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Clarke B an K
O'Leary R an Y
Clarke S of c2
O'Leary misses partner
Clarke hits EB balls - just about a really good pickup, makes h1-3 but the clip goes on h4 and has the best leavee she could get from the situation.. laid up on EB peg high with a ball at 5 an a ball at 6ish
09 Jan 2014 9:12AM (Tournament); 17 Readers
O'Leary hits, approaching h1 from SB
09 Jan 2014 9:15AM (Tournament); 16 Readers
great shot round a tough hoop, 1fter an is away
09 Jan 2014 9:15AM (Tournament); 17 Readers
Going round.. uh oh, sticks in h4. Clarkes has a 8 yarder for 2 balls at her hoop..
09 Jan 2014 9:20AM (Tournament); 18 Readers
Hits! Good shot. Grovels through h5 but hampered.. turns round an hits the ball 5y S of 5.. should be in control now
09 Jan 2014 9:25AM (Tournament); 22 Readers
Clarkes clip on 3b now.. but O'Leary in a break
09 Jan 2014 9:50AM (Tournament); 42 Readers
Jenny 3b an 1 vs O'Leary 4b an 5
09 Jan 2014 10:09AM (Tournament); 49 Readers
Jenny on a break with her h1 ball, currently round to 1b, looking tidy
09 Jan 2014 10:26AM (Tournament); 62 Readers
Round to 4b, tight spread
09 Jan 2014 10:35AM (Tournament); 73 Readers
Fletcher lifts the WB ball, heads to a baulk
09 Jan 2014 10:36AM (Tournament); 73 Readers
Hits back ball.. will we see a TPO?
09 Jan 2014 10:37AM (Tournament); 74 Readers
Last 3 comments.. wrong commentary sorry!
Jenny over approached 1b, had to abort,
Tim hit 12 yarder, laid up in c1
Jenny shot at partner, missed
Tim Fails h5
Jenny misses and finishes joined with partner
09 Jan 2014 10:39AM (Tournament); 74 Readers
Tim runs h5, rushes h6 pioneer to c3, doesn't have a cannon but all 4 balls within 1.5 yards of c3 now
09 Jan 2014 10:40AM (Tournament); 71 Readers
Jenny is now on the peg with K and in play with B.. could be a finishing turn here
09 Jan 2014 11:21AM (Tournament); 73 Readers
Has run penult
09 Jan 2014 11:24AM (Tournament); 68 Readers
G1 to Jenny 26-15
09 Jan 2014 11:26AM (Tournament); 77 Readers
Tim shoots at it, finishes at a double?
Jenny S of c2
Tim hits the double, will be approaching h1 of R.. overhits, will be a cut to c2 now
09 Jan 2014 11:40AM (Tournament); 69 Readers
Rush to c2 finishes short, take off falls short, big roll sending Jenny to h1 going back to partner by h4
09 Jan 2014 11:42AM (Tournament); 73 Readers
Tim h4 an penult,
Jenny taking a break to 4b, currently appraoching 2b with her other ball on h1
09 Jan 2014 12:53PM (Tournament); 73 Readers
Plays a max power roll from h3 trying to send two balls off the WB near c2.. front ball finishes in the yardline with back ball 3yards short to give you an idea of how much the courts have slowed down since yesterday afternoon
09 Jan 2014 1:00PM (Tournament); 65 Readers
Sorry for the delay, it's Paddy here now commentating.
Not sure exactly what's happened in the last few turns, however
Tim blue: H6
Tim black: penult
Jenny yellow: H1
Jenny red: 4b.
Tim has just this moment failed H6 with blue, off partner. Jenny's H1 ball is at 1b as a pioneer, with red waiting nicely at H1.
Jenny hits her 7 yarder adn should have a 4-ball break now.
09 Jan 2014 1:44PM (Tournament); 70 Readers
Jenny has made H1 and is now on a 4-ball break.
09 Jan 2014 1:48PM (Tournament); 66 Readers
Unlucky at H2 by running it hard, planning to hit reception ball - but somehow failed to make contact on the way through.
Of course, Dr Reliable hit her 7yd return and carried on.
09 Jan 2014 1:54PM (Tournament); 66 Readers
Now on H5
09 Jan 2014 1:56PM (Tournament); 66 Readers
Got slightly long, angled position at H5, and elected to run it hard (due to 3 reception balls - pilot, pivot, pioneer). . Yellow ran the hoop, but only by an inch, so the ref is on to watch the hampered stroke. Looks fairly straight from this angle...
Nails it. Normal service resumed.
09 Jan 2014 1:58PM (Tournament); 63 Readers
It's been raining here on and off for the last hour or so. Not heavy, just annoying. I think it's taking the bite out of the courts slightly, possibly with hills becoming less pronounced.
The big determining factor in this test has been accuracy around hoop approaches, due to the very firm Atkins hoops and the often less-than-flat ground in front of them.
09 Jan 2014 2:01PM (Tournament); 61 Readers
Curse of the commentator strikes again. Jenny has stuck in 1b. Looked like she got some unwanted hill on the approach too, and the hoop wasn't the easiest. Ref is testing the hoop now - it's fine.
Tim is now on the lawn and has a short roquet with his H6 ball.
Just to recap. Jenny now on 1b with Y and 4b with R. Tim on H6 with B and penult with K.
09 Jan 2014 2:03PM (Tournament); 60 Readers
Tim has made H6 with a deep ball, but no pioneer at 1b. That is located 2yd NW of H6. The fourth ball is a pioneer at 2b, so one good shot required to get a rush to 1b - he's rushed it about 1yd NW of 1b and approached to 1ft angled position. Run it, and this should now be a ball to the peg.
09 Jan 2014 2:06PM (Tournament); 62 Readers
Tim doesn't have a 4-back pioneer
09 Jan 2014 2:11PM (Tournament); 62 Readers
Ended up approaching 4b from 2yds SW but got it in front enough to run through to the boundary.
Also doesn't have a penult pioneer...but now the rain is getting harder, the courts are just at a very pedestrian pace. Lack of pioneer shouldn't be a problem
09 Jan 2014 2:13PM (Tournament); 66 Readers
No wait, he's approaching penult from 2yd to the side, leaving a 2foot angled hoop, which he runs and has a 5yd return.
09 Jan 2014 2:14PM (Tournament); 63 Readers
I'm rather pleased I have finished for the day...bucketing down now.
09 Jan 2014 2:15PM (Tournament); 62 Readers
After rover, he has rushed oppo ball to the peg into a perfect cross-peg situation, so that is the leave he is having.
Strangely he has not made any attempt at wiring along the 2-4 diagonal, and has left the balls more on the 1-3 diagonal. Jenny will have her choice of 13-14 yarders...
09 Jan 2014 2:17PM (Tournament); 62 Readers
Jenny shooting with red (4b ball) from where it lies. Looks from here like it might be some kind of target - red missed, possibly through the middle, although it is hard to tell from here.
Tim has two hoops to make with black to force a decider.
He's donned a black/navy and yellow wet weather jacket, which really accents his dark green trackpants and fluoro-green shoes.
09 Jan 2014 2:20PM (Tournament); 61 Readers
Average rush to penult, leaving a backward takeoff, which he nails, and runs the hoop to partner near the peg.
Just rover to make, with a good pioneer there.
Looks like there is going to be a decider.
09 Jan 2014 2:21PM (Tournament); 61 Readers
And so there is... Tim pegs out to a smattering of applause.
09 Jan 2014 2:22PM (Tournament); 61 Readers
Players taking a break. Perhaps waiting for weather to die down a bit. I'll be back with commentary when there is something to commentate.
09 Jan 2014 2:31PM (Tournament); 59 Readers
Game 3 commencing.
Tim has taken red and yellow, and played red to the standard spot, about level with H5 on the east boundary.
Jenny is blue and black, and has played black to about a foot south of C2.
Tim shooting at partner from C3. Good looking shot, stays straight and smacks red to about a yard from C4.
The way he was lining up his roll, I thought he was going to C2, but the lawns have slowed down so much that in fact it was just a roll up the east boundary, leaving a rush to C2-ish.
09 Jan 2014 2:54PM (Tournament); 56 Readers
Jenny shoots from C3 down the line, and misses rather narrowly into C4.
09 Jan 2014 2:55PM (Tournament); 58 Readers
Tim has rushed yellow to 2 yards directly south of black in C2, and has played a thick-ish take off - only succeeds in getting a rush to C3.
Rushes it to H3 and rolls Jenny's ball to H1, going to the ball in C4 (!).
Finishes 10 yards short and is retiring home to partner in C2.
09 Jan 2014 2:57PM (Tournament); 59 Readers
Rain now bucketing down, the worst it's been all day. Chris advising there is a spray coming off the lawns when shots are played.
Jenny thinks lawns are currently about 7sec max, might see some surface flooding soon...
Wow, Tim has rushed partner near C4, rolled Jenny's C4 ball to H2, attempting to go to ball in C3 - gets about halfway with both balls - lawns are now THAT slow.
09 Jan 2014 3:01PM (Tournament); 60 Readers
Stand-in manager is forcing players back onto the virtually unplayable lawns. Hope there are no injuries.
09 Jan 2014 3:05PM (Tournament); 60 Readers
Jenny in C2 and C3, Tim laid up at H1.
Jenny plays C2 ball to East boundary peg high. Lays into the shot, hits it as hard as possible, and it finishes about a foot in from the yardline.
09 Jan 2014 3:10PM (Tournament); 59 Readers
Tim has made H1 and hit a hampered shot afterwards.
Rolls partner to south of H4, going to Jenny's ball peg high on the east boundary. 8 yards short and Tim misses.
Jenny elects not to play her next turn, as the lawns are now unplayable (hear, hear).
Might be going to appeals here....
09 Jan 2014 3:14PM (Tournament); 62 Readers
Liz Fleming and the stand-in manager have come to a consensus about playability.
Play is suspended until conditions improve.
Good news is that it has stopped raining.
09 Jan 2014 3:19PM (Tournament); 58 Readers
Started raining again...
09 Jan 2014 3:27PM (Tournament); 52 Readers
Raining heavier now...
09 Jan 2014 3:33PM (Tournament); 50 Readers
Jenny is 4b and break vs Tim on H1 and H5.
Update: Jenny has failed H6 from distance on second break.
09 Jan 2014 5:38PM (Tournament); 37 Readers
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