Greenleys Eagles 4-6 Milton Keynes Topspin

Wednesday, 21 March 2018

Game Result Score Match score
1 Geoff Callaway lost to David Wackrill (2-3) 8-11, 11-7, 11-13, 11-5, 8-11 0-1
2 Barry Bishop beat Mervyn Kelly (3-0) 11-9, 16-14, 11-4 1-1
3 Dave Plumb lost to Russell Penn (0-3) 9-11, 6-11, 10-12 1-2
4 Barry Bishop and Geoff Callaway beat Russell Penn and David Wackrill (3-1) 10-12, 11-6, 11-3, 11-9 2-2
5 Barry Bishop lost to David Wackrill (0-3) 2-11, 9-11, 6-11 2-3
6 Geoff Callaway lost to Russell Penn (0-3) 8-11, 5-11, 7-11 2-4
7 Dave Plumb beat Mervyn Kelly (3-1) 11-8, 7-11, 11-8, 11-8 3-4
8 Barry Bishop lost to Russell Penn (0-3) 5-11, 7-11, 4-11 3-5
9 Dave Plumb lost to David Wackrill (1-3) 12-14, 15-17, 14-12, 2-11 3-6
10 Geoff Callaway beat Mervyn Kelly (3-0) 12-10, 11-7, 11-2 4-6
Team Legs won Legs average (%) Points won Points average (%)
Greenleys Eagles 15 42.86 325 48.51
Milton Keynes Topspin 20 57.14 345 51.49

Greenleys Eagles players

Player Games played Games won Legs played Legs won Legs average (%) Points played Points won Points average (%)
Geoff Callaway 3 1 11 5 45.45 202 103 50.99
Barry Bishop 3 1 9 3 33.33 164 71 43.29
Dave Plumb 3 1 11 4 36.36 231 108 46.75

Milton Keynes Topspin players

Player Games played Games won Legs played Legs won Legs average (%) Points played Points won Points average (%)
David Wackrill 3 3 12 9 75.00 243 134 55.14
Mervyn Kelly 3 0 10 1 10.00 193 81 41.97
Russell Penn 3 3 9 9 100.00 161 100 62.11
Match date Wednesday, 21 March 2018 at 19:30
Competition League
Division Division One
Venue Greenleys Junior School
Season 2017-2018
Legs played 35
Points played 670
Published 04/27/2018 04:25 by David Wackrill.
This was my 50th match with Russell in my side. He always turns up, is as keen as mustard and 100% reliable. Russell’s also the 33rd player I’ve played 50 or more matches with as a team-mate, 3 of which are playing in MK this season – Julian Adams (252 matches as team-mate) and Sarah Hudson (118) & Gerald Ridgway (also 50). We celebrated tonight with a hat-trick each against the always useful Eagles side of Geoff Callaway, Barry Bishop and Dave Plumb. Russell was sensational and says this is the first time he’s beaten either Geoff or Barry, which I find hard to believe. His no nonsense hitting was surreal at times and well worthy of Guy Sparrow on the next table.
 
Bad night for Mevyn Kelly though, who never got going and continued his bad run. No win in his last 7 sets now. In fact Mervyn slumped below a 50% average for the first time tonight. He started the season with a maximum and it’s been downhill ever since, winning two-thirds of his season’s sets in the first third of the season, so the end has not come quick enough for him. And when you consider Mervyn's beaten Biao Wang & Ricky Taiwo he should be getting better returns than this.
 
So Topspin finish in 4th place and I’m looking forward to next year already.