St. Christopher Van Hire 3-7 Milton Keynes Topspin

Tuesday, 6 November 2018

Game Result Score Match score
1 Dave Broome lost to Russell Penn (2-3) 11-13, 11-6, 11-7, 3-11, 8-11 0-1
2 Fabrice Spelta lost to Mervyn Kelly (0-3) 7-11, 10-12, 6-11 0-2
3 Paul Haigh beat David Wackrill (3-0) 11-5, 11-9, 11-6 1-2
4 Dave Broome and Paul Haigh lost to Mervyn Kelly and David Wackrill (1-3) 9-11, 11-7, 9-11, 9-11 1-3
5 Fabrice Spelta lost to Russell Penn (2-3) 12-10, 11-8, 6-11, 6-11, 8-11 1-4
6 Dave Broome lost to David Wackrill (0-3) 9-11, 7-11, 10-12 1-5
7 Paul Haigh beat Mervyn Kelly (3-0) 11-5, 11-6, 11-7 2-5
8 Fabrice Spelta lost to David Wackrill (1-3) 7-11, 8-11, 11-4, 6-11 2-6
9 Paul Haigh beat Russell Penn (3-2) 6-11, 8-11, 11-9, 11-5, 11-5 3-6
10 Dave Broome lost to Mervyn Kelly (2-3) 7-11, 11-5, 6-11, 12-10, 8-11 3-7
Team Legs won Legs average (%) Points won Points average (%)
St. Christopher Van Hire 17 42.50 363 49.45
Milton Keynes Topspin 23 57.50 371 50.55

St. Christopher Van Hire players

Player Games played Games won Legs played Legs won Legs average (%) Points played Points won Points average (%)
Dave Broome 3 0 13 4 30.77 244 114 46.72
Fabrice Spelta 3 0 12 3 25.00 220 98 44.55
Paul Haigh 3 3 11 9 81.82 192 113 58.85

Milton Keynes Topspin players

Player Games played Games won Legs played Legs won Legs average (%) Points played Points won Points average (%)
Russell Penn 3 2 15 8 53.33 274 140 51.09
Mervyn Kelly 3 2 11 6 54.55 200 100 50.00
David Wackrill 3 2 10 6 60.00 182 91 50.00
Match date Tuesday, 6 November 2018 at 19:30
Competition League
Division Division One
Venue Forster Institute, Leighton Buzzard
Season 2018-2019
Legs played 40
Points played 734
Published 11/15/2018 15:17 by David Wackrill.
PEERLESS PAUL TOPPLES TOPSPIN TRIO
 
Topspin’s annual visit to the only subterranean venue in MK league (Forster Institute) resulted in our 6th win from 6 matches despite the brilliance of Paul Haigh who fought a one-man battle for the home side. Paul's fine touch tonight saw him race to straight game wins over Mervyn Kelly and myself with consummate ease before he found himself trailing by 2 games to Russell Penn. But Paul dug deep to raise his own game even higher and once he survived a tricky 3rd game, which stood at 9-9, Paul romped home in the 4th and 5th.
 
Paul’s win against me relieved me of my 100% record for the season and ended a run of 20 wins, which is the best in the Division since a Michael Wilkins 31 run of wins in 2015 was ended, ironically enough, by Russell Penn.
 
It was a good quality match with everyone playing pretty well. David Broome and Fabrice Spelta had also both taken Russell to a decider, David at one stage leading him 2-1 in games and Fabrice 2-0. The doubles went Topspin’s way with Mervyn and me besting Paul and David to continue Van Hire’s winless run this season. And in an big hitting finale Mervyn had to overcome David in yet another exciting 5-game set.