Rapaura Wairau River Blanc duo Glen Cameron, serving, and Ant Walkenhorst during their doubles match on Wednesday. Photo: Peter Jones.

Tennis leaders pushed all the way

Renwick CPR continued their unbeaten run in the Wine Brokers NZ Marlborough premier tennis competition, but were made to fight all the way to secure victory on Wednesday evening.

Renwick defeated Marlborough Forrest Wines on a countback in the match of the round after matches were tied at 3-3.

Marlborough made a fast start, Hamish Morrow and Jay Geris beating the father and son combination of Oscar Sandford-Jury and Dave Sanford 6-3, 6-4 in the top doubles.

However Renwick bounced back in the other double, Joseph Sandford-Jury and Mieko Kimura beating Stephen Dempster and

Amber Lyons in straight sets.

With Oscar Sandford-Jury edging Morrow in a third set tie-breaker in the top singles Renwick got their nose in front, however Lyons notched a three-set win over Kimura in the women’s singles to level the tie again.

Dempster won his singles clash, as did Joseph Sandford-Jury, leaving the overall match scores tied, Renwick prevailing 69-63 on games won after each side won the same number of sets.

In the other tie, Rapaura Wairau River Blanc defeated Rapaura Wairau River Noir 5-1.

In the top double, Ant Walkenhorst and Glen Cameron defeated Hamish McRae and Jared Bell 6-3, 7-5. Blanc then went 2-0 up when Hugh Robinson and Donna Clark defeated Blair Harvey and Ella Sowman 6-4, 6-4.

In the singles Walkenhorst beat McRae 7-5, 6-2, Robinson downed Harvey 6-4, 7-6, Cameron overcame Bell 6-1, 6-4 and Sowman defeated Clark 6-4, 6-4 to claim Noir’s point.

In division two, Marlborough Next Gen defeated Rapaura Wairau River Rose 4-2 while Renwick Rallycats downed Marlborough Nga Hau Wha 5-1.

Tasman flanker Sione Havili was in outstanding form in Porirua. Photo: Shuttersport.

Mako forwards tame Lions

The Tasman forward pack answered their doubters in the best possible fashion on Saturday, setting up a commanding 19-3 victory over Wellington in Porirua.

After being dominated up front during the side’s only losses this season, to North Harbour and Auckland, doubts began to surface over the potency of the Mako forwards.

However, after paving the way for a comfortable win over Southland last weekend they stepped up to another level at the weekend, totally outplaying one of the leading premiership side’s packs.

The battle of the 2019 Mitre 10 Cup premiership finalists was expected to be close, especially given their respective records this year.

Interestingly, only five of the 13 Mako forwards named for the decider at Trafalgar Park last year fronted up for Saturday’s rematch – Andrew Makalio, who impressed in his 50th game for the union, the returning Quinten Strange, Sione Havili, who gets better with each outing, Isaac Salmon and Te Ahiwaru Cirikidaveta.

In contrast, Wellington fielded eight of their forward mix from the 2019 final.

However it was the visiting side at Jerry Collins Stadium who looked the more powerful, cohesive, organised outfit. Their scrum held the upper hand for most of the match, their lineout was sound despite tricky conditions and both the Mako tries came from unstoppable lineout drives. Allied to that slick set piece work came some bruising defence from the big men, ensuring Wellington’s ball-carriers rarely breached the gain line.

Mako co-head coach Andrew Goodman was “stoked” by his side’s efforts today, especially the forward display.

“That was an important win for our season really,” he said.

When the Mako turned at halftime with an 11-point lead, despite playing with a strong wind at their backs, the game was very much in the balance, but Goodman said his side’s leaders pulled the right strings.

“[The wind] was very gusty and hard to play into, but I felt our nine [Finlay Christie] and 10 [Mitch Hunt] played really well in the second half. However it was the forwards today who laid the platform for that victory … the maul, the scrum, just all the work they had to get through.

“Isaac Salmon, both at scrum time and on defence, was outstanding. A lot of the boys that have been given more of an opportunity this year stood up today. I’m really proud of them.”

Goodman also praised the input of experienced squad members Ethan Blackadder and Strange. “Even when they have been unable to take the field they have been massive for us this year with all the work they have done with the lads, off the field.”

The return of Strange, an All Black-in-waiting, to the field could not have come at a better time for the Mako, his presence an inspiration to his team mates.

“It’s great to have his leadership back,” said Goodman, “he’s driven standards really high during the last couple of weeks when he’s been back on the training pitch so we hope to get a few more minutes from him next week.

The Mako, who briefly returned to the top of the premiership table with their victory, meet cellar-dwellers Canterbury in Blenheim on Saturday, kick off 7.05pm.

Local driver Anton Rasmussen took out the ClubSport Briggs LO206 Heavy title. Photo: Peter Jones.

Karting champs draw strong field

Karters revelled in the return of national-level sprint events at the South Island meeting in Blenheim over Labour Weekend.

The meeting saw spirited racing across all classes, with defending title holder and local driver William Exton (125cc Rotax Max Light) taking top honours at the Cresswell Electrical-backed South Island champs.

Ninety-three drivers, included a handful of North Islanders, competed in the event on the outskirts of Blenheim, with several locals managing podium positions.

 

Class title winners were:

125cc Rotax Max Light – William Exton (Marlborough)

125cc Rotax Max Heavy – Matthew Butchart (Richmond)

Rotax Junior – Chris White (Christchurch)

Vortex Mini ROK – Zach Tucker (Christchurch)

Cadet ROK – Jackson Culver (Rangiora)

 

Two non-championship support classes were also contested at the South Island titles meeting for drivers running Briggs & Stratton 4-stroke engined LO206 karts.

They were won by:  ClubSport Briggs LO206 Light – Tony Dyer (Nelson); ClubSport Briggs LO206 Heavy – Anton Rasmussen (Marlborough).

Local driver Charlie Botham finished second in the Cadet Rok class, age 7-9, Arthur Broughan came second in the Vortex Mimi Rok section, age 9-12, while Archie Botham finished sixth and William Ruffell ninth.

Pete Richardson came home 12th in the Rotax senior division. Cory Crossan came second in the Briggs Light class, with Mike Kendrick a close second behind Rasmussen in the Briggs Heavy.

The next event is the local club champs on November 15.

Guest speaker Sir Michael Hill with the grantees and regrant recipients on Thursday evening. Photo: Supplied.

Another inspirational evening

Two new names were added to the ever-growing list of Marlborough youngsters helped along their career paths by the Inspire Foundation Marlborough during a glittering evening at the Marlborough Convention Centre on Thursday, October 22.

Given the extraordinary happenings of 2020, the Foundation decided to go all out and host a sit-down dinner for 300 with Sir Michael Hill as the guest speaker to honour the next round of grantees and raise awareness of the Foundation’s work.

“What a way to toast the talent in our region and pause to reflect how lucky we are to be able to have a large gathering to celebrate our future leaders in these uncertain times,” said Inspire spokesperson Angela Wilson.

“Sir Michael was highly entertaining … his life story reflects the values of our foundation – grit, resilience, determination, and ability to overcome adversity to shine. While very funny, and beautifully delivered, his speech had many poignant points that were relevant not to just our grantees but to all present.”

With an eye on ensuring the future of the Foundation a fundraising auction was staged, with items such as an art piece drawn by Sir Michael Hill during lock down, a signed jersey from Emirates Team NZ and a signed golf glove worn by Tiger Woods in 2002 among the more popular bids.

TVNZ reporter Kaitlyn Ruddock was MC for the evening.

Since the Inspire Foundation Marlborough came into being in this region in November 2017, 33 grantees have been recognised, several receiving regrants to help them further along their way. Joseph Sullivan and Craig Harper have been appointed Inspire Ambassadors.

The first grantee on Thursday was smallbore shooter Dom Henry. He represented New Zealand twice in the past year in this demanding sport and been accepted into the New Zealand junior development programme. Dom placed fifth overall at the national secondary school championships and was selected in the New Zealand team to face Great Britain. The 16-year-old was also selected for the second year on the NZ under 21 men’s team. He hopes to be chosen for the 2021 Oceania Shooting Championships and his long-term goal is to compete at the 2024 Paris Olympics.

The other new grantee was musician Sharon Wilson. After specialising in the flute for many years, Sharon recently decided to take up the cello. Although many of her lessons have been online because of COVID, she has made rapid progress with both instruments and is lead flute in various stage musical shows, as part of the local orchestra.  She is currently working towards grade 8 for both flute and cello and is part of the NZSO mentoring programme for both instruments. Her goal next year is to be part of the New Zealand Secondary School’s Symphony orchestra, be part of the National Youth Orchestra and eventually after finishing her studies at university she would like to be playing professionally.

Regrants were also announced to a couple of outstanding performers in the musical field – composer Kodi Rasmussen and tenor horn player Eleanor Grigg.

The evening also offered a chance to re-recognise three previous grantees who were named during a Zoom ceremony at the height of the COVID lockdown – touch player Nikau Peipi, forensic scientist Stephie Loncar and violinist Lauren Doherty.

To qualify for a grant, applicants must be aged between 15 and 23 years of age, a resident of Marlborough for at least three years with New Zealand Citizenship and have demonstrated extraordinary ability or potential in any of the areas of Arts, IT, Design, Music, Science, Research, Education, Sport or Community Service.

Greg Bryant, croquet’s national head coach, is heartened by the sport’s growth. Photo: Peter Jones.

Croquet coach targets younger brigade

Greg Bryant, one of the nation’s most decorated croquet exponents, was in town recently to lend his expertise to a sport that has seen considerable growth in recent times.

The multiple NZ title-holder and part of MacRobertson Shield world championship-winning combination in 2014, is the national head coach and sport development officer. He came to Marlborough to hold a two-day workshop, focusing on upskilling the region’s coaches.

“Croquet in Marlborough is growing … both at the Blenheim and Brooklyn bases,” said Greg.

“We are seeing that nationally, particularly in golf croquet across all the regions.”

He puts the rise down to croquet becoming “more visible in the last decade”.

“There is more direct interaction with the croquet community and the national body. We have also established more community-based development initiatives, based around coaching coaches and our secondary schools programme.”

Previously viewed as something of a pastime for older competitors, croquet is becoming increasingly more youth-focused.

Underlining this trend is the fact that when the New Zealand team won the World Golf Croquet championships in Nelson this year the average age of the Kiwi side was 23. All of the Kiwi team had been previous under-21 world champions who had come out of the secondary schools programme.

Greg says NZ Croquet have been working hard on introducing the sport at school level over the past decade.

“Croquet traditionally has been known as a sport for elderly, retired folk but there was a real call from the [croquet] community to change that image.

In fact, all our test teams now are made up of young people, but they are not seen locally.”

Greg said COVID had stalled the secondary schools programme this year but the national organization planned to re-boot it, with the help of the regional sports trusts.

“Annually, the local croquet bodies host regional competitions in March to find qualifiers for the national secondary schools event in September … from there we are providing pathways into youth development programmes. So there are plenty of opportunities for kids to participate in the organized game and there are well-defined pathways right to the top of the sport.”

The sport is played in two forms – association croquet and golf croquet.

“There are different sets of rules but the coaching content is around techniques that are applicable to both codes,” explained Greg.

Golf croquet is the focus of the schools programme, being easy and quick to learn.

“But it’s a very challenging game to master,” suggested Greg.

“That’s the challenge with kids. They can pick up the game and be playing it in 10 minutes but they quickly realise that there is a lot of physical skill involved. The game is quick and very interactive, going shot-for-shot, plus it’s non-gender specific at school age and the youngsters like that interaction.

“And it’s something different … it’s stationary ball targets and most of the time school sport focusses on moving ball targets. It gives them their opportunity to expand their skill sets.

“It also provides a chance for non-participants in traditional games and sport to be involved.

“There are always kids who don’t want to take part in the mainstream sports but want to be involved in something and a lot of them are finding that avenue through golf croquet, it’s quite cool,” he added.

Marlborough batsmen Tim Petrie, left, and Matthew Stretch prepare to take a drinks break at a sunny Horton Park. Photo: Peter Jones.

Marlborough cricketers soundly beaten by Buller

The Marlborough senior rep cricket team were left rueing a below-par batting performance in their first outing of the 2020-21 season.

Up against Buller in a 50-over clash at Horton Park on Sunday, the home side were soundly beaten by seven wickets.

Marlborough, who were inserted after the visitors won the toss,  struggled their way to 107 in 29.5 overs, which the visitors chased down in quick time.

While the wicket was by no means hard and fast it was not as treacherous as the home side’s score suggested, merely being a little slow and difficult to score on early in one’s innings.

Buller’s attack was disciplined and economical, their bowlers targeting the wickets, resulting in four players being bowled and two adjudged lbw.

Losing makeshift opener Ben Ivory-McCullum from the first ball of the match set Marlborough on the back foot and they struggled to form partnerships of note thereafter.

No 3 batsman Tarin Mason hit out for 35 from 32 balls, skipper Matthew Stretch dug in, scoring 13 from 41 deliveries, while No 6 Akhil Pant played freely near the end, hitting 29 from just 28 balls, but there was limited contributions from the rest of the order.

The standout bowler for the visitors was medium pacer Ethan Slee, who bagged 5-28 from 7.5 overs. Fellow opener Sam Jope claimed 2-20 while the remainder of the attack – Alex Paterson, Troy Scanlon and John Noble – claimed a wicket apiece.

To have any chance of turning the match around Marlborough needed early wickets and, when Nick Weaver removed Scanlon with the score on 11, hopes were raised.

However, a 34-run partnership between James Richards and Andrew Duncan steadied the ship, then Duncan combined with Michael Grafton to bring the score level with Marlborough’s total in the 23rd over, before Duncan was dismissed for a match-high 57 from just 50 balls, with seven fours and three sixes.

Although Mason, Sam Boyce and Weaver picked up wickets, their side was well beaten, a lack of specialist batsmen coming back to haunt them.

Next up for the reps is a Newman Shield one-day challenge match in Nelson on November 15.

 

Finalists found     

Meanwhile, the finalists in the Marlborough 50-over competition have been found, Wairau Valley and Celtic booking places in next week’s trophy decider on Saturday.

Heavy outfield conditions after overnight rain saw the final round-robin matches reduced to 35-over affairs.

At Oliver Park, Valley easily accounted for a weakened Celtic outfit, prevailing by 129 runs.

Wairau, who required a bonus point win to ease their way into the final, were also well beaten, losing by 50 runs to Renwick, who claimed their first win of the season at Horton Park.

Batting first Renwick battled their way to 143-8, Akhil Pant (48) and Corey Bovey (23) providing the bulk of the runs. Tim Petrie grabbed three wickets, Nick Weaver and Chris Turkington two apiece.

In reply Wairau struggled from the outset, No 9 batsman Cameron Collins their top scorer with 26 as they slumped to 93 all out in the 29th over. Nick Wilder with 3-14 was top wicket-taker, while Jacob Zillwood and Rikki Bovey both claimed a brace.

Valley racked up a handy total of 163 against Celtic, Bailey Andrews-Kennedy (40) and Tim Abrahams (38) top scoring.

Matt McCormick bowled well to claim 3-14 from his seven overs.

Celtic’s reply was finished in 13 overs, Andrews-Kennedy grabbing the stunning figures of 6-16, fellow opening bowler Joel Pannell picking up 3-12 as Celtic were dismissed for just 34.

Leon MacDonald will be guest speaker at the 2020 Marlborough Sports Awards. Photo: Shuttersport.

Nominations roll in for 2020 sports awards

COVID may have played havoc with the sporting landscape in 2020, but there is still plenty for Marlborough’s sporting fraternity to celebrate at the annual sports awards evening on November 16.

Despite a disrupted year for many codes, nominations have flooded in for the 2020 Marlborough Sports Awards, over 30 nominees being put forward by 22 different sporting organisations.

To help celebrate, the organisers have also attracted a couple of former Marlborough sporting identities to spice up proceedings. Joe Wheeler, a former Tasman Mako, Crusaders and Highlanders forward, and latterly a Sky Sport presenter, will be master of ceremonies. Joe will be joined on stage by Blues coach Leon MacDonald, one of this province’s most successful sportsmen, with some lively banter guaranteed.

The annual celebration of sporting prowess, which has been running continuously since 1968, will have a slightly-modified format in 2020.

The MSA organising committee have opted to stage a more “grassroots” awards evening this year, with the aim of reducing potential costs to sports bodies, the nominees’ individual sponsors, plus the major supporters of the event.

Trophies will still be awarded across all five categories, with an overall winner announced, while the Marlborough Medal, for lengthy service to sport in the province, will again be presented.

Ticket prices for the evening have been reduced to $30 per head and can be purchased on the Marlborough Sports Awards website.  Although there will be no formal dinner there will be a light supper and dessert served, plus some beverages.

As usual, trophies will be presented across five categories -sportsman and sportswoman of the year, junior sportsman and sportswoman, plus team of the year. The five winners will then be eligible for the supreme award, the title of Marlborough Sportsperson of the Year.

For more information on the 2020 Marlborough Sports Awards please contact [email protected] or go to the website www. marlboroughsportsawards.

The Marlborough Sports Awards are jointly run by Sport Tasman, Blenheim Round Table and Marlborough Media.

The event’s main sponsors are House of Travel, Redwood Trust, MoreFM, WK Advisors and Accountants, Marlborough Convention Centre and Fairweathers.

David Havili crosses for the first of his two tries on Sunday. Photo: Shuttersport.

Mako savage Stags in second spell

A second half resurgence against Southland at Trafalgar Park eased Tasman up to second place on the Mitre 10 Cup premiership ladder on Sunday.

Waikato sit atop on 27 points with three rounds remaining before the play-offs, but the Mako and Auckland are snapping at their heels on 25 and Wellington are just a point adrift on 24. Tasman have matches against traditional provincial powerhouses Wellington, Canterbury and Otago to come.

On Sunday, they needed to get their campaign back on track after being dominated by Auckland the previous week, but found the early going tough against a Stags side intent on mounting punishing defence and breakdown pressure. Consequently the home side, who had the wind at their backs in the first half, led only 7-3 at the break, before romping away after oranges to win 47-10.

Tasman were their own worst enemy at times, spurning several clear-cut scoring opportunities, a situation they remedied in the second 40.

Co-head coach Clarke Dermody said his side were “a bit more focussed on execution” in the second spell.

“There was a lot of space [in the first half] and the boys were seeing it, but were just rushing things a bit.

“Sometimes when there is heaps of space on the field you rush to get the ball there … when we started building phases and not forcing off-loads the game started to unravel and play out like we thought it would.

“I’m pleased with how we finished and how our guys reacted after halftime.”

Ultimately Tasman bagged seven tries, six of them converted, as the hefty defensive workload required by Southland began to take its toll late in the game.

“Southland are a good team,” said Dermody, “they weren’t going to go away, we had to try and put them away, that’s the pleasing thing.”

No 8 Taina Fox-Matamua, playing his first game for the season, was Tasman’s first half tryscorer, while skipper David Havili, centre Fetuli Paea, flanker Sione Havili and Mitch Hunt dotted down in the second spell. Hunt landed four conversions and Tim O’Malley two.

Asked if his side had needed a confidence boost after last week’s loss, Dermody said the side prepared “pretty much the same” each week.

“Then it just comes down to game day execution … obviously we didn’t quite get that right in Auckland last week and there is some stuff to work on from today so we will do what we always do, pull the game apart and put it back together for Saturday [against Wellington].”

A feature of Sunday’s effort was the debut of schoolboy loose forward star Anton Segner from the bench, while it was a first outing for the season for Sam Moli and Fox-Matamua.

“Anton came on and made a real difference,” said Dermody, “and I was pleased for Sam who is coming back from long-term injury. Stoked to see those young fellas go well.”

Tasman turned out on Sunday in brown-and-white hooped Golden Bay-Motueka jerseys to celebrate 100 years of existence for the sub-union, making it a special occasion for David Havili who represented Golden Bay Motueka in the junior grades, along with his brother, father and grandfather.

The Wairau players gather together at the fall of Bailey Andrews-Kennedy’s wicket. Photo: Peter Jones.

Wins to Celtic and Wairau

Celtic are frontrunners for a spot in the Marlborough 50-over cricket final with one round to go.

On Saturday they picked up their second win, beating Renwick by five wickets at Horton Park.

On the adjoining ground Wairau kept their final hopes alive by beating Wairau Valley by the same margin, leaving both Wairau and Valley with a win each and Renwick out of play-off contention.

Opting to bowl after winning the toss, Celtic made early inroads. At 35-4 Renwick were struggling, but a 91-run partnership between top scorer Corey Bovey and Joseph Timms resurrected their innings.

However, when Bovey was caught behind off Matt McCormick’s medium pace bowling, and Timms perished from the last ball of Jerrym Lamb’s 10-over spell, the innings quickly folded for 157 in the 40th over.

Bovey finished on 38 from 64 balls, while Timms slammed 56 from just 42 deliveries. Max Brydon chipped in with 18 to bolster the tail.

Shovak Djokovic with 3-29 from six overs was the top wicket-taker while Reuben Kepes, Josh Poole and Lamb grabbed a brace each.

In reply, Celtic lost opener John Porter early but established two handy partnerships for the second and third wickets.

Logan Robinson and Josh Poole added 46 runs, then Poole and Jack Holdaway took the score through to 97. Although Poole (65 off 47) and Holdaway (13) perished, middle order batsmen Jerrym Lamb (29 not out) and Liam Young (27 not out) ensured Celtic got the job done in the 34th over, ending at 158-5.

Griffen Carter with 2-18 from 7 overs was the most successful of the Renwick bowlers, Mike Anstis, Jacob Zillwood and Bovey picking up a scalp apiece.

In the other match, Valley were unable to set a formidable total and paid the price.

Their batting effort was disappointing, 46 from Matthew Stretch and 27 from Patrick Moran being the only significant scores against a steady Wairau attack who bowled Valley out for 138 in the 36th over.

Tarin Mason’s 3-21 from five overs highlighted the Wairau effort, while Nick Weaver was economic with 1-18 from six as was left arm spinner Tim Petrie with 1-20 from eight.

With a lack of specialist batsmen in their ranks Wairau needed their allrounders to step up and Mason did just that. Opening the batting the rep pace bowler scored a patient, match-winning 72, Cooper Roberts adding 15 and Weaver 25 to get Wairau home in the 45th over, scoring 140-5.

Sam Boyce, 2-29 from 10, and Stretch, with 2-42 from nine, were the most successful of the Valley bowlers.

Ant Walkenhorst was part of the victorious Rapaura Wairau River Blanc combination. Photo: Peter Jones.

Tennis competitions underway

The 2020 Marlborough Tennis Association’s Wine Brokers NZ premier tennis competition kicked off with some entertaining encounters on Wednesday evening.

In division the favoured teams prevailed – Rapaura Wairau River Blanc beating Marlborough Forrest Wines 6-0 and defending champions Renwick CPR easing past Rapaura Wairau River Noir 5-1.

In the first match, the Rapaura Blanc combination of Glen Cameron, Ant Walkenhorst, Donna Clark and Hiro Kishida proved too strong across both doubles and singles, winning each match in straight sets.

In the other, the Renwick team of Oscar Sandford-Jury, Dave Sandford, Joseph Sandford-Jury and Mieko Kimura also notched a comfortable victory, Oscar and his father Dave beating Ben Burridge and Jared Bell 6-1, 6-3 in the top doubles match to open their side’s account.

Of note was Rapaura youngster Ella Sowman’s 6-2, 6-4 singles win in her first premier match, providing her team’s single point.

In division two the scorelines were closer.

Renwick Rallycats, comprising Daniel Riordan, Luan Muir, Jason Anderson and Geoff Duckett, downed Rapaura Wairau River Rose 4-2. Two of the matches won by Renwick went to a super tiebreaker while Tony Fenemor and Eveline van der Linden claiming singles wins for Rapaura in what is shaping as a tight competition.

To illustrate that point, the other division two match ended 3-3, Marlborough Nga Hau e Wha taking the honours 8-7 on countback over Marlborough Next Gen.

The winning team won both doubles, the top match between Next Gen’s Joe Yank and William Poff, against Jan Dexter Cabiling and Ivan Fedoryshchev being decided in a super tiebreaker 6-3, 3-6, 10-6.

Presidents grade also kicked off this week, with teams doing battle across four grades around the various courts of Marlborough.

WK+ Presidents Grade Results from October 13.

Division 1: Rapaura Masters 2 (27) Rapaura Wairau River 2 (29); Grovetown Grove Tavern Top Shelf 3 Rapaura Just Move 1; Renwick Netsetters 0 MTC Chilli 4.

Division 2: MTC Volleyeurs 1 MTC Swallows 3; Rapaura Matadors 1 MTC Power 3; MTC Marvels 4 Renwick Mighty Four 0; Rapaura Newhawkes 3 Rapaura Pinot 1.

Division 3: Renwick Miss Hits 0 MTC Tennis the Menace 4; Rapaura Chardonnay 1 Renwick Re-strung 3; Grovetown Grove Tavern Turf & Tackle v Renwick Rookies n/s; Renwick Rebels 1 Renwick Racketeers 3.

Division 4: Rapaura Defenders 0 Rapaura Shiraz 4; MTC Boom Boom Time 4 Grovetown Grove Tavern Platters 0; Renwick Racquets 2 (28) Renwick Rascals 2 (22).