Milton Keynes Topspin 7-3 Chackmore Hasbeens

Monday, 27 November 2017

Game Result Score Match score
1 David Wackrill beat Andy Whitehead (3-2) 9-11, 11-3, 8-11, 11-6, 11-8 1-0
2 Mervyn Kelly lost to Bub Burman (2-3) 12-10, 5-11, 7-11, 11-9, 5-11 1-1
3 Russell Penn beat Sam Willet (3-2) 8-11, 8-11, 11-6, 12-10, 11-8 2-1
4 Mervyn Kelly and David Wackrill lost to Bub Burman and Andy Whitehead (0-3) 8-11, 5-11, 8-11 2-2
5 Mervyn Kelly beat Andy Whitehead (3-1) 11-5, 5-11, 11-8, 11-4 3-2
6 David Wackrill beat Sam Willet (3-0) 11-5, 11-7, 11-7 4-2
7 Russell Penn beat Bub Burman (3-1) 6-11, 11-4, 11-4, 11-8 5-2
8 Mervyn Kelly beat Sam Willet (3-0) 11-6, 11-9, 11-5 6-2
9 Russell Penn beat Andy Whitehead (3-1) 11-4, 11-13, 11-5, 11-8 7-2
10 David Wackrill lost to Bub Burman (0-3) 10-12, 9-11, 5-11 7-3
Team Legs won Legs average (%) Points won Points average (%)
Milton Keynes Topspin 23 58.97 372 53.14
Chackmore Hasbeens 16 41.03 328 46.86

Milton Keynes Topspin players

Player Games played Games won Legs played Legs won Legs average (%) Points played Points won Points average (%)
David Wackrill 3 2 11 6 54.55 199 107 53.77
Mervyn Kelly 3 2 12 8 66.67 211 111 52.61
Russell Penn 3 3 13 9 69.23 236 133 56.36

Chackmore Hasbeens players

Player Games played Games won Legs played Legs won Legs average (%) Points played Points won Points average (%)
Andy Whitehead 3 0 13 4 30.77 229 97 42.36
Bub Burman 3 2 12 7 58.33 216 113 52.31
Sam Willet 3 0 11 2 18.18 201 85 42.29
Match date Monday, 27 November 2017 at 19:30
Competition League
Division Division One
Venue Milton Keynes Table Tennis Centre
Season 2017-2018
Legs played 39
Points played 700
Published 12/18/2017 16:21 by David Wackrill; edited 1 times, last on 12/18/2017 16:21 by David Wackrill.
 MK Topspin 7  Chackmore Hasbeens 3
 
A big improvement by Chackmore on their opening day performance against my Topspin side. The first 3 singles all went to a deciding game and with the doubles lost again the match score stood at 2-2. This could have been a lot worse as Russell Penn had beaten Sam Willett from 2-1 down in games, 10-11 down in the 4th and 6-1 down in the 5th. Sam’s chopping style was tying Russell up in knots for long spells before he eased home. However an interesting point arose when they were 2-2 in the 4th game. Russell made a double hit, immediatley verbally acknowleged the fact and Sam caught the ball. I gave the point to Russell as Sam had incorrectly stopped play. Sam queried this and I explained that accidental double hits had been allowed in the rules for 4 years now, which seem to come as news to both players. But then I changed my mind and decided to penalise Russell instead for shouting out during a rally. Following further discussion I acceded to both players request that the point be replayed.
 
Topspin took the next 5 sets though for a commanding lead, surprisingly without too much trouble. The highlight here was Russell’s hitting display against Bub Burman on his way to a maximum. He is much happier in a toe-to-toe slogging battle than dealing with backspin. Bub, having beaten Mervyn Kelly, took me out in the final set. Andy Whitehead completed the Chackmore line-up and had his moments too with some impressive hitting despite being winless.
 
So our nightmare doubles showings continues with another poor display in a straight games defeat, with Greenleys Warriors the only side with a worse record this season. If we had anywhere near last year’s wins at this stage we’d be well clear at the top by now.