Milton Keynes Kingpins 6-4 Milton Keynes Topspin

Monday, 14 October 2019

Game Result Score Match score
1 Peter Bannister beat David Wackrill (3-0) 11-0, 11-5, 11-7 1-0
2 Craig Brown lost to Russell Penn (1-3) 5-11, 9-11, 11-8, 8-11 1-1
3 Dave Allison beat Mervyn Kelly (3-0) 11-9, 11-8, 12-10 2-1
4 Peter Bannister and Craig Brown beat Mervyn Kelly and Russell Penn (3-1) 12-14, 11-4, 11-8, 11-3 3-1
5 Craig Brown lost to David Wackrill (2-3) 7-11, 11-8, 8-11, 11-5, 8-11 3-2
6 Peter Bannister lost to Mervyn Kelly (2-3) 8-11, 11-6, 7-11, 11-6, 7-11 3-3
7 Dave Allison beat Russell Penn (3-0) 11-5, 11-8, 11-4 4-3
8 Craig Brown beat Mervyn Kelly (3-2) 6-11, 15-13, 8-11, 11-9, 11-8 5-3
9 Dave Allison beat David Wackrill (3-0) 11-9, 11-8, 11-5 6-3
10 Peter Bannister lost to Russell Penn (2-3) 11-13, 11-9, 5-11, 16-14, 7-11 6-4
Team Legs won Legs average (%) Points won Points average (%)
Milton Keynes Kingpins 25 62.50 401 53.47
Milton Keynes Topspin 15 37.50 349 46.53

Kingpins players

Player Games played Games won Legs played Legs won Legs average (%) Points played Points won Points average (%)
Peter Bannister 3 1 13 7 53.85 242 127 52.48
Craig Brown 3 1 14 6 42.86 268 129 48.13
Dave Allison 3 3 9 9 100.00 166 100 60.24

Kingpins players

Player Games played Games won Legs played Legs won Legs average (%) Points played Points won Points average (%)
David Wackrill 3 1 11 3 27.27 191 80 41.88
Russell Penn 3 2 12 6 50.00 232 116 50.00
Mervyn Kelly 3 1 13 5 38.46 253 124 49.01
Match date Monday, 14 October 2019 at 19:30
Competition League
Division Premier Division
Venue Milton Keynes Table Tennis Centre
Season 2019-2020
Legs played 40
Points played 750
Published 11/29/2020 07:29 by David Wackrill.

When Peter Bannister thumped me 11-0 in the opening game of the evening on his way to an easy win I feared the worst for my Topspin team, another annihilation was on the cards.  But thankfully it wasn’t to be as Russell Penn levelled the scores straight away and Pete never won another set.
 
That second set win, against an out of sorts Craig Brown over 4 games, was a career best for Russell as he brought his fine form from last week along to this match and often dominated the exchanges with his fast playing style.  I also managed to beat Craig and Mervyn Kelly only lost to him at 11-8 in the 5th.
 
Mervyn and Russell contained ‘Pistol’ Pete very well too, both winning at 11-7 in the decider for our remaining successes.  Russell had missed a couple of match points at the end of his 4th game and I dreaded him losing the 5th and coming off the table with his infamous “should have won that” post match comment.  As it was it was left to Pete to come out with his own renowned  "next time” remark.
 
Dave Allison was the Kingpin in true form though, winning 3-straight each time. Still, a very good night for Topspin.