HONOURS EVEN IN DIV 3 DERBY

Out of their nine matches played in the Bournemouth & District Table Tennis league last week, the New Milton Club only lost one of them, a record for the club so far this season. Their seven victories included first wins of the season for the B team in the Premier and the D team in Division 2, although both teams remain second from bottom in their respective divisions.

The local Div 3 derby between the F team (Steve Cheesman, Sylvia Smith & Malcolm Nash) and the G team (Graham Underwood, Bev Scott-Johns & Ben Greene) ended up in a 5-5 draw, the first of the club’s derbies to end in a tie this season. The F’s looked to have had the edge at 5-3 courtesy of yet another hat-trick from Cheesman, but Gees Underwood beat Smith in the final singles and then Underwood & Greene got the better of Smith & Nash in the doubles to level things off.

Ben Greene (pictured below) deserves a special mention in despatches as he played in two matches simultaneously on the same night and won five out of his six matches. He played up a division and bagged a brace in the G team’s draw against the F team in Div 3, and scored a hat-trick for his own J team in their spectacular 9-1 victory over Nimrod B in Div 4. He even played in both doubles matches which he helped to win and crown an epic night’s performance.

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There was a stark contrast at extreme ends of the league as the previously unbeaten A team were hammered 10-0 by Merton A in the Premier, while the L team won 10-0 by default in Div 5 as Shamrock B were unable to put out a team.

In Div 2, all of the E team’s results so far involve a 6-4 scoreline, last week’s victory making it three wins out of six. 18 year old Peter Daish came up with his second hat-trick of the campaign, older brother Simon bagged a brace and Clive Pitts added one more to the tally. Full results details are below:-

PREMIER

Merton A 10 New Milton A 0

(Steve Hemmings 0, Umit Kaya 0, Paul Iliffe 0)

New Milton B 6 Merton B 4

(John Millward 1, John Hook 3, Shaun Newcomb 2)

DIVISION 1

Merton E 4 New Milton C 6

(Frank Handy 1, Paul Iliffe 1, Andy Tipsana 3)

DIVISION 2

Breamore 4 New Milton D 6

(Terry Jenvey 2, Steve Cheesman 2, Bob Fagan 1)

New Milton E 6 Bmth Sports G 4

(Peter Daish 3, Simon Daish 2, Clive Pitts 1)

DIVISION 3

New Milton G 5 New Milton F 5

(F Team: Steve Cheesman 3, Sylvia Smith 1, Malcolm Nash 1)

(G Team: Graham Underwood 2, Bev Scott-Johns 0, Ben Greene 2)

DIVISION 4

New Milton J 9 Nimrod B 1

(Ben Greene 3, Andrew Stainton 3, John Parkhouse 2)

DIVISION 5

Bmth Sports N 4 New Milton K 6

(Mike Gent 2, Malcolm Douglas 2, Geoff Biggs 1)

New Milton L 10 Shamrock B 0

(Match conceded by Shamrock B)

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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 09/11/2016, in 1. News, 2. League Reports. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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