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Welcome to Cairnlea for what promises to be a thrilling final day of the Second Tests. USA trail Aus 7-8 and Eng trail NZ by the same score. We have 12 singles today and I'll try and keep some sort of update on as many as possible. Gareth Denyer will also have his scoreboard running - see Nptts list for details.
It will be slightly warmer today and less windy with a max of 30km/h. No rain is expected.
22 Nov 2022 8:22AM (Tournament); 19 Readers
8 Robbie v Matt
11 Mal v Zack
2 Wilson v Ben
9 Dwayne v Morgan
3 Forster v Tom
10 Ian v Jeff
1 James v Paddy
5 Harry v Jenny
7 Jamie v Aaron
4 Mark v Felix
6 Samir v Edmund
12 Christian v Greg
22 Nov 2022 8:26AM (Tournament); 23 Readers
Is it possible that we'll be watching lawns 10 and 12 with both matches at 10-10???
England won the doubles 6-3 and from memory, no team has ever lost having done so. From an American perspective, I think Matt needs to beat Robbie today to rally the troops.
22 Nov 2022 8:29AM (Tournament); 23 Readers
The bell rings indicating the start of practice.
22 Nov 2022 8:29AM (Tournament); 24 Readers
Everything we've seen so far tells you that Paddy should beat James, but James can produce anything one day to another and will be eager to win quickly to level the Test at 8-8. They've got lawn 1, which is a shame because it will be empty most of the day.
Aaron played a fantastic match to break Mark's unbeaten record. Today he tries to same to Jamie whi is on 9/9. England have the advantage on paper in 5 of the macthes, but lost 5-1 in the first singles - that's how close these matches are.
22 Nov 2022 8:35AM (Tournament); 24 Readers
For those of you wanting a link to Gareth's spreadsheet, which should be able to keep clip positions more easily than myself.....
22 Nov 2022 8:37AM (Tournament); 27 Readers
I had a sense yesterday that the hoops on lawns 1 and 4 were a bit easier than some other lawns. Obviously, this might be rubbish, but different refs can set slightly differently.
22 Nov 2022 8:42AM (Tournament); 25 Readers
This 15 minute practice should be a significant factor in helping the players settle. It's not like 40 years ago when you went in cold. Kevin rings the bell signalling the end of practice.
22 Nov 2022 8:45AM (Tournament); 27 Readers
Gregs cracks open the hot hands, says it's still freezing out there.
22 Nov 2022 8:48AM (Tournament); 29 Readers
The wind dies down,,,,,the flags are briefly limp.
22 Nov 2022 8:49AM (Tournament); 31 Readers
Coins are being tossed.
22 Nov 2022 8:59AM (Tournament); 41 Readers
Tom and Forster are the first to start....C2 opening, Forster misses from B-baulk 4th turn
Lots of C2 openings elsewhere
22 Nov 2022 9:02AM (Tournament); 30 Readers
James takes the double from B-Baulk....misses to C4
22 Nov 2022 9:04AM (Tournament); 37 Readers
Tom makes a leave. Forster misses
Paddy rushes 3y W of C4......not great.Good take-off gets a rush to C2, rush finishes 5y E of C2.
Samir makes DL
Jenny makes a DL
22 Nov 2022 9:07AM (Tournament); 33 Readers
Ben wins the opening - the US will view his match as a "must win"
Paddy takes off behind the ball in C2 and rushes 1y in front of h1 - good 2 shots
22 Nov 2022 9:08AM (Tournament); 36 Readers
Jamie fails h1 off partner. Aaron shoots from C2.......hits
Felix shoots from C3.....misses
Harry shoots from C3.....misses
22 Nov 2022 9:10AM (Tournament); 38 Readers
Edmund shoots from C3.....hits
Ben either fails h1 or lays up off partner. Wilson misses an aggressive shot at Ben
Tom has made a hoop and a leave.
Paddy still playing a precision pick-up
Jenny fails h1....might be in the jaws or on a wire
22 Nov 2022 9:13AM (Tournament); 45 Readers
Aaron has 4 ball break
Ben has break
Mark has break
Harry hits Jenny
Ian has innings
Morgan has innings
22 Nov 2022 9:15AM (Tournament); 46 Readers
Harry has a break
Christian has a break
Edmund has a break
Zack has a break
22 Nov 2022 9:16AM (Tournament); 46 Readers
Dwayne has the innings
Paddy has 4 ball break having made hoop 6
Callum Hyland will now be doing a commentary on the Aus v USA Test. I'll focus on the other 6 lawns
22 Nov 2022 9:22AM (Tournament); 43 Readers
Paddy, Mark, Harry, Edmund, Aaron and Christian all going round. That's 3-3!!
22 Nov 2022 9:23AM (Tournament); 45 Readers
Lovely to see a precision pick-up - there haven't been many of them. Paddy reaches 4-b with a spread
Aaron reaches 4-b with a spread with the Westerly ball on the boundary. Jamie lifts the ball at the peg and takes short lift.....misses
Mark reaches 4-b with a very diagonal spread
Christian reaches 4-b, trying to make NSL
22 Nov 2022 9:32AM (Tournament); 47 Readers
James lifts the ball at the peg and takes the long lift.....misses
Felix takes a very long double from B-baulk......hits
Edmund reaches 4-b with an OSL
Harry reaches 4-b with a spread. Jenny shoots with the Western ball from where it lay at a target.....misses
22 Nov 2022 9:37AM (Tournament); 49 Readers
Paddy has a backward take-off to h1 and leaves it short......returns to 3y S of the N boundary, trying to guard James's shot
Aaron rushes partner to h3....overhits it.....rush-peels it and finishes inches in front of h3.....handy.
22 Nov 2022 9:40AM (Tournament); 46 Readers
James shoots at partner near C4.....misses. Paddy hits his 8 yarder at partner.
Samir lifts ball at h2 and takes the short lift......misses
22 Nov 2022 9:43AM (Tournament); 48 Readers
Felix has a 45 degree h3......flips it....fails
22 Nov 2022 9:45AM (Tournament); 50 Readers
That gives Mark a 4.5 yarder with his backward ball.....hits
22 Nov 2022 9:45AM (Tournament); 54 Readers
Edmund fails to get a rush to h1 and rolls up off partner and makes a leave
22 Nov 2022 9:46AM (Tournament); 55 Readers
Greg has missed the lift and Christian is taking his second ball round.
22 Nov 2022 9:47AM (Tournament); 52 Readers
Aaron peels penult after h6.
Harry has peeled 4-b after h3, but has a slightly hampered shot on his escape ball.....hits
Samir corners in C3
22 Nov 2022 9:50AM (Tournament); 52 Readers
Mark has a standard tp ahead of him
Paddy has made h2 off partner and is trying to roll it in front of 4-b.....overhits the striker's ball, but peelee is ok. Needs a backward take-off....good shot
Edmund makes h1 and powers his rush to C3 for a cannon!!!
Harry misses return roquet after h4.
22 Nov 2022 9:53AM (Tournament); 53 Readers
Paddy tries to peel 4-b from 2y 40 degrees....hits wire and might be rush-peelable?
Mark peels 4-b after h3
Jenny has a lift with red which was in the jaws of h5. Misses 5 yarder from B-baulk, flicking off wire to leave both players 8yards from partner. Harry will get a standard double if he hits.......does.
22 Nov 2022 9:56AM (Tournament); 58 Readers
Aaron fails the rover peel on the way to 3-b
Edmund has not played a good canon and is back with partner near C3......not sure exactly what happened - Edmund's hand gestures indicate a minor explosion?!? Samir shoots from h2 to C3.......misses. Samir tells us it wasn't a cannon.
Paddy misapproaches h5.....flips....great shot. Paddy rolls to the wrong angle for the rush peel and does well to bounce it back so he can try to peel going to h6
22 Nov 2022 10:01AM (Tournament); 49 Readers
Paddy fails the 4-b peel before h6. Will he leave his 2-b pioneer at 4-b? Attempts a tricky rush-peel before 1-b and sends partner to 2-b. That's 3 angled hoops Paddy has coped with.
James highlights the fact that the hoops on lawn 1-4 are likely to be easier since they've had more play than the outer lawns.
Mark jawses peelee in penult after h6. After 1-b, sends his 3-b pioneer into the peg and then rush peels penult and sends partner to 3-b
Edmund has a standard tp ahead of him. Not sure the 4-b peel hit the hoop
22 Nov 2022 10:07AM (Tournament); 57 Readers
Harry has a break, but no peels of his dp yet
Paddy sends partner nicely to 4-b for an stp attempt
Christian looks like he's reached peg and is making a spread.
Aaron wins +26tp
22 Nov 2022 10:10AM (Tournament); 49 Readers
Paddy irish peels 4-b. Rushes the escape ball near C3. but turns down penult peel wisely and will reach penult and peg
Edmund grovels through 1-b..... looks really bad......shoots at partner near C3......hits!!!!
Greg takes shot at an open spread...ball at peg at partner.....misses
Harry doesn't get penult peel before 4-b and it bounces off 2y to the W
22 Nov 2022 10:16AM (Tournament); 51 Readers
Paddy is 1 inch from being completely hampered on his rover pioneer which is S of the peg. He's coped and has grovelled through rover so that will make his vertical spread trickier - he's already got a ball in h6.
Mark wins +24tp
22 Nov 2022 10:19AM (Tournament); 50 Readers
Harry peels penult to past rover. Finishes +26
Paddy sends oppo to 12y E of h5 and lays up mid W boundary. James lifts the ball in h6 and shoots from C1......misses badly.
Edmund reaches peg with no peels and isnlooking at making a diagonal reverse spread.
Christian win +26
Game 2 - Jamie hits 3rd turn
22 Nov 2022 10:28AM (Tournament); 53 Readers
Paddy runs penult to rover and has a 7yarders return roquet - misses, hitting the peg and bouncin to leave James optional 8-9 yarder. James shoots......misses. Paddy now has no joining up options and migh be forced to take a 9 yarder with his peg ball unless he wants to take a 13 yarder with his rover ball at James in C2. You can't corner here - your shots are too short. Takes 13 yarder...........snicks it.
Jamie going round 3rd turn from a supershot
22 Nov 2022 10:32AM (Tournament); 51 Readers
Samir lifts the ball at the peg and takes the short lift from B-baulk.......misses
Paddy has a 2y backward take-off to rover.....good shot....finishes +26
Game 2 Felix 9y N of C4, Mark just N of C4. Felix 2ft N of Mark. Mark misses from A-baulk.
22 Nov 2022 10:39AM (Tournament); 61 Readers
Felix doesn't get the cannon - that will make the turn really tricky. Plays a super croquet stroke sending oppo towards h3, going 7 yards up the boundary and getting a rush on partner to h1.
Edmund has made 4-b and penult and has a 6 yarder.....misses to B-baulk
Jenny shoots 4th turn on a c2 opening from A-baulk......has a vague target.....hits
22 Nov 2022 10:44AM (Tournament); 51 Readers
Felix hasn't made h1 off partner. Mark shoots from h3 to h1........misses to just out of C1
Jenny has made h1 and will be approaching h2 from C2 off partner
Jamie makes a ba 3 ducks leaving Aaron a double from B-Baullk.......Aaron misses
Samir has a break. Recap 1+1 v rover + peg. Grovels through h1 and calls a ref - shouldn't be difficult.
22 Nov 2022 10:48AM (Tournament); 51 Readers
Felix makes h1 with little prospect of a break. Plays some awesome shots and has run h3 between teh two balls, leaving 10 yarders......hits and his h4 pionner is nearer the S boundary and he's still got a ball in C1
Samir's shot is more difficult than I thought....he's looking at a sweep that is genuinely difficult......clean, but doesn't reach and might not have been on correct line anyway. Edmund has a target/double from h2.......misses
Jenny makes h2 and misses partner. Harry misses from h3. Jenny fails h4 off partner
22 Nov 2022 10:54AM (Tournament); 53 Readers
Jamie peels 4-b after h3 5th turn
Felix fails h4 having done the hard work. Mark is in.
Game 2 James 9y N of C4. Paddy S of C2. James shoots at partner from A-baulk.......hits
Harry shoots from a long way N at a double....misses. Jenny has to play her h1 ball, but hits ad should get going.
22 Nov 2022 11:01AM (Tournament); 56 Readers
James makes a DL. Paddy shoots from A-baulk......misses
Mark has a break
Samir has a break. Jamie is still finishin 5th turn
There's a sense of England starting to get on top.
22 Nov 2022 11:06AM (Tournament); 46 Readers
Jamie peels rover on his way to 3-b
Greg is in play
Jenny has a break
James has made h1
22 Nov 2022 11:08AM (Tournament); 48 Readers
James's tempo looks out to me. The swing is too fast. He's got a break, so perhaps he can find a better rhythm.
Greg makes a leave. Christian shoots......misses
22 Nov 2022 11:12AM (Tournament); 49 Readers
James fails to get a rush to h3 and shows his confidence by rolling partner North rather than taking off and then justiies it with a poor hoop attempt that bounces off to the side.
Jamie equalises 5th turn. He's been tne best player in the event so far.
22 Nov 2022 11:16AM (Tournament); 51 Readers
Jenny reaches 4-b with an NSL.
Paddy takes a 20 yarder at partner.......hits in the middle.
Samir eeaches 4-b with an NSL - unclear whether the ball at h4 rushes to h1.
22 Nov 2022 11:20AM (Tournament); 52 Readers
Harry lifts the ball at h4 and shoots from C3.........misses
Paddy makes h1 and should go round
Edmund lifts the ball at h2 (his ball for rover) and takes the short lift.......misses
Greg is no longer on lawn 12. Christian is taking croquet
22 Nov 2022 11:24AM (Tournament); 48 Readers
Mark reaches 4-b with a reverse OSL. Felix lifts the Easterly ball to B-baulk and takes the short lift......flicks it
Paddy has a break.
Samir yet to start his pick-up for a standard tp.
22 Nov 2022 11:27AM (Tournament); 52 Readers
Samir fails h1, Edmund hits 3 yarder with his peg ball - I was worried for a while he was going to find a 20 yarder with his backward ball!!!
Jenny still taking second ball round
Game 3 Aaron E boundarry. Jamie longish Duffer tice. Aaron shoots from A-Baulk at partner......hits....can he go round????
Felix going round
Christian going round
22 Nov 2022 11:38AM (Tournament); 46 Readers
Kiwis fighting back apart from lawn 12
22 Nov 2022 11:39AM (Tournament); 48 Readers
Aaron left partner near the E boundary, so no real attempt to go round - I thought it was a real chance. Makes a reverse DL with a reverse rush - that's a remarkable choice!!! Samir says this leaves might need a name. Westerby springs to mind.
Paddy reaches 4-b with a spread
Edmund makes a leave near C2
Jenny reaches peg and has only managed an OSL
22 Nov 2022 11:47AM (Tournament); 54 Readers
Jamie shoots from C1 through to C2......misses. Will Aaron play the correct ball? Yes, so difficult to know why he's made that leave. You really don't want to leave Jamie multiple shots
Felix goes to 4-b with abit of a rough NSL (he's in-lawn). Mark lifts his backward ball at h2 and takes short lift from A-baulk......middles it.
James lifts the ball at the peg and takes long lift......misses.
Harry misses Jenny in C4
22 Nov 2022 11:50AM (Tournament); 50 Readers
Samir plays his 4-b ball and shoots at Edmund......misses. Edmund fails rover off the h1 ball, but hasn't got an easy pick-up.
Aaron makes a leave. Jamie shoots.....misses
Paddy has been forced to play a Hogan roll due to hoops getting his way and now needs to rush partner over to h3 for a standard tp.
Mark has a standard tp ahead of him.
Greg misses the lift. Christian is hampered after h1......hits
22 Nov 2022 11:58AM (Tournament); 50 Readers
Jenny equalises +26
22 Nov 2022 11:58AM (Tournament); 48 Readers
Paddy jawses 4-b after h3
Samir has picked up a break
Aaron still has work to do
22 Nov 2022 12:01PM (Tournament); 48 Readers
Harry and Jenny lunch
Aaron takes off to h2 from N boundary.......5ft 15 degrees......runs it by a foot. Tough hamoered poke........calls a ref.......misses. Jamie has a 16 yard double target.........misses badly
Samir has angled h3........runs it and has what looks like an easy hampered shot to hit peelee.......it's a sweep, so not trivial......makes it look trivial. Fails the peel.
Mark jawses the penult peel after h6
22 Nov 2022 12:12PM (Tournament); 47 Readers
Mark hadn't jawsed the penult peel and now death-rolls it with an excellent shot.
22 Nov 2022 12:14PM (Tournament); 45 Readers
Update on Aussie matches for Callum
Ben is on his first break against 6 + 4-b
Mal is peg + peg v peg + peg with the innings
Jeff is 6 + penult with the innings v 1 + 4-b
Dwayne is game up and break all with the innings
Robert has a straight rover peel to win the match
22 Nov 2022 12:18PM (Tournament); 45 Readers
Aaron has a break
Samir is on h6 with peelee still floating around 4-b
Paddy has made 2-b with 1 peel complete
Mark is on 4-b with full control and just a straight rover to win the match.
Christian is well progressed on a second break
22 Nov 2022 12:21PM (Tournament); 44 Readers
Zack now has the innings in the 4xpeg game
Samir has rush-peeled 4-b before 1-b and sends peelee to 2-b. Break gets messy
Good control out f 3-b for Paddy. Jawses penult before 4-b
Mal shoots......misses. Zack wins.
Ian is in play
Aaron has a 4y take-off to 1-b......runs a good hoop
Mark wins +17tp to make the Test 8-8.....another strong performance from the likeable veteran
22 Nov 2022 12:30PM (Tournament); 47 Readers
Paddy peels penult by a short distance before penult andnow has a 6ft take-off to penult...copes.
Samir is making 4-b off partner which he really needs at penult
It's raining, which wasn't forecast,
22 Nov 2022 12:32PM (Tournament); 46 Readers
Samir makes 4-b and rushes peelee to penult....no good and the tp is aborted as partner goes to rover
Robbie takes Australia into a 9-7 lead
22 Nov 2022 12:34PM (Tournament); 42 Readers
Paddy irish peels rover and wins +24tp to take NZ 9-8 ahead
Christian is game and two breaks up.
Aaron has reached 4-b with a spread
22 Nov 2022 12:38PM (Tournament); 35 Readers
Greg misses a lift to C1. Christian can level the Test at 9-9 with a break from 4-b
22 Nov 2022 12:39PM (Tournament); 39 Readers
Samir has no control for his leave after rover.....will he peg Edmund out - it may be his best chance of creating distance
22 Nov 2022 12:43PM (Tournament); 41 Readers
Samir's leave is Peg ball mid-W boundary, penult ball a yard off E boundary2y S of peg high. Edmund's rover ball 4y SE of rover. Lunch
Christian pegs out to level at 9-9
22 Nov 2022 12:47PM (Tournament); 44 Readers
Update on the final 3 matches on lawns 5, 6 and 7
Harry is game all v Jenny. Game 3 has not started
Samir is penult + peg v rover + box against Edmund, first game
Jamie is 1 + 1 v 1 + 4-b and about to take his lift shot in the decider.
All matches lunching
22 Nov 2022 12:49PM (Tournament); 44 Readers
In the Aus match, Wilson is 6 + peg with a spread against Ben on 4 + 4-b
Ian is on a second break
Zack is game up
Tom and Forster are game all
Dwayne is game and 2 breaks to 1 up in the second
Test score Aus lead 9-7
22 Nov 2022 12:54PM (Tournament); 39 Readers
Jamie lifts the ball at the peg and takes the long lift.......hits
Harry shoots 4th turn from after a C2 opening.....hits
Edmund is looking at various shot....taking position from where he lies is playable....lifts to A-baulk and shoots at the penult ball.......misses
A great post-lunch start for the English
22 Nov 2022 1:24PM (Tournament); 34 Readers
Samir croquets Edmund S of h4 and lays up near C2.
Harry has picked up a break
Jamie is going round.
22 Nov 2022 1:30PM (Tournament); 33 Readers
Edmund shoots......misses badly.
22 Nov 2022 1:31PM (Tournament); 32 Readers
Samir ignores Edmund's ball and rushes 5y NE of penult sending partner 3y S of the peg.......blobs to the jaws. Should finish from there if Edmund misses
22 Nov 2022 1:34PM (Tournament); 34 Readers
Edmund needs to hit.......can shoot at either ball......thinking......calls a ref, so he's shooting at the ball in penult..........hits!!!!
22 Nov 2022 1:38PM (Tournament); 34 Readers
Jamie misses a 1 yarder after 3-b into A-baulk.
Edmund takes game 1 +3
Huge 2 minutes for the Kiwis,
22 Nov 2022 1:40PM (Tournament); 31 Readers
Aaron has a standard tp ahead of him
22 Nov 2022 1:46PM (Tournament); 28 Readers
Harry fails 3-b
22 Nov 2022 1:47PM (Tournament); 28 Readers
Aaron doesn't peel 4-b after h3, but it might be rush-peelable
Jenny has made h1 and hit her return roquet
22 Nov 2022 1:52PM (Tournament); 33 Readers
Aaron rush-peels 4-b to the N boundary after h4. Sends peelee to 1-b before h6
22 Nov 2022 1:59PM (Tournament); 34 Readers
Game 2 Edmund 10y N of C4. Samir longish Westerly Duffer. Edmund shoots at partner from C3 to C4....misses. Samir shoots at Duffer.......misses to 12y E of C4
22 Nov 2022 2:04PM (Tournament); 25 Readers
Sorry, that should read misses to 12y E of C1
Edmund takes his 10yarder N .......hits
Jenny's break is not tidy and she hits a 4 yarder at her 2-b pioneer with partner as her 3-b pioneer
Aaron is on 2-b with 1 peel complete
22 Nov 2022 2:07PM (Tournament); 32 Readers
Aaron tries the death-roll to 3-b and has to jump backwards to avoid the rejected peelee......has a 4yarder at his 3-b pioneer......hits
22 Nov 2022 2:09PM (Tournament); 35 Readers
Jenny reaches 4-b with an OSL
Edmund makes a leave
22 Nov 2022 2:10PM (Tournament); 33 Readers
Harry lifts his backward ball near h2 and takes the short lift......he can't believe it misses
Aaron fails the penult peel on his way to 4-b, but it has stayed close in front
Samir takes a 26 yarder at Edmund.........misses
22 Nov 2022 2:15PM (Tournament); 32 Readers
Jenny doesn't get position at h1 and returns to partner
Aaron is peeling penult from the jaws
22 Nov 2022 2:17PM (Tournament); 27 Readers
Harry shoots from h1 at partner near C4......he can't believe it's missed again. Jenny shoots at partner .....it's a 12 yarder.......misses.
Aaron irish peels penult to right in front of rover
22 Nov 2022 2:20PM (Tournament); 29 Readers
Harry fails 3-b off partner.. Jenny shoots with her 4-b ball at Harry.....hits
Aaron has a 1ft 20 degree rover peel. Looking at either the stop shot peel or irish peel - he's not good from here.
22 Nov 2022 2:24PM (Tournament); 38 Readers
Aaron has spent 5 minutes deciding. He might even decide to not go for the peel. Most plays would just irish this.
22 Nov 2022 2:25PM (Tournament); 39 Readers
Harry hits Jenny with his 3-b ball
22 Nov 2022 2:29PM (Tournament); 42 Readers
Aaron is closer to 10 minutes for this potentially match deciding decision
22 Nov 2022 2:31PM (Tournament); 37 Readers
Peelee finishes in the front of the hoop and he's quite close with the striker's ball. Needs a floppy half jump - he's not good at this.
22 Nov 2022 2:32PM (Tournament); 38 Readers
Faults the shot
22 Nov 2022 2:33PM (Tournament); 38 Readers
Rover + rover is just an unacceptable finishing clip position. Jamie has a 4 yarder for a standard tp
22 Nov 2022 2:35PM (Tournament); 35 Readers
Harry makes 3-b and a leave that forces Jenny's backward ball to play. Jenny is looking whether she can get past the hoop to hit Harry.......goes to C4 where Harry might not be able to pick her off due to being hampered by partner
Edmund reaches 4-b with a spread
Jamie hits his 4 yarder
22 Nov 2022 2:38PM (Tournament); 41 Readers
Jamie makes h1 with a tp ahead of him
22 Nov 2022 2:39PM (Tournament); 42 Readers
Harry looking at his hampered 4.5 yarder.......hits it. Fails h1 off partner
Samir lifts the ball at the peg and takes the long lift......centre balls it off the S boundary - he'll be wishing he'd lifted the other ball now!!! Rolls off the lawn going to partner
Jamie hits hampered shot after h4 with a peel done and Vernica Carlisle applauds
22 Nov 2022 2:48PM (Tournament); 42 Readers
Jenny takes a 16 yarder with two balls at her hoop......middles it. Can she finish?
Edmund has a fairly free 17 yarder through Samir......shoots......misses
22 Nov 2022 2:51PM (Tournament); 39 Readers
Edmund gets another shot, but misses and Samir should get going.
Jenny pops Harry through h1 and doesn't get the 4-b peel after h3.
Jamie has the peelee at rover and is taking off to 4-b
22 Nov 2022 3:00PM (Tournament); 39 Readers
Jenny has moved peelee away from 4-b and I don't expect it to return.
Samir hampered after h3, but it looks easy......
Jamie's rover peel is shorter and straighter than Aaron's....it's through. Jamie wins +4tp to remain unbeaten and take England into a 10-9 lead in a huge reverse.
22 Nov 2022 3:05PM (Tournament); 41 Readers
England were in big trouble 20 minutes ago, now they are on the brink of victory.
22 Nov 2022 3:07PM (Tournament); 44 Readers
Jenny's peelee goes to 3-b (that's called a McCullough)
22 Nov 2022 3:08PM (Tournament); 38 Readers
Jenny has a sweep after 3-b....calls a ref.....hits
Samir reaches 4-b with an NSL
22 Nov 2022 3:21PM (Tournament); 42 Readers
Jenny reaches the peg with a max distance spread
22 Nov 2022 3:23PM (Tournament); 39 Readers
Harry lifts his backward ball at h2 and shoots from A-baulk at oppo.......restalks.....looks at various other shots......still thinking.....takes partner to B-baulk........shoots at partner and goes between peg and balll.
Edmund lifts the h4 ball which is his forward ball and takes the long lift........hits
22 Nov 2022 3:31PM (Tournament); 37 Readers
Forster pegs out to win the Test. If Aus beat Eng, they will retain the Mac. If they don't, they won't
22 Nov 2022 3:32PM (Tournament); 39 Readers
Jenny runs 4-b and has a 4 yarder North.....hits quarter ball
Edmund is making hoops with his 4-b ball.
22 Nov 2022 3:35PM (Tournament); 44 Readers
Edmund reaches peg and turns down 10y return roquet and plays to C4. Samir will have an 11 yarder with a ball 6 yards behhing with his h1 ball.
22 Nov 2022 3:40PM (Tournament); 52 Readers
Jenny makes all her hoop and fails to get a rush to the peg. Tries to peg out from 3y E of h6..........centre peg. ENG 10, NZ 10.
After losing the top 2 singles 0-4 to Aua, NZ win them 4-0 v England
22 Nov 2022 3:42PM (Tournament); 54 Readers
Samir turns down his target with his h1 ball and takes 16 yarder at partner from B-baulk - I think that's too defensive.......shoots.......misses. Edmund has various 16 yarders with his h1 ball all of which give breaks
22 Nov 2022 3:45PM (Tournament); 54 Readers
Edmund shoots at Samir.........for the Test......misses
22 Nov 2022 3:47PM (Tournament); 55 Readers
Samir has a 1footer with his 4-b ball and a 4.5 yarder with his h1 ball. I think he'll play his 4-b ball and peg Edmund out
22 Nov 2022 3:48PM (Tournament); 52 Readers
Samir takes a ballsy shot with his h1 ball......hits
22 Nov 2022 3:50PM (Tournament); 57 Readers
I'm told Ian v Jeff is still in game 1 after 7 hours
22 Nov 2022 3:59PM (Tournament); 35 Readers
Samir pegs out Edmund, rushes partner 7.5 yards N of C4 and plays into C2. I was expecting 2 off. Recap peg + 4-b v h1 + box
22 Nov 2022 4:26PM (Tournament); 36 Readers
Edmund takes his lift and attempts h1.........runs h1 to 5y E of C2. ....hits ball in C2..........rolls upto h2.......a bit short 5ft 30 degrees...........clangs to 3y SE
22 Nov 2022 4:31PM (Tournament); 39 Readers
Samir takes 8 yarder at Edmund.....flicks it. I'm guessing he's still not going to peg himself out
22 Nov 2022 4:33PM (Tournament); 43 Readers
Samir croquets Edmund just past h1 , hits partner and rolls up to C3. Edmund should take this every day of the week - 2 balls at his next hoop, although probably wired from the boundary ball. Edmund tries to run h2....misses to N boundary
22 Nov 2022 4:37PM (Tournament); 44 Readers
Samir rolls down towards C1 - that's a big shot. Striker's ball finishes on boundary and he dribbles back to partner behind h1, possibly wired??? Edmund is going vertical. The clip comes off h2. I feel the need...the need for speed.......goes over h2 and misses narrowly.
22 Nov 2022 4:42PM (Tournament); 40 Readers
Samir ignores Edmund and rushes 6y W of 4-b......approaches and will be retiring to N boundary....can Edmund see anything?
22 Nov 2022 4:44PM (Tournament); 45 Readers
Edmund shoots.........misses. That should be 1-1
22 Nov 2022 4:45PM (Tournament); 43 Readers
Samir equalises +12. 10-10, game all.
22 Nov 2022 4:50PM (Tournament); 39 Readers
Just a bit of history.
Eng beat NZ 11-10 in 2000
Eng beat NZ 11-10 in 2003
Eng beat NZ 11-10 in 2010
Will history repeat?
22 Nov 2022 4:54PM (Tournament); 37 Readers
If England wins, it will be a straight final for them against Australia.
If NZ win, Australia will win by beating England, but will not win if they lose.
If NZ win and Eng beat Australia in a very close match, NZ can still win by beating USA very heavily.
22 Nov 2022 4:57PM (Tournament); 35 Readers
The players will resume shortly
22 Nov 2022 5:09PM (Tournament); 45 Readers
Samir plays a supershot. Edmund to S of C2. Samir shoots at Edmund.......misses leaving a double. Edmund shoots at double..........hits
22 Nov 2022 5:14PM (Tournament); 48 Readers
Edmund rushes too close to the supershot and won't have a h2 pioneer
22 Nov 2022 5:17PM (Tournament); 44 Readers
Edmund rushes 3y NE of h1.......takes off and runs hoop.
22 Nov 2022 5:18PM (Tournament); 45 Readers
Edmund makes h2 and almost has a break
22 Nov 2022 5:20PM (Tournament); 42 Readers
Backward take-off to h3 required from 4-5 yards
22 Nov 2022 5:23PM (Tournament); 45 Readers
Good shot......but fails hoop.
22 Nov 2022 5:24PM (Tournament); 44 Readers
Samir has a 3yarder...........flicks it. Will have a 4 ball break if he can make h1..........runs it peg high and has a 5 yarder.........hits quarter ball and is away.
22 Nov 2022 5:28PM (Tournament); 50 Readers
Samir grovels through 1-b and is hampered........calls a ref......hits
22 Nov 2022 5:40PM (Tournament); 53 Readers
Samir reaches 4-b and makes a sort of spread, which looks like it is open and ends up laying up tight in C4. It's raining.
22 Nov 2022 5:53PM (Tournament); 53 Readers
The ball at the peg is for h3, so I'd lift the other one.
22 Nov 2022 5:55PM (Tournament); 57 Readers
Edmund can't resist the open 11 yarder with his h3 ball which gives a difficult pick-up.......misses
22 Nov 2022 5:56PM (Tournament); 49 Readers
The wind has dropped and Samir starts a standard tp.
22 Nov 2022 6:04PM (Tournament); 46 Readers
Samir raises a finger to claim the roquet on peelee after h3.
22 Nov 2022 6:05PM (Tournament); 46 Readers
Fails the 4-b peel after h3
22 Nov 2022 6:08PM (Tournament); 54 Readers
Samir sends his h6 pioneer to h6
22 Nov 2022 6:11PM (Tournament); 53 Readers
Samir makes 3-b and will be going to the peg with no peels
22 Nov 2022 6:23PM (Tournament); 54 Readers
Samir is hampered after 4-b - looks tricky
22 Nov 2022 6:24PM (Tournament); 55 Readers
Samir hits with a short jab.
22 Nov 2022 6:26PM (Tournament); 53 Readers
Driving rain sweeps across Cairnlea as Samir approaches rover
22 Nov 2022 6:34PM (Tournament); 55 Readers
He leaves Edmund's h3 ball 10y S of h3, the h1 ball just off mid W boundary and lays up in C2
22 Nov 2022 6:36PM (Tournament); 57 Readers
Last shot time for NZ
22 Nov 2022 6:38PM (Tournament); 61 Readers
Edmund lifts the h3 ball and goes to B-baulk and takes the short lift.............misses
22 Nov 2022 6:41PM (Tournament); 57 Readers
Samir joins Edmund up 7 yards apart and doesn't get a good rush to 4b. Rushes to 7 yards away
22 Nov 2022 6:45PM (Tournament); 63 Readers
Rolls up to 4-b (Edmund is on h3)
22 Nov 2022 6:45PM (Tournament); 61 Readers
Good shot - gets a 5 ft 10 degree hoop......runs it and that should be that
22 Nov 2022 6:46PM (Tournament); 61 Readers
Samir finishes +24 to take the Test for England 11-10. Many congratulations, an enthralling Test.
We now have a final between Australia and England starting on Thursday.
22 Nov 2022 6:52PM (Tournament); 67 Readers
That's all from me. I'll probably do some video commentary on the final.
22 Nov 2022 6:53PM (Tournament); 65 Readers
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