Open University Primes 3-7 Milton Keynes Topspin

Monday, 16 October 2017

Game Result Score Match score
1 Patrick Wong beat David Wackrill (3-1) 12-10, 11-6, 5-11, 11-5 1-0
2 Yi Cao beat Russell Penn (3-0) 13-11, 11-9, 11-6 2-0
3 Martin Lok lost to Mervyn Kelly (2-3) 14-12, 10-12, 11-8, 3-11, 8-11 2-1
4 Martin Lok and Patrick Wong lost to Mervyn Kelly and David Wackrill (2-3) 11-5, 11-6, 9-11, 6-11, 4-11 2-2
5 Yi Cao lost to David Wackrill (1-3) 6-11, 4-11, 11-7, 8-11 2-3
6 Patrick Wong lost to Mervyn Kelly (1-3) 9-11, 8-11, 11-8, 9-11 2-4
7 Martin Lok lost to Russell Penn (2-3) 7-11, 11-9, 11-8, 4-11, 8-11 2-5
8 Yi Cao lost to Mervyn Kelly (1-3) 4-11, 11-9, 16-18, 5-11 2-6
9 Martin Lok lost to David Wackrill (1-3) 6-11, 9-11, 11-9, 6-11 2-7
10 Patrick Wong beat Russell Penn (3-0) 13-11, 11-7, 11-4 3-7
Team Legs won Legs average (%) Points won Points average (%)
Open University Primes 19 46.34 371 48.12
Milton Keynes Topspin 22 53.66 400 51.88

Open University Primes players

Player Games played Games won Legs played Legs won Legs average (%) Points played Points won Points average (%)
Patrick Wong 3 2 11 7 63.64 206 111 53.88
Yi Cao 3 1 11 5 45.45 215 100 46.51
Martin Lok 3 0 14 5 35.71 265 119 44.91

Milton Keynes 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 58.33 214 114 53.27
Russell Penn 3 1 11 3 27.27 209 98 46.89
Mervyn Kelly 3 3 13 9 69.23 263 144 54.75
Match date Monday, 16 October 2017 at 19:30 (originally scheduled for Thursday, 19 October 2017)
Competition League
Division Division One
Venue Open University
Season 2017-2018
Legs played 41
Points played 771
Published 12/16/2017 14:41 by David Wackrill.
Primes opted to bring this match forward by 72 hours and change venue to the Club Studio. I thought this impressive dance studio, with a full length mirror down one side, was going to prove to be the O.U’s secret weapon when they raced into a 2-0 lead with Patrick Wong beating me and Yi Cao beating Russell Penn quite easily.
 
But Mervyn Kelly had other ideas. Boosted by his golden win over Biao Wang last week, Mervyn found these fellow pen-holders held no terrors as he blasted his way to a hat-trick, albeit from a dodgy start when 2-1 down in games against Martin Lok to win 11-8 in the 5th. This was where our recovery began, stretching to 7 consecutive sets before Patrick beat Russell in straight games at the end of the night.
 
The doubles was a close affair at set 4, another crucial stage of the match. Mervyn and I trailed by 2 games when at 9-9 in 3rd  Martin helpfully mishit a service under the table, after which we sneaked home and then got stronger as the set progressed. Topspin’s first doubles win of the season too.
 
So, a welcome return to top spot, for 24 hours anyway, until Greenleys Warriors play again.