HIGHS AND LOWS FOR NMTTC TEAMS!
New Milton Table Tennis Club had a very disappointing pre-penultimate week of the Bournemouth & District League as they only managed to win three out of their ten matches.
The G team were relegated from Div 2 last season but are set to return at the first time of asking despite going down 4-6 to second placed Bmth Sports K last week, having beaten them first time around. The Gees, represented last week by Terry Jenvey (captain), Chris Pusey & Dave Cuddon, could still go up as Div 3 champions, but they are now only one point ahead of the Bourne. Milton, currently on 49 points, cannot be overhauled by third-placed Winton YMCA D who are on 41 points.
The C team (John Millward, Shaun Newcomb & Brian Bickell) from Div 1 were the other Milton side to be relegated last season, in their case from the Premier, and they are also pressing for a quick return. The table-topping Bmth Sports F did Milton a great favour by turning up a player short, which enabled the C’s to convert a 4-6 first round defeat to a 5-5 draw this time around. Milton, on 38 points are only separated from third-placed Bmth Sports E on games difference, and second-placed Merton C are on 39 points, so it’s all to play for!
The K team have been doomed to exit Div 4 for some weeks now, but they fought really hard to hold Winton YMCA E to a 5-5 draw down at the YMCA. If the H team don’t watch out in Div 3, they could possibly replace their club-mates in Div 4 following their 3-7 defeat by fellow strugglers Winton YMCA C. Milton are third from bottom on 24 points and Bmth Sports J are on 23 points with only two more weeks to go. The bad news is that the Bourne have a game in hand!
The D team have had a really good second-half of the season in Div 1 so far, having only lost one of their seven matches. Captain Frank Handy’s first hat-trick of the campaign helped his team do the double over Lynwood A. Handy (pictured below) was joined in his treble by Rob Blackmore, his fourth of the season, and Paul Iliffe bagged a worthy brace.
Full results details appear below:-PREMIER
Bmth Sports B 8 New Milton B 2
(Kai Major 0, Jack Trafford 1, Brian Bickell 1)
Bmth Sports F 5 New Milton C 5
(John Millward 0, Shaun Newcomb 0, Brian Bickell 2)
New Milton D 8 Lynwood A 2
(Frank Handy 3, Paul Iliffe 2, Rob Blackmore 3)
New Milton E 6 Breamore 4
(Andrew Daish 1, Simon Daish 2, Simon Golding 2)
New Milton F 5 Broadstone C 5
(Andrew Stainton 0, Steve Cheesman 2, Ben Greene 2)
New Milton G 4 Bmth Sports K 6
(Chris Pusey 1, Dave Cuddon 1, Terry Jenvey 2)
Winton YMCA C 7 New Milton H 3
(Ian Linney 1, Sylvia Smith 1, Lewis Reading 1)
Bmth Sports J 4 New Milton J 6
(Plamen Petrov 3, Mike Roberts 2, John Parkhouse 0)
Winton YMCA E 5 New Milton K 5
(Sid Daynes 1, Mike Gent 2, Lynn Willrich 1)
Merton K 7 New Milton M 3
(Stuart Burton 2, Taki Hall 1, Dominic Stainton 0)