NEW MILTON G GEE’D UP BY GOOD WIN! (WEEK 14 RESULTS)
Division 4 in the Bournemouth and District Table Tennis League proved a happy hunting ground for the New Milton Club last week as their G and H teams both recorded wins.
The G team dusted themselves down after two successive heavy defeats and did the double over basement boys Bmth Sports L with a 8-2 win down at the Mudeford Wood Community Centre. Man of the match Lewis Reading (pictured below) returned to the club after a few years’ break and is really doing the business for his team and came up with his fourth hat-trick of the campaign. New signing Graham Underwood was unlucky not to join Reading in a treble as he lost 8-11 in the fifth end to Bourne’s much improved Maggie White. Captain Les Smith also lost over five ends to Ms White to settle for a brace. The doubles were needed for maximum points and Reading and Underwood duly obliged.
The H team are really mounting a bid for promotion to Div 3 and did their cause no harm as they beat Merton K for the second time, this time by 7-3 home at the Grange. New signing Paul Iliffe is now scoring hat-tricks for fun and came up with his sixth treble out of his seven matches. Dave Strike who returned to the club after working away for a few years accrued his fifth hat-trick, then joined Iliffe to take the doubles in three straight sets.
Milton’s only other win came in the heady heights of the Premier as the A team walloped the struggling Merton B 8-2 in their own back yard. Russell Wilson, another player returning to the fold came up with his second hat-trick of the campaign, and captain Steve Hemmings and Brian Vibert bagged a brace apiece. The doubles were required to secure maximum points and Wilson and Vibert were not found wanting. Full results details are below:-
Merton B 2 New Milton A 8
(Steve Hemmings 2, Brian Vibert 2, Russell Wilson 3)
New Milton C 3 Broadstone B 7
(Frank Handy 2, Andrew Daish 0, Gerard Redman 1)
Ringwood A 9 New Milton D 1
(Terry Jenvey 1, Bob Fagan 0, Roy Hobbs 0)
New Milton G 8 Bmth Sports 2
(Lewis Reading 3, Graham Underwood 2, Les Smith 2)
New Milton H 7 Merton K 3
(Paul Iliffe 3, Dave Strike 3, Lynn Willrich 0)
Merton M 9 New Milton J 1
(Geoff Biggs 0, Mike Gent 1, Malcolm Douglas 0)
Nimrod D 7 New Milton K 3
(Don Dow 0, Stuart Burton 2, James Harper 1)