Milton Keynes Sasaki 7-3 Greenleys Kings

Wednesday, 10 October 2018

Game Result Score Match score
1 Matt Haynes beat Jordan Wood (3-0) 11-6, 11-4, 11-2 1-0
2 James George lost to Nick Howard (1-3) 9-11, 7-11, 11-6, 10-12 1-1
3 Jamie Hendy beat Guy Sparrow (3-0) 11-8, 11-9, 11-6 2-1
4 Jamie Hendy and Matt Haynes beat Nick Howard and Guy Sparrow (3-2) 11-8, 7-11, 11-6, 9-11, 11-7 3-1
5 James George beat Jordan Wood (3-0) 11-2, 11-9, 11-9 4-1
6 Matt Haynes beat Guy Sparrow (3-1) 9-11, 11-4, 11-4, 11-7 5-1
7 Jamie Hendy lost to Nick Howard (2-3) 5-11, 11-8, 11-5, 6-11, 4-11 5-2
8 James George lost to Guy Sparrow (1-3) 8-11, 11-4, 7-11, 5-11 5-3
9 Jamie Hendy beat Jordan Wood (3-0) 11-6, 11-8, 12-10 6-3
10 Matt Haynes beat Nick Howard (3-0) 11-6, 11-4, 11-6 7-3
Team Legs won Legs average (%) Points won Points average (%)
Milton Keynes Sasaki 25 67.57 362 55.78
Greenleys Kings 12 32.43 287 44.22

Milton Keynes Sasaki players

Player Games played Games won Legs played Legs won Legs average (%) Points played Points won Points average (%)
Matt Haynes 3 3 10 9 90.00 162 108 66.67
James George
On loan from Milton Keynes Tornadoes in Division Two
3 1 11 5 45.45 198 101 51.01
Jamie Hendy 3 2 11 8 72.73 197 104 52.79

Greenleys Kings players

Player Games played Games won Legs played Legs won Legs average (%) Points played Points won Points average (%)
Jordan Wood 3 0 9 0 0.00 156 56 35.90
Nick Howard 3 2 12 6 50.00 209 102 48.80
Guy Sparrow 3 1 11 4 36.36 192 86 44.79
Match date Wednesday, 10 October 2018 at 19:30
Competition League
Division Premier Division
Venue Milton Keynes Table Tennis Centre
Season 2018-2019
Legs played 37
Points played 649
Published 12/10/2018 13:30 by David Wackrill.
courtesy of Nick Howard

Premier Match Report
Kings title hopes shattered by the youthful Sasaki!
After the confusion over the Kings home night last week, this was only their second outing of the season.
However, a strong 7-3 win over the Greenleys Monarchs in week 1, gave the Kings lofty expectations for the season! The title or nothing they said……..
Spoiler alert, after tonight - It’s more likely to be nothing!
The Kings rolled out the ageing Nick Howard, Guy Sparrow and Jordan Wood, to face the youth of James George, Jamie Hendy and new boy Matt Haynes.
Michael Wilkins was unavailable for this match, as he’s been dining out on his win over Alan Cherry for the past week, and is looking to retire on top.
It’s refreshing to see a premiership match where the oldest player is 30, and the average age of all 6 players is under 25!
It’s also a little depressing to realise your time is over…….. But then, I’m sure most of you reading this will have been thinking that for a while :D
(I’m joking…… a little).
There are few certain things in life, but one thing you can bet on is that Jamie Hendy will improve every year…….. and grow about 7 inches.
The first 3 matches went by in a flash, with Matt beating Jordan in 3, Nick beating an impressive James in 4 and Jamie comfortably beating Guy in 3.
The doubles was slightly more competitive, with Nick and Guy coming back from a 9-1 deficit in the 5th, to trail 9-7 against the handy due of Matt and Jamie - But the comeback was short lived, as Sasaki took a 3-1 lead in the match.
James then bagged his first win of the night against a rusty Jordan in 3, before Matt found his grove after losing the opener to Guy, but winning the next 3.
Kings were 5-1 down, and to be honest, it wasn’t the spectacle many had hoped for (the 2 Dads watching from the sideline!)
Nick and Jamie were up next, and this probably produced the best rallies of the evening. In a topsy turvy match, we saw Nick take the opener, before losing the next 2 comfortably to an aggressive Jamie.
Somehow Nick found another gear, and took the last 2 sets for the loss of just 10 points.
James and Guy took centre stage next, and Guy finally found some form on the night, to take out James, who will certainly be one to watch in future (probably the last half of this season!)
Jamie wasted little time in beating Jordan 3-0, before the 2 unbeaten players on the night took to the table for one last showdown.
Despite repeated attempts to ban them, they still let left handers play this sport, and with this clearly huge advantage, Matt didn’t hang around in beating the Kings captain in 3.
A very well deserved hat-trick from star man Mr Haynes.