F TEAM ARE TOP OF THE CHRISTMAS TREE! (WEEK 10 RESULTS)
The second round of matches in the Bournemouth and District Table Tennis league got underway last week just before the Christmas break and the New Milton club repeated their opening week’s haul of just two wins out of eight.
The unbeaten F team (pictured below) tightened their grip at the top of Div 4 by repeating their 8-2 victory over basement boys Bmth Sports L courtesy of hat-tricks from Sylvia Smith and the unbeaten Steve Cheesman. In Div 5, the K team put more daylight between themselves and bottom-dwellers Elec-trick with their own 8-2 victory down at the Grange.
It was deja-vu all over again as the G team drew 5-5 for the second time against their H team in Div 4. The H team looked to have gained the upper hand as they led 5-3 thanks to a hat-trick from Dave Strike and a brace from John Childs. However, the G’s Graham Underwood then saw off opposing captain Lynn Willrich in three straight sets in the final singles of the evening, needing the doubles to force the draw. Underwood and Eddie Tompkins took the first end 11-9 but Strike and Childs then won the second 11-8 to make it level-pegging. Strike and Childs then won the third 11-9 to go into the lead but Underwood & Tompkins won the next two 11-9 to take the doubles to make it honours even again.
Of the club’s four defeats, the heaviest came in Div 1 as the D team remain firmly rooted to the foot of the division on four points as they lost 0-10 to unbeaten leaders Lynwood A. Full result details are below:-
New Milton B 5 Winton YMCA A 5
(John Millward 1, John Hook 3, Shaun Newcomb 0)
Lynwood A 10 New Milton D 0
(Terry Jenvey 0, Roy Hobbs 0, Chris Pusey 0)
New Milton E 1 Bmth Sports F 9
(Paul Nelson 0, Peter Daish 0, Clive Pitts 0)
Bmth Sports L 2 New Milton F 8
(Steve Cheesman 3, Malcolm Nash 1, Sylvia Smith 3)
New Milton G 5 New Milton H 5
(G Team: Graham Underwood 2, Eddie Tompkins 1, Les Smith 1)
(H Team: Dave Strike 3, Lynn Willrich 0, John Childs 2)
New Milton J 1 Merton L 9
(Keith Kensley 0, Richard Brockbank 0, Mike Gent 1)
New Milton K 2 Winton YMCA D 8
(John Parkhouse 0, James Harper 0, Andrew Stainton 2)
New Milton K 8 Elec-trick 2
(John Parkhouse 2, James Harper 2, Andrew Stainton 3)