Milton Keynes Topspin 6-4 Milton Keynes Phoenix

Monday, 23 October 2017

Game Result Score Match score
1 David Wackrill lost to Alan Bolding (0-3) 5-11, 9-11, 8-11 0-1
2 Russell Penn beat Terry Lau (3-1) 11-9, 13-11, 9-11, 11-4 1-1
3 Mervyn Kelly beat Gerald Ridgway (3-1) 11-7, 12-10, 4-11, 11-7 2-1
4 Mervyn Kelly and David Wackrill lost to Alan Bolding and Gerald Ridgway (1-3) 8-11, 11-0, 9-11, 7-11 2-2
5 Russell Penn lost to Alan Bolding (2-3) 6-11, 11-7, 7-11, 11-8, 6-11 2-3
6 David Wackrill beat Gerald Ridgway (3-1) 11-9, 10-12, 11-7, 11-9 3-3
7 Mervyn Kelly beat Terry Lau (3-2) 7-11, 11-4, 11-6, 8-11, 11-5 4-3
8 Russell Penn beat Gerald Ridgway (3-2) 11-6, 9-11, 11-6, 9-11, 11-1 5-3
9 Mervyn Kelly lost to Alan Bolding (2-3) 11-9, 8-11, 9-11, 11-8, 1-11 5-4
10 David Wackrill beat Terry Lau (3-0) 11-9, 11-5, 11-8 6-4
Team Legs won Legs average (%) Points won Points average (%)
Milton Keynes Topspin 23 54.76 395 51.97
Milton Keynes Phoenix 19 45.24 365 48.03

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 10 6 60.00 190 98 51.58
Russell Penn 3 2 14 8 57.14 254 136 53.54
Mervyn Kelly 3 2 14 8 57.14 248 126 50.81

Milton Keynes Phoenix players

Player Games played Games won Legs played Legs won Legs average (%) Points played Points won Points average (%)
Alan Bolding 3 3 13 9 69.23 234 131 55.98
Terry Lau 3 0 12 3 25.00 219 94 42.92
Gerald Ridgway 3 0 13 4 30.77 239 107 44.77
Match date Monday, 23 October 2017 at 19:30
Competition League
Division Division One
Venue Milton Keynes Table Tennis Centre
Season 2017-2018
Legs played 42
Points played 760
Published 12/15/2017 13:54 by David Wackrill.

BOLDING BATTLES IN VAIN

Topspin’s opponents have started the new year brightly, banishing those relegation blues after 2 disastrous seasons finishing bottom of Premier and then Div. 1. Only the restructuring of the divisional format saved Phoenix from playing in the 3rd tier this time round but they are more than holding their own this term with plenty of fighting spirit on display.

And a fighting display was certainly what Alan Bolding produced with a fatiguing maximum tonight as the match duration nearly reached the 4 hour mark (same as Kingpins game on next table). Alan was back to near his best form as he ground out a set of terrific results. Unfortunately for Phoenix neither Terry Lau nor Gerald Ridgway could get on the score-sheet, though they fought long & hard for that elusive victory, and Phoenix other set came from the doubles where Alan & Gerald ‘parked the bus’ which Topspin were unable to penetrate. 

So it was a case of braces all round for Mervyn Kelly , Russell Penn and me with both Mervyn & Russell winning and losing over 5-game sets.