2 December 2005
Soffe Cup competition
leaders Midhirst are up against holders Sandfords Manaia who are in 3rd
place at Manaia tomorrow.
A good win will see
Manaia jump into 1st place, a position they are used to.
The men's singles will
pit Midhirst's Jono Ussher against Jason Mills, in the battle of the top
players, with Mills favoured.
The No 2 match between
Michael O'Sullivan and Thomas Luxton should go to Luxton but O'Sullivan
beat Stratord's No 2 Elliot Campbell last week so he is in good form. The
No 3 and 4 matches should go to Manaia with Cameron Koch and Alaister
Murdoch or Michael Gates playing Val Cleaver and Neil Kingston or Stephen
The women's matches
should all go Manaia's way with Nicole Koch, Alesha Ford, Ashlee Murdoch and
Cindy Death being too good for Lyn Stanners, Shelly Childs, Debbie Wheeler
and Liz O'Sullivan.
Second placed Hooker
Pacific Pukekura is away to Stratford. The men's singles look like being
3-1 to Stratford with only Pukekura's top player Zac Wills favoured to win.
He plays against Gavin Phelan who had a good win last week over Jono Ussher.
Campbell, Bruce Cleland and Grant Kite should win their matches against Tony
Radich, Ben Aves and Meto Snegirev.
women's line-up of Linda Reid, Donna Thorne, Kirsten Adam and Janette
Harding will be too strong for
Kylie Jury, Brenda
Gibbons, Tracey Zimmerman and Min Zimmerman.
The tie looks like it
will be decided in the combines with the doubles likely to be shared.
Accent on Curtains
Waiwaka travel to Hawera to play Okaiawa on grass. Okaiawa will be
desperate to get off the bottom of the table so they are not relegated. They
are 3.5 points behind Kaponga and this is their last chance as they have a
bye in the final week of competition. However, Waiwaka looks to be headed
for a good win.
Waiwaka's Taranaki rep
players Aaron Hine and Chris Popata play Crichton Parker and Jeremy Moore.
The No 3 and 4 matches will see Waiwaka's youngsters Jordan Stayt and David
Geange take on Andrew Powell and Andrew Baylis. Powell may win but Geange
is favoured over Baylis.
Waiwaka's women will
pick up the top two matches, they have rep players Nicki Martin and Clare
Fairey who play Joanne Gyde and Clare Goldsworthy. Okaiawa may even the
score with Michelle Powell and Carol Fergus favoured over Jayden Bruce and
Kaponga has the bye.