TOUGH AT THE TOP FOR THE “E” TEAM! (WEEK 19 LEAGUE MATCHES)
In a week in which the New Milton Table Tennis Club could only muster three wins out of their ten matches in the Bournemouth and District league, the E team slipped off the top of Div 2. They were held to a 5-5 draw by Ringwood A at Greyfriars whilst Bmth Sports F took Milton’s place with a 8-2 maximum pointer over Merton F. Although only separated by superior games difference on 50 points apiece, Bmth Sports F have a game in hand as do third-placed Merton E (49 points) who beat New Milton D by 7-3 at Southbourne.
The best of the club’s wins came in Div 2 as the C team did the double over lowly Lynwood C, this time with the improved scoreline of 9-1. Captain Dave Cuddon and Matt Winter (pictured below) both scored hat-tricks, but Malcolm Floyd just missed out on his own treble as he lost 12-14 in the fifth and final end against his old nemesis Melvyn Gregory.
New Milton A 6 Bmth Sports C 4
(Umit Kaya 2, Phil Handy 3, Matthew Daish 1)
New Milton C 9 Lynwood C 1
(Malcolm Floyd 2, Matt Winter 3, Dave Cuddon 3)
Merton E 7 New Milton D 3
(Chris Pusey 1, Bev Scott-Johns 0, Bob Fagan 1)
Ringwood A 5 New Milton E 5
(Gerard Redman 2, Frank Handy 1, Peter Daish 2)
Bmth Sports J 8 New Milton F 2
(Ian Linney 1, Sylvia Smith 0, Eddie Tompkins 0)
New Milton G 7 Bmth Sports L 3
(Simon Golding 2, Clive Pitts 3, Bev Scott-Johns 1)
Bmth Sports M 7 New Milton H 3
(Kai Major 2, John Parkhouse 1, Les Smith 0)
New Milton J 4 Bmth Sports N 6
(Dee Flanagan 2, Keith Kensley 0, Mike Roberts 2)
Winton YMCA F 5 New Milton K 5
(Lynn Willrich 1, Alex Whitehead 3, Lisa McGivney 0)
New Milton K 3 Bmth Sports P 7
(Richard Clampin 0, Andrew Stainton 0, Dominic Stainton 0)
NB: Bmth Sports P were a player short.