The New Milton Table Tennis Club got off to a rip-roaring start to the New Year with an impressive eight wins out of ten in the Bournemouth and District league, the club’s highest haul so far this season.

Three of the wins were 10-0 full-houses with the Premier’s A team being gifted theirs as Broadstone A were unable to put out a team. The other two whitewashes came in in Div 4 as the G team socked it to Merton K in their own back yard courtesy of hat-tricks from Eddie Tompkins, Lewis Reading and Malcolm Douglas who was playing up from Div 5. Douglas was at the wrong end of a whitewash in Div 5 as his J team went down 0-10 for the second time against the table-topping Winton YMCA D.

The H team came up with their Div 4 full house at home at the Grange School over the struggling Winton YMCA C thanks to hat-tricks from Dave Strike, Paul Iliffe and fourteen year old Elliott Storr-Smith (pictured below) , his second of the campaign.


Div 4 also saw the F team tighten their grip at the top of the table by beating Nimrod B 6-4 for the second time, this time at the Mudeford Wood Community Centre. The unbeaten Steve Cheesman came up with his seventh hat-trick of the campaign and Sylvia Smith and Mike Roberts chipped in with one win apiece. As with their first round match, the doubles were needed for the win and Cheesman and Roberts did the business in three straight sets. Full results are below:-

New Milton A 10 Broadstone A 0
(Match conceded by Broadstone A)

Merton C 4 New Milton B 6
(John Hook 3, Gerard Redman 2, John Millward 0)

New Milton C 6 Bmth Sports C 4
(Frank Handy 2, Simon Daish 2, Gerard Redman 2)

New Milton D 2 Merton E 8
(Chris Pusey 0, David Cuddon 1, Terry Jenvey 1)

Broadstone C 4 New Milton E 6
(Simon Golding 3, Bev Scott-Johns 0, Paul Nelson 2)

New Milton F 6 Nimrod B 4
(Sylvia Smith 1, Steve Cheesman 3, Mike Roberts 1)

Merton K 0 New Milton G 10
(Eddie Tompkins 3, Lewis Reading 3, Malcolm Douglas 3)

New Milton H 10 Winton YMCA C 0
(Dave Strike 3, Elliott Storr-Smith 3, Paul Iliffe 3)

Winton YMCA D 10 New Milton J 0
(Geoff Biggs 0, Mike Gent 0, Malcolm Douglas 0)

Shamrock C 4 New Milton K 6
(Stuart Burton 0, John Parkhouse 2, James Harper 1)

The Club would like to take on some more juniors, and parents can rest assured that as a prestigious 4-Star PremierClubmark “Ability” Club with Child Protection Policies we can offer a safe and encouraging playing environment. All standards are welcome from absolute beginners to experienced players, and Club Nights are held at the Grange School, Somerford on Sunday evenings. For more details, parents can either contact Club Secretary Bev Scott-Johns on 01425 619552 or have a look at the club’s website (www.newmiltonttc.com).

About Malcolm Floyd FCMA, CGMA

Retired Accountant. Ardent Saints fan! New Milton TTC Treasurer and Press Secretary. Winner of the ETTA Press Officer of the Year 2009. BDTTA Results Secretary.

Posted on 21/01/2016, in 1. News, 2. League Reports. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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