Greenleys Kings 9-1 Milton Keynes Topspin

Wednesday, 23 October 2019

Game Result Score Match score
1 Matt Haynes beat David Wackrill (3-0) 11-5, 11-3, 11-4 1-0
2 Nick Howard beat Russell Penn (3-0) 11-4, 11-9, 11-9 2-0
3 Guy Sparrow beat Mervyn Kelly (3-0) 11-5, 11-7, 11-6 3-0
4 Nick Howard and Matt Haynes beat Mervyn Kelly and Russell Penn (3-0) 11-7, 12-10, 11-4 4-0
5 Nick Howard beat David Wackrill (3-1) 11-6, 11-9, 9-11, 11-8 5-0
6 Matt Haynes beat Mervyn Kelly (3-0) 11-7, 11-9, 11-9 6-0
7 Guy Sparrow beat Russell Penn (3-0) 11-8, 11-6, 11-7 7-0
8 Nick Howard beat Mervyn Kelly (3-1) 11-6, 11-4, 11-13, 11-8 8-0
9 Guy Sparrow lost to David Wackrill (2-3) 11-9, 11-8, 4-11, 15-17, 9-11 8-1
10 Matt Haynes beat Russell Penn (3-0) 11-7, 11-3, 11-3 9-1
Team Legs won Legs average (%) Points won Points average (%)
Greenleys Kings 29 85.29 368 59.26
Milton Keynes Topspin 5 14.71 253 40.74

Kings players

Player Games played Games won Legs played Legs won Legs average (%) Points played Points won Points average (%)
Matt Haynes 3 3 9 9 100.00 149 99 66.44
Nick Howard 3 3 11 9 81.82 206 119 57.77
Guy Sparrow 3 2 11 8 72.73 211 116 54.98

Kings players

Player Games played Games won Legs played Legs won Legs average (%) Points played Points won Points average (%)
David Wackrill 3 1 12 4 33.33 227 102 44.93
Russell Penn 3 0 9 0 0.00 155 56 36.13
Mervyn Kelly 3 0 10 1 10.00 184 74 40.22
Match date Wednesday, 23 October 2019 at 19:30
Competition League
Division Premier Division
Venue Greenleys Junior School
Season 2019-2020
Legs played 34
Points played 621
Published 11/29/2020 07:32 by David Wackrill.
courtesy of Nick Howard

Kings overpower Topspin in one sided affair.
 
Despite the two wordiest of people playing in the same match, this felt like it could be a very quick report to write. With that being said, Topspin were flying high after their season best, 6-4 loss to KingPins last week; whilst the Kings had suffered their worst result of the year with a 6-4 win against the Warriors.
It was the same trio on both sides making up the numbers this week. Topspin fielding the Shakespeare of Table Tennis, Dave Wackrill, alongside Russell Penn and Mervyn Kelly. The Kings sending out the all too familiar Nick Howard, Matt Haynes and Guy Sparrow.
The first 4 matches went by in a flash. Matt, Nick and Guy, despatching Dave, Russell and Mervyn three straight in quick succession.
The doubles was also one way traffic as Nick and Matt wasted little time in beating Russell and Mervyn.
Dave was the first to show some fighting spirit, as he took game 3 against Nick and was up by 4 points in game 4. Although that was the end of the run, as Nick rounded out a 3-1 victory taking game 4 to 8.
Mervyn and Russell didn’t trouble the scorecard against Matt and Guy respectively, before Mervyn stole game 3 against Nick, to lose 3-1.
With just two matches left, we looked set for an early night, and when Guy powered into a 2-0 lead against Dave, a 9:45 finish was on the cards.
But was it to be? Or not to be? That was the question Dave asked himself, and he dominated game 3, 11-4, which was punctuated by a trademark Federeresque long armed backhand down the line, a shot that he makes look so easy and plays with staggering success.
A topsy turvy game 4 saw both players have multiple game points, but it was the experience over youth, as Dave sealed it 17-15, to take us into a decider.
If truth be known, Guy was always playing catch up in the last, and despite getting back to parity after changing ends at 5-2 down, Dave looked comfortable, as he sealed a very fine win 11-9 in the 5th.
With the fireworks over, Matt despatched Russell for the loss of just 13 points.
Some very enjoyable games all around.
 
Final Score:
Kings 9 - 1 Topspin