Greenleys Monarchs 10-0 Milton Keynes Topspin

Wednesday, 13 November 2019

Game Result Score Match score
1 Martin Hall beat Russell Penn (3-1) 8-11, 11-4, 11-9, 11-4 1-0
2 Tomek Nowakowski beat David Wackrill (3-1) 11-13, 11-5, 14-12, 11-6 2-0
3 Dave Beddall beat Mervyn Kelly (3-0) 11-5, 11-8, 11-6 3-0
4 Martin Hall and Tomek Nowakowski beat Mervyn Kelly and Russell Penn (3-2) 5-11, 11-7, 11-5, 7-11, 11-3 4-0
5 Tomek Nowakowski beat Russell Penn (3-0) 13-11, 11-9, 11-3 5-0
6 Martin Hall beat Mervyn Kelly (3-1) 7-11, 11-5, 11-6, 11-6 6-0
7 Dave Beddall beat David Wackrill (3-1) 11-8, 4-11, 11-4, 11-8 7-0
8 Tomek Nowakowski beat Mervyn Kelly (3-1) 11-7, 11-6, 6-11, 11-8 8-0
9 Dave Beddall beat Russell Penn (3-1) 7-11, 11-7, 11-3, 11-3 9-0
10 Martin Hall beat David Wackrill (3-1) 6-11, 11-6, 11-6, 11-7 10-0
Team Legs won Legs average (%) Points won Points average (%)
Greenleys Monarchs 30 76.92 396 57.89
Milton Keynes Topspin 9 23.08 288 42.11

Monarchs players

Player Games played Games won Legs played Legs won Legs average (%) Points played Points won Points average (%)
Martin Hall 3 3 12 9 75.00 206 120 58.25
Tomek Nowakowski 3 3 11 9 81.82 212 121 57.08
Dave Beddall 3 3 11 9 81.82 184 110 59.78

Monarchs players

Player Games played Games won Legs played Legs won Legs average (%) Points played Points won Points average (%)
Russell Penn 3 0 11 2 18.18 191 75 39.27
David Wackrill 3 0 12 3 25.00 220 97 44.09
Mervyn Kelly 3 0 11 2 18.18 191 79 41.36
Match date Wednesday, 13 November 2019 at 19:30
Competition League
Division Premier Division
Venue Greenleys Junior School
Season 2019-2020
Legs played 39
Points played 684
Published 11/29/2020 07:47 by David Wackrill.
TOPSPIN  IN TROUBLE
 
Tough times for Topspin as we suffered back to back blackwashes after this latest outing.
 
No choppers in the Monarchs line-up for only the second time this season but stand-in skipper Martin Hall kept us all guessing as to which of the 3 Dave’s in their vast army of players might be turning out this week.   A conundrum only solved when Dave Beddall came bouncing through the door.
 
Still trying to break the jinx of always losing the first set, we tried out Russell Penn in the openers' slot this time and Topspin hearts were raised when he demolished Martin 11-8 for starters.  But it was a false dawn as Russell failed to capitalise and lost it in 4, a pattern often repeated throughout the match as we lost 7 sets in 4 games.  We gained a foothold in most sets but didn’t trouble the home boys by pushing on from there.
 
Highlight for me was coming back from 3-10 down to win against Tomek Nowakowski, shortly followed by a lowlight reversal of fortunes 2 games later as I let slip a 10-6 lead to hand over the balance of power in that contest.
 
Highlight for my team-mates, Russell and Mervyn Kelly, has to be the doubles set, never our greatest strength.  They were gifted the opening game by a catalogue of unforced errors by Tom & Martin, who then settled nicely into the game to take the next 2.  But the 4th game was a real gem for us with the Topspin lads producing a scintillating selection of winning shots to level at 2-2.  It was too good to last though and we faded badly in the 5th to sum up our night’s efforts.