Milton Keynes Topspin 6-4 Milton Keynes Powers

Monday, 9 December 2019

Game Result Score Match score
1 David Wackrill beat Peter Tillotson (3-2) 10-12, 11-3, 8-11, 11-7, 11-9 1-0
2 Russell Penn lost to Clare Styles (1-3) 5-11, 11-5, 10-12, 7-11 1-1
3 Mervyn Kelly lost to Minesh Pitamber (0-3) 8-11, 6-11, 5-11 1-2
4 Mervyn Kelly and David Wackrill beat Minesh Pitamber and Clare Styles (3-0) 11-8, 11-9, 12-10 2-2
5 Russell Penn beat Peter Tillotson (3-2) 11-9, 8-11, 11-13, 11-8, 12-10 3-2
6 David Wackrill lost to Minesh Pitamber (1-3) 8-11, 11-8, 4-11, 9-11 3-3
7 Mervyn Kelly beat Clare Styles (3-1) 9-11, 13-11, 11-6, 11-4 4-3
8 Russell Penn lost to Minesh Pitamber (0-3) 8-11, 7-11, 7-11 4-4
9 Mervyn Kelly beat Peter Tillotson (3-1) 11-6, 9-11, 11-6, 11-7 5-4
10 David Wackrill beat Clare Styles (3-0) 11-9, 11-6, 11-3 6-4
Team Legs won Legs average (%) Points won Points average (%)
Milton Keynes Topspin 20 52.63 363 51.20
Milton Keynes Powers 18 47.37 346 48.80

Topspin players

Player Games played Games won Legs played Legs won Legs average (%) Points played Points won Points average (%)
David Wackrill 3 2 12 7 58.33 217 116 53.46
Russell Penn 3 1 12 4 33.33 231 108 46.75
Mervyn Kelly 3 2 11 6 54.55 200 105 52.50

Topspin players

Player Games played Games won Legs played Legs won Legs average (%) Points played Points won Points average (%)
Peter Tillotson 3 0 14 5 35.71 269 123 45.72
Clare Styles 3 1 11 4 36.36 199 89 44.72
Minesh Pitamber 3 3 10 9 90.00 180 107 59.44
Match date Monday, 9 December 2019 at 19:30
Competition League
Division Premier Division
Venue Milton Keynes Table Tennis Centre
Season 2019-2020
Legs played 38
Points played 709
Published 10/22/2020 13:05 by David Wackrill.
MNESH MAGIC NOT ENOUGH FOR PROFLIGATE POWERS
 
Topspin are off the bottom for the first time in a while after only our second win of the season, replaced by MK Phoenix who could only draw with MK Spinners on an adjacent table.
 
It’s amazing that we did better against them this week, when they had their star man in the side and bang in form, than last week when Pete Tillotson and Clare Styles battled alone.
 
So, a good night for Minesh Pitamber with just one game dropped for his maximum.  But a bad night for skipper Pete as he laboured with a heavy cold and an arm injury for a zero, despite getting into fantastic winning positions against Russell Penn and myself before losing both by 2-point margins at the end of the 5th games.
 
Mervyn Kelly and I both beat Clare although she continued her domination over Russell.  That just leaves the doubles to account for and a set  Powers can’t accuse Pete of throwing away this time, as it was the Minesh/Clare combo who wasted huge leads in all 3 games in their defeat to Mervyn/me.
 
That was our 3rd and final meeting with fellow strugglers Powers and the honours have been shared pretty evenly between us, Powers winning 16 sets to our 14.  During these matches I got a hat-trick against Clare, who got her own hat-trick over Russell.  Only 4 points now separate the bottom 3 teams so the relegation issue should remain close to the end of the season.