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Bald to EB
Westerby just S of c2
Fletcher shoots into c2 an misses
Garrison shoots at C2 hits!
Just about has the break going... fails h3
08 Jan 2014 9:16AM (Tournament); 14 Readers
Bald playing K misses at the 12 yarder down to the SB.
Garrison's reject from h3 was kind to him an leaves him a 2footer 15 degrees.. good shot, hammers down to the SB and chance for a break again
08 Jan 2014 9:17AM (Tournament); 13 Readers
Good h4 an he should be away now
08 Jan 2014 9:17AM (Tournament); 15 Readers
Ran h5 down to h6 so he's made life a little bit harder for himself, no problems good recovery strokes an has tidied up the turn coming into 2b
08 Jan 2014 9:24AM (Tournament); 23 Readers
Clarke now running 3b.. what will the leave be?
08 Jan 2014 9:25AM (Tournament); 21 Readers
More importantly since I'm commentating on this lawn.. what will Garrison's leave be??
08 Jan 2014 9:26AM (Tournament); 21 Readers
Has grovelled through 3b.. will be a defensive leave coming up
08 Jan 2014 9:32AM (Tournament); 23 Readers
Fletcher (B) is near the WB in an NSL type position, K is on the EB peg high with the NZ pair laid up tight in c4
08 Jan 2014 9:34AM (Tournament); 25 Readers
Aussies out having a look.. my suspicions were correct an Fletcher lifts the ball on WB an heads to a baulk
08 Jan 2014 9:35AM (Tournament); 27 Readers
Westerby loads H2 with fletchers ball and during the shot roquets R to 1yS of K.. good rush to h1 an he could be away
08 Jan 2014 9:41AM (Tournament); 32 Readers
Made h1 an 2.. good turn will take this round.. if so, will he stop at Rover or peg?
08 Jan 2014 9:44AM (Tournament); 31 Readers
Westerby up to h6.. in control.
**Correction to above commentary, when Malcolm missed into c4, Westerby had a gap so was able to rush B into R sending R towards K, then Croqueted B to h2 going to R.. that seems a little easier!!
08 Jan 2014 9:54AM (Tournament); 34 Readers
Westerby still going round no problems.. approaching 1b now.. 2b pioneer 6yE of it so a little bit of work to tidy it up
08 Jan 2014 10:00AM (Tournament); 34 Readers
Fails 1b.. Fletcher with a laid break now.. makes h1 an should be away
08 Jan 2014 10:01AM (Tournament); 34 Readers
Up to h4.. in control
08 Jan 2014 10:06AM (Tournament); 30 Readers
Really nice turn from Malcolm, unfortunately (or fortunately depending who you are supporting) he grovelled through 3b but was faulted on his hampered shot. Westerby hits and is approaching 1b again catches a lot of wire but is through
08 Jan 2014 10:20AM (Tournament); 38 Readers
Disaster for the Kiwi pair, Westerby taking off to the ball at 3b, finishes 2ft S of it an can see maybe an 8th of the ball? Decides to try an run the hoop, no luck. Clip goes on 2b and Bald has a 4 yarder with a ball at his hoop
08 Jan 2014 10:25AM (Tournament); 43 Readers
Bald fails 2b giving Westerby everything and he is currently approaching 4b. Will this be to the peg or rover?
08 Jan 2014 10:43AM (Tournament); 48 Readers
It's to the peg, still not sure what the leave will look like
08 Jan 2014 10:49AM (Tournament); 45 Readers
We have NZ peg an 4b vs Aus 2b an 4b. NZ laid up in c2 1ft apart, the 4b ball on the EB a few inlawn level with 5 an K on the WB peg high.
Bald lifts his 2b ball and heads to b baulk.. has hit! Will he take this to the peg an say goodbye to Westerby's y?
08 Jan 2014 10:56AM (Tournament); 47 Readers
Bald gets a bit unlucky, rushing over to B clangs into h6 and finishes 5y NNW of 4b.. taking off to b now... looks like an ok rush to 2b? or is it going out... its gone??? OOOOOOOHHH from the crowd as it pulls up half a ball shy of the boundary. 3y cut to 2b finishes 7yN.. good approach, 2ft straight hoop..
08 Jan 2014 10:59AM (Tournament); 49 Readers
Through with a 2.5y rush to 3b
08 Jan 2014 10:59AM (Tournament); 47 Readers
Bald plays some good shots but then fails rover?
Toby is back on the lawn, approaching 4b from penult.. in front but just about impossible to run so will abort. B on WB level with 2 (4b) and K (rover) 4yN of rover. R an Y laid up on the NB with a 1y rush to 4b.. big shot for the Aussies now
08 Jan 2014 11:12AM (Tournament); 51 Readers
Flether misses partner
08 Jan 2014 11:22AM (Tournament); 75 Readers
Garrison has made 4b penult an peg.. partner is still on the WB has a take off from 5y s of it to get a rush to the peg
08 Jan 2014 11:23AM (Tournament); 73 Readers
Garrison rushes to 2yN of the peg
08 Jan 2014 11:24AM (Tournament); 72 Readers
Round of applause Garrison an Westerby take G1 26-20
08 Jan 2014 11:26AM (Tournament); 70 Readers
Hoops are being checked, will let you know when G2 is underway
08 Jan 2014 11:32AM (Tournament); 70 Readers
Westerby plays B to EB level with 5
Bald puts a duffer out 1yE of 6
Garrison shooting at partner from NB.. misses to c4
08 Jan 2014 11:46AM (Tournament); 66 Readers
Fletcher shooting at the duffer... misses by a ft to the SB 3yW of 4
08 Jan 2014 11:47AM (Tournament); 66 Readers
NZ have the innings, Garrison currently in play with a chance of a break
08 Jan 2014 12:01PM (Tournament); 61 Readers
Loading h2 from c2 holding for a rush to 1 on R which is about 4y ESE of it. Great cut rush to h1 will be approaching from 1.5Y W
08 Jan 2014 12:03PM (Tournament); 61 Readers
Good approach.. grovels through.. how hampered is he? Doesn't look to bad, no referee called yet.. Sticks in the air, on comes the man in the red shirt
08 Jan 2014 12:04PM (Tournament); 63 Readers
If only I had a camera for this one.. Westerby crawling behind him help lining up the shot
08 Jan 2014 12:05PM (Tournament); 68 Readers
Plays it.. the body is veering to steer the ball.. just snicks it
08 Jan 2014 12:06PM (Tournament); 68 Readers
Toby is round to 4b... not sure how he got there but there are balls are basically within the box of 5,6,3 an 4.
Everything is for 1 but K is now for 4b
B (westerby) is 1y E of 6
R (Bald) is 7y E of B
K is 2y W of 5
Y is 10y E of K
R an Y to play, but they have stopped for lunch
08 Jan 2014 12:38PM (Tournament); 59 Readers
Malcolm has failed H2 twice while I was out doing a powerade run for Garrison, but Westerby is in again now... was in, has just failed H4 on a laid break
08 Jan 2014 1:36PM (Tournament); 65 Readers
Aaron on a break to the peg with Toby on Rover
08 Jan 2014 2:01PM (Tournament); 78 Readers
Through 4b.. 18inch penult.. restalks..
08 Jan 2014 2:04PM (Tournament); 72 Readers
Fails i to an ugly position
08 Jan 2014 2:05PM (Tournament); 73 Readers
Bald picks up a break, over approaches H4
08 Jan 2014 2:19PM (Tournament); 72 Readers
Returns to c3 near partner
08 Jan 2014 2:20PM (Tournament); 73 Readers
Garrison misses a 9 yarder on partner into c4
08 Jan 2014 2:20PM (Tournament); 72 Readers
Malcolm misses a 7 yarder at partner into c2
08 Jan 2014 2:20PM (Tournament); 71 Readers
Westerby plays with the penult ball.. rushs Rover ball to 4yE of rover, takes off to c2... that has to be off the lawn... lucky fella, hits h12 an bounces off 5yN of it.. has a 7 yard double into c2
08 Jan 2014 2:21PM (Tournament); 75 Readers
Referee is called to watch the shot to see what ball is hit, referee says R which is closer to c2.. inside we think it was Y. Toby goes out to hava chat... he's taking croquet from Y. The more difficult option but the right one
08 Jan 2014 2:23PM (Tournament); 80 Readers
Rush to penult is averageish... 3.5y approach
08 Jan 2014 2:24PM (Tournament); 83 Readers
3 foot hoop slightly angled... trys to run it with control, rejects to 3y W of it
08 Jan 2014 2:25PM (Tournament); 80 Readers
Bald misses 8 yarder to NB
08 Jan 2014 2:27PM (Tournament); 78 Readers
Westerby hits 12 yarder.. I suspect a leave coming up
08 Jan 2014 2:29PM (Tournament); 79 Readers
Aussies have a wide join on the leave
08 Jan 2014 2:46PM (Tournament); 73 Readers
Westerby has made penult... has a 6y return on partner
08 Jan 2014 2:47PM (Tournament); 72 Readers
Progress.. Westerby is currently on the peg and setting a leave, Garrison on Rover, Bald on 3b after missing the return after 2b and Malcolm still on h1
08 Jan 2014 3:22PM (Tournament); 63 Readers
No lift, the leave is;
Malcolms ball between h1 an c1
Balds ball near C2
NZ laid up in C3
Malcolm takes the 35 yarder...
08 Jan 2014 3:29PM (Tournament); 61 Readers
Likes it... its been looking good for a long time..
08 Jan 2014 3:29PM (Tournament); 62 Readers
Just misses! Hard luck Malcolm, looked like a really good shot. Good chance for Toby to finish now
08 Jan 2014 3:30PM (Tournament); 61 Readers
Toby failed rover... finishes 1ft out of the jaws, Malcolm shoots.. looks good... hits the hoop.. bounces into the other wire.. is it gonna bounce back? Rolling towards Toby's ball.. falls just short! Should be all over now
08 Jan 2014 3:34PM (Tournament); 64 Readers
G2 NZ 29-8
NZ has won the test match. Kapai Kiwis!!
08 Jan 2014 3:36PM (Tournament); 64 Readers
That's me done for commentary for the day. Sorry it's been a bit patchy, I've been striking out a bit again today having to do a few jobs. Tony will continue the match between Bryant and Clarke vs Forster an Fletcher
08 Jan 2014 3:46PM (Tournament); 63 Readers
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