Mursley Swallows 3-7 Newport Pagnell Blackadders

Monday, 12 February 2018

Game Result Score Match score
1 John Paul lost to Michael Howard (0-3) 9-11, 8-11, 8-11 0-1
2 Peter Sear lost to Tony Ardis (1-3) 7-11, 11-7, 4-11, 3-11 0-2
3 Martin Johnson lost to Sue Lewis (0-3) 7-11, 4-11, 4-11 0-3
4 John Paul and Peter Sear lost to Tony Ardis and Sue Lewis (0-3) 6-11, 3-11, 10-12 0-4
5 Peter Sear lost to Michael Howard (2-3) 11-9, 10-12, 11-9, 5-11, 8-11 0-5
6 John Paul beat Sue Lewis (3-2) 6-11, 11-4, 7-11, 13-11, 11-7 1-5
7 Martin Johnson beat Tony Ardis (3-1) 10-12, 11-5, 11-4, 11-4 2-5
8 Peter Sear lost to Sue Lewis (0-3) 2-11, 4-11, 5-11 2-6
9 Martin Johnson beat Michael Howard (3-0) 11-4, 11-3, 11-7 3-6
10 John Paul lost to Tony Ardis (2-3) 5-11, 11-7, 11-6, 3-11, 9-11 3-7
Team Legs won Legs average (%) Points won Points average (%)
Mursley Swallows 14 36.84 303 46.12
Newport Pagnell Blackadders 24 63.16 354 53.88

Mursley Swallows players

Player Games played Games won Legs played Legs won Legs average (%) Points played Points won Points average (%)
John Paul 3 1 13 5 38.46 235 112 47.66
Peter Sear 3 0 12 3 25.00 206 81 39.32
Martin Johnson 3 2 10 6 60.00 163 91 55.83

Newport Pagnell Blackadders players

Player Games played Games won Legs played Legs won Legs average (%) Points played Points won Points average (%)
Michael Howard 3 2 11 6 54.55 202 99 49.01
Tony Ardis 3 2 13 7 53.85 218 111 50.92
Sue Lewis 3 2 11 8 72.73 184 110 59.78
Match date Monday, 12 February 2018 at 19:30
Competition League
Division Division Two
Venue Mursley Village Hall
Season 2017-2018
Legs played 38
Points played 657
Published 06/18/2018 05:23 by Martin Johnson.
A Match of Two Halves?
Second placed Blackadders visited sixth placed Swallows, and everything seemed plain sailing for the visitors, early on, as they raced into a 4-0 lead, with four comfortable wins, and just the loss of a solitary game. Swallows captain, Peter Sear almost got the home side on the board, as he lead Michael Howard 2-1, but Mike battled back to win a close set in five, to go 5-0 up! John Paul finally got the home team on the scoresheet, with a tough five games win over Sue Lewis, and then Martin Johnson dropped the first game against Tony Ardis, before finding his hitting range to blast through the next three, to grab another set back. However, the win was ensured for Blackadders, as Sue confortably beat Peter in three. Martin maintained his hitting accuracy, to beat Mike in straight games, but Blackadders snatched the final honours, as Tony dug in to beat a frustrated John, 11-9 in the fifth, to complete the 7-3 victory (and also his 4th consecutive five games win over John, having previously won their last three encounters in the deciders, 11-7, 16-14 and 12-10)!  The win leaves Blackadders five points clear of the chasers for runners-up spot, whilst Swallows seem to be slowly edging towards safety for the season.