REVENGE FOR L TEAM IN NMTTC DERBY
In the last week of league matches before the Christmas break, the New Milton Table Tennis Club came up with five wins from their ten matches, one of them at the expense of one of their own teams in a local derby.
The L team (Malcolm Douglas, Keith Kensley & Geoff Biggs) beat their M team (Taki Hall, David Brown & Dominic Stainton) 8-2 in a complete reversal of their first round 6-4 defeat in Div 5. Biggs came up with his first hat-trick of the campaign while Douglas and Kensley bagged a brace apiece having both lost to Taki Hall. The doubles would have salvaged a precious point for the M team, but although captain Stuart Burton joined with Hall from the bench, Douglas and Biggs got the better of them to take the maximum four points.
Div 3 saw the table topping G team (Terry Jenvey, Dave Cuddon & Bob Fagan) repeat their first-round 6-4 victory over struggling Bmth Sports J, aided and abetted by Cuddon’s third hat-trick of the campaign, a couple from Fagan and the one from captain Jenvey.
Also in Div 3, the J team (Plamen Petrov, John Parkhouse & Mike Roberts) did the double over basement boys Ringwood C by beating them 8-2 in their own back yard this time. Recent signing Petrov came up with his second hat-trick in three weeks to go along with a couple of wins apiece from captain Roberts and Parkhouse.
The D team (Frank Handy, Gerard Redman & Rob Blackmore) have been struggling in Div 1 of late, but they did the double over fellow strugglers Lynwood B with a precious 6-4 win at the Grange. Redman came up with his second hat-trick of the campaign, Blackmore bagged a brace and captain Handy chipped in with the one win.
New Milton’s best win and indeed best turn-around came in Div 4 as the K team (Sid Daynes [pictured below], James Harper & Mike Gent) whitewashed Shamrock B 10-0 having lost 7-3 to them first time around. This excellent win moves the Kays off the bottom of the division and consigns their victims to the basement instead.
Full results details appear below:-
New Milton A 5 Winton YMCA A 5
(Umit Kaya 2, Steve Hemmings 2, Rob Blackmore 0)
Bmth Sports E 5 New Milton C 5
(Brian Bickell 2, John Millward 1, Shaun Newcomb 1)
New Milton D 6 Lynwood B 4
(Frank Handy 1, Gerard Redman 3, Rob Blackmore 2)
New Milton E 2 Bmth Sports H 8
(Andrew Daish 0, Simon Golding 0, Simon Daish 2)
New Milton F 3 Ringwood B 7
(Andrew Stainton 0, Steve Cheesman 2, Terry Jenvey 1)
New Milton G 6 Bmth Sports J 4
(Terry Jenvey 1, Dave Cuddon 3, Bob Fagan 2)
Bmth Sports K 9 New Milton H 1
(Dave Sutton 1, Les Smith 0, Sylvia Smith 0)
Ringwood C 2 New Milton J 8
(Plamen Petrov 3, John Parkhouse 2, Mike Roberts 2)
Shamrock B 0 New Milton K 10
(Sid Daynes 3, James Harper 3, Mike Gent 3)
New Milton L 8 New Milton M 2
(L Team: Malcolm Douglas 2, Keith Kensley 2, Geoff Biggs 3)
(M Team: Taki Hall 2, David Brown 0, Dominic Stainton 0)