Milton Keynes Topspin 2-8 St. Christopher Van Hire

Monday, 11 December 2017

Game Result Score Match score
1 David Wackrill lost to Fabrice Spelta (0-3) 10-12, 3-11, 7-11 0-1
2 Mervyn Kelly lost to Biao Wang (1-3) 7-11, 9-11, 11-6, 10-12 0-2
3 Russell Penn beat Paul Haigh (3-0) 11-5, 11-7, 11-8 1-2
4 Mervyn Kelly and Russell Penn lost to Fabrice Spelta and Biao Wang (1-3) 11-8, 7-11, 7-11, 7-11 1-3
5 Mervyn Kelly lost to Fabrice Spelta (0-3) 7-11, 10-12, 7-11 1-4
6 David Wackrill beat Paul Haigh (3-0) 11-8, 11-7, 11-8 2-4
7 Russell Penn lost to Biao Wang (1-3) 9-11, 11-7, 7-11, 1-11 2-5
8 Mervyn Kelly lost to Paul Haigh (0-3) 9-11, 7-11, 7-11 2-6
9 Russell Penn lost to Fabrice Spelta (2-3) 10-12, 9-11, 11-6, 11-5, 8-11 2-7
10 David Wackrill lost to Biao Wang (0-3) 6-11, 10-12, 9-11 2-8
Team Legs won Legs average (%) Points won Points average (%)
Milton Keynes Topspin 11 31.43 304 46.91
St. Christopher Van Hire 24 68.57 344 53.09

Milton Keynes Topspin players

Player Games played Games won Legs played Legs won Legs average (%) Points played Points won Points average (%)
David Wackrill 3 1 9 3 33.33 169 78 46.15
Mervyn Kelly 3 0 10 1 10.00 191 84 43.98
Russell Penn 3 1 12 6 50.00 215 110 51.16

St. Christopher Van Hire players

Player Games played Games won Legs played Legs won Legs average (%) Points played Points won Points average (%)
Fabrice Spelta 3 3 11 9 81.82 206 113 54.85
Biao Wang 3 3 11 9 81.82 204 114 55.88
Paul Haigh 3 1 9 3 33.33 165 76 46.06
Match date Monday, 11 December 2017 at 19:30
Competition League
Division Division One
Venue Milton Keynes Table Tennis Centre
Season 2017-2018
Legs played 35
Points played 648
Published 01/20/2018 15:07 by David Wackrill.
MK Topspin 2  St.Christopher Van Hire 8
 
Our visitors brought their ‘A’ team to Milton Keynes tonight and wrestled 2nd spot in the League from us whilst inflicting the heaviest defeat in Topspin's short (54 match) history.
 
Fabrice Spelta in particular was as sharp as a pin in beating me first up and then Mervyn Kelly, both in straight games. Fabrice did falter slightly later against Russell Penn, only winning 11-8 in the 5th, but then Russell was having a good night too.
 
Mervyn had scored a famous victory over Biao Wang last time but Van Hire’s main man was ready for him tonight. He’d read up on his notes in his little red book on how to play against opponents and closed the set out, on an edge, deuce in the 4th. Russell also took a game from him.
 
The 2 Topspin successes came at the expense of Paul Haigh, who looked a little flat (especially compared to his team-mates) but still did enough to beat Mervyn.