Milton Keynes Kingpins 7-3 Greenleys Kings

Monday, 23 October 2017

Game Result Score Match score
1 Mark Purcell beat Matthew Haverly (3-1) 12-10, 11-9, 4-11, 11-7 1-0
2 Julian Adams lost to Guy Sparrow (2-3) 11-9, 11-6, 1-11, 8-11, 10-12 1-1
3 Dave Allison lost to Henry Arthur (1-3) 9-11, 6-11, 11-8, 5-11 1-2
4 Julian Adams and Mark Purcell beat Matthew Haverly and Henry Arthur (3-2) 10-12, 9-11, 12-10, 13-11, 11-3 2-2
5 Julian Adams beat Matthew Haverly (3-0) 11-5, 11-8, 14-12 3-2
6 Mark Purcell beat Henry Arthur (3-2) 8-11, 11-9, 13-11, 4-11, 11-8 4-2
7 Dave Allison beat Guy Sparrow (3-0) 12-10, 11-6, 11-4 5-2
8 Julian Adams lost to Henry Arthur (1-3) 12-14, 11-13, 11-8, 10-12 5-3
9 Dave Allison beat Matthew Haverly (3-1) 10-12, 11-5, 11-8, 12-10 6-3
10 Mark Purcell beat Guy Sparrow (3-2) 11-6, 11-7, 8-11, 11-13, 11-4 7-3
Team Legs won Legs average (%) Points won Points average (%)
Milton Keynes Kingpins 25 59.52 422 51.84
Greenleys Kings 17 40.48 392 48.16

Milton Keynes Kingpins players

Player Games played Games won Legs played Legs won Legs average (%) Points played Points won Points average (%)
Mark Purcell 3 3 14 9 64.29 265 137 51.70
Julian Adams 3 1 12 6 50.00 242 121 50.00
Dave Allison 3 2 11 7 63.64 205 109 53.17

Greenleys Kings players

Player Games played Games won Legs played Legs won Legs average (%) Points played Points won Points average (%)
Matthew Haverly 3 0 11 2 18.18 215 97 45.12
Guy Sparrow 3 1 13 5 38.46 237 110 46.41
Henry Arthur 3 2 13 8 61.54 260 138 53.08
Match date Monday, 23 October 2017 at 19:30
Competition League
Division Premier Division
Venue Milton Keynes Table Tennis Centre
Season 2017-2018
Legs played 42
Points played 814
Published 12/17/2017 00:29 by David Wackrill.
Henry Arthur writes ....
 
A closely fought match that could have gone either way ended with Kingpins adding to King's relegation concerns with a 7-3 win.  Mark Purcell was the star man with a hat-trick plus a doubles win with Julian, with Mark keeping his nerve to win 3 of these in the deciding end. 
 
I arrived late but just in time to see Guy Chieff Sparrow defeat Julian to tie the match at 1-1. An excellent win for Guy there. Plenty of close matches followed as we moved on to 2 tables but when you are down at the bottom, these often have a tendency to go against you and tonight was no exception.
 
After this latest defeat, is there anyway back for Kings? The talent is there but can they discover that winning touch and put together 3-4 results to claw themselves back into the rest of the pack?
 
I note that Dave Wackrill doesn't often give his 'shot of the night' comments anymore but I'm going to give it to me tonight following my successful diving shot to get an edge shot from Mark back into play.  Sadly I didn't win the point though as Mark kept his focus to put my shot back on the table and, despite my best efforts, i couldn't quite crawl my way across the floor to get this one back  (although I did get my bat to it)!
 
Man of the match: Mark Purcell.