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No error game so far on this lawn. Clarke round to 4b (y) Chapman currently on a break to peg with R - currently approaching penult an discussing the leave with Chris. Malcolm (b) on h1 Bald on h1 also (K)
05 Jan 2014 10:40AM (Tournament); 34 Readers
Chapman round to peg. Laid up in c4 with a rush to c2. Bald is 4y S of c2 possibly inlawn with malcolm being 7y S of 4b.
Lifts his ball S of 4b heads to A baulk to take on the 14 yarder (they were just N of the corner sorry!)
05 Jan 2014 10:53AM (Tournament); 31 Readers
Flies past - looked close though
05 Jan 2014 10:54AM (Tournament); 35 Readers
Clarke has run 4b with a 2.5y rush pointing at h5. Good cut an will approach penult from 2y, no pioneer at rover
05 Jan 2014 10:56AM (Tournament); 34 Readers
runs penult, no rush, very good croquet stroke getting behind the all near h2 from c1. Good cut rush to b near c4, takes b to rover, should finish now
05 Jan 2014 11:00AM (Tournament); 39 Readers
G1 NZ 26-0
05 Jan 2014 11:02AM (Tournament); 39 Readers
Bald (K) EB
Clarke (Y) S of c2
Fletcher (B) shoots at K and misses into c4... tough to guess how it got there though. Short shot from A baulk, bounces off h4 to get there
05 Jan 2014 11:33AM (Tournament); 44 Readers
Chapman (R) misses K.
Can't remember who plays, but one of the Aussies over approaches h1? retires to c4. Chapman has a wide join on 2b partner in c2 still
Bald misses? Or Malcolm corenered?
Chapman plays a very good pickup, all the hardwork done but over approaches h3 and retires to c3
Bald plays, tries to approach h1 but doesn't get it or fails the hoop? R in c3 Y near h2. Clarke misses 18 yarder finishes in c1
05 Jan 2014 11:37AM (Tournament); 42 Readers
Fletcher over approaches h3 to a near identical spot to Chapman. Retires to c1 guarding Clarkes 9 yarder on B
Chapman misses the 14 yarder but what looked like nothing
05 Jan 2014 11:45AM (Tournament); 39 Readers
Bald taking an OK break around, currently an aproaching 2b with 3b pioneer 7y NW of the hoop... should be ok i think though
05 Jan 2014 12:05PM (Tournament); 42 Readers
Gets to 4b. NZ appears to have missed the lift as Malcolm is in play - he's faield H4 an Paddy has made 3 an 4 and would expect him to go round from here
05 Jan 2014 12:26PM (Tournament); 28 Readers
Paddy has made 3b, His rush to lay up in c2 middled the peg, so his leave will be;
B (h4) 4y E of h4
K close to the EB peg high,
R an y close to c2 with assuming a southwards rush
05 Jan 2014 12:47PM (Tournament); 25 Readers
Clarke was on a break, had a go at the 4b peel after 3 but bounced out. Aborted an taking a pall to the peg had a rover pioneer fall short, underapproached a failed rover
Bald missed the 4y lift?
Chapman sets a leave, AUS misses, now on the way to the peg, partner at rover so a chance for the finish this turn. It seems strange saying that its not compleltey trivial for a straight rover peel from some of the elite players in the world but the conditions are exremely challenging so it is still a very difficult turn to play
05 Jan 2014 2:21PM (Tournament); 26 Readers
Chapman makes 4b but somehow there is a clip on penult. Clarke makes rover after Malcolm sticks in h5. Currently peg an penult (champman) vs 5 (fletcher) an 4b (Bald). Chapman has 3 balls close to c3 an one in c2 so stilll tough to finish from here
05 Jan 2014 2:37PM (Tournament); 22 Readers
Kiwi's take out the match 2-0.
NZ 1 AUS 0
05 Jan 2014 3:21PM (Tournament); 28 Readers
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