Milton Keynes Topspin 7-3 Milton Keynes Pumas

Monday, 2 October 2017

Game Result Score Match score
1 David Wackrill beat Julie Snowdon (3-1) 11-9, 5-11, 14-12, 11-4 1-0
2 Russell Penn beat Keith Carrington (3-0) 11-2, 12-10, 11-7 2-0
3 Mervyn Kelly beat Chris Belton (3-1) 14-12, 11-4, 9-11, 11-8 3-0
4 Mervyn Kelly and David Wackrill lost to Chris Belton and Julie Snowdon (1-3) 9-11, 9-11, 11-8, 8-11 3-1
5 Russell Penn lost to Julie Snowdon (2-3) 8-11, 12-14, 11-6, 11-9, 8-11 3-2
6 David Wackrill beat Chris Belton (3-1) 11-6, 11-8, 9-11, 11-3 4-2
7 Mervyn Kelly beat Keith Carrington (3-0) 11-6, 11-6, 11-9 5-2
8 Russell Penn beat Chris Belton (3-1) 7-11, 11-7, 11-4, 11-3 6-2
9 Mervyn Kelly lost to Julie Snowdon (1-3) 11-6, 7-11, 9-11, 4-11 6-3
10 David Wackrill beat Keith Carrington (3-0) 11-7, 11-8, 11-8 7-3
Team Legs won Legs average (%) Points won Points average (%)
Milton Keynes Topspin 25 65.79 386 54.83
Milton Keynes Pumas 13 34.21 318 45.17

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 11 9 81.82 203 116 57.14
Russell Penn 3 2 12 8 66.67 219 124 56.62
Mervyn Kelly 3 2 11 7 63.64 204 109 53.43

Milton Keynes Pumas players

Player Games played Games won Legs played Legs won Legs average (%) Points played Points won Points average (%)
Julie Snowdon 3 2 13 7 53.85 248 126 50.81
Keith Carrington 3 0 9 0 0.00 163 63 38.65
Chris Belton 3 0 12 3 25.00 215 88 40.93
Match date Monday, 2 October 2017 at 19:30
Competition League
Division Division One
Venue Milton Keynes Table Tennis Centre
Season 2017-2018
Legs played 38
Points played 704
Published 12/16/2017 14:45 by David Wackrill; edited 1 times, last on 12/16/2017 14:45 by David Wackrill.

It was a case of broad smiles all round in the Topspin camp when we saw that Andy Smith wasn’t on the Pumas team-sheet. While not exactly our nemesis, Andy did win more sets against us last season than anyone except Jamie Hendy (both 6). And while we hammered Jamie’s team 8-2 (and their only defeat) we failed to beat Pumas even once over the 3 matches.
 
So, with the main man out of the equation it was an opportunity to ‘fill our boots’, which we certainly did tonight, running out easy winners. We remained pretty solid while only Julie Snowdon offered any resistance for Pumas. She was her usual feisty self, coming off the back of a successful Womens British League weekend (Julie reprsents MK Vixens in Division 3), while Chris Belton made too many mistakes and Keith Carrington never got going at all.
 
I beat Julie in 4 games before she played the set of the night against Russell. They had their customary quick action fast hitting encounter with Julie seemingly having the upper hand when leading 9-2 in the 5tn game. But Russell came storming back to 8-10 before he conceded the final point. Then Julie moved on to bag a brace playing very well against an in-form Mervyn over 4 games.
 
The only other set we conceded was the doubles, losing for the second week running, which is becoming a bit of a concern. In fact we’d already lost 2 doubles this season before we lost our first singles set!
 
So, no Andy tonight to trouble us and  I wonder if St.Christopher Van Hire will be as obliging next week and leave out Biao Wang.