Milton Keynes Topspin 4-6 Woburn Sands Data

Monday, 5 March 2018

Game Result Score Match score
1 David Wackrill lost to James Molloy (2-3) 4-11, 5-11, 11-5, 12-10, 7-11 0-1
2 Mervyn Kelly lost to David McGarragh (2-3) 10-12, 11-9, 11-3, 9-11, 11-13 0-2
3 Russell Penn beat Robert Mungham (3-2) 11-2, 11-3, 11-13, 8-11, 11-4 1-2
4 Mervyn Kelly and David Wackrill beat David McGarragh and James Molloy (3-0) 11-7, 13-11, 11-8 2-2
5 Mervyn Kelly lost to James Molloy (0-3) 4-11, 9-11, 6-11 2-3
6 David Wackrill beat Robert Mungham (3-0) 11-5, 11-8, 11-7 3-3
7 Russell Penn lost to David McGarragh (1-3) 11-13, 10-12, 11-5, 8-11 3-4
8 Mervyn Kelly lost to Robert Mungham (1-3) 11-8, 9-11, 5-11, 6-11 3-5
9 Russell Penn lost to James Molloy (1-3) 6-11, 11-8, 7-11, 6-11 3-6
10 David Wackrill beat David McGarragh (3-0) 11-7, 11-5, 11-5 4-6
Team Legs won Legs average (%) Points won Points average (%)
Milton Keynes Topspin 19 48.72 364 51.12
Woburn Sands Data 20 51.28 348 48.88

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 8 72.73 190 105 55.26
Mervyn Kelly 3 0 12 3 25.00 224 102 45.54
Russell Penn 3 1 13 5 38.46 237 122 51.48

Woburn Sands Data players

Player Games played Games won Legs played Legs won Legs average (%) Points played Points won Points average (%)
James Molloy 3 3 12 9 75.00 210 122 58.10
David McGarragh 3 2 12 6 50.00 231 106 45.89
Robert Mungham 3 1 12 5 41.67 210 94 44.76
Match date Monday, 5 March 2018 at 19:30
Competition League
Division Division One
Venue Milton Keynes Table Tennis Centre
Season 2017-2018
Legs played 39
Points played 712
Published 09/25/2018 15:30 by David Wackrill; edited 1 times, last on 09/25/2018 15:30 by David Wackrill.
With only one match of the season left the Topspin trio of Russell Penn, Mervyn Kelly and myself have remained unchanged throughout while the only other player in this Division to have made all the matches is Greenleys Warriors' Ricky Taiwo. We've been near the top all year, however a disappointing defeat to lowly Data tonight must surely have seen the end to our promotion prospects, especially as rivals Van Hire and Pumas both have Chackmore Hasbeens to play.
 
This match opened with the fortunes in the first 3 sets swaying to and fro as they all went to a deciding game. I went down to a rampant James Molloy, Mervyn lost a tight set to Dave McGarragh after holding several match points and Russell went from winning the opening 2 games against Rob Mungham 2 & 3 to trailing 0-2 in the decider before reversing the decline to put our first point of the night on the board. Then we took the doubles in straight games to square the match at 2-2 (that's 6 doubles wins running now).
 
But it all went downhill after that with both Mervyn and Russell failing to win another set, all lost in 3 or 4 games. Russell was on a best of season run of 5 wins in a row when he faced Dave, but couldn’t stop him getting in with his favourite forehand hits, and Mervyn got tangled up in Rob’s defensive web to give the Data man his first win since November. Meanwhile the imperious James ploughed on to extend his own current run to 12, and he already has a magnificent 17 set winning streak behind him from the autumn. Congratulations to Data and see you next season.