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Toby (Blue) to EB 1y N of 4
15 Jan 2014 9:03AM (Tournament); 28 Readers
Samir (Yellow) just S of II
15 Jan 2014 9:04AM (Tournament); 28 Readers
Toby shoots from A baulk and hits. Takes off to Yellow - 2y roquet. Rolls Yellow to 2y E of WB level with penult. Retires to EB behind Blue, with a rush to Yellow. Black and Blue are at the max length position (about 2y S of the peg)
15 Jan 2014 9:07AM (Tournament); 28 Readers
Samir shoots down the EB and misses by 2 inches.
15 Jan 2014 9:10AM (Tournament); 33 Readers
Toby (Black) rushes Blue to Yellow, loads 2 and rushes Yellow to 6 inches W of 1
15 Jan 2014 9:12AM (Tournament); 35 Readers
Runs 1 and splits Yellow to 3. Has a long approach to 2, but copes and gets the 3bb going.
15 Jan 2014 9:14AM (Tournament); 40 Readers
Takes croquet with Yellow 4ft W of the hoop. Perfect approach. Runs 3.
15 Jan 2014 9:16AM (Tournament); 40 Readers
Takes off from Yellow on the EB 2y N of peg-high, going to Red in IV. Sends Yellow 4y infield. Croquets Red to 5. All 4 balls now under control
15 Jan 2014 9:18AM (Tournament); 48 Readers
Toby takes Black to 4b.
Fails to get Yellow in NSL position after taking roquet from Blue.
Red is 4ft off the WB level with penult.
Yellow is 1y W of the peg
Blue is on EB level with rover
Black is 3y E of Blue
15 Jan 2014 9:33AM (Tournament); 81 Readers
Samir thinks about the 9-yarder from Yellow to Black. Swings a few times. Picks up Yellow to take the 22-yarder from B baulk. Misses by half a ball.
15 Jan 2014 9:36AM (Tournament); 84 Readers
Toby rushes Black to the WB 4y N of Red.
15 Jan 2014 9:37AM (Tournament); 84 Readers
Loads 2 and rushes Red into the jaws of 1
15 Jan 2014 9:39AM (Tournament); 83 Readers
Split to load 3 sends Red 3y NE of 3. Makes 2 to the boundary, and roquets Black
15 Jan 2014 9:41AM (Tournament); 87 Readers
Split to load 4 leaves Blue short of Red, so he takes crouet 3y NE of 3. The approach hits the dry patch in front of 3 and keeps on rolling..... stops next to the hoop.
15 Jan 2014 9:43AM (Tournament); 90 Readers
Blue retires to III.
Red is halfway between 3 and 4.
Black is 1y E of 4.
Yellow is in IV.
15 Jan 2014 9:44AM (Tournament); 93 Readers
Samir hits the 6-yarder, rushing Black to 2y W of 3
15 Jan 2014 9:45AM (Tournament); 96 Readers
Goes to Blue in III, and over-hits the shot to get a rush on Red. Rushes to middle of SB, and approaches 1 getting a 2ft hoop. Sticks.
15 Jan 2014 9:49AM (Tournament); 101 Readers
Toby shoots with Blue at Black from next to 2. Black is at his hoop (3). Hits.
15 Jan 2014 9:50AM (Tournament); 101 Readers
Takes off to Yellow, and stops 1y NNE of the ball in the jaws of 1.
Gets rush on Red towards 3, after sending Yellow 3y SW of 5.
Rushes Red to 5y NE of 3.
15 Jan 2014 9:52AM (Tournament); 105 Readers
Plays a good stoppo sending Red 7y N of 4, perfect position at hoop.
Runs hoop with control and roquets Black
15 Jan 2014 9:53AM (Tournament); 104 Readers
Sends Black to 5y NE of 5, and rushes Red to Yellow. Gets rush on Yellow to 4. Rushes short by 3.5y
15 Jan 2014 9:55AM (Tournament); 110 Readers
The approach to 4 leaves a slightly angled 2-footer. Slams it into the wire.
15 Jan 2014 9:56AM (Tournament); 110 Readers
Yellow is 3y SW of 4, no shot on Blue on the wire of 4. Takes the 9-yarder on Red SW of 5. Misses to the WB
15 Jan 2014 9:57AM (Tournament); 108 Readers
Toby is not on the wire - he runs the hoop and roquets Black. Takes croquet 2y S of the peg.Takes off to Red and rushes it to 5. No pioneer at 6.
15 Jan 2014 9:59AM (Tournament); 113 Readers
Makes 5 and gets rush on Black to Yellow on the WB. Declines it and roquets Red next to 5. Sends Red to 1b and rushes Black to 6.
15 Jan 2014 10:01AM (Tournament); 115 Readers
Makes 6 and rushes Black to 2y W of 5. Loads 2b, leaving a 5-yarder on Yellow. Hits it
15 Jan 2014 10:03AM (Tournament); 118 Readers
Toby now has all 4 balls under control, but will not have a chance to do any peeling before 4b. A good leave and a clip on the peg is probably more important than a couple of peels.
15 Jan 2014 10:04AM (Tournament); 121 Readers
Makes 3b to peg-high. Has 2-yarder on pivot. Rushes Yellow to middle of SB.
15 Jan 2014 10:09AM (Tournament); 122 Readers
Rushes Black to 1ft E of 4b. The approach is very slick, but he gets good hoop position. Runs the hoop to the boundary and has a 6-yard return. Rushes Black to middle of EB
15 Jan 2014 10:12AM (Tournament); 131 Readers
Toby gets just through penult, and has a hampered shot at Red. Nicks the 2-yarder.
15 Jan 2014 10:15AM (Tournament); 129 Readers
He sends Red to the peg, and Black joins it 4y E of the peg.
15 Jan 2014 10:16AM (Tournament); 124 Readers
Makes rover off Yellow and sends it to 2y W of the EB level with penult. Red is at the peg. Black on the EB level with rover, with a rush on Blue to Yellow.
15 Jan 2014 10:20AM (Tournament); 130 Readers
Samir lifts Red from the peg and shoots down the EB. Bad swing results in Red howling down the lawn with some side-spin, hitting Blue doen to the SB
15 Jan 2014 10:23AM (Tournament); 136 Readers
Takes off and gets rush on Black to 3. Cuts perfectly towards Yellow, stopping 4y short.
15 Jan 2014 10:24AM (Tournament); 132 Readers
Splits Black to 2 getting dolly rush on Yellow. Rushes to 1y SW of 1.
15 Jan 2014 10:25AM (Tournament); 130 Readers
Makes 1, loads 3 with Yellow going to Black at 2. 3bb now under control.
15 Jan 2014 10:27AM (Tournament); 137 Readers
Rushes Black to IV after 2. Splits Black to 4 going to Blue on the SB, but rolls out next to Blue.
15 Jan 2014 10:29AM (Tournament); 133 Readers
15 Jan 2014 10:30AM (Tournament); 134 Readers
Toby declines the 2-yarder with Blue, and hits the 6-yarder with Black. Rushes Red to NB behind 4b. The hoop 3 pioneer (Yellow) is a good 4b pioneer.
15 Jan 2014 10:31AM (Tournament); 133 Readers
Red is placed at penult and 4b made, hitting Yellowin the shot.
15 Jan 2014 10:32AM (Tournament); 141 Readers
Yellow goes to rover. Penult is failed from a few inches.
15 Jan 2014 10:34AM (Tournament); 143 Readers
Black is in the jaws of penult
Red is 1ft SE of penult.
Yellow is 1ft NW of rover.
Blue is on the SB 10y W of IV
15 Jan 2014 10:35AM (Tournament); 144 Readers
Samir lifts Yellow and hits Blue from the end of A baulk.
15 Jan 2014 10:37AM (Tournament); 145 Readers
Sends Blue to 2 (3y short) and uses Red to get a rush on Black towards 1. Red is sent to 3. The rush stops 2y SSW of 1, and gives Toby 50% of his remaining hoops.
15 Jan 2014 10:39AM (Tournament); 141 Readers
Makes 1 and has the 4bb under control immediately. Takes croquet for 2 from 4ft SE, but gets good hoop position and runs the hoop.
15 Jan 2014 10:40AM (Tournament); 142 Readers
Red is rushed into the jaws of 3, so Samir peels his partner. He has now made 2 hoops and done 2 peels.
15 Jan 2014 10:43AM (Tournament); 137 Readers
Samir takes the break to 4b.
15 Jan 2014 10:55AM (Tournament); 140 Readers
Samir sets an OSL:
Black is between 1 and 2, 2y N of peg-high
Blue is 5ft off the EB, peg-high
Red and Yellow tight just N of IV
15 Jan 2014 10:58AM (Tournament); 143 Readers
Toby lifs Black to B baulk and lines up the shooting gallery
15 Jan 2014 10:59AM (Tournament); 147 Readers
Misses Blue.....misses Yellow.....middles Red
15 Jan 2014 11:00AM (Tournament); 146 Readers
Rushes Yellow to 2y SW of rover
15 Jan 2014 11:01AM (Tournament); 144 Readers
Gets angled hoop shot - slams it through to the boundary and has a 8-yarder on Yellow.
15 Jan 2014 11:02AM (Tournament); 147 Readers
Rushes Yellow to 5y SW of 4. Takes off to Blue which is 5ft infield on the EB, peg-high
15 Jan 2014 11:03AM (Tournament); 146 Readers
Does not get the rush on Blue. Will be pegging out from the EB.
15 Jan 2014 11:04AM (Tournament); 148 Readers
Blue hits the peg! Black has a 3-yarder that moves the peg a couple of inches.
Game 1 to NZ
15 Jan 2014 11:05AM (Tournament); 145 Readers
15 Jan 2014 11:12AM (Tournament); 149 Readers
Samir sends Blue to the EB level with rover
15 Jan 2014 11:12AM (Tournament); 150 Readers
Toby plays Yellow to just S of II
15 Jan 2014 11:13AM (Tournament); 146 Readers
Samir plays Black from corner III - mis-hits badly and misses by 18 inches
15 Jan 2014 11:14AM (Tournament); 148 Readers
Toby shoots at Blue and misses
15 Jan 2014 11:16AM (Tournament); 146 Readers
Sair rushes Red to the middle of the NB, loads 2 and hits Yellow. Yellow is sent to 5y WNW of 1. Joins Black 2y N of IV
15 Jan 2014 11:19AM (Tournament); 143 Readers
Toby shoots with Yellow at Red and misses. Red is next to 2, Yellow on NB N of Red. Black and Blue close to IV
15 Jan 2014 11:21AM (Tournament); 145 Readers
Samir rushes Blue to middle of NB. Sends Blue to 2, hits Yellow and sends it peg-high between 1 and 2. The rush on Red stops 2y E of 1
15 Jan 2014 11:23AM (Tournament); 136 Readers
Good approach and makes 1. Instant 4bb
15 Jan 2014 11:24AM (Tournament); 135 Readers
Samir rushes Red into 3, and plays a croquet stroke accross the face of the hoop. Black rolls a few inches too far, and a 2-inch hoop becomes a 4-inch 45 degree hoop. It rejects leaving Red a 1y shot
15 Jan 2014 11:29AM (Tournament); 131 Readers
15 Jan 2014 11:29AM (Tournament); 128 Readers
Toby sends Blck towards 2 (3y short) and rushes Yellow to 2y N of the middle of the SB. Takes off to Blue, rushes it to 3y ESE of 1
15 Jan 2014 11:31AM (Tournament); 123 Readers
Hoop approach leaves a slightly angled 2ft shot. Slams it through and hit Blue, saving him a long return roquet
15 Jan 2014 11:32AM (Tournament); 125 Readers
Blue is sent to 3 with a good croquet stroke, getting a rush on Black
15 Jan 2014 11:32AM (Tournament); 128 Readers
Makes 3 and hits the 7y return roquet. Black is 3y N of 4.
Hoops 3 and 4 are the ones with tricky approaches.
15 Jan 2014 11:36AM (Tournament); 143 Readers
Takes off from the NB behind Yellow (2y N of the SB)!!
15 Jan 2014 11:36AM (Tournament); 138 Readers
Rushes Yellow to 5, takes off to Black and rushes it to 4. Makes 4 to the boundary
15 Jan 2014 11:38AM (Tournament); 140 Readers
Toby makes 6 and rushes Black to 5y SW of the peg. Takes off to Blue which is still 2y S and 4y W of corner II, gets a rush to the middle of the NB.Sends Blue to 2b going to Yellow at 1b - Blue stops 3.5y N of 2b
15 Jan 2014 11:43AM (Tournament); 149 Readers
Toby runs 1b by 16 yards, and has to roquet Black. He rushes it to the EB level with 5.
15 Jan 2014 11:44AM (Tournament); 152 Readers
A thick take-off loads 3b, leaving a 4-yarder on Yellow by 1b. It is rushed to corner II
15 Jan 2014 11:45AM (Tournament); 156 Readers
Croquets Yellow to 2y S of the peg, and rushes Blue to 2y N of 2b
15 Jan 2014 11:46AM (Tournament); 152 Readers
Blue joins Yellow at the peg for a spread.
15 Jan 2014 11:49AM (Tournament); 151 Readers
Toby runs 3b to level with the peg. Declines the return roquet and rushes Yellow to the middle of the WB
15 Jan 2014 11:50AM (Tournament); 153 Readers
Yellow on WB 1y N of peg
Red EB 4y N of Yellow
Blue middle of EB
Black 1y W of peg
15 Jan 2014 11:57AM (Tournament); 152 Readers
Samir lifts Black to corner III and shoots at Blue down the EB. Hits hard and misses by a couple of inches.
15 Jan 2014 11:59AM (Tournament); 162 Readers
Toby rushes Red to 2y E of corner II. Takes off to Blue on the EB. Hits the 5-yarder.
15 Jan 2014 12:01PM (Tournament); 165 Readers
Sends Blue to 2y SE of 1. Roquets Black and sends it to 1y SE of 3
15 Jan 2014 12:04PM (Tournament); 154 Readers
Yellow is in corner II with a rush to 1.
15 Jan 2014 12:05PM (Tournament); 163 Readers
Samir shoots Blue into corner IV
15 Jan 2014 12:07PM (Tournament); 160 Readers
Toby rushes to 3yds SW of 1
15 Jan 2014 12:08PM (Tournament); 161 Readers
Decent approach, fails 1, probably runs next time, just
15 Jan 2014 12:09PM (Tournament); 158 Readers
Samir shoots Black at Blue, misses 2ft right
15 Jan 2014 12:10PM (Tournament); 162 Readers
Toby doesn't like the hoop shot so is shooting at Black and Blue in corner IV
15 Jan 2014 12:11PM (Tournament); 159 Readers
Nicks Black across the corner
15 Jan 2014 12:11PM (Tournament); 156 Readers
Rushes Blue towards Red (6y N of 1), loads 2 and rushes Red to 1y SE of 1
15 Jan 2014 12:13PM (Tournament); 156 Readers
Runs 1 hard and has a 3y return roquet. Sends Red to 3 going to Blue at 2. Red ends up 3y SW of 3
15 Jan 2014 12:15PM (Tournament); 153 Readers
Makes 2 and sends Blue to 4, getting a rush on Red. Rushes to 1ft SW of 3. The ground in front of 3 is very hard and fast.
15 Jan 2014 12:17PM (Tournament); 147 Readers
Gets good approach to 3, makes the hoop hard rushing Red to the EB just S of peg-high
15 Jan 2014 12:18PM (Tournament); 150 Readers
Loads 5 with Rd (2y S) going to Black in IV. Now has 4bb under control
15 Jan 2014 12:19PM (Tournament); 150 Readers
Toby takes his break around to 4b, and runs 4b to the boundary. The 6-yard return roquet is missed.
15 Jan 2014 12:35PM (Tournament); 151 Readers
Yellow is on the SB 5y W of corner IV.
Red is 2y SE of the peg.
Black is 2y E of penult
Blue is a few inches NW of 4b
15 Jan 2014 12:36PM (Tournament); 151 Readers
15 Jan 2014 12:36PM (Tournament); 153 Readers
Samir has a 6-yarder on Red, or a 7-yarder on Blue. Or he can take a lift to get a 6-yarder on Blue from B baulk, or an 9-yarder on Yellow.
15 Jan 2014 12:37PM (Tournament); 151 Readers
He takes the shot from Black to Red - 6 yards. Blue is at Black's hoop. Rushes Red to the SB 4y W of Yellow
15 Jan 2014 12:38PM (Tournament); 148 Readers
Sends Red to 3y N of 4 (the court is very fast around 4), and takes off from Yellow to 3. Takes croquet with Blue right in front of the jaws
15 Jan 2014 12:41PM (Tournament); 153 Readers
Makes 3 and loads 5 with Blue. Takes croquet with Red 1y N of 4. Decides to take off and run the hoop to Yellow on the boundary.
15 Jan 2014 12:44PM (Tournament); 147 Readers
Samir now has a 4bb under control
15 Jan 2014 12:45PM (Tournament); 142 Readers
Samir grovels through 6 and can't hit the reception ball. Has a shot at the 1b pioneer, and hits it.
15 Jan 2014 12:50PM (Tournament); 143 Readers
Takes off to rush Yellow (the reception ball at 6) to 1b, but is well short. Now faces a 7-yard side-on approach to 1b.
15 Jan 2014 12:51PM (Tournament); 143 Readers
The approach to 1b is dreadfully short , leaving a 2y 45 degree hoop shot. Samir retires to corner II.
15 Jan 2014 12:52PM (Tournament); 144 Readers
Black is in corner II
Yellow is 2y S of 1b
Blue is 4y SE of Yellow
Red is 1ft N of 1
15 Jan 2014 12:53PM (Tournament); 144 Readers
Toby rushes Yellow to the SB level with 4. Takes off to Red, and rushes it to the WB level with 5.
15 Jan 2014 12:54PM (Tournament); 147 Readers
Sends Red to 2y N of 4b. Puts Yellow 3y SW of the corner to guard the shot from corner II. It also gives Yellow a handy rush to penult.
15 Jan 2014 12:56PM (Tournament); 144 Readers
Samir emerges from lunch and shoots with Black at Red and Yellow
15 Jan 2014 1:33PM (Tournament); 118 Readers
15 Jan 2014 1:33PM (Tournament); 117 Readers
Sends Red to 2back rolling to Blue, goes off the South boundary.
15 Jan 2014 1:35PM (Tournament); 116 Readers
Toby shoots Red at Blue (16yds)
15 Jan 2014 1:35PM (Tournament); 117 Readers
15 Jan 2014 1:35PM (Tournament); 118 Readers
Takes off to the wrong side of Black
15 Jan 2014 1:37PM (Tournament); 114 Readers
Sends Black to 4y W of the peg, and roquets Yellow. Has a 5y split to get in front of 4b. Powers the 4ft straight hoop shot to the boundary
15 Jan 2014 1:40PM (Tournament); 117 Readers
Rushes Yellow to 2y N of 4. Sends it to 7y N of 1, and cuts Black to 4y W of penult. The approach to penult leaves him with an angled 4-ft shot, which he plays obtaining a rush on Black to rover.
15 Jan 2014 1:41PM (Tournament); 119 Readers
Powers through rover to the SB, and has a 2y shot on Black
15 Jan 2014 1:42PM (Tournament); 119 Readers
Sends Black to the WB 3y N of peg-high. Rushes Yellow close to corner III, and sends it to the EB 2ft N of the corner spot. Sends Blue to 4y SE of penult, and retires Red to 18 inches N of Yellow
15 Jan 2014 1:46PM (Tournament); 118 Readers
15 Jan 2014 1:46PM (Tournament); 120 Readers
Samir lifts Blue to corner 1, to shoot at Black - the longest shot on the lawn. He wants to make Toby work for the finish.
15 Jan 2014 1:48PM (Tournament); 120 Readers
Misses to corner II
15 Jan 2014 1:49PM (Tournament); 117 Readers
Toby cuts Red to 5y SE of the peg.Takes off to Blue in corner II - stops less than 1ft from it.
15 Jan 2014 1:50PM (Tournament); 116 Readers
Takes off to Black. gets a rush to the peg, cuttable to penult
15 Jan 2014 1:52PM (Tournament); 115 Readers
Rushes black to 1y SE of penult
15 Jan 2014 1:52PM (Tournament); 113 Readers
Makes penult to 2y S of the peg. Tries to hit the 7y shot on Black, but hits the peg and bounces to 3y E of Blue on the NB.
15 Jan 2014 1:54PM (Tournament); 116 Readers
The shot on Red would have been much safer and easier to get the finish......
15 Jan 2014 1:55PM (Tournament); 119 Readers
15 Jan 2014 1:55PM (Tournament); 118 Readers
Samir hits Yellow with Blue, loads 2 and rushes Black to 6y S of 3. Red is 6y NNW od 4. Takes off to get a rush to 1. Takes croquet 3y S of 1
15 Jan 2014 1:57PM (Tournament); 118 Readers
Samir fails the 4ft hoop 1 to 2ft in front. Red is 7y N or 1, and Y 1ft SE of 2.
15 Jan 2014 1:58PM (Tournament); 115 Readers
Toby shoots Yellow at Red, missing to the SB.
15 Jan 2014 1:59PM (Tournament); 119 Readers
Samir hits the 6y shot at Yellow. Sends Yellow to 7y S of 2 going to Black. Takes off to get a 3y rush on Red to 1. Rushes it to 2y SW of 1
15 Jan 2014 2:02PM (Tournament); 118 Readers
Makes 1 with all the balls available. Hits Red, and sends it to 4y SW of 3 going to Black. Rushes Black to 4ft E of 2. Takes off to get a 8ft rush on Yellow - rushes it to 1y SW of 2
15 Jan 2014 2:04PM (Tournament); 127 Readers
Rushes Yellow into 2 after making the hoop. Sends Yellow to 5y ESE of the peg, and hits Black. Sends Black to 3y N of 4, and rushes Red to 2y N of 3.
15 Jan 2014 2:06PM (Tournament); 124 Readers
A very good approach on the fast part of the lawn has Samir make the hoop and hit Yellow. He takes off to Red, and rushes it South.Loads 5 going to Black, and rushes it to 1ft NW of 4
15 Jan 2014 2:08PM (Tournament); 123 Readers
Samir now has the 4bb under control.
15 Jan 2014 2:09PM (Tournament); 126 Readers
Samir takes Blue to 4b.
Red on the wire of 1b
Yellow 3y W of the EB, level with rover
Black on WB 1y S of 1b, with a rush on Blue to Yellow
15 Jan 2014 2:21PM (Tournament); 123 Readers
Toby lifts Red to corner I
15 Jan 2014 2:23PM (Tournament); 120 Readers
Misses to just E of corner II
15 Jan 2014 2:23PM (Tournament); 121 Readers
Samir rushes Blue to 4y S of Yellow
15 Jan 2014 2:25PM (Tournament); 125 Readers
Misses the cut rush on Yellow to the middle of B baulk
15 Jan 2014 2:26PM (Tournament); 127 Readers
Toby takes the 9 yarder at Blue, and snicks it. Takes off from 4y S of rover to get a perfect hoop position.
15 Jan 2014 2:28PM (Tournament); 126 Readers
Runs rover but hits Blue. Would have preferred a rush to Red.
Takes off to Red in corner II.
15 Jan 2014 2:29PM (Tournament); 124 Readers
Lines up the pegout from corner II. His last one was 13 yards, can he do the maximum distance?
15 Jan 2014 2:30PM (Tournament); 125 Readers
The shot is too soft, leaving Red 2y W of the peg. He plays Yellow between Red and the peg.
15 Jan 2014 2:31PM (Tournament); 128 Readers
Samir has a 16 yard shot to save the test. If he misses, NZ will win the MacRobertson Shield for the first time since 1986
15 Jan 2014 2:32PM (Tournament); 127 Readers
Samir misses the shot! Toby pegs out to take the game, match, test and MacRobertson Shield!
15 Jan 2014 2:34PM (Tournament); 128 Readers
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