Milton Keynes Powers 2-8 Milton Keynes Topspin

Tuesday, 20 February 2018

Game Result Score Match score
1 Peter Tillotson lost to David Wackrill (0-3) 7-11, 8-11, 6-11 0-1
2 Minesh Pitamber beat Mervyn Kelly (3-2) 13-11, 8-11, 11-9, 7-11, 11-8 1-1
3 Mark Moore lost to Russell Penn (0-3) 4-11, 6-11, 3-11 1-2
4 Minesh Pitamber and Peter Tillotson lost to Russell Penn and David Wackrill (0-3) 13-15, 12-14, 0-11 1-3
5 Minesh Pitamber lost to David Wackrill (1-3) 10-12, 11-7, 7-11, 6-11 1-4
6 Peter Tillotson lost to Russell Penn (0-3) 11-13, 10-12, 8-11 1-5
7 Mark Moore lost to Mervyn Kelly (0-3) 3-11, 7-11, 7-11 1-6
8 Minesh Pitamber lost to Russell Penn (1-3) 9-11, 11-7, 9-11, 8-11 1-7
9 Mark Moore lost to David Wackrill (0-3) 5-11, 2-11, 6-11 1-8
10 Peter Tillotson beat Mervyn Kelly (3-2) 11-5, 6-11, 11-7, 8-11, 11-9 2-8
Team Legs won Legs average (%) Points won Points average (%)
Milton Keynes Powers 8 22.22 286 42.81
Milton Keynes Topspin 28 77.78 382 57.19

Milton Keynes Powers players

Player Games played Games won Legs played Legs won Legs average (%) Points played Points won Points average (%)
Peter Tillotson 3 1 11 3 27.27 209 97 46.41
Minesh Pitamber 3 1 13 5 38.46 252 121 48.02
Mark Moore 3 0 9 0 0.00 142 43 30.28

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 10 9 90.00 175 107 61.14
Mervyn Kelly 3 1 13 7 53.85 240 126 52.50
Russell Penn 3 3 10 9 90.00 188 109 57.98
Match date Tuesday, 20 February 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 06/19/2018 06:52 by David Wackrill.
 
A shame that we at Topspin could not repeat our earlier whitewash over Premier relegated Powers, but 8-2 was still a great result over a team containing Minesh Pitamber and Pete Tillotson, neither of whom played last time. Unsurprisingly Minesh and Pete won the Powers points between them, albeit in desperately close finishes in deciding games against Mervyn Kelly. Those finishes were the story of Mervyn’s season, so near and yet so far.
 
Russell Penn played with a steely determination for a magnificent hat-trick and I was unbeaten too. Then together we stormed the doubles set, taking the 2nd from 7-10 down and winning the 3rd 11-0. Mark Moore completed the Powers line up and was an improved player from last year.
 
This result puts Topspin firmly back in the promotion race as news has filtered through that St. Christopher Van Hire’s star man Biao Wang will play his last match of the season for them tomorrow (Wednesday). Without his guaranteed wins Van Hire could well struggle in the remaining matches. All to play for now.