THE A TEAM’S CUP PLAN IS COMING TOGETHER! (T&D MATCHES)
There was a break in the Bournemouth and District Table Tennis league programme last week as the week was given over to the Times & Directory Handicap competition. Out of the three New Milton teams to get through to Round 2 of the Cup, only the A team managed to book their place in the Quarter-Finals.
The Club had a much better rate of return in Round 1 of the “Plate” competition as all five teams go into the draw for Round 2 of the Plate. The D and J teams had a bye but the C, F and G teams had to battle for their places.
Turning to the Cup proper, the B team (Brian Bickell, Julie Smillie & Zoltan Karip-Barath) who usually play in Div 1 lost 3-6 to Div 4’s Winton YMCA D at Mudeford Wood. Great things were expected of the E team (Andrew Daish, Peter Daish & Simon Daish) who are currently top of Div 2, but they narrowly lost 3-5 away against the Premier’s Merton A at Southbourne. The Premier’s A team (Matthew Daish, Phil Handy & Steve Hemmings) showed how it was done by beating Div 4’s Bmth Sports N 5-2 down at Mudeford Wood. Handy playing off +6 won all three and captain Steve Hemmings playing off the same handicap won both his matches.
In the Plate, the Div 2’s C team (Malcolm Floyd, Svet Ignatov & stand-in Simon Golding) had it won by 5-2 against Shamrock B (Div 5) at Mudeford Wood and played the remaining games to make it 7-2. Floyd (pictured below) playing off +14 played doggedly to win all three but Ignatov (+16) and Golding (+15) fell victim to Shamrock’s Lori Ryder who was starting off with the mind-boggling 26 (up to 31).
Simon Golding was in action again, this time for his own G team (Div 3), and his hat-trick helped them to a tremendous 9-0 victory over Bmth Sports R (Div 5) at Chapel Gate. Golding was aided and abetted in the rout by captain Bev Scott-Johns (+21) and stand-in Danny Williams (+21).
New Milton F (Malcolm Nash, Ian Linney & Sylvia Smith) who also usually ply their trade in Div 3 came away from Southbourne with a 7-2 victory over Div 4’s Merton J thanks to hat-tricks from Linney and Smith. Full result details are below:-
CUP (ROUND 2)
New Milton A (Premier) 5 Bmth Sports N (Div 4) 2
(Matthew Daish (+8) 0, Phil Handy (+6) 3, Steve Hemmings (+6) 2)
New Milton B (Div 1) 3 Winton YMCA D (Div 4) 6
(Brian Bickell (+9) 2, Julie Smillie (+13) 1, Zoltan Karip-Barath (+11) 0)
Merton A (Premier) 5 New Milton E (Div 2) 3
(Andrew Daish (+20) 1, Peter Daish (+14) 0, Simon Daish (+18) 2)
New Milton A go through to the Quarter-Finals of the Cup.
PLATE (ROUND 1)
New Milton C (Div 2) 7 Shamrock B (Div 5) 2
(Malcolm Floyd (+14) 3, Svet Ignatov (+16) 2, Simon Golding (+15) 2)
Merton J (Div 4) 2 New Milton F (Div 3) 7
(Malcolm Nash (+21) 1, Sylvia Smith (+20) 3, Ian Linney (+18) 3)
Bmth Sports R (Div 5) 0 New Milton G (Div 3) 9
(Bev Scott-Johns (+21) 3, Danny Williams (+21) 3, Simon Golding (+15) 3)
New Milton C, F & G go through to Round 2 of the Plate along with the D & J teams who both had byes.