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Sorry for the delay to the comms.
Another fine ish day here at the Mount.
Play has started. I will get to that now.
13 Jan 2014 8:07AM (Tournament); 24 Readers
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13 Jan 2014 8:12AM (Tournament); 33 Readers
Oh bugger.. a whole load of commentary got deleted..
13 Jan 2014 8:14AM (Tournament); 39 Readers
Jamie to EB
13 Jan 2014 8:15AM (Tournament); 40 Readers
Toby to just sth crn II
13 Jan 2014 8:15AM (Tournament); 41 Readers
Jamie hit down EB, took of to crn II and went out in the corner, giving Toby a double
13 Jan 2014 8:16AM (Tournament); 41 Readers
toby hit and made 1, went out himself in Crn II with beside Jamies ball
13 Jan 2014 8:16AM (Tournament); 42 Readers
Jamie made a break and just when things looked well under control, stuck in hoop 6 after just grovelleing thru 5..
13 Jan 2014 8:17AM (Tournament); 43 Readers
Rob Fulford has informed me that the lawns are running at 9.5 - 10 seconds, thanks Rob
13 Jan 2014 8:17AM (Tournament); 45 Readers
Thanks for the feedback on the commentary, the "spoiler " comments have been taken on board.. I just assumed everyone was reading "live"
13 Jan 2014 8:19AM (Tournament); 47 Readers
Toby now has hit in after Jamies stuck hoop 6.. has just smashed thru in a controlled manner thu hoops 1 and 2, and has the semblance of a break..
Toby is R and Y, Jamie is B anf K
R is approaching hoop 3, Y clip is on 2
K is on 1 and B is now on 1b after Toby rushed it thu 6..
Toby now stop shot approach of 3, sending K to 4.. looks ok.. sails thru 3 and all tne way down to the sth bdy maybe 3 yards W of corner IV
13 Jan 2014 8:24AM (Tournament); 53 Readers
Shoots at K which was 4 yards N of hoop 4 and hits....
B is 4 yards S of hoop 3 Y is 2.5 yards north of Crn I
gets a rush on blue to his hoop, still no real break out, a few good shots required here.. rushes B to 3 yards NNW of hoop 4..
13 Jan 2014 8:26AM (Tournament); 49 Readers
sends B deep.. smashes thru hoop 4.. its the 4th smashed hoop this break...now has a rush back up towards the K ball, rushes to E bdy hoop 6 high.. should be able to load 6 and get a rush on K (which is between 3 and 4) to hoop 5
13 Jan 2014 8:27AM (Tournament); 50 Readers
rushes K to 2.5 yards WNW of hoop 5.. takes off to hoop, lands 1yard straight in front.
goes thru hoop 5 all the way to hoop 6, collects B and is now rolling to 6, sends B deep, im picking another smash here...
13 Jan 2014 8:29AM (Tournament); 50 Readers
smashes thru no sides to the north bdy.. rushes B south but it hits hoop 6 to 1 yard E of the hoop, now taking off to his ball left at hoop 5..
cuts black into crn 1
stops it infield and gets a nice rush to 1b
ends up 2.5 yards W of 1b..
has an angly 1b// goes thru by miles to level with hoop 5.. shoots back at Y misses to about 3.5 yards W of the end of B baulk..
13 Jan 2014 8:34AM (Tournament); 62 Readers
update.. K is 2.5 WSW of hoop 1
B is 2 yards E of hoop 6
R is 3.5 yards W of B baulk
and Y is 4 yards south of hoop 2.
13 Jan 2014 8:35AM (Tournament); 62 Readers
Jamie picks up B and hits R, B is for 1b now
gets onto Y and rushes 3 yards NE of the hoop..
lovely hoop approach and makes 1b
13 Jan 2014 8:36AM (Tournament); 60 Readers
making 2 back off K
R and Y lurking at 3b
13 Jan 2014 8:38AM (Tournament); 62 Readers
now having a think about the leave...
Y going to between 1 and 2, R to peg....
B and K to E bdy, rush for K infield..
13 Jan 2014 8:43AM (Tournament); 74 Readers
Toby lifts R and shoots down the E bdy and missed by ohh so little..
a loud groan from Toby.. ends in crn IV
13 Jan 2014 8:45AM (Tournament); 67 Readers
a big shout out to Graham Beale.. glad you enjoying the comms.. good to hear from you mate, hope all is good..
13 Jan 2014 8:47AM (Tournament); 69 Readers
Jamie is back in.. approaching hoop 2 with partner, has Y somewhere near hoop 3...
makes 2, springs B to deep 4, gets a nice rush to 3 but it cuts the wrong way and is approaching from 5 yards W of the hoop..
ends up very angly, hands on hips in the teapot position.. looking to jump.. looks very angly..
13 Jan 2014 8:50AM (Tournament); 72 Readers
how do you spell angleie?? angly.. angley??
13 Jan 2014 8:50AM (Tournament); 73 Readers
Misses the hoop.. clangs off the wires and ends up 3 yards due nth of hoop 2
13 Jan 2014 8:51AM (Tournament); 75 Readers
Toby hits in with his R ball at the deep hoop 4 ball (B)
collects Y and rolls Y to midway hoop 2 and crn 2 and gets a nice rush south on K..
Rushes K to as perfect as position as you could hope for given K was dead behind the hoop..
runs 2b to Bdy and gets rush back towards crn III, nails rush to corner, stops K to near penult and rushes Y to 6 inches away from B which is 1.5 yards N of 3b
13 Jan 2014 8:55AM (Tournament); 78 Readers
rushes B into jaws of 3b, is ok though..
little stop shot..
oh no has he stuck ?????
13 Jan 2014 8:57AM (Tournament); 79 Readers
down on his knees .. looks to be just thru.. wants a ref out to check..
13 Jan 2014 8:58AM (Tournament); 80 Readers
QUICKLY please ref.. there is a stiffish wind blowing and Toby doesn't want the ball to blow back.. must be bloody close..
13 Jan 2014 8:58AM (Tournament); 79 Readers
ref TROTTS out, and confirms it is thru...
13 Jan 2014 8:59AM (Tournament); 78 Readers
Toby now setting up his leave, stopping at 4b, has B (fro 4b) lurking at hoop 2, has K (for hoop 3) lurking at hoop 4
laying up in corner 1 with a rush for Y to maybe midway sth Bdy
13 Jan 2014 9:01AM (Tournament); 84 Readers
I should say that Tobys balls are a bit out of the corner actually
Jamie shooting B at Y and misses (by not much) ends up in the corner..
13 Jan 2014 9:03AM (Tournament); 85 Readers
Toby has sprung B out of the corner, got R to 3 and done a lovely rush from hoop 4 to within a yard of hoop 2..
makes 2 but cuts K to 2 yards SW of hoop 5, was looking at crn I.. not too pleased, but he has a fabulous temperament and will be OK..
Takes off to behind B rushes short of R, making 3 off R
grovels thru 3 but can hit R
Lines up peel ,
will have to be careful where Y goes as needs a rush to K, and B is quite close to hoop 3,
peels R and gets lovely rush towards K, puts B to 5, and gets lovely rush on K,
Rushes K to 1.5 Yard NE of hoop 4..
13 Jan 2014 9:11AM (Tournament); 91 Readers
makes 4, gets rush back to hoop 3, rushes Y to 2 yards off south bdy about 2 yards off the end of A baulk..
sends R to N of hoop 6 and gets onto B.. a bit of a groan out of Toby but he is all good..
13 Jan 2014 9:14AM (Tournament); 91 Readers
sails thru 5 and hits 4 yard return at B
Sends B to 1b and clips K in his croquet shot..
still all good.. making 6 off R
gently thru 6, lining up penult peel now..
13 Jan 2014 9:17AM (Tournament); 91 Readers
nice peel, goes about 4 yards thru, gets rush on K to end of B baulk..
K to 2b nicely, but Y is a bit short of B
hits it but sends to maybe 3 yards almost due south of 1b.
lovely take off and thru 1b
Rushes B INTO the HOOP..
looks right in the middle, looking at his options ..
ref going out.. (not trotting this time)
taking off from the Nth side don't know how close he can get to R which is as I said about 3 yards Nth of the peg
13 Jan 2014 9:21AM (Tournament); 88 Readers
Nice shot.. B still close to the hoop (cant really tell from here) but gets to within a yard of R, cuts R to the south bdy right behind hoop 1..wanted it closer to the corner, lets out a small groan..
shunts R to a foot NE of 3b and gets to K 1.5 yards NE of 2b. a controlled smash thru 2b and gets a rush pointing at mid of W bdy, wanting to cut it up towards hoop 2..
Hits it centre ball and is now taking croquet from mid of W bdy
K goes to 4b, picks up B from hoop 2 and rolls it to 3 yards SE of hoop 5 getting onto R at 3b
safely thru 3b, sending R to rover taking B to Penult, going to K lurking at 4b..
Looking good Toby..
13 Jan 2014 9:29AM (Tournament); 90 Readers
safely thru 4b
K goes to 2 yards E of peg..
thru penult, rushes reception ball to midway between 6 and 3
sends it to 6 yards off the south bdy..
13 Jan 2014 9:32AM (Tournament); 88 Readers
lining up rover peel, not dead straight, but only a foot out..
down on his tummy
Red is thru to 5 yards off south bdy
Y into jaws.. NICE
13 Jan 2014 9:34AM (Tournament); 93 Readers
gets a 18 inch rush onto R for the peg..
R to 2.5 yards from peg...
13 Jan 2014 9:35AM (Tournament); 90 Readers
lining up peg out..
13 Jan 2014 9:36AM (Tournament); 88 Readers
Nails it !!!!!
Game 1 to Kiwis
Hoops being checked
13 Jan 2014 9:45AM (Tournament); 82 Readers
update on the weather.. cloudy but no real threat of rain.. I have left the top down on the MG so I am pretty confident.
Its quite breezy at times though..
Not a Wellington wind, but annoying just the same..
13 Jan 2014 9:47AM (Tournament); 82 Readers
game 2 has begun
Toby playing B now (swapped colours) to 10 yards up E bdy
R to just south of crn II
K down the EB, misses to corner IV
13 Jan 2014 9:48AM (Tournament); 81 Readers
Jamie takes Y to B baulk and shoots at R..
13 Jan 2014 9:49AM (Tournament); 83 Readers
takes off for B and JUST stays in.. maybe less than a couple of inches.. cuts B to south bdy almost dead south of hoop 1
rolls to 1 foot a bit angly (theres that word again)
makes 1 and splits B to 3 and gets to corner 2 ,
rolls out of corner II
gets to 2 yards in front of hoop 2..
Smacks into the E wire.. not sure if its makeable.. Toby having a look.. decides to shoot B at K which is in corner IV
Jamie has informed me that hoop 2 is easy ..
13 Jan 2014 9:55AM (Tournament); 86 Readers
B and K aretouching in corner IV
ref called, Jamie goes thru 2.. no worries.
taking off from end B baulk to B and K
ends up maybe 5 yards short. hits B and should have a cannon.. .
13 Jan 2014 9:57AM (Tournament); 86 Readers
cannon ends up with B 3 yards due south of 5 and K 7 yards SE of hoop 3
takes of to the hoop, nicely in position.. sails thru peg high and hits return on K
roll K to 1 yard NE of 5 and gets a nice positon on B which he cuts to 4..
Jamie is a lovely quick player, flows real well..
13 Jan 2014 10:00AM (Tournament); 91 Readers
making 5 now, will probably pick up the R ball after making 6..
Y smashes thru 6 to the north bdy
picks up R
Jamie is quite up to "Death" speed, but with a few more years and a bit of training I reckon he could go close
A cruise liner is hooting its horn rather loudly, meanwhile Jamie has sailed thru 1b, partner at 2b K going to 3b now..
13 Jan 2014 10:04AM (Tournament); 96 Readers
Jamie is *NOT * quite up to "Death" speed, but with a few more years and a bit of training I reckon he could go close
13 Jan 2014 10:05AM (Tournament); 95 Readers
getting the leave sorted now..
K going towards hoop 2, B 1 yard E of Peg, R and Y on EB.
13 Jan 2014 10:10AM (Tournament); 98 Readers
Toby lifts K (his hoop 1 ball) to B baulk.. shooting down the line at R
13 Jan 2014 10:11AM (Tournament); 93 Readers
YES.. snicks R
gets Y nicely to 2, but has a cut rush on B to hoop 1..
does well. B ends up 2.5 SE of the hoop..
thru the hoop to 2 yards north of reception ball..
Rolls B to 3 and goes to R a few yards off the E bdy
takes off to Y which is maybe 2 yards SW of hoop 2
goes sailing past.. maybe a 4 yard roquet.. hits and is approaching from 3 yards SE
Nails hoop to Nth bdy, Very clean..
13 Jan 2014 10:14AM (Tournament); 101 Readers
Sorry folks, wifi problems..
Im down on lawn 5 which is as far as you can get from the hub..
13 Jan 2014 10:25AM (Tournament); 88 Readers
toby has got to 2b with K...left R near EB behind hoop 2...
Y is a foot from 3b
making 2b off partner..
13 Jan 2014 10:27AM (Tournament); 92 Readers
Hi Ian B in Manchester.. I will be filing my report on Stoke v Liverpool very soon..
13 Jan 2014 10:28AM (Tournament); 93 Readers
Toby making 3b off Y
Y goes onto hoop 4.. I think this is the NSL.. really need to brush up on this stuff..
a fair amount of Y poking out as seen from A baulk, a shake of the head from Toby..
B and K lurking on EB rush for B towards hoop 2
13 Jan 2014 10:32AM (Tournament); 91 Readers
Jamie heading up to R, lifts it to the B baulk..
13 Jan 2014 10:33AM (Tournament); 94 Readers
sorry folks.. more wifi issues..Jamie hit and is now away on a TP
13 Jan 2014 10:42AM (Tournament); 92 Readers
approaching 4having peeled 4b already
13 Jan 2014 10:43AM (Tournament); 91 Readers
wind is getting up, as a fellow "solomoner" I can see that Jamie is having a few issues with the wind affecting his swing..
13 Jan 2014 10:45AM (Tournament); 91 Readers
Jamie has all 4 balls at 6 now, grovels thru the hoop.. lining up the peel..
13 Jan 2014 10:47AM (Tournament); 93 Readers
peels Y and gets K to 2b, gets a nice cut rush on B to 1b and is back in control
13 Jan 2014 10:49AM (Tournament); 90 Readers
Jamie now approaching 2b, no chance of peel yet.. but Y is now close to rover (1yard NW)
13 Jan 2014 10:51AM (Tournament); 90 Readers
Tony hall has the same wifi issues as me, stay with us folks, we are doing our best
13 Jan 2014 10:52AM (Tournament); 91 Readers
Jamie has MISSED his reception ball after making 3b..was maybe a 4yarder.. ended up due south of hoop 4.. Tobys balls are 2 yards Nof hoop 4, 2 yards south of hoop 3 with jamies Y on the wire at rover..
13 Jan 2014 10:55AM (Tournament); 95 Readers
he lifts the hoop 4 ball (B) which is for hoop 1 and looks to be making a double of K and Y
13 Jan 2014 10:56AM (Tournament); 91 Readers
misses K on the left and Y on the right.. looks very dejected..
13 Jan 2014 10:56AM (Tournament); 92 Readers
Jamie now looks to make R.. it wasn't on the wire as previously reported
13 Jan 2014 10:57AM (Tournament); 92 Readers
cheers Chris O'Byrne, glad you are enjoying the comms..
13 Jan 2014 10:58AM (Tournament); 89 Readers
Jamie made rover to the south bdy and has picked up B which narrowly missed the lift shot .. takes off to R on sth bdy behind 4. rolls R to EB (withing the yard line ) hoop 3 high and collects K, rushing that to end of B baulk.. Toby shooting 33 yards from Nth Bdy to Sth bdy and HITs to a smattering of applause
13 Jan 2014 11:07AM (Tournament); 94 Readers
now making 4b
13 Jan 2014 11:07AM (Tournament); 95 Readers
toby now making rover with his black ball sails thru to South bdy.. (toby has asked for a different adjective to "smashed"
13 Jan 2014 11:11AM (Tournament); 93 Readers
recap of hoops.
B on 1
K on peg
R on 4b
Y in box
13 Jan 2014 11:14AM (Tournament); 98 Readers
Jamie lifts R to B baulk.. shooting at K
misses to the right.. will come up touching
13 Jan 2014 11:16AM (Tournament); 94 Readers
Toby takes off to his B ball, gets a rush towards Hoop 1
wants to lay up near corner IV
13 Jan 2014 11:21AM (Tournament); 98 Readers
Jamie lags to between 3 and 4
13 Jan 2014 11:22AM (Tournament); 95 Readers
toby rushes to hoop 1, makes it.. cuts R to Nth bdy about 2.5 yards E of the hoop 2
13 Jan 2014 11:23AM (Tournament); 94 Readers
big shot here.. he is maybe 1.5 yards out from the hoop..
13 Jan 2014 11:23AM (Tournament); 93 Readers
strokes it thru. goes through Straight.. collects red and has a 3 ball break
13 Jan 2014 11:24AM (Tournament); 91 Readers
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