Greenleys Kings 6-4 Greenleys Warriors

Wednesday, 12 January 2022

Game Result Score Match score
1 Nick Howard beat Ricky Taiwo (3-0) 11-8, 11-8, 11-7 1-0
2 Jordan Moss beat William Egbuna (3-1) 11-6, 11-9, 10-12, 11-4 2-0
3 Guy Sparrow lost to Darren Ward (2-3) 13-11, 6-11, 6-11, 11-9, 8-11 2-1
4 Nick Howard and Jordan Moss lost to Ricky Taiwo and Darren Ward (0-3) 10-12, 7-11, 6-11 2-2
5 Jordan Moss lost to Ricky Taiwo (1-3) 7-11, 11-7, 6-11, 8-11 2-3
6 Nick Howard beat Darren Ward (3-0) 11-8, 11-8, 11-6 3-3
7 Guy Sparrow beat William Egbuna (3-0) 11-3, 11-9, 11-4 4-3
8 Jordan Moss lost to Darren Ward (1-3) 12-10, 9-11, 9-11, 8-11 4-4
9 Guy Sparrow beat Ricky Taiwo (3-0) 11-9, 11-9, 13-11 5-4
10 Nick Howard beat William Egbuna (3-0) 11-7, 11-5, 11-3 6-4
Team Legs won Legs average (%) Points won Points average (%)
Greenleys Kings 22 62.86 347 53.14
Greenleys Warriors 13 37.14 306 46.86
Team Player Games played Games won Legs played Legs won Legs average (%) Points played Points won Points average (%)
Greenleys Kings Nick Howard 3 3 9 9 100.00 159 99 62.26
Greenleys Kings Jordan Moss 3 1 12 5 41.67 227 113 49.78
Greenleys Kings Guy Sparrow 3 2 11 8 72.73 210 112 53.33
Greenleys Warriors Ricky Taiwo 3 1 10 3 30.00 192 92 47.92
Greenleys Warriors William Egbuna 3 0 10 1 10.00 171 62 36.26
Greenleys Warriors Darren Ward 3 2 12 6 50.00 233 118 50.64
Match date Wednesday, 12 January 2022 at 19:30
Competition League
Division Premier Division
Venue Greenleys Junior School
Season 2021-2022
Legs played 35
Points played 653
Published 24/01/2022 22:58 by David Wackrill.
courtesy of Nick Howard


Greenleys Derby Goes The Way of The Kings


The in-form Ricky Taiwo led his 3rd placed Warriors of Darren Ward and new boy William Egbuna to play Nick Howard, Guy Sparrow and Jordan Moss.
Ricky has had an outstanding season so far by anyones standards. 20 wins from 24 matches with 2 losses in 5 and 2 losses in 4.
Unfortunately for the Warriors linchpin, his night didn’t go to plan!
He was stunned by Nick Howard in the opener, losing his first 3-0 of the year, only to meet an inspired Guy Sparrow in the last match of the night, where he suffered another 3-0 loss (I heard some mumblings about nets and edges….. but who’s counting?)
He managed to save his night by seeing off Jordan Moss across 4 hotly contested sets, and he also helped in the doubles as he paired up with Darren to take down Nick and Jordan in 3.
Aside from the doubles, Howard rattled through his 3 games in double quick fashion, winning them all 3-0. Although Darren will be kicking himself for not taking at least 1 (and probably two!)
Guy could have easily had a hat trick, but 3-0 victories over Ricky and William were spoilt by an 11-8 loss to Darren in 5 (who had an excellent night with 2 important wins).
Jordan by her own admission played some of her best table tennis all season, but it was a night of tiny margins as she took down William 3-1 before losing by the same scoreline to both Darren and Ricky in very close games.
It’s good to see a new face with William joining the league, another player who is coming back to the sport after 20 years away, and I’m sure he’ll find his footing soon enough.