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players are warming up.
NZ have won the toss,and are starting.
Chris (B) standard to East boundary level with Rover
Samir(Y) duffer to 1yd West! of penult
Paddy (K) misses from III to peg-high on WB
Robert (R) hits the duffer, takes off to B, fails to get good rush to 1. Takes off short, and retires N of partner close to 2.
Paddy (B) shoots from 1 to 2, misses.
Samir (Y) roqets partner to NB, takes off to B and rushes it to EB level with 3. Confers with Robert.
11 Jan 2014 8:15AM (Tournament); 21 Readers
Croquets K to WB 2y S of 1. Sets long rush on partner in middle of N boundary to B
11 Jan 2014 8:37AM (Tournament); 40 Readers
Paddy (K) retires to III
11 Jan 2014 8:38AM (Tournament); 40 Readers
Samir (Y) rushes well to B, gets dolly rush to 1. Under-hits and has to approach from 3Y NE.Makes the hoop with a rush W.
11 Jan 2014 8:40AM (Tournament); 46 Readers
11 Jan 2014 8:41AM (Tournament); 44 Readers
Samir (Y) went to 4B and set a max-length spread. Paddy (K) lifted the WB ball and missed to IV.
Robert (R) rushes to B at the peg, croquets Y to 2 and rushes B to K in IV. Goes out 18 inches N or the corner. Takes off and rushes K to 1.
11 Jan 2014 8:54AM (Tournament); 56 Readers
Robert (R) has break under control. Peels 4b before 6, makes 2b off patner and rushes back to 2y N of penult.
11 Jan 2014 9:24AM (Tournament); 64 Readers
Samir (Y) supershot.
11 Jan 2014 9:25AM (Tournament); 66 Readers
Robert (R) fails 1 from 3 inches dead in front.
Colour change - I have been reporting colours from the previous game.
So, we have Robert (K) failing hoop 1.
Paddy (R) hits and peels Robert (K) through 1.
Paddy (R) makes 3b and sets an with Robert's K on 2 (with its clip) and B well N of 4, open from A baulk.
11 Jan 2014 9:44AM (Tournament); 68 Readers
Fulford (K) shoots from A at the open B S of 4 - misses.
Chris (Y) makes 1 and starts on a standard triple.
11 Jan 2014 10:06AM (Tournament); 85 Readers
Chris (B) supershot
Leave is a spread - Blue by the peg, Black 3y from the WB.
Chris (B) shoots from III and hits Red.Croquets Y to 2 getting rough rush om K.
11 Jan 2014 10:52AM (Tournament); 94 Readers
No TPO this turn - Chris under-approaches 2 and plays a scatter shot giving Robert a 9-yarder.
Samir (Y) nd sets a leave for Y:
Paddy (K) shoots at Y and misses by a fraction.
11 Jan 2014 11:02AM (Tournament); 81 Readers
Samir (Y) roquets K and sends it to 2.
Paddy (K) shoots from 2 at R (3y N or 1) - misses.
Samir (Y) takes his hoop and rushes R to 5y S of B
Chris (B) shoots from NB to K on SB - misses.
Samir (Y) rushes R to NB 1y E of 3.
Tries to pick up K immediately, but fails to improve pioneer for 4 in the process. Taking croquet from 3y N of 4, runs hoop to the boundary. Now has a 4bb.
Does not get a rush out of 6, bails on the triple. Loads 2b with partner, short by 4y.
Paddy (K) takes the short shot from A baulk. Hits R.
11 Jan 2014 11:52AM (Tournament); 94 Readers
Paddy (K) is on a 4bb. Will he peg Samir off and give Robert contact?
No, Paddy goes to 4b with Y on the wire of 2 (B's hoop), Red on the EB max position, and B and K on WB max position.
Robert (R) shoots from A baulk and misses to II.
Chris (B) now has a standard triple to win the match.
Peels 4b after 3
The best player in the world delivers the goods and NZ win the match +5TP.
NZ now leads England by 2 matches to zero, with Greg Bryant on a finishing turn to make it a clean sweep.
11 Jan 2014 12:38PM (Tournament); 69 Readers
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