Milton Keynes Bandits 6-4 Greenleys Monarchs

Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Game Result Score Match score
1 Jamie Hendy beat Tomek Nowakowski (3-0) 11-6, 11-9, 13-11 1-0
2 Matt Evans beat Oliver Horswell (3-1) 11-7, 8-11, 11-5, 11-1 2-0
3 James Tapp lost to Dan Appanna (1-3) 6-11, 13-11, 7-11, 7-11 2-1
4 Matt Evans and Jamie Hendy lost to Dan Appanna and Tomek Nowakowski (2-3) 11-13, 8-11, 11-8, 11-8, 11-13 2-2
5 Matt Evans beat Tomek Nowakowski (3-0) 11-3, 11-4, 11-5 3-2
6 Jamie Hendy beat Dan Appanna (3-2) 9-11, 6-11, 13-11, 16-14, 16-14 4-2
7 James Tapp lost to Oliver Horswell (1-3) 5-11, 7-11, 11-5, 10-12 4-3
8 Matt Evans beat Dan Appanna (3-0) 11-9, 11-7, 11-8 5-3
9 James Tapp lost to Tomek Nowakowski (0-3) 4-11, 9-11, 11-13 5-4
10 Jamie Hendy beat Oliver Horswell (3-2) 11-8, 3-11, 4-11, 11-5, 11-3 6-4
 
Loan player
Team Legs won Legs average (%) Points won Points average (%)
Milton Keynes Bandits 22 56.41 384 51.89
Greenleys Monarchs 17 43.59 356 48.11

Milton Keynes Bandits players

Player Games played Games won Legs played Legs won Legs average (%) Points played Points won Points average (%)
Jamie Hendy 3 3 13 9 69.23 260 135 51.92
Matt Evans 3 3 10 9 90.00 167 107 64.07
James Tapp 3 0 11 2 18.18 208 90 43.27

Greenleys Monarchs players

Player Games played Games won Legs played Legs won Legs average (%) Points played Points won Points average (%)
Tomek Nowakowski 3 1 9 3 33.33 165 73 44.24
Oliver Horswell
On loan from Greenleys Warriors in Division One
3 1 13 6 46.15 215 101 46.98
Dan Appanna 3 1 12 5 41.67 255 129 50.59
Match date Wednesday, 18 October 2017 at 19:30
Competition League
Division Premier Division
Venue Milton Keynes Table Tennis Centre
Season 2017-2018
Legs played 39
Points played 740
Published 10/24/2017 09:42 by David Wackrill.
James Tapp writes...
 
MONARCHS LOSE THEIR CROWN TO BANDITS
 
A very different Monarchs side travelled to MK Centre this week, with Dan flanked by Tomas and assisted by Ollie from Division 1 high fliers Warriors.
 
Bandits fielded their fourth different combination, with Jamie, Matt and James playing for the first time together due to injuries for Mike and Dave.
 
A close match ensued, with Bandits taking the first two thanks to Jamie and Matt beating Tomas and Ollie respectively. James then went down to Dan with little effort from the Monarchs top man.
The doubles was a close affair, going to deuce in the fifth, with Dan and Tomas coming out of top to level at 2-2.
 
Matt beat Tomas to make it 3-2 to Bandits before Dan raced to a two nil lead against Jamie, undeterred, Jamie sneaked the third and then took the fourth to level the games.
The two players could not be split, and with Jamie 12-11 up, Dan played a cross court backhand that clipped the net and then took an edge. The whole room took a sharp intake of breath. Dan took the next point, and his serve, which had served him perfectly all night inexplicably went long. The tension didn’t drop, and in the end Jamie took the game and the vital point 16-14.
 
4-2 to Bandits, until an impressive Ollie took James 3-1 with some great looping and backhand smashes. He is surely someone we will see regularly in the Premier Division next year.
Matt beat Dan with some great play from both ends of the table to secure the draw for Bandits, but James didn’t get out of first gear all night and lost in three to Tomas before Jamie went on against Ollie. The youngsters fought out a tight first two games with honours even before Ollie took the third easily.
 
But one thing we have learned is that Jamie loves a battle and he took the fourth comfortably to take it to the decider and then closed out the win.
 
So Monarchs suffer their second defeat this season, perhaps the biggest upset since Wrexham knocked Arsenal out of the FA Cup in 1992?
 
Player of the match, Jamie Hendy.