Woburn Sands Data 4-6 Milton Keynes Topspin

Wednesday, 15 November 2017

Game Result Score Match score
1 James Molloy beat David Wackrill (3-0) 11-9, 11-9, 11-4 1-0
2 Rob McPheat lost to Mervyn Kelly (0-3) 9-11, 7-11, 9-11 1-1
3 David McGarragh lost to Russell Penn (2-3) 3-11, 11-6, 11-7, 13-15, 10-12 1-2
4 Rob McPheat and James Molloy beat Mervyn Kelly and David Wackrill (3-1) 11-7, 7-11, 11-7, 11-9 2-2
5 Rob McPheat lost to David Wackrill (0-3) 9-11, 9-11, 5-11 2-3
6 James Molloy beat Russell Penn (3-0) 11-8, 11-6, 11-8 3-3
7 David McGarragh lost to Mervyn Kelly (2-3) 6-11, 11-9, 11-8, 11-13, 1-11 3-4
8 Rob McPheat lost to Russell Penn (2-3) 8-11, 9-11, 11-6, 11-9, 7-11 3-5
9 David McGarragh lost to David Wackrill (0-3) 7-11, 5-11, 3-11 3-6
10 James Molloy beat Mervyn Kelly (3-1) 10-12, 11-3, 13-11, 11-4 4-6
Team Legs won Legs average (%) Points won Points average (%)
Woburn Sands Data 18 47.37 348 49.29
Milton Keynes Topspin 20 52.63 358 50.71

Woburn Sands Data players

Player Games played Games won Legs played Legs won Legs average (%) Points played Points won Points average (%)
James Molloy 4 4 13 12 92.31 240 144 60.00
Rob McPheat 3 0 11 2 18.18 208 94 45.19
David McGarragh 3 0 13 4 30.77 239 103 43.10

Milton Keynes Topspin players

Player Games played Games won Legs played Legs won Legs average (%) Points played Points won Points average (%)
David Wackrill 4 2 12 6 50.00 214 110 51.40
Mervyn Kelly 3 2 12 7 58.33 225 115 51.11
Russell Penn 3 2 13 6 46.15 248 121 48.79
Match date Wednesday, 15 November 2017 at 19:30
Competition League
Division Division One
Venue Woburn Sands Methodist Hall
Season 2017-2018
Legs played 38
Points played 706
Published 12/18/2017 03:22 by David Wackrill.
Last season Topspin beat, drew with and lost to Data, so anything was possible this evening, especially with James Molloy in top form on an unbeaten 8 set run. Following Greenleys Warriors defeat last night we needed a 7-3 win ourselves to catch them up but failed at the last hurdle when James extended his run of wins to 11 with a terrific 4-game victory over previously unbeaten Mervyn Kelly.
 
So, a good night’s work for James, who also took a feisty doubles with Rob McPheat while Topspin mopped up the remaining 6 singles. Rob did get himself in good positions several times, only to fail at the 'death’, losing 6 games by 11-9, while Dave McGarragh has to consider himself hard done by to go home empty handed.
 
I did log Dave’s misfortunes, of which there were many. After a terrible start with the first 9 points against Russell Penn lost, Dave fought back to hold 2 match points in the 4th game (one of which was saved on a ‘net)’ and another in the decider when Dave’s eyes lit up at the chance to play his favourite forehand smash. But he over-egged the shot, hitting long to allow Russell back into the match and ultimately to win it.  Then against Mervyn, Dave led 2-1 in games and by 8-4 and again 11-10 (for another match point) in the 4th, before eventually losing in the decider. And during his set with Mervyn he managed to smash his bat on the umpire’s table with his ‘follow through’ after a winning forehand that knocked the centre pole holding the dividing curtain out of kilter to ‘bring the curtain down’ on an eventful evening.