Milton Keynes Bandits 2-8 Milton Keynes Kingpins

Wednesday, 8 November 2017

Game Result Score Match score
1 James Tapp lost to Mark Purcell (2-3) 3-11, 11-6, 11-5, 11-13, 6-11 0-1
2 Jamie Hendy beat Dave Allison (3-2) 6-11, 12-10, 11-9, 3-11, 11-5 1-1
3 David Buckley lost to Julian Adams (1-3) 8-11, 14-12, 10-12, 7-11 1-2
4 Jamie Hendy and James Tapp beat Dave Allison and Mark Purcell (3-0) 11-6, 11-7, 11-5 2-2
5 Jamie Hendy lost to Mark Purcell (0-3) 7-11, 5-11, 9-11 2-3
6 James Tapp lost to Julian Adams (2-3) 4-11, 11-6, 7-11, 12-10, 8-11 2-4
7 David Buckley lost to Dave Allison (2-3) 6-11, 11-7, 11-7, 18-20, 12-14 2-5
8 Jamie Hendy lost to Julian Adams (2-3) 4-11, 6-11, 11-7, 12-10, 4-11 2-6
9 David Buckley lost to Mark Purcell (1-3) 11-4, 4-11, 7-11, 11-13 2-7
10 James Tapp lost to Dave Allison (0-3) 9-11, 2-11, 4-11 2-8
Team Legs won Legs average (%) Points won Points average (%)
Milton Keynes Bandits 16 38.10 363 46.42
Milton Keynes Kingpins 26 61.90 419 53.58

Milton Keynes Bandits players

Player Games played Games won Legs played Legs won Legs average (%) Points played Points won Points average (%)
James Tapp 3 0 13 4 30.77 227 99 43.61
Jamie Hendy 3 1 13 5 38.46 230 101 43.91
David Buckley 3 0 13 4 30.77 274 130 47.45

Milton Keynes Kingpins players

Player Games played Games won Legs played Legs won Legs average (%) Points played Points won Points average (%)
Mark Purcell 3 3 12 9 75.00 214 118 55.14
Dave Allison 3 2 13 8 61.54 254 138 54.33
Julian Adams 3 3 14 9 64.29 263 145 55.13
Match date Wednesday, 8 November 2017 at 19:30
Competition League
Division Premier Division
Venue Milton Keynes Table Tennis Centre
Season 2017-2018
Legs played 42
Points played 782
Published 11/19/2017 17:52 by Carl Furness.
Bandits 2 Kingpins 8
 
The first 2 matches of the evening both went the distance. Mark came from 2-1 down to beat James, and losing 3 points for a 2-0 lead proved costly for Dave A as Jamie beat him in 5. Julian then beat Dave B in a close 4 ender before 2 routine wins, 1 for Bandits in the doubles and 1 for Mark against Jamie. Julian then won 2 of the next 3 matches, both in 5,  first against James and then Jamie to complete his maximum.
 
Sandwiched between those wins was the most dramatic match of the night between Dave A and Dave B. The first end went to Dave A comfortably enough before Dave B took the next 2. What followed was 64 points (yes 64!) over 2 ends of ebb and flow. Dave B stood at 10-7 up in the 4th with victory beckoning. However he squandered these match points and a few more before Dave A prevailed 20-18, leaving non playing Bandits captain Mike Wilkins regretting having volunteered to score! More drama in the 5th when Dave B had another match point at 10-9 but failed to convert. Dave A made the most of his lifeline to finally win 14-12.
 
In the final 2 matches Mark beat Dave B to complete his maximum and Dave A beat James 3-0 with some good hitting that was nowhere to be seen against Dave B. 
 
Could this result be the springboard for a Kingpins title challenge?  It remains unlikely but in such a tight season with teams taking points off each other, there will, be more twists and turns to come.
 
Final score: Bandits 2 Kingpins 8
 
Dave