BDTTA League Match Report – Week 14: E’s Are Good In Local Table Tennis Derby
The New Milton Table Tennis Club could only win four out of their ten matches in the Bournemouth and District league last week, and one of those wins came at the expense of one of their own teams in a local derby.
The second local derby between the E and G teams took place in Div 3, and this time the E team avenged their first round defeat by beating their club mates 6-4. The Gees owe their point to Matthew Daish who beat the E’s Simon Golding, Max Doohan and Clive Pitts to claim his sixth hat-trick of the season. Pitts and Doohan beat Matthew’s team mates (Simon Daish and Eddie Tompkins), but Golding lost to Tompkins in an enthralling five-setter. With the E’s being 5-4 up, the doubles proved decisive as Golding and Pitts saw off Matthew Daish and Eddie Tompkins in three straight sets.
Also in Div 3, the F team beat Bournemouth Sports L 6-4 for the second time this season, this time at Mudeford Wood. Ian Linney had the time of his life as he scored a terrific hat-trick and helped captain Sylvia Smith to win the doubles. Smith and Svet Ignatov added one each to the reckoning but the evening definitely belonged to Linney.
Up in the headier heights of the Premier, the A team (Brian Vibert, Steve Hemmings and Phil Handy) did the double over struggling Kinson B who turned up a player short against them again. The Milton trio were in an unforgiving mood as they won all of their games to wallop Kinson 10-0.
Div 1 saw the B team (Zoltan Karib-Barath, Shaun Newcomb and Malcolm Floyd) suffer a reversal of their first round victory over Bournemouth Sports E as they lost 4-6 at home. Karib-Barath won two, Newcomb added one more to the tally and they combined well to take the doubles in three straight sets.
Also in Div 1, the C team (James Lewis, Jacob Tse and Max De Kment) did well to hold the high flying Ringwood A to a 5-5 draw at Greyfriars having lost to them at home in the first round. Captain Lewis and Tse bagged a brace apiece and De Kment chipped in with the one win.
Div 2 saw the D team (Terry Jenvey, Roy Hobbs and Bob Fagan) narrowly avoid being whitewashed for the second time by Merton C as Fagan beat Merton’s Chris Hill to spare the blushes and make it 1-9.
In Div 4, the H team (John Parkhouse, Peter & Andrew Daish) lost for the second time against high-flyers Bournemouth Sports M, but this time they took a point off them in a 4-6 defeat. Things are really starting to click into place for Parkhouse who won two for Milton as did Peter Daish.
Div 5 saw the J team avenge their first round home defeat at the hands of Nimrod C as they beat them 7-3 in their own back yard thanks to hat-tricks from teenager Luke Gurton and Keith Kensley. Captain Malcolm Douglas chipped in with the one win and was optimistic of securing all four points as he put stars Gurton and Kensley into the doubles. It wasn’t to be alas as the Milton duo lost in three straight sets.
Also In Div 5, the K team avoided being whitewashed for the second time by Shamrock B as recent signing Richard Brockbank beat Shamrock’s Lori Ryder to make it 1-9.