PROMOTIONS FOR NEW MILTON TEAMS! (WEEK 17 RESULTS)
In the penultimate week of the Bournemouth and District Table Tennis league, the H team clinched the Division 4 title and the G team will be runners-up of Division 3 in their first season in the league. The K team are pushing for second place in Division 5 but their fate is now in the hands of others.
The H team (Eddie Tompkins, Dave Sutton & Lewis Reading) won the Div 4 title by beating third placed Merton J 8-2 at Mudeford Wood courtesy of hat-tricks from Reading and Sutton who has only dropped one match all season.
The G team pictured below (Mike Toole, Graham Underwood & Bev Scott-Johns) clinched second place in Div 3 by holding the table topping Broadstone D to a 5-5 draw in their own back yard. With Toole coming up with his customary hat-trick and captain Underwood chipping in with the one win, the doubles were needed to secure the draw. Toole and Underwood struggled to get going in the first set but shaded it 12-10; then they clicked to take the next two sets 11-7, 11-5 to claim the two points.
Down in Div 5, the K team (Mike Gent, Malcolm Douglas & Geoff Biggs) took over the second spot from Shamrock B by hammering second from bottom Nimrod C 10-0 at the Grange. However, the Kays have now played all of their matches and Shamrock only have to take a point off Nimrod C in their final match, as seems likely, to reclaim second place and deprive Milton of promotion to Div 4.
Following the final week’s (Week 18) matches so far, the bottom-placed B team are relegated from the Premier, and the D team relegated from Div 2 at second from bottom. The J team go into the final week third from bottom of Div 4 with Nimrod C needing to beat Merton K 10-0 to send Milton down to the bottom division. However, this is most unlikely as Nimrod lost 2-8 first time around.
Full Week 17 results details appear below.
New Milton A 3 Bmth Sports B 7
Steve Hemmings 0, Umit Kaya 0, Russell Wilson 0)
NB: Bmth Sports B turned up a player short.
New Milton B 4 Merton B 6
John Millward 1, Brian Bickell 1, Shaun Newcomb 2)
New Milton C 6 Broadstone A 4
(Frank Handy 1, Gerard Redman 2, Andy Tipsana 2)
North Bmth B 3 New Milton D 7
(Chris Pusey 3, Malcolm Floyd 2, Terry Jenvey 2)
New Milton E 6 Ringwood B 4
(Simon Golding 2, Andrew Daish 1, Graham Underwood 3)
Bmth Sports J 4 New Milton F 6
(Ian Linney 0, Steve Cheesman 2, Mike Roberts 0)
NB: Bmth Sports J turned up a player short.
Broadstone D 5 New Milton G 5
(Mike Toole 3, Graham Underwood 1, Bev Scott-Johns 0)
New Milton H 8 Merton J 2
(Eddie Tompkins 1, Dave Sutton 3, Lewis Reading 3)
Shamrock A 7 New Milton J 3
(Mike Gent 1, John Parkhouse 1, Ben Greene 1)
New Milton K 10 Nimrod C 0
(Mike Gent 3, Malcolm Douglas 3, Geoff Biggs 3)
Bmth Sports P 2 New Milton L 8
(James Harper 3, Stuart Burton 1, Bill Collinge 3)