showdown at the Bend will decide Superbike series
⛳️ Bob McCormick wins stroke comp at Murray Bridge Golf Club
🏏 Meningie inch past Monarto with one wicket to spare
Vickers, Weinmann awarded as senior tennis season begins
Murray Bridge seniors tennis has got underway at the lawn tennis courts at Sturt Reserve.
The day began with the AGM; all positions were filled with dedicated players.
The perpetual Mort Daly Trophy was then presented for the 2022-23 season for most sets won.
Recipients were Lorraine Vickers and Theo Weinmann.
Afterwards, 12 members played on the courts in a round robin format in perfect weather.
Seniors tennis is played generally on the second Sunday of the month, subject to change.
Enquiries: Contact Lorraine Graetz on 0409 326 452.
Showdown at the Bend will decide Superbike series
Preparations for the ASBK grand finale at Tailem Bend are underway, with less than four weeks to go until the title decider and top riders Josh Waters and Troy Herfoss entering the event equal on 293 points.
For the first time in Superbike history, two riders will go into the final round tied on points in what’s shaping as a powerhouse Honda v Ducati battle to the bitter end.
Championship riders looking for an edge undertook tests at the Bend this week in preparation for the grand finale.
“These type of (test) days, it’s important to be on the front foot, setting a good pace, trying to make sure we’re thinking about ourselves and others are thinking about us, too,” Herfoss said.
“We worked really hard last year and I actually got my first race win back here at the Bend, so it’ll be icing on the cake to make that recovery complete with clinching the championship.”
Alistair MacDonald, CEO of the Shell V-Power Motorsport Park, said he was thrilled that fans would witness an all-time championship showdown on December 1-3.
Bob McCormick wins stroke comp at Murray Bridge Golf Club
Men’s stroke competition, Saturday
Winner: Bob McCormick 65 nett
A grade: Aidan Elliott, Greg Lannan 68
B grade: Shane Williss, Shaun Williams 65
C grade: David Lewis, Fred Carter 67
Placegetters: Jim Honner, Lawerance Crack 66; George Langsford, Deane Pannell 67; Corey Dahlitz, Jake McIntosh 69
Women’s stroke competition, Saturday
Winner: Lisa Hancock 70 nett
Placegetters: Cathy Thomas 72, Coral Smallbon 73
Men’s Stableford competition, November 1
Winner: Patrick Secker 39 points from Ray Carini 37
Placegetters: Michael Broadley 37; Trevor Turner, Wayne Duthie, Greg Jones, Peter Erickson 36; Grant Brightman, Alois Kniebeiss, Gary Hodge, Harry Schulte 34
Meningie inch past Monarto with one wicket to spare
Monarto 8/172 lost to Meningie 9/173
Monarto best: Ty Pfeiffer 84*, Jarrad Kowald 3/27
Meningie best: Zeke McNicol 3/36, Stewart Williss 49
Mypolonga 104 lost to Mannum 6/105
Mypolonga best: Samuel Elliott 30, Stephen Mills 3/39
Mannum best: Kieran Hancock 3/23, Josh Boylan 25
Tailem Bend 109 lost to Wanderers 1/111
Tailem Bend best: Paul Baxter 46, Jarrad Cheyne 1/19
Wanderers best: Jalen Kowalick 3/24, Cameron Cox 56*
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