HAIL THE MIGHTY PLAMEN!
The Bournemouth & District Table Tennis league programme resumed after the Christmas break last week with the New Milton Club winning six out of their twelve matches. Player of the Week just has to be impressive new signing, Bulgarian Plamen Petrov who won two hat tricks; one for his own J team in Div 3 and one playing up a division for the F team.
Four of Milton’s wins were 8-2 maximum pointers and the other two by the lower 6-4 scoreline. Two of the six defeats were 10-0 whitewashes suffered by the A and B team in the Premier, but they were at the hands of second placed Bmth Sports B and leaders Bmth Sports A respectively.
Petrov (pictured below) got his week off to a good start by helping his J team beat Div 3 strugglers Merton F 6-4 having lost 3-7 first time around without him. Then he was called up to play for the F team in Div 2 and his second hat-trick of the week helped them beat strugglers Broadstone D by 8-2, an improvement on their first round 7-3 win.
The G team (Terry Jenvey, Chris Pusey & Dave Cuddon) were relegated from Div 2 last season, but they are currently on top of Div 3, hoping to bounce straight back. Their 8-2 victory over Winton YMCA C certainly did their cause no harm, but second placed Bmth Sports K are still only three points behind them having beaten their own J team 8-2. Full results details are below:-
Bmth Sports B 10 New Milton A 0
(Steve Hemmings 0, Umit Kaya 0)
New Milton B 0 Bmth Sports A 10
(Jack Trafford 0, John Hook 0, Kai Major 0)
New Milton C 4 Bmth Sports D 6
(Shaun Newcomb 0, John Millward 0, Brian Bickell 3)
New Milton D 8 Broadstone B 2
(Frank Handy 1, Gerard Redman 3, Paul Iliffe 2)
Bmth Sports G 2 New Milton E 8
(Andrew Daish 2, Simon Daish 2, Bob Fagan 0)
New Milton F 8 Broadstone D 2
(Andrew Stainton 2, Steve Cheesman 3, Plamen Petrov 3)
Winton YMCA C 2 New Milton G 8
(Terry Jenvey 2, David Cuddon 3, Chris Pusey 2)
New Milton H 2 Winton YMCA D 8
(Lewis Reading 1, Sylvia Smith 1, Les Smith 0)
Merton F 4 New Milton J 6
(Plamen Petrov 3, Mike Roberts 2, John Parkhouse 1)
Bmth Sports L 6 New Milton K 4
(Lynn Willrich 0, James Harper 2, Sid Daynes 1)
New Milton L 6 Bmth Sports P 4
(Paul Owen 1, Geoff Biggs 3, Chris Courage 1
Bmth Sports M 7 New Milton M 3
(David Brown 0, Taki Hall 2, Stuart Burton 1)