DELIGHT FOR NEW MILTON D!
New Milton D have been struggling in the Bournemouth & District Table Tennis league this season but last week they were celebrating a 9-1 victory over Div 2 basement boys North Bournemouth B. Milton are second from bottom, so this win, only their second of the season but their best, was a classic eight-pointer against their victims. Captain Terry Jenvey led from the front with his first hat-trick of the campaign and was joined in a treble by Chris Pusey, his first hat-trick of the season also. Roy Hobbs only just missed out on his own hat-trick as he lost to North’s Maggie White 9-11 in the fifth and final set having narrowly lost the fourth 11-13.
There were good wins from both New Milton teams in Div 5 as the K and L teams picked up maximum points. The K team (Malcolm Douglas, Mike Gent & Geoff Biggs) beat Nimrod C 8-2 in their own back yard courtesy of hat-tricks from captain Douglas and Gent. The match was delicately poised at 3-2 in Milton’s favour then the visitors won the next five matches including the doubles. Captain Douglas (pictured below) had led by example to bag his first hat-trick of the season, including a win over ex Milton player Chris Courage, Gent came up with his third treble and Biggs chipped in with the one win.
The L team (Maggie Brown, Adam Titcombe & Bill Collinge) went one better and beat bottom-dwelling Bmth Sports P 9-1 home at the Grange, Somerford. 13 year old Titcombe came up with his second hat-trick, Brown scored her first hat-trick for the club and Collinge scored a treble in his first game for his own team.
The club’s full tally for the week was 5 wins, 2 draws and 4 defeats; results details appear below:-
New Milton A 5 Bmth Sports B 5
(Russell Wilson 1, Umit Kaya 3, Steve Hemmings 0)
Merton B 5 New Milton B 5
(Shaun Newcomb 0, John Millward 1, John Hook 3)
Bmth Sports B 9 New Milton B 1
(John Hook 1, John Millward 0, Shaun Newcomb 1)
New Milton D 9 North Bmth B 1
(Chris Pusey 3, Terry Jenvey 3, Roy Hobbs 2)
Ringwood B 4 New Milton E 6
(Simon Golding 2, Simon Daish 2, Andrew Daish 1)
New Milton F 4 Bmth Sports J 6
(Malcolm Nash 0, Steve Cheesman 3, Les Smith 0)
New Milton G 4 Broadstone D 6
(Graham Underwood 2, Bev Scott-Johns 0, Dave Sutton 1)
Merton J 3 New Milton H 7
(Eddie Tompkins 2, Lewis Reading 2, Les Smith 2)
New Milton J 4 Shamrock A 6
(John Parkhouse 2, Andrew Stainton 2, Peter Hyde 0)
Nimrod C 2 New Milton K 8
(Mike Gent 3, Malcolm Douglas 3, Geoff Biggs 1)
New Milton L 9 Bmth Sports P 1
(Adam Titcombe 3, Maggie Brown 3, Bill Collinge 3)