Milton Keynes Phoenix 3-7 Milton Keynes Topspin

Wednesday, 31 January 2018

Game Result Score Match score
1 Gerald Ridgway lost to David Wackrill (0-3) 6-11, 8-11, 5-11 0-1
2 Carl Furness lost to Mervyn Kelly (2-3) 9-11, 5-11, 11-9, 11-6, 9-11 0-2
3 Terry Lau lost to Russell Penn (0-3) 9-11, 7-11, 9-11 0-3
4 Carl Furness and Gerald Ridgway lost to Mervyn Kelly and David Wackrill (0-3) 12-14, 6-11, 8-11 0-4
5 Carl Furness lost to David Wackrill (0-3) 5-11, 8-11, 8-11 0-5
6 Gerald Ridgway beat Russell Penn (3-2) 11-8, 11-6, 9-11, 9-11, 11-6 1-5
7 Terry Lau beat Mervyn Kelly (3-0) 11-7, 11-6, 11-7 2-5
8 Carl Furness lost to Russell Penn (0-3) 10-12, 13-15, 8-11 2-6
9 Terry Lau lost to David Wackrill (2-3) 5-11, 2-11, 11-8, 11-9, 4-11 2-7
10 Gerald Ridgway beat Mervyn Kelly (3-0) 11-8, 11-7, 11-3 3-7
Team Legs won Legs average (%) Points won Points average (%)
Milton Keynes Phoenix 13 36.11 317 47.46
Milton Keynes Topspin 23 63.89 351 52.54

Milton Keynes Phoenix players

Player Games played Games won Legs played Legs won Legs average (%) Points played Points won Points average (%)
Gerald Ridgway 3 2 11 6 54.55 196 103 52.55
Carl Furness 3 0 11 2 18.18 216 97 44.91
Terry Lau 3 1 11 5 45.45 194 91 46.91

Milton Keynes Topspin players

Player Games played Games won Legs played Legs won Legs average (%) Points played Points won Points average (%)
David Wackrill 3 3 11 9 81.82 189 116 61.38
Mervyn Kelly 3 1 11 3 27.27 197 86 43.65
Russell Penn 3 2 11 8 72.73 220 113 51.36
Match date Wednesday, 31 January 2018 at 19:30
Competition League
Division Division One
Venue Milton Keynes Table Tennis Centre
Season 2017-2018
Legs played 36
Points played 668
Published 09/22/2018 15:27 by David Wackrill.

A great result for Topspin who were quickly into a 5-0 lead before Gerald Ridgway could stop the rot with a 5-game win over Russell Penn. This included a 3-straight doubles win which was good to achieve against the 2nd rated doubles team in the division as this gives us confidence going forward. I’ve mentioned before that I can’t account for our poor doubles record this season when it’s been so good in the past.

 

Gerald picked up another win in the final set by tying up Mervyn Kelly’s attack pretty conclusively and Terry Lau also beat Mervyn for Phoenix’ other win. Carl Furness completed the Phoenix line-up and could never get his ‘big’ game going, perhaps best epitomized by his strong come-back from 5-9 down to 9-9 in the decider against Mervyn only for Carl to then serve into the net.  I enjoyed some comfortable wins all round to force myself into contention for ‘player of the week’.

 

Topspin have opened up a 6 point gap over Phoenix now in that tight 4-way battle that is emerging for runners-up spot.