BITTER SWEET PLATE SEMIS FOR NMTTC
The semi-finals of the annual Bournemouth & District Times & Directory Plate Handicap competition took place at the Grange School, Somerford on Thursday of last week with two teams from the New Milton Table Tennis Club facing opposition from the Bmth Sports Club.
The D team (Terry Jenvey, Chris Pusey & Kai Major) who usually play in Div 2 booked their place in the final without losing so much as a game in their 6-0 victory over Div 1’s Bmth Sports C (Dave Law, Greg McLaughlin & ex Milton player Alan Gordon). It was all over at 5-0 then captain Jenvey beat Bourne’s McLaughlin in the obligatory sixth match to complete the clean sheet. The D team are pictured below (l-r Chris Pusey, Bob Fagan & Terry Jenvey) but Kai Major played instead of Bob Fagan.
It looked like the Dees would be facing their G team club mates (Clive Pitts, Simon Daish & Simon Golding) in the final as the Gees went 3-0 up in their semi against fellow Div 3 side Bmth Sports J (Kelly Hooper, John Crockett & Howard Lewis). However, Milton lost the next two which brought it to 3-2, then Daish beat Crockett to make it 4-2, therefore needing just the one more win to go through to the final. Pitts then lost to a very steady Hooper, and Daish lost to an in form Lewis which levelled the score off at 4-4. The decider proved a bit of a damp squib as Golding never really got close to Bourne’s Crockett (playing with a +7 start) losing 14-21, 10-21.
The final between New Milton D and Bmth Sports J will take place at the Winton YMCA hall on Monday 11th May.