EASY WIN FOR THE E’S (WEEK 14 LEAGUE MATCHES)
New Milton Table Tennis Club repeated their last week’s tally of three wins in the Bournemouth and District League, including a much needed victory for the struggling B side in Div 1. In their first win over five outings, the B’s started with a three game advantage as Lynwood A turned up a player short. This means that Milton have now been gifted five points by Lynwood who had to concede their first round fixture.
New Milton’s best result of the week came in Div 2 as the table-topping E team demolished Merton F 9-1 for the second time this season, this time in their own backyard. Gerard Redman came up with his fourth hat-trick of the campaign, having only dropped one game this season, and 15-year old Peter Daish (pictured below) joined him in his treble. Peter’s older brother Simon, in only his second outing of the season, narrowly missed out on his own treble as he lost over five ends to Merton’s willy veteran Graham Blake. Third-placed Bmth Sports F took three points off second-placed Merton E with a 7-3 win to take their place in the table. Milton are now on 40 points compared to the resurgent Bourne’s 35 points, but Milton still need to keep their eye on Merton E (33 points) who they still have to play.
Div 2 also saw the D team’s Bob Fagan prove that his last week’s hat-trick was no fluke as he did it again this week to help his team do the double over Lynwood C in a 6-4 win away at Parkstone. Club Secretary Bev Scott-Johns played up from Div 3 and did well to get a win at the higher level, and regular Chris Pusey bagged a brace.
New Milton A 3 Bmth Sports A 7
(Umit Kaya 0, Matthew Daish 1, Phil Handy 2)
Lynwood A 4 New Milton B 6
(Brian Bickell 2, John Millward 0, Shaun Newcomb 1)
New Milton C 5 Bmth Sports G 5
(Malcolm Floyd 2, Svet Ignatov 1, Dave Cuddon 2)
Lynwood C 4 New Milton D 6
(Chris Pusey 2, Bob Fagan 3, Bev Scott-Johns 1)
Merton F 1 New Milton E 9
(Gerard Redman 3, Peter Daish 3, Simon Daish 2)
Bmth Sports L 6 New Milton F 4
(Malcolm Nash 1, Ian Linney 2, Eddie Tomkins 1)
Bmth Sports N 5 New Milton H 5
(John Parkhouse 1, Les Smith 1, Kai Major 2)
Bmth Sports P 6 New Milton K 4
(Lynn Willrich 1, Alex Whitehead 2, Campbell Golding 1)
New Milton L 4 Bmth Sports S 6
(Richard Clampin 0, Andrew Stainton 2, Sibyl Bartlett 1)