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The battle of the heavy weights! I'm sure we will have lots of interest in this so I'll do my best to cover it as much as possible.
Fulford wins the toss an takes play. Fletcher chooses b an k
Y to supershot
B to EB level with 5
R hits B down the line; average roll but a great 3y cut to 1 and should be round
02 Jan 2014 3:48PM (Tournament); 12 Readers
Had to disappear but I've just been informed by one of our 12y/o players in NZ with an exciting future in the game that (Edmund is his name - been playing AC for a few years and played his first 12 hoop break in the last couple of months. Good job bro!)
"Fulford failed h4"
Fletcher missed with K
Fulford hit 15 yarder on partner and is now going round with his h4 ball. Not entirely sure if there was more interaction than this but I'll keep a closer eye on it from here on out
02 Jan 2014 3:50PM (Tournament); 15 Readers
Clarke an Chapman have just won 2-0
02 Jan 2014 3:52PM (Tournament); 15 Readers
Fulford has a spread, looks like a perfect diagonal with r an y approx 1yn of 5
02 Jan 2014 3:58PM (Tournament); 11 Readers
Fletcher lifts the peg ball (K) and heads to A baulk.
02 Jan 2014 3:59PM (Tournament); 12 Readers
Prepping swings... hat's been touched... re stalks...
walks up.... 2 slow casts... bang... middles y! TPO or ball to 4b?
02 Jan 2014 3:59PM (Tournament); 13 Readers
Makes 1.. sends r (4b) to h3 finishes 4yw and gets a tight rush to h2. Will go an collect y off the EB soon.. TPO here we come
02 Jan 2014 4:04PM (Tournament); 14 Readers
Doesn't get the rush to Y he wanted.. rushes to sb level with 5. Pass roll loading 4 going to y falls short , cuts y to 3y off eb level with the peg an takes off to r, gets a 2y rush to h3
02 Jan 2014 4:06PM (Tournament); 13 Readers
approaching 3 from 1ft se.. will r go to 5 or stay there?
02 Jan 2014 4:07PM (Tournament); 15 Readers
r goes to h5.. falls short by 5 yards gets a tight rush on the y to blue an is back in control now
02 Jan 2014 4:08PM (Tournament); 14 Readers
Looks like it will be an NSL with r (4b) at h4. Has just made 1b an Y has gone 5y sw of h2
02 Jan 2014 4:15PM (Tournament); 18 Readers
NSL but looks like the h4 ball is in the more central rather than NE of the rh wire. Unsure what the view would be from a baulk but I think you can definitely hit a part of R - maybe 1/2 ball?
02 Jan 2014 4:21PM (Tournament); 12 Readers
Y is lifted an heads to 1yw of c3
02 Jan 2014 4:24PM (Tournament); 18 Readers
Misses into c4.. looked close
02 Jan 2014 4:26PM (Tournament); 19 Readers
rushes k 6yN of 4.. lining up a bombard while going to y in c4. Tough shot...
02 Jan 2014 4:28PM (Tournament); 18 Readers
Doesn't get the bombard misses on rh side, k finishes 3ys of 4. Hits y, sends y to 4yn of 6 and b finishes 1y n of r
02 Jan 2014 4:31PM (Tournament); 21 Readers
Rolls up to h1, maybe just over a yard 15 degrees.. fails to 6 inches w of 1. Fulford hits 5 yarder.. what will the leave be?
02 Jan 2014 4:34PM (Tournament); 21 Readers
Sends b to 5y se of h3 going to k.. ugh oh. Misses 5 yarder on k finishes on sb level with 4 giving Fletcher a 3 yarder with his 4b ball
02 Jan 2014 4:38PM (Tournament); 17 Readers
Leave is; 4b ball 4ys of 1, y in between h2 an c2 with Fletcher laid up n of peg on eb.
K has made h1 has a standard TP ahead of him
02 Jan 2014 4:55PM (Tournament); 16 Readers
It's looking kind of boring to be honest, everything is just so normal I don't have anything to write about!
02 Jan 2014 4:59PM (Tournament); 21 Readers
Ohh - failed to peel 4b from 8 inches. Not in the jaws but looks pretty straight so very rush peelable
02 Jan 2014 5:00PM (Tournament); 25 Readers
Commentators curse! He hasn't rush peeled 4b an its in the jaws!
02 Jan 2014 5:02PM (Tournament); 23 Readers
Now it gets interesting, looks dead central, his h5 pioneer is 1y SE of 5 and I think he can get to the peg with a good take off
02 Jan 2014 5:03PM (Tournament); 21 Readers
taking off from the N side of it, Roger Lane is out to umpire it
thinking bout it, goes back to the S side of it
gets no where near where I though, B is 3y ESE of 6! big shot here
02 Jan 2014 5:04PM (Tournament); 19 Readers
middles it to the SB. He's quite good this kid - but disappointing to hit it so straight an have to approach from the SB
02 Jan 2014 5:05PM (Tournament); 20 Readers
r goes 4yn of 6 y 1y 15 degrees.. hammers off nb to 3yw of 6. 3/4's R sending it 5y SE of the peg sends it to 1b going to K. This turn has been a lot more exciting than I thought
02 Jan 2014 5:08PM (Tournament); 24 Readers
Good croquet stroke after the rush peel, k 1yn of 6 and goes to y. Puts y 2ft NNW of 6 runs the hoop with a southwards rush on peele, doesn't get the cut quite right and is attempting from very close to y. Another failed peel an bounces of to 9 inches e. Rushes y to 2b an loads 2b
02 Jan 2014 5:13PM (Tournament); 25 Readers
rush to 1b hits the wire an is approaching from 6 inches SSW, will be hoop an roquet now.. doesn't even consider the death roll just rushes r down to c1 in the shot. 2b pioneer as 1ft e of 2b
02 Jan 2014 5:15PM (Tournament); 22 Readers
Makes 3b but no rush out of the hoop, escape ball 2.5y E of 6
02 Jan 2014 5:18PM (Tournament); 21 Readers
doesn't get the peel going to 4b, straight double now
02 Jan 2014 5:22PM (Tournament); 23 Readers
peeling from 3 inches straight
02 Jan 2014 5:23PM (Tournament); 23 Readers
Peeled at the perfect weight put middles the peg - lucky it didn't stop dead an finishes 1ft e of peg. Y is 1y e of this again
02 Jan 2014 5:24PM (Tournament); 25 Readers
sends r down as a side ball goes to y, has a 2ft rush on k to peele position...
02 Jan 2014 5:27PM (Tournament); 25 Readers
longer than he would have liked, 2-2.5yards 10 degrees
02 Jan 2014 5:28PM (Tournament); 25 Readers
2 minutes lining up the peel.. bounces off outside of eastern wire to 1ft e, B has a 18inch hoop which runs very cleanly, 7y return at R
02 Jan 2014 5:31PM (Tournament); 23 Readers
cannons k north, current ball positions;
taking croquet from r 2y NE of rover
Y 1y n of r
K 3y NW of the peg. What will the leave be?
02 Jan 2014 5:31PM (Tournament); 26 Readers
sends r 1y e of the peg, rushes y of the wb 4ys of c2 goes back to k, wants to rush this to c4 but will have a bit of traffic with peg an r potentially getting in the way if he takes the cut. Plays it safe an goes of the SB level with 5. Rolls K just n of c4 an b 2ft n of k
02 Jan 2014 5:36PM (Tournament); 25 Readers
Picks up y an heads to end of a baulk...
02 Jan 2014 5:38PM (Tournament); 25 Readers
02 Jan 2014 5:38PM (Tournament); 24 Readers
possibly hilled off? must have been close. Bring on g2!
02 Jan 2014 5:39PM (Tournament); 22 Readers
G2 I missed the opening.. but Paddy has just informed me of it;
Fletcher shoots an misses
Fulford misses 7 yarder
Fletcher playing K made h1 an has a break
02 Jan 2014 5:54PM (Tournament); 21 Readers
Fletcher to 4b with a spread
02 Jan 2014 6:11PM (Tournament); 18 Readers
Fulford misses to c4, doesn't look to concerned
02 Jan 2014 6:12PM (Tournament); 18 Readers
I'm off to go watch the Kiwis again.. will be back when something interesting happens or to let you know he's finished
02 Jan 2014 6:13PM (Tournament); 20 Readers
Set up for the delayed TP, approaching h5
02 Jan 2014 6:24PM (Tournament); 22 Readers
Has peeled 4b, loading penult from c1 as approaching 2b
02 Jan 2014 6:35PM (Tournament); 21 Readers
backwards take off to 3b, peele 1.5y NE of penult and escape ball 4y e
02 Jan 2014 6:39PM (Tournament); 23 Readers
return rush after 3b lands in an awkward spot so not playing the roll up an just taking off, finishes 1yn of peele, will intentionally want a straight double rather than peeling penult now as y is 4y w of 3b
02 Jan 2014 6:57PM (Tournament); 21 Readers
TP again incomplete, clips are on rover an peg with a similar leave to the last game. B an K in c4 with a northwards rush. R is 8ye of the peg. Lifts y an heads to take the short shot from sb
02 Jan 2014 6:59PM (Tournament); 23 Readers
Fulford middles the lift. This one could be a while. I'm off to go watch the g3 kiwis match on L7 but I'll come back every 10 minutes or so to provide an update
02 Jan 2014 7:00PM (Tournament); 23 Readers
Fulford failed/misapproached h1, fletcher misses 21 yarder - he's been hitting a lot of those lately.
02 Jan 2014 7:05PM (Tournament); 22 Readers
Fletcher takes the match 2-0. Fulford making uncharacteristic errors throughout the day but I'm sure we will come right.
Couttsie, over an out!
02 Jan 2014 7:22PM (Tournament); 19 Readers
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