MANY HAPPY RETURNS FOR NEW MILTON A!
The second round of matches in the Bournemouth & District Table Tennis league got underway last week and the New Milton Club won half of their 10 matches. The wins included three 10-0 victories, one of them coming at the expense of one of their own teams in a local derby.
Their A team (Steve Hemmings, Russell Wilson & Peter Daish) reprised their first round 8-2 home win over the struggling Lynwood A in the Premier as they repeated the dosage in Lynwood’s own back yard. Captain Hemmings (pictured below) led from the front with his third hat-trick of the campaign and Russell and Daish bagged a brace apiece. Once again the doubles were required for maximum points and Hemmings & Wilson duly obliged.
18 year old Peter Daish deserves a special mention in despatches as he played up two divisions from his usual E team in Div 2 to win two matches on his Premier league debut. Daish (pictured below) followed that up later in the week to score a hat-trick for his E team in their 6-4 victory over the struggling Breamore. This included a straight sets victory over the very awkward ex Miltonian Geoff Ware.
Div 1 saw the C team (Frank Handy, Paul Iliffe & Gerard Redman) improve on their first round 8-2 away win over Broadstone B as they beat them 10-0 at home at the Grange. Broadstone didn’t help their cause by turning up a player short.
In Div 4, the H team (Dave Sutton, Lewis Reading & Eddie Tompkins) did the double over a much weakened J team (John Parkhouse, Geoff Biggs & Peter Hyde) with a resounding 10-0 win at Mudeford Wood, their second 10-0 in a row. The J team were clearly missing star player Ben Greene who picked up their only two wins first time around.
Once again in Div 5, Parkstone were unable to put out a team so the match was awarded as a 10-0 victory to the L team. Struggling Parkstone, who are nailed to the bottom of the division, have just withdrawn from the league and it remains to be seen how this will impact on the league table. Full results details are below:-
Lynwood A 2 New Milton A 8
(Steve Hemmings 3, Russell Wilson 2, Peter Daish 2)
New Milton B 4 Merton A 6
(Shaun Newcomb 1, John Hook 1, John Millward 1)
New Milton C 10 Broadstone B 0
(Frank Handy 2, Paul Iliffe 2, Gerard Redman 2)
Lynwood B 8 New Milton D 2
(Terry Jenvey 1, Steve Cheesman 1, Roy Hobbs 0)
New Milton E 6 Breamore 4
(Simon Golding 1, Peter Daish 3, Simon Daish 2)
Broadstone D 8 New Milton F 2
(Steve Cheesman 1, Malcolm Nash 0, Sylvia Smith 1)
New Milton H 10 New Milton J 0
(H Team: Dave Sutton 3, Lewis Reading 3, Eddie Tompkins 3)
(J Team: John Parkhouse 0, Geoff Biggs 0, Peter Hyde 0)
New Milton K 4 Shamrock B 6
(Mike Gent 2, Dave Burns 1, Malcolm Douglas 0)
Parkstone 0 New Milton L 10
(Parkstone were unable to put out a team)