## MacRobertson Shield

## test 3 day 3 Clarke v Death by Kathie Grant

Chris playing blue and black starts with K N H5 between 1 & 5.

James playing R & Y p[lays to E boundarySouth H4

CHris plays B hits red.

Sunny day bit of wind lots of spectators.

Chris sends Red to NW of peg rushes K to south H1

Takes off makes H1

Send K to H3 rushes Red just west H2

Angled shot for H2 makes cleanly with rush to H4. Gently hits croquets R to H4 cloase to K.

Roquets K croqet K 1yd in front, B through hoop passed K

Roll shot K to 5 B to R

Deep R B through H4 to boundary

Roquet R send R to 6 B N of K

Rush K to H5 Croquet B to right of h5 makes H5

Roquet K send K to H1B rush R to 6 good poitioning makes 6

Roquets red sends R to 2B Rush on K to 1 B

Makes 1B passed K roquets rolls K to 3B going to R

Roquets R good position for 2B hits through hoop to boundary

Rushes R to through H5 sends R to E boundary N of H4 roquets K good hoop position makes hoop

roquets K sendf K toward boundary behind R roquets R sends it in direction for K to hit towards the peg. Sends B on W boundary diagonally opposite K & R

James Y from B Baulk to fire on R or K lots of spectators. Misses Y about 1/2 yd out of cnr 4

Chris hits K onto R sending R to B.

Sends R to W of H2 with rush on B to H1. Ball rolls past H1 but in front. Croquet B deep K goes level with H1

Looking at sweep shot to Corner 1, thinking,

Calls ref, marking ballSweep shot to N of corner 1

James to play R fires onto Y in corner 4 Hits flag not ball

Chris K onto B cloud coming over, misses, K on B baulk W H3

Wind picking up. James roquets R onto Y to W B. Y to H2 rushes B in front H1

Waiting for wind gust to ease, makes H1 roquets B

Sends B toS H3 rush on Y to H2. Slightly angled shot hits through to boundary, roquets Y sends Y to 4 going to K

Sorryf Y to 3

Sends K to 4 roquets B places it in peeling position with Y an escape ball.

Setting up to peel B, peels just through no rush on Y. Roquets Y sends Y to 5 with rush on K to H4

Makes H4 roquets K sends K to H6 going to Y with rush to H5

Makes H5 with rush on Y to E boundary

Sends Y to 1B roquets B which bounces back from hoop. Rolls to K

Makes H6 hits B angles shot for peel about 1 yd back

B bounces off hoop leg. HIt K to N Boundary send K to 2 B rush on Y to 1B

makes 1B roquets Yellow sends Y to 3B rush on B of another attempt at peel

Better angle and closer this time. CHecks position of K which looks as though it is in the jaws of H2b Opponent and ref on lawn

Roll peels B passed rover roquets K out of hoop NE side Makes H2b roquet R

Sends K to 4B roquets red to in front of rover

B through Rover rush on Y to 3b

Waits for wind again makes 3b

hits Y to B sents Y to W of rover rushes B to K at 4B sends B to penault

Makes 4b

rushes K to S boundary between 1 & 5 send K N of H1 rushes Y to E penault

Roquets B makes penault rushes B to W bound sned B towards peg going to K

Tries to peel K through H1 K bounces off sits infront H1

Makes Rover off Y

Roquets Y NEof H4

Sends Y S towards cnr 4 going to K

roquets K leaves K NW h1about 3yds pegs of B sends R to corner 2

State of game K and Y on 1 R on peg with B pegged off.

Chris takes croquet from R in cnr 2 to Y. sends Y to 7 yds N of H2 going to H1 about 2 yds out and angled

Makes hoop 1 roquets Y to N boundary

croquet shot of R in cnr 2. makes roquet

Sends R to H3 angled approach to H2

ball bounces off H2

James hits K with Y sends K to 3 rushes R to S of H1

Checks for wiring positions with K on R & Y

Sets up leave for Y on R to H1

CHris sends K to cnr 4

James roquets R with Y makes H1, WInd getting gusty at times, rushes R to H2

Makes H2

rushes R to H3 goes about 1 han a half yds beyond. slightly angled hoop

makes H3Looks to cut rush R to cnr 4

Succeeds

Ref checking if balls will be touching when lined in

Yes, has cannon

James uses a long handled mallet stands quite upright for his strokes. Standard grip with hands lightly apart.

makes h4 sending ball to S boundary roqueting R at same time.

Sends R to 6 rush on K to 5

K just behind hoop slightly angled approach

hits hard through hoop roqueting black to S of H4

Sends K NE of 1b rush on R to 5

Makes 5 roquets Red sending R to 2b with Rush on K to 1b

Makes 1b roquets K to W level with H1

Sends K to 3b rush on red for 2b

makes 2b hoop and roquet

sends R to NW 4b rush on K to in front of 3b

makes 3b, roquets K to penault

rush on R to 4b

makes 4b to N boundary

roquets R sends R to N of rover rush on K to penault

makes Penault sends K south ROver Roquets red

makes rover roquets K y with cut rush on R to peg

Pegs off game to James Death 26 TPO Chris Clarke 13

game two about to start James hits Y tice NW hoop 6

Chris hit

sK to peg

R aims at Y and K

waiting for wind gusts to ease

R hits Y

Y toward H2 Rush on K, K goes 6yds SW H1

K North near Y Red angled hoop

Hits hardf Redf through hoo about 4 yds roquets K

Take off rushes Y to H2

Makes H2 rush back towards K

sends Y H4 rush K to W of 3

Red short angled

Hit red through hoop down to Y

Makes H4 rush to K

Y toward H6 about 5 yds W rush on K to N H5

K deep makes H5

roquets K sends K towards E boundary corquets K to 1b going to Y

Makes H6

hit Y sends Y 3 yds N 2b

makes 1b

roquets K towards Y sends K to w of H3b makes 2b

roquets Y towards center sends Y NE 3b

Makes3b

Croquets K 2yds off boundary Y on yd line R diagonally opp on W boundary

Chris to play in B ball

WInd comes in gusts, sky cloudy

b from b baulk

misses. Lawns a bit patchy, fast in parts and slower in other parts.

James hit Y onto K to R

K north of R croquets K infield rushes R to just N H1

Makes H1

roquets R sents RH3 going to K 2yds of W boundary

Roquets K onto boundary

sends Y too far

Sends Y to E boundary block for K firing on R

Chris hits B to Y misses

B on North boundary just our of cnr 3

Y to R Misses

Chris hits Y with K in corner 2

take off to red

sorry take off to B in corner 3

Take off for rush on R to H1. Shot doesn't go to plan. R E H5

Rolls to H1 about 2yds north H1

Hoop and roquet

take off to Y near boundary rush Y to H2 makes H2

HIts Y south about level H5sends Y to H4 with rush on red to B

Has rush on B to H3

makes Hoop3 rushes B down the lawn

SEnds B to H5 rush Y to H4

Makes H4 roquets Y sends Y to H6 going to pioneer B at H5

Splatters of rain coming this way.

makes H5

Still windy

Takes off to R near corner3

Sends R to !b going to pioneer Y at H6

Y in front of hoop

lots of spectators

Makes H6 rushes Y N of H4

Sends Y to H2b rush on B to R

Y gone about 2yds W 2b

sends B S 1b rushes R in front of hoop

makes 1b roquets B into H1b jaws take off B now S hoop 2

Rushes R to South b near cnr 1

Sends R to 3b Makes 2b

hits Y to W oundary about midway

Y W boundary S of hoop 2 Roquet B to near cnr 4

Even roll with B to R at 3b

makes 3b

checks line from A baulk

taps red leaves R near E leg of Hoop 4 NSL

James is considering options

takes shot from B baulk

misses

chris K onto B gently

Take off to Y in cnr 4

Send y to H2 not quite a rush to h1

Good cut goes too far

about level with H1 on W boundary

Takes off to hoop makes hoop 1

rain and wind now

misses red

waiting for James

Here he comes.

playes red onto blue

sends B to S H4 going to B

takes off to Y looks like he will be wiring B & K

Roquets Y selecting a position of both balls

Leaves himself a rush to H2

Chris plays K into Cnr 1

James roquets R with Y just through but no shot on R

Rain still light like a heavy mist

James thinking

sends Y to S boundary

Chris B onto K

hits

big shot K to £ B to Balls N of H2 fomr Cnr 1

roquets R

Roquets Y to h2

good hoop position

makes hoop

Roquets Y to H1 sends Y to H4 with B going to R

%yd roquet on red hits

5 yd

Good rush on K for H3

tries to put K into peeling position K hits leg of hoop and deflects

makes hoop with B Puts K back into peeling position

Rushes R towards H4.

Sends R to H5 makes hoop 4 off Y

Roquets Y towards H1

Sends y to between H6 and 4b

Makes h5

goes past red. touches red sends R to 1b going to K

TOuches K

Peels K with rush on Y to Hoop 6

Y deep to N boundary blue to boundary

Hits B to between 6 and !b

sends K to to 2b roquets R to in front of 1B

Makes 1B

roquets red

sends R to 3b going to N of Y

roquets Y to S of H1

sends Y to penault

still drizzle

roquets Kmakes 2b

rushes K to penault about 3 yes NE

looks as though he is planning to peel yes great shot

rush on Y to red at 3b

sends Y to SW of 4b

makes 3b

roquets red to bewtween 2b and rover

sends R in even roll towards penault

K not in front of Penault. I got that wrong before as he is setting up for K peel again

goes to hit b hard through 4b does not go through.

Yellow on 3 R and B on 4b K on penault

James to hit Y onto B at hoop 3

Y to R croquets R to H3 rush on K to 3

makes Y

makes H3 with Y

tries to peel Red, against leg rush on K to B

Sends K to 5 Y though H to boundary

reoquet B B to 6 going to K

bit short rush K to hoop makes hoop and roquet sending K to Y

Roquets R red again against the leg of the hoop.

Short on approach to B

Now angled shot for Y on H6

Hits hard goes through

Roquets K towards cnr 3

sends K towards H2b hits peg and stays there

Sends Red to 2b with rush on B to h1b

drizzle stopped

makes hoop

sends B to 4brushes K to NW Y

Sends K to 3b hitting h5 on the way

makes 2b

drizzle again

rushes red to 4b

looking at a peel for R angled and about2-3 yds out from hoop

peel done

roquet B

take off to K at 3b

y good hoop position

makes hoop

roquets K sends K to penault going to R

sends R to penault with rush on B to 4b

hits Y hard through hoop to boundary

roquets B

Sends B S of penault roquets R

Lines up for a peel

peels red beyond rover

making penult with yellow. Hits B N rover and K comes down to the S boundary

Approach S of R to hit R N of hoop

R level with Rove

makes Rover with Y going to the S boundary

roquets K to E boundary North H4

Takes off to B

roquets B to Peg B open on K

roquets Red sends red and Y to W boundary with rush to B & K

Chris plays K from where it lies.

Misses

WInd picking up.

James hies Y onto red rushing to B

ROquets B

angled hoop position

makes hoop takes off to y

peg out from about 1 and half yds success

James wins 2-0

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