Milton Keynes Sasaki 6-4 Milton Keynes Spinners

Wednesday, 7 February 2018

Game Result Score Match score
1 Matthew Horrocks lost to Tim Cheek (0-3) 9-11, 7-11, 8-11 0-1
2 Dakshinamoorthy Subramanian lost to Alan Cherry (0-3) 5-11, 4-11, 7-11 0-2
3 Dan Smalley beat Gareth Jones (3-0) 11-6, 11-7, 11-6 1-2
4 Matthew Horrocks and Dan Smalley beat Alan Cherry and Gareth Jones (3-1) 11-6, 4-11, 11-7, 11-5 2-2
5 Dakshinamoorthy Subramanian beat Tim Cheek (3-1) 12-10, 11-8, 6-11, 11-6 3-2
6 Matthew Horrocks beat Gareth Jones (3-0) 11-6, 11-6, 11-8 4-2
7 Dan Smalley beat Alan Cherry (3-1) 8-11, 11-8, 11-5, 11-6 5-2
8 Dakshinamoorthy Subramanian lost to Gareth Jones (1-3) 6-11, 5-11, 11-6, 8-11 5-3
9 Dan Smalley beat Tim Cheek (3-0) 11-6, 11-4, 11-1 6-3
10 Matthew Horrocks lost to Alan Cherry (0-3) 7-11, 6-11, 0-11 6-4
Team Legs won Legs average (%) Points won Points average (%)
Milton Keynes Sasaki 19 55.88 300 51.55
Milton Keynes Spinners 15 44.12 282 48.45

Milton Keynes Sasaki players

Player Games played Games won Legs played Legs won Legs average (%) Points played Points won Points average (%)
Matthew Horrocks 3 1 9 3 33.33 156 70 44.87
Dakshinamoorthy Subramanian 3 1 11 4 36.36 193 86 44.56
Dan Smalley 3 3 10 9 90.00 167 107 64.07

Milton Keynes Spinners players

Player Games played Games won Legs played Legs won Legs average (%) Points played Points won Points average (%)
Tim Cheek 3 1 10 4 40.00 176 79 44.89
Alan Cherry 3 2 10 7 70.00 166 96 57.83
Gareth Jones 3 1 10 3 30.00 174 78 44.83
Match date Wednesday, 7 February 2018 at 19:30
Competition League
Division Premier Division
Venue Milton Keynes Table Tennis Centre
Season 2017-2018
Legs played 34
Points played 582
Published 05/24/2018 15:59 by David Wackrill.
Tim Cheek writes ...
 

Dan Smalley led his Sasaki team to a 6-4 win over title rivals Spinners. This has increased their lead from 2 points to 4 points with 4 matches to go.
 

It was an evening of fluctuating fortunes, which started really well for Spinners with Tim Cheek beating Matthew Horrocks and then Alan Cherry beating Dakshin, both 3-0.

 

Dan Smalley then beat Gary Jones 3-0 to get Sasaki on the board.

 

Games 4 to 7 were all seen as games that could go either way, but Sasaki won them all!

 

Fist Dan and Matt combined to win the doubles in 4 sets against Alan and Gary. Then Dakshin beat Tim in 4 sets. Matt then beat an out of sorts Gary 3-0, and finally in what was seen as the pivotal match, Dan beat Alan in 4 sets.

 

Sasaki were right on top at this point and a 7-3 win was on the cards. However Gary then dug deep and found his form to beat a not 100% Dakshin in 4 sets for a crucial win.

 

Dan then returned to beat Tim and finally Alan beat Matt to make the final score 6-4 to the leaders.

 

Strangely not and single game went to 5, all 6 players won at least 1 match.

 

Everything is still very much to play for!