Greenleys Kings 5-5 Milton Keynes Bandits

Wednesday, 1 November 2017

Game Result Score Match score
1 Nick Howard beat Jamie Hendy (3-1) 11-6, 11-8, 4-11, 11-8 1-0
2 Nick Howard and Guy Sparrow lost to James Tapp and Michael Wilkins (2-3) 9-11, 11-7, 5-11, 11-9, 5-11 1-1
3 Guy Sparrow beat James Tapp (3-1) 11-9, 13-15, 11-8, 13-11 2-1
4 Scott Dixon lost to Michael Wilkins (0-3) 6-11, 4-11, 9-11 2-2
5 Guy Sparrow beat Michael Wilkins (3-2) 11-7, 8-11, 11-7, 8-11, 11-5 3-2
6 Nick Howard beat James Tapp (3-1) 11-8, 10-12, 12-10, 11-3 4-2
7 Scott Dixon lost to Jamie Hendy (1-3) 2-11, 11-9, 6-11, 4-11 4-3
8 Nick Howard beat Michael Wilkins (3-1) 11-9, 5-11, 11-7, 12-10 5-3
9 Scott Dixon lost to James Tapp (2-3) 7-11, 11-7, 11-7, 6-11, 8-11 5-4
10 Guy Sparrow lost to Jamie Hendy (2-3) 13-11, 11-13, 10-12, 11-7, 10-12 5-5
 
Loan player
Team Legs won Legs average (%) Points won Points average (%)
Greenleys Kings 22 51.16 398 49.08
Milton Keynes Bandits 21 48.84 413 50.92

Greenleys Kings players

Player Games played Games won Legs played Legs won Legs average (%) Points played Points won Points average (%)
Guy Sparrow 3 2 14 8 57.14 291 152 52.23
Nick Howard 3 3 12 9 75.00 223 120 53.81
Scott Dixon
On loan from Greenleys Glory in Division Two
3 0 12 3 25.00 207 85 41.06

Milton Keynes Bandits players

Player Games played Games won Legs played Legs won Legs average (%) Points played Points won Points average (%)
James Tapp 3 1 13 5 38.46 258 123 47.67
Jamie Hendy 3 2 13 7 53.85 245 130 53.06
Michael Wilkins 3 1 12 6 50.00 218 111 50.92
Match date Wednesday, 1 November 2017 at 19:30
Competition League
Division Premier Division
Venue Greenleys Junior School
Season 2017-2018
Legs played 43
Points played 811
Published 12/18/2017 09:03 by David Wackrill.
James Tapp writes....
 
KINGS BEST RESULT STARTS FIGHT BACK
For the first time this season, Bandits fielded the same team as the previous week. James took on Guy in the opening match of two teams that must have been surprised with the way the first round results went. 
With Kings needing to call on Scott Dixon to play two matches on adjacent tables they wanted a good start. Guy took the point in four to give it to Kings.
Second up was Nick against Jamie, a point Jamie took in first round in a close fought contest.  It didn’t disappoint, with some great rallies and strong attacking play from both ends.  Nick took the point in four, two nil to Kings.
Doubles next, and Mike and James managed to take it in five before Scott made his entrance against Mike. Quickly despatched 3-0, the score was level.
James against Nick is always enjoyable, but also predicable, and Nick took the fourth easily to take the score to 3-2 to the home side.
Guy vs Mike went to five, with Guy coming back from 4-0 to take an unbeatable 10-4 lead to extend the lead back to 2 points. Kings could smell their first win.
Scott against Jamie was a bookie favourite for an away win, but Scott hadn’t read the script, taking the second game with some flashing forehands, before Jamie restored order to win in four.
Mike had his hands full with Nick, who won in four at deuce.
This was already Kings best result of the season so far, and it fell to Guy to try and secure the win against Jamie, or the task would be left to the super sub, Scott Dixon.
Guy took the first set, but Jamie fought back to take the next two.  A fired up Guy then rushed into a 5-1 lead and levelled it at two games apiece. But Jamie raised his game and took the vital point.
And so a shattered Scott, who had already played in five matches, went up against James, and suddenly sparked into life with some fantastic hitting, looping and blocking. Everything James threw at him he came back for more. And at 8-8 in the fifth, it really was anyone’s game. Luckily for James - it was his game, to clinch the draw!
So, the same team for Bandits, gets the same result, 5-5.