Milton Keynes Topspin 10-0 Milton Keynes Powers

Monday, 6 November 2017

Game Result Score Match score
1 David Wackrill beat Colin Munford (3-0) 11-5, 11-7, 11-4 1-0
2 Russell Penn beat Jiten Pitamber (3-0) 11-8, 11-7, 11-7 2-0
3 Mervyn Kelly beat Mark Moore (3-0) 11-2, 11-7, 12-10 3-0
4 Russell Penn and David Wackrill beat Colin Munford and Jiten Pitamber (3-0) 11-5, 11-6, 11-5 4-0
5 Russell Penn beat Colin Munford (3-0) 16-14, 11-6, 11-9 5-0
6 David Wackrill beat Mark Moore (3-0) 11-5, 11-2, 11-5 6-0
7 Mervyn Kelly beat Jiten Pitamber (3-1) 11-9, 11-5, 9-11, 11-9 7-0
8 Russell Penn beat Mark Moore (3-0) 11-3, 11-1, 11-6 8-0
9 Mervyn Kelly beat Colin Munford (3-0) 11-9, 11-8, 11-3 9-0
10 David Wackrill beat Jiten Pitamber (3-1) 11-9, 8-11, 14-12, 11-6 10-0
Team Legs won Legs average (%) Points won Points average (%)
Milton Keynes Topspin 30 93.75 356 62.24
Milton Keynes Powers 2 6.25 216 37.76

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 90.00 176 110 62.50
Russell Penn 3 3 9 9 100.00 165 104 63.03
Mervyn Kelly 3 3 10 9 90.00 182 109 59.89

Milton Keynes Powers players

Player Games played Games won Legs played Legs won Legs average (%) Points played Points won Points average (%)
Colin Munford 3 0 9 0 0.00 169 65 38.46
Jiten Pitamber 3 0 11 2 18.18 213 94 44.13
Mark Moore 3 0 9 0 0.00 141 41 29.08
Match date Monday, 6 November 2017 at 19:30
Competition League
Division Division One
Venue Milton Keynes Table Tennis Centre
Season 2017-2018
Legs played 32
Points played 572
Published 12/17/2017 00:36 by David Wackrill.
Topspins' opponents have the dubious distinction of having the lowest number of points ever collected in a season (20 from 21 matches in the Premier in the last campaign) and have quickly sunk to 8th place this time, with only the 2 promoted teams keeping them off the bottom. Powers could yet still emulate Phoenix and finish bottom of Premier and Div 1 in successive years if their relegation rivals can raise their own standards.
 
I think in some ways the ‘approach’ of the two sides reflected the match score. Us Topspin boys turned up at 7.00 pm to practice hard for 30 minutes beforehand but the only Power player present from their 7-player squad by 7.30 pm was Sarah Hudson, unfit at the moment (get well soon Sarah), who had come to watch. Then as the match got underway we stayed focused while the Powers lads were a bit more casual and frittered away loads of cheap points.
 
In a quick match and a 10.00 pm finish the only sets that went to a 4th game involved our ex-Topspin pal Jiten Pitamber, who certainly forced Mervyn Kelly and me to move up a gear to cope with his excellent hitting. For the rest it was straight games defeats for Colin Munford and Mark Moore and a straight games hat-trick for Russell Penn with just one of his 9 games going to deuce, which makes him ‘man of the match’.
 
So Topspin head the table again, for 48 hours at least.