HONOURS EVEN IN NEW MILTON DERBY
The New Milton Table Club managed to win six out of their ten matches in the Bournemouth & District league last week, one of those wins coming at the expense of one of their own teams in a local derby.
The F team (Steve Cheesman, Plamen Petrov & Andrew Stainton) completely turned the tables on their E team (Andrew Daish, Simon Daish & Simon Golding) by beating them 6-4 in their Div 2 derby having lost 4-6 first time around. The E team looked like doing the double over their club mates as they went 3-0 up, Andrew Daish beating F team captain Cheesman, Simon Daish getting the better of Petrov, and Golding doing the same to Stainton. That proved a false dawn for the E’s, however, as they lost all of the remaining matches, apart from Simon Daish’s victory over Stainton. The F’s needed the doubles to seal their victory to make it honours even, and Cheesman (pictured below) and Petrov duly saw off the Simons in three straight sets.
Div 3 saw the table-topping G team (Dave Cuddon, Chris Pusey & Terry Jenvey) do the double over basement boys Ringwood C with a 10-0 drubbing at Mudeford Wood. They increased their lead to four points over second-placed Bmth Sports K who dropped a point against Winton YMCA C.
Both the Premier teams won their matches; the A team beating bottom-dwellers Ringwood A by 8-2 at Mudeford Wood, despite having to call two players up from Div 1. Gerard Redman scored his first ever Premier hat-trick and team-mate Paul Iliffe chipped in with the one win. Regular Umit Kaya came up with his second treble of the campaign, which left the A’s needing the doubles to secure maximum points. What an epic match that turned out to be as the Ringwood pairing just wouldn’t lay down. Milton narrowly lost the first set 11-13, then sneaked the second by 15-13 and took the third 11-9. Ringwood won the fourth very comfortably at 11-5, but Milton just edged the fifth and final set by 12-10 to pile more agony on the Brewers.
The B team (Jack Trafford, Andy Tipsana & John Hook) had a much easier victory over top flight strugglers Merton B, who didn’t help their cause by turning up a player short. In their 7-3 win, Hook beat both players in attendance, and Trafford celebrated his fifteenth birthday with a win over Merton’s very tricky Tom Stride and a doubles win with Hook. Full results details appear below:-
New Milton A 8 Ringwood A 2
(Paul Iliffe 1, Umit Kaya 3, Gerard Redman 3)
Merton B 3 New Milton B 7
(Jack Trafford 1, Andy Tipsana 0, John Hook 2)
Lynwood A 5 New Milton C 5
(John Millward 1, Brian Bickell 2, Shaun Newcomb 1)
New Milton E 4 New Milton F 6
(E Team: Andrew Daish 1, Simon Daish 2, Simon Golding 1)
(F Team: Steve Cheesman 2, Plamen Petrov 2, Andrew Stainton 1)
New Milton G 10 Ringwood C 0
(Dave Cuddon 3, Chris Pusey 3, Terry Jenvey 3)
Merton F 9 New Milton H 1
(Ian Linney 1, Les Smith 0, Lynn Willrich 0)
New Milton J 6 Merton G 4
(Plamen Petrov 3, Mike Roberts 2, Sid Daynes 0)
New Milton K 2 Merton H 8
(Lynn Willrich 1, Mike Gent 1, James Harper 0)
Merton K 4 New Milton L 6
(Geoff Biggs 3, Chris Courage 1, Mike Melaniphy 1)
New Milton M 3 Bmth Sports P 7
(Dominic Stainton 0, Stuart Burton 2, Taki Hall 1)