Marcel’s Team wins A-grade teams tennis competition crown

Marcel's Team is the A-grade champs and Spinners are the B-grade champs of Narrabri tennis comp

Winners Marcel’s Team’s Richard Baranski, Warwick Moppett, Alistair Hillard and John Welsh, and runners-up Leftovers’ Brian Williams, Scott Castleman, Stacey Etheridge and Tracey Leven.

They came together at the start of the season as four keen tennis players who did not have a full team - hence the name Leftovers.

Brian Williams, Scott Castleman, Stacey Etheridge and Tracey Leven gelled immediately, and they were the best team over the 10 weeks of competition-play, claiming the minor premiership.

In the semi-final they knocked off the previous tournament’s winners Britto’s Engineering (formerly Wee Waa Bakery) 27-17.

Then, last night, they challenged Marcel’s Team (which beat Digby’s Team 36-12 in their semi-final).

Marcel’s team consisted of Warwick Moppet, Richard Baranski, John Welsh and Alistair Hillard.

And it was the underdogs, Marcel’s Team, which raised the shield on the night, downing Leftovers 32-23 overall, and four sets to two.

In the third-placed-playoff Britto’s Engineering downed Digby’s Team 28-26 in a nailbiter.

In B-grade Spinners, which featured Amy Cathcart and Lacey, Caitlan, Shelley and Justin Bourke took out the title on points.

They met Lakers on the final night, in a contest where the winner would claim the title, and they won 32-27.