Milton Keynes Pumas 6-4 Milton Keynes Topspin

Wednesday, 6 December 2017

Game Result Score Match score
1 Andy Smith lost to David Wackrill (1-3) 6-11, 4-11, 11-9, 9-11 0-1
2 Chris Belton lost to Mervyn Kelly (1-3) 5-11, 9-11, 11-9, 9-11 0-2
3 Julie Snowdon beat Russell Penn (3-2) 8-11, 11-9, 5-11, 11-6, 11-6 1-2
4 Chris Belton and Andy Smith beat Mervyn Kelly and David Wackrill (3-2) 11-6, 12-10, 8-11, 8-11, 11-6 2-2
5 Chris Belton lost to David Wackrill (0-3) 10-12, 5-11, 5-11 2-3
6 Andy Smith beat Russell Penn (3-0) 15-13, 11-5, 11-2 3-3
7 Julie Snowdon beat Mervyn Kelly (3-2) 10-12, 7-11, 11-6, 11-9, 11-7 4-3
8 Chris Belton lost to Russell Penn (2-3) 6-11, 11-8, 4-11, 11-6, 7-11 4-4
9 Julie Snowdon beat David Wackrill (3-1) 11-7, 10-12, 12-10, 11-4 5-4
10 Andy Smith beat Mervyn Kelly (3-0) 11-8, 11-9, 11-5 6-4
Team Legs won Legs average (%) Points won Points average (%)
Milton Keynes Pumas 22 53.66 383 50.73
Milton Keynes Topspin 19 46.34 372 49.27

Milton Keynes Pumas players

Player Games played Games won Legs played Legs won Legs average (%) Points played Points won Points average (%)
Andy Smith 3 2 10 7 70.00 184 100 54.35
Chris Belton 3 0 12 3 25.00 216 93 43.06
Julie Snowdon 3 3 14 9 64.29 261 140 53.64

Milton Keynes Topspin players

Player Games played Games won Legs played Legs won Legs average (%) Points played Points won Points average (%)
David Wackrill 3 2 11 7 63.64 203 109 53.69
Mervyn Kelly 3 1 12 5 41.67 226 109 48.23
Russell Penn 3 1 13 5 38.46 232 110 47.41
Match date Wednesday, 6 December 2017 at 19:30
Competition League
Division Division One
Venue Milton Keynes Table Tennis Centre
Season 2017-2018
Legs played 41
Points played 755
Published 12/18/2017 16:16 by David Wackrill.
 MK Pumas 6  MK Topspin 4
Great match with neither side having more than a one set lead after Topspin had taken the opening 2, until Pumas sneaked the final 2 sets from a 4-4 situation to send my high flying Topspin side spinning to our 3rd defeat.
 
Any joy I got from being only the 2nd player to overcome the defensive wiles of Andy Smith this season was soon dissipated by losing to Julie Snowdon for the first time in 9 meetings. I thought that Julie played brilliantly though with as good a crisp, sustained, and unerring hitting display that you’ll see in this division. I did say in September that both Andy and Julie are in the form of their lives right now and they set their stalls out most weeks to show it.
 
An off-form Chris Belton provided little threat in the singles to Mervyn Kelly, Russell Penn and me, but his attacking prowess did prove to be the difference in a tight, and ultimately decisive, doubles win for the home team. 
 
A long evening with 4 sets going the distance with only one won by Topspin.