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Kia Ora Tatou,
Welcome to everyone from Mission Hills Club, Palm Springs, California.
It's currently 24 degrees celcius and we are expecting 30+ today. Not a cloud in the sky and I've just been joined by my good mate rocking a lovely pair of lionels, the ever entertaining Keith Aiton.
Both tests will be doubles matches today. There are 4 lawns on the top half of the club, 2 of which will be used for NZ vs USA, 2 for ENG vs AUS. The remaining 2 matches will be down on the bottom lawns.
ENGLAND VS AUSTRALIA
Lawn 5: Mulliner and Patel vs Hockey and G Fletcher
Lawn1: Death and Burch vs Forster and Dumergue
Lawn 2: Maugham and Hopgood vs R Fletcher and M Fletcher
NZ vs USA
Lawn 4: Garrison and Hakes vs Rothman and Maloof (Camera lawn via MacRob website)
Lawn 6: Chapman and Clarke vs Huneycutt and Morgan
Lawn 3: Hogan and Shilling vs Soo and Lawrence
18 Apr 2017 8:35AM (Tournament); 7 Readers
I'll try and provide regular commentary for the top 4 lawns and provide updates for the bottom 2.
Players are about to begin their warmups. The courts are relatively flat, with the odd slope near corners and boundaries. Hoops have been 'tightly set', but I'm expecting the matches will be very short either way after the nerves for the first few days are out the way.
So far things have run relatively smoothly, lets hope it can continue this way!
18 Apr 2017 8:38AM (Tournament); 7 Readers
Pistol Pete will provide commentary for the Aus vs Eng games on 1 and 2 and I'll see if I can do the rest.
18 Apr 2017 8:45AM (Tournament); 11 Readers
The NZ team is kitted out in their black uniforms with USA predominantly in White shorts and long sleeve white shirts. The Aussies have white polo's and green shorts while the England team is all rocking some white shorts and a new England polo with a red stripe and 3 lions on the back. Play is about to begin!!
18 Apr 2017 9:01AM (Tournament); 22 Readers
Shilling = K
Hogan = B
Lawrence = R
Y off the EB 10y of C4
K just S of C2
18 Apr 2017 9:04AM (Tournament); 21 Readers
R hits partner from the EB and is making a leave
18 Apr 2017 9:05AM (Tournament); 26 Readers
Leave gives Soo a 2y rush with oppo a few yards off the WB peg high. Hogan heads to c3..
18 Apr 2017 9:09AM (Tournament); 27 Readers
Hogan misses into c4
18 Apr 2017 9:10AM (Tournament); 27 Readers
Nice pickup from Soo and is in complete control, currently approaching h3
18 Apr 2017 9:16AM (Tournament); 30 Readers
Soo still in control and is approaching 2b
18 Apr 2017 9:28AM (Tournament); 32 Readers
Wong commentary - my apologies!
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