Milton Keynes Spinners 9-1 Milton Keynes Topspin

Wednesday, 9 October 2019

Game Result Score Match score
1 Alan Cherry beat David Wackrill (3-0) 11-3, 14-12, 11-7 1-0
2 Neil Massa lost to Russell Penn (2-3) 11-9, 11-6, 5-11, 6-11, 6-11 1-1
3 Gareth Jones beat Mervyn Kelly (3-0) 11-9, 11-7, 11-8 2-1
4 Alan Cherry and Gareth Jones beat Mervyn Kelly and Russell Penn (3-0) 11-5, 11-6, 11-6 3-1
5 Neil Massa beat David Wackrill (3-2) 11-9, 5-11, 6-11, 14-12, 11-4 4-1
6 Alan Cherry beat Mervyn Kelly (3-0) 11-5, 11-5, 11-7 5-1
7 Gareth Jones beat Russell Penn (3-2) 11-6, 6-11, 7-11, 11-7, 11-7 6-1
8 Neil Massa beat Mervyn Kelly (3-0) 11-4, 11-9, 11-8 7-1
9 Gareth Jones beat David Wackrill (3-0) 11-6, 11-5, 11-6 8-1
10 Alan Cherry beat Russell Penn (3-0) 11-5, 11-6, 11-3 9-1
Team Legs won Legs average (%) Points won Points average (%)
Milton Keynes Spinners 29 80.56 366 57.64
Milton Keynes Topspin 7 19.44 269 42.36

Milton Keynes Spinners players

Player Games played Games won Legs played Legs won Legs average (%) Points played Points won Points average (%)
Alan Cherry 3 3 9 9 100.00 155 102 65.81
Neil Massa 3 2 13 8 61.54 235 119 50.64
Gareth Jones 3 3 11 9 81.82 195 112 57.44

Milton Keynes Topspin players

Player Games played Games won Legs played Legs won Legs average (%) Points played Points won Points average (%)
David Wackrill 3 0 11 2 18.18 202 86 42.57
Russell Penn 3 1 13 5 38.46 222 104 46.85
Mervyn Kelly 3 0 9 0 0.00 161 62 38.51
Match date Wednesday, 9 October 2019 at 19:30
Competition League
Division Premier Division
Venue Milton Keynes Table Tennis Centre
Season 2019-2020
Legs played 36
Points played 635
Published 10/17/2019 08:23 by David Wackrill.
OVERDUE SUCCESS FOR RUSSELL
 
“Good luck tonight“ my wife shouts from the kitchen doorway “Who are you playing against?”
“Them pesky Spinners” I reply from the hallway, clambering over the shoes that reside there
“But didn’t you play them last week? I remember you moaning about them” came her response
“It was the week before” I say in that pedantic manner that seems to upset some people
“But don’t you play all the other teams before going round again?” she countered
“Well, we used to” I reply poignantly as a giant leap took me clear of the last of the shoes, then through the door and out to the match with a cheery “See you later".
 
And what a great match it was for Russell Penn, if not for Mervyn Kelly and myself, as we shared our 50th League match together as team-mates.  Russell’s old verve was back after a lean time recently and he was rewarded with a great win against Neil Massa, his first premier success since beating Julian Adams to end a run of 13 defeats.  Going 2 games down didn’t phase him either, as he bounced back to win the set in 5 games in his typical squash buckling style. Buoyed by his success he then raced into a 2-1 game lead against Gary Jones, but unfortunately couldn’t hang on. Playing Alan Cherry was a different story, of course.
 
I spurned 2 match points for the second week running, this time unable to convert them against Neil, so we had  our chances for another win on the night.  Mervyn played pretty well throughout despite not taking a game.