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Welcome back to Cairnlea for the final set of Tests. The weather is improved with a high of 17 today, rising to 27 degrees on Saturday and a peak wind of only 19km/h. Little rain is likely, so the lawns might pick up some pace by day 3.
Today we have three doubles in the final between defending Champions, Austalia and England. I'm going to guess at a 12-9 victory for the English. There has been a change in team order for the English, with James being dropped to number 5 and Jamie promoted to number 1. The doubles pairs remain unchanged.
In the wooden spoon match, Felix has Covid and won't be allowed to rejoin until he produces two negative Tests. Aaron is feeling under the weather, but is testing negative. So, today we have two doubles with the third cancelled. NZ have changed their pairings due to the loss of Felix and Aaron will partner Jenny with Greg sitting out the doubles until Felix returns. The singles order is unchanged with Felix at number 4.
I may get to do some video commentary today and if so Greg Bryant will ensure that this text commentary continues.
24 Nov 2022 8:17AM (Tournament); 21 Readers
So, how do the two finalists match up? Robbie Fletcher is the world number 1 and whilst he's made the odd error, has looked really strong. He's joined at the top of the orderby his brother Mal who has played really well in patches and more recently has looked a bit more shaky. They'll play against Jamie Burch and Harry Fisher. Jamie has been the pick of the players so far. His breaks aren't particularly tiday, but his hoop running and 3 yarders have been completely reliable. Harry had two good wins against Matt and Zack before losing both to Paddy and Jenny. Overall, the top two singles marginally favour Australia
24 Nov 2022 8:22AM (Tournament); 29 Readers
In the middle singles, Edward and Dwyane represent a weakness for Australia. Dwayne has improved as the event has progressed, but despite winning his last singles, Edward looks error-prone. They will be playing against Mark Avery and Samir Patel. Mark has been pure class and has only lost an error-free singles against Aaron. Samir has been more up and down, but has produced key performances under pressure and understands the game. England has a strong advantage in the middle
24 Nov 2022 8:25AM (Tournament); 30 Readers
In the bottom singles, Forster and Dumergue have hoards of experience. Forster has played reasonably well so far, but Dumergue has had more ups and downs. His 7 hour singles game on day 5 against Soo must send alarm bells ringing. They will play James Death and Christian Carter. Christian started badly, but put out an error free match on the final day of the crucial second Test v NZ, which should help his confidence. James has had a shocker, but I think the additional chances he'll get playing at the bottom willbe enough to get some wins for him. Therefore, I have England as having the advantage at the bottom.
24 Nov 2022 8:31AM (Tournament); 32 Readers
In the doubles, there are 5 volatile pairings and Avery and Burch, so once again, I think England have a slight advantage here. I could see Australia taking a 2-1 lead today, but England will expect the scoreline to be reversed.
Today's doubles are
Lawn 2 Edward + Mal v Harry + James
Lawn 3 Christian + Samir v Robbie + Dwayne
Lawn 4 Dumergue + Forster v Jamie + Mark
24 Nov 2022 8:37AM (Tournament); 34 Readers
No commentary slots available this morning, so I should be free for the next 3+ hours. The players are practising and I anticipate better play with the easier playing conditions. However, we should remember that we've got fresh hoops, so they will be at their most difficult today.
24 Nov 2022 8:43AM (Tournament); 35 Readers
In the wooden spoon match, we've got two interesting doubles
Lawn 1 Edmund & Paddy v Matt & Zack
Lawn 6 Aaron & Jenny v Ben & Stephen
24 Nov 2022 8:48AM (Tournament); 37 Readers
I've played in two Mac's in Australia before in 1993 an 2006, both at Rich River (plus Shepparton in 06). During those Mac's we had bus loads od spectators make the 3 hour journey from Melbourne to watch. This year, despite being much more accessible, the decline of AC can be seen by less than a dozen spectators on any day. I remember 200 people packed around lawn 1 at United in 2000 watching the deciding game. Will we ever return to those days?
24 Nov 2022 8:56AM (Tournament); 36 Readers
Forster & Dumergue look set to start. Let's hope for a fantastic final in what has been an excellent event
24 Nov 2022 8:57AM (Tournament); 36 Readers
Forster 9y N of C4. Mark S of C2. Ian shoots at partner from C3....there's a contrast in pace of play between these pairs.......misses to C4. Jamie hits partner and takes off to oppo
Matt lays a short supershot (level with h5). Paddy shoots at it from the end of A-baulk, misses badly on the left and finishes 2y E of C2. Zack shoots from B-Baulk.....hits
James says "let's go win". Mal to 10y N of C4, James to S of C2. Edward his partner from A-baulk, just stays on lawn going to C2 and makes DL
24 Nov 2022 9:05AM (Tournament); 40 Readers
Chrtstian 10y N of 4. Dwayne S of C2. Samir shoots at partner from A-Baulk....misses. Robbie shoots from A-baulk......hits
Zack makes h1, misapproaches h2 and retires to C4. Edmund hits 6 yarder
Jamie makes h1, but is hampered after the hoop.....calls a ref......turns down hampered shot and shoots at partner near C2.....hits.
Harry shoots from B-baulk.....misses. Edward has a break
Aaron 9y N of C4. Morgan Duffer. Jenny shoots at partner from C3, misses to C4. Ben misses Duffer. Jenny misses partner to C3. Morgan misses partner. Aaron shoots at oppo......hits - possibly the wrong ball.
24 Nov 2022 9:12AM (Tournament); 44 Readers
Jamie fails h2. Ian takes 10 yarder at ball on h2...........middles it.
Robbie makes h1 with work to do.
Edmund makes a leave.
Aaron over-approaches h1 and retires to partner
24 Nov 2022 9:15AM (Tournament); 41 Readers
Ian rolls a ball to h1 going to partner near C4 and calls a ref to see if he is still on the lawn, .....yes, he's got a rush to h1
Robbie has a break
24 Nov 2022 9:17AM (Tournament); 39 Readers
Got start for the Aussies, but it's early days
24 Nov 2022 9:18AM (Tournament); 41 Readers
Good start, that should read. Morgan misses a 20 yarder at partner. Jenny plays.
24 Nov 2022 9:19AM (Tournament); 39 Readers
Edmund has made a leave where he is 5-6 yards from partner. Matt plays to an unusual spot 11y W of C3 (Zack is 2y W of the middle of the E boundary)
Ian fails h1 giving Mark a break
24 Nov 2022 9:21AM (Tournament); 38 Readers
Paddy plays......hits. Sends a ball to h1 and rushes the other 6y N of h1 - he won't approach from there - makes a leave.
It's cold in the clubhouse with the doors open for anti-Covid measures. Not sure my hands will survive.
Edward reaches 4-b with an NSL - that will be a relief for the Aussies. The ball at h4 is slightly open and may offer a target from A-Baulk.
Mark, Robbie and Jenny all have breaks.
24 Nov 2022 9:27AM (Tournament); 38 Readers
Matt corners in C4.
Harry and James inspect the shot from A-baulk.......wander to C3 because Edward's last shot sent partner off the lawn when I thought Mal was asking for him to leave a rush. So, there's definitely a potential defensive double target from B-baulk if they lift the ball at h4, which is what Harry does
24 Nov 2022 9:30AM (Tournament); 43 Readers
Harry shoots from a couple of yards W of C3.......hits the back ball rushes it to near C4 - this will be tricky to get going from, you can't trust this E boundary.
24 Nov 2022 9:32AM (Tournament); 46 Readers
Edmund rolls up to h1 from C4 and gets a runnable hoop, but it gains little and Paddy will be getting him to return to partner near C4
24 Nov 2022 9:33AM (Tournament); 45 Readers
Harry rushes to the end of A-baulk, rolls up to h1.....decent shot...2ft 10 degrees....runs it with a forward rush. Makes h2 and h3 and plays a really bad roll after h3 and goes off the laen 4y N of C4, Mal hits 4 yarder.
Robbie reaches 4-b. Turns down a risky attempt at a spread and makes an OSL - disappointing.leave after a 4 ball break. Christian lifts the Easterly ball and takes the short lift.......hits
Mat shoots from h1 to oppos........misses. Edmund plays, rushes to h1 from near C3, gets a 2 ft 30 degree hoop and runs it off the N boundary. Shoots at partner at h3......misses
Mark reaches 4-b with a spread
Jenny reaches 4-b with a spread
24 Nov 2022 9:42AM (Tournament); 42 Readers
The Americans miss oppos and Paddy takes a 6 yarder......hits....good chance for a break, but not trivial.
Ian lifts the ball at h2 and shoots at partner from B-Baulk.....hits and immediately takes off the lawn next to oppo - that was just a 16y take-off.
Ben lifts the ball at h2 and takes the long lift.......hits
Mal plays some poor strokes and rolls to h1 from 13y N........short.....and he's left partner 4y N of h1......retires to C2 - a let-off for the Harry and James
24 Nov 2022 9:48AM (Tournament); 41 Readers
Ben has a break
Christian is close to having his break under control
Harry takes a 16 yarder at partner......hits
Paddy has a break
Jamie has made h2, but is hampered.....hits and has a break
24 Nov 2022 9:51AM (Tournament); 40 Readers
Ben fails a jump at h2 leaving Jenny a 6 yarder or Aaron a 9 yarder. Aaron takes his 9 yarder.......hits
Christian fails h3. Dwayne is in
24 Nov 2022 9:53AM (Tournament); 38 Readers
Jamie peels 4-b after h3.
Harry has made h4 and h5 but is still picking up his break
24 Nov 2022 9:56AM (Tournament); 44 Readers
Aaron approaches h1 from 8y E off partner...good shot.....he's got a stanndard triple ahead of him
24 Nov 2022 9:57AM (Tournament); 47 Readers
Dwayne doesn't get in front of h1 and retires to partner near C3 with oppos at h1+h2. Christian corners the ball at h1 to C4. Dwayne misses his 2-3 yard rush on Robbie to 15y N of C1.
Jamie fails to peels penult after h6 and it bounces 3y W.
Paddy looks to pop Zack through h2 before h6 - jawses. Completes pop with rush peel before 1-b
24 Nov 2022 10:02AM (Tournament); 40 Readers
Aaron jawses 4-b peel after h3
Paddy puts Matt's ball in h2 after 1-b
Samir shoots from h2 at Christian in C4.....misses. Dwayne shoots at oppos.......hits
24 Nov 2022 10:04AM (Tournament); 41 Readers
Harry rolls partner into front of 3-b before 3-b and may need to bombard it away
24 Nov 2022 10:05AM (Tournament); 40 Readers
Harry ends up trying to jump over partner and fails 3-b. Edward has a 5 yarder. Mal has a 9 yard lift
24 Nov 2022 10:07AM (Tournament); 42 Readers
Paddy leaves Zack 5y NE of h4 and lays up 12y S of C2 leaving Edmund a rush to 7y E of C2
Dwayne has a break
Aaron goes back after h4 and does the rush-peel at 4-b
Jamie peels penult before 4-b. Needs a straight rover peel
Edward hits the 5 yarder and will make a leave.
24 Nov 2022 10:11AM (Tournament); 45 Readers
Matt lifts the ball in h2 and takes the long lift from C1........misses badly to 8y S of C2 - that's not a dreadful place to miss to on this occasion
24 Nov 2022 10:14AM (Tournament); 40 Readers
Jamie finishes his triple - he's made them look much easier than other players.
24 Nov 2022 10:17AM (Tournament); 38 Readers
Dwayne is well progressed on a triple and has just rush-peeled penult before 2-b with good pioneers at 2-b and 3-b
24 Nov 2022 10:20AM (Tournament); 38 Readers
Harry and James consider their options. James is inches off the S boundary 4y E of C1. Harry corners in C4. Mal plays a precision pick-up instead of the stoppo approach - that's a surprise. Makes h1 with plenty of work still to do.
Edmund runs h3 off the S boundary and takes a 10 yarder at partner at h4.....misses. I expect Zack to shoot at Matt near the W boundary from h3.......Zack shoots......misses
Aaron sets up for a delayed double
24 Nov 2022 10:25AM (Tournament); 37 Readers
Game 2 Mark 8y N of C4. Forster S of C2. Jamie shoots at partner from A-baulk......hits,
Edmund finds a 30 yarder at oppo from C3 - must be a target.....hits
24 Nov 2022 10:27AM (Tournament); 40 Readers
Jamie makes a DL. Ian shoots from C3......hits
Edmund has a break
Mal still picking up a break.....now has a break
Aaron fails penult peel before 4-b
Dwayne fails to peel rover and finishes rover + peg with him tight in C2 and oppos at the peg and C4
24 Nov 2022 10:33AM (Tournament); 41 Readers
Samir takes what must be a double from the peg to C2..........misses
Mal jawses the 4-b peel before h6
Ian misses his rush to h1. Mark shoots to join partner....misses
Aaron aborts his irish peel at penult......Kiwis in clubhouse ecstatic.
24 Nov 2022 10:38AM (Tournament); 40 Readers
Forster goes to C3.
Aaron reaches peg + penult and is making a spread
Robbie makes rover, bt has no rush to partner near C4
24 Nov 2022 10:43AM (Tournament); 38 Readers
Mark misapproaches h1 and plays 7y W of partner at h2. Ian takes free shot through to N boundary.......misses
Mal sets up for delayed double. Rush-peels penult to rover before 4-b
Edmund reaches peg with no peels and makes a reverse horizontal spread.
Robbie makes a leave near C3 for peg + peg
Morgan lifts the ball at the peg and takes the lift from A-Baulk - he may have a target......shoots......hits
24 Nov 2022 10:49AM (Tournament); 41 Readers
Zack lifts the ball at the peg and shoots from C1.....middles it to the N boundary, so will need a good take-off to get a rush now. Fails h3.
Mal doesn't get peelee perfectly in front of rover from fairly close.....he's got a 1ft 40 degree peel........still lining it up.....plays it into the jawses and in my opinion is too close to easily clear it........don't like the choice......plays a standing up jump and gets nowhere near clearing it. Peels partner but doesn't run hoop
Morgan has a break
Jamie has a break
24 Nov 2022 10:58AM (Tournament); 43 Readers
Harry (3-b) has a 1footer and James (h1) has a 4 yarder. Should be easy for Harry to make 3-b and cross-wire at h1
24 Nov 2022 10:59AM (Tournament); 41 Readers
Dwayne has a 4yard peg out.......hits to take the first +23
24 Nov 2022 11:00AM (Tournament); 40 Readers
Edmund takes a 17 yarder..........hits
24 Nov 2022 11:01AM (Tournament); 41 Readers
Harry plays and roquets Mal out of the jaws of rover. He's chosen a defensive and imprecise method to make 3-b and get the h1 crosswire. Fails 3-b off the peg ball
Edmund makes a leave
Jamie reaches 4-b with a spread
Morgan leaves Aaron's peg ball in h2 after 1-b
24 Nov 2022 11:06AM (Tournament); 45 Readers
Jamie's spread is very near to C4. Forster lifts ball at h2 and takes short lift......misses.
Morgan reaches 4-b with a reverse NSL with ball in h2. Aaron lifts ball in h2 and takes long lift from C1.......misses
Zack corners to 1ft N of C1. Paddy has a rush from C2 to a ball on the S boundary 8y W of C4. Paddy doesn't get a good rush to 4-b and rolls to 4-b from 20 yards. Gets runnable hoop.....3ft 45 degrees......returns to partner
Edward makes a leave. James shoots from 27 yards......hits.
Game 2 Robbie 9y N of C4. Samir S of C2. Dwayne misses partner from A-baulk. Christian shoots from A-baulk.......misses
24 Nov 2022 11:17AM (Tournament); 42 Readers
Matt plays to C2.
James makes h1 and has a 4-ball break if he rushes to h2 from 10 yards
24 Nov 2022 11:20AM (Tournament); 38 Readers
Edmund plays and makes a leave for Paddy level with h6 on the E boundary with a rush to 4-b
Ben plays some good shots and has made h2 with a potential standard tp ahead of him
James has a break.
Robbie is hampered after h1.....hits
Mark has a break, bt has not peeled 4-b after h3 - it might e rush-peelable though
24 Nov 2022 11:22AM (Tournament); 41 Readers
To be more accurate, James has a standard quadruple ahead of him
Matt moves from C2 to C4
24 Nov 2022 11:23AM (Tournament); 41 Readers
Ben fails 4-b peel after h3, but it looks like it is rush-peelable. Has 5 yard return roquet after h4.....hits
Paddy rushes poorly to 4-b and just makes another leave tight in C3
James does not go for 3-b peel after h4. Makes h5 and discusses options for leaves - peg ball in h4 looks ok to me!!
24 Nov 2022 11:29AM (Tournament); 44 Readers
Robbie has a break.
Mark has made 1-b and the peelee still lurk near the jaws of 4-b
Zack shoots from C1 to C4.....middles it
24 Nov 2022 11:31AM (Tournament); 43 Readers
Ben doesn't manage to rush-peel or peel partner before h6
24 Nov 2022 11:31AM (Tournament); 41 Readers
Ben's partner ball is sent to 2-b
James's break is getting a bit scrappy.
Zack gets a C3 cannon, so should go round
24 Nov 2022 11:34AM (Tournament); 44 Readers
Poor cannon from Zack leaves a 4y approach.....it's ok, bt he runs h3 by 15 yards and has to hit his h4 pioneer. Fails h4 off Edmund. Edmund hits and will make another leave.
James has the peg ball in NSL position rather than in h4 after 3-b. Still time to improve it. Has a longer than ideal 4-b....copes. Reaches the peg. Recap peg + 3-b v rover + peg. Makes an NSL
Ben is hampered after 1-b.....hits the sweep.
Mark has reached peg with 1 peel and a defensive OSL (ball on E boundary)
Robbie reaches 4-b with an MSL with some of the ball at h4 sticking out.
24 Nov 2022 11:44AM (Tournament); 42 Readers
Forster needs to lift the E boundary and hit the short lift......Ian takes the short lift instead.......misses
Samir looking at target from A-baulk. Christian lifts ball and h4 and takes long lift......misses
James tries to tidy up the ball at h4 after rover......nope, he's rushing it to the peg and pegging it out Pegs out and remarkably chooses to go in C2, 10y away from Mal's ball.
24 Nov 2022 11:50AM (Tournament); 45 Readers
Matt shoots at oppo....misses - that should be game 1 (3 hours +23)
Mal takes his 10 yarder......hits
24 Nov 2022 11:51AM (Tournament); 44 Readers
Mal takes off to Harry's ball and rolls to rover....gets 4 y position......clangs
Dwayne picks up a break
24 Nov 2022 11:53AM (Tournament); 42 Readers
Harry has a 10 yarder, but may be able to join partner in C2 and leave Mal hampered at rover
24 Nov 2022 11:54AM (Tournament); 41 Readers
Jamie finishes +26 to put the first point on the board.
Paddy is hampered after penult.....hits
Harry joins James near C2 (Mal can't run rover)
24 Nov 2022 11:56AM (Tournament); 44 Readers
Ben reaches peg. It looks like it was a reverse spread and Jenny has lifted the ball at the peg and missed the long lift from C1.
24 Nov 2022 11:57AM (Tournament); 46 Readers
Mal shoots from rover to C2.........misses. Tough finish from 3-b for Harry
24 Nov 2022 11:57AM (Tournament); 40 Readers
James plays and makes a leave near C4
Good comeback from 2 breaks down on lawn 6 as Morgan finishes +4
Paddy wins the first +23
24 Nov 2022 12:02PM (Tournament); 38 Readers
Dwayne fails 4 leaving options for Samir and Christian. Samir opts to play but doesn't get a rush to 1 and over approaches. They're now discussing their leave.
James chose to play and had a leave in C4. Mal went to the end of a-baulk. Harry has run 3b and is setting a leave in C3.
24 Nov 2022 12:06PM (Tournament); 36 Readers
Mal goes just outside C2
Dwayne is shooting...
24 Nov 2022 12:08PM (Tournament); 35 Readers
Misses. Samir is in play again.
Harry sticks in 4b leaving Mal an 18 yarder. He misses leaving Harry with another opportunity to finish.
24 Nov 2022 12:12PM (Tournament); 38 Readers
Harry runs his hoop from the jaws and misses a 2 yarder at black! He ended up at rover leaving Mal a trivial finish. +4 to Mal and Ed.
Samir is hampered and misses a 15 yarder at partner. This leaves Robbie's black ball still in the jaws of 4b and Dwayne near hoop 2.
24 Nov 2022 12:17PM (Tournament); 34 Readers
All other games are having lunch.
Robbie runs his hoop and hits a 12 yarder.
24 Nov 2022 12:20PM (Tournament); 28 Readers
Robbie has made the remaining 2 hoops and is having a ds.
24 Nov 2022 12:27PM (Tournament); 28 Readers
Samir take a shot from where the balls lie and misses. Dwayne now has a good opportunity to win the match.
24 Nov 2022 12:34PM (Tournament); 29 Readers
Dwayne seems to have over approached 3b out of nowhere and retires to C2. Looks like they're now taking lunch.
24 Nov 2022 12:46PM (Tournament); 30 Readers
A ring-in picking up commentary while Chris does a stint in the livestream commentary box.....
24 Nov 2022 1:55PM (Tournament); 27 Readers
Players have returned from lunch. On lawn 1, Australia lead 1-0. In game 2, Death is for the peg, Fisher for penault. Wilson is in play approaching hoop 3, partner for hoop 1
24 Nov 2022 1:58PM (Tournament); 25 Readers
On lawn 3, Australia lead 1-0. Samir has just gone round, giving contact and pegged out Robbie peg + 1 v 3-b + box
24 Nov 2022 2:04PM (Tournament); 28 Readers
On lawn 6, it's break all and the Yanks have got the innings and are game up
24 Nov 2022 2:07PM (Tournament); 29 Readers
Matt is on a break for 2-b and has no peels done on lawn 1 against 1+1
24 Nov 2022 2:08PM (Tournament); 31 Readers
Christian has the innings and is laying up near C3 with Dwayne near C1 - not ideal when you are h1 and thye are 3-b
24 Nov 2022 2:09PM (Tournament); 28 Readers
Edward has reached 4-b. He leaves Harry 5y NE of h4, James mid-W boundary and lays up tight in C2. It's an ok leave, but could have had greater distance.
Matt rush-peels 4-b before 3-b - that was really dangerous - the ball was well out of 4-b and had it jawsed, he had no shot.
24 Nov 2022 2:13PM (Tournament); 28 Readers
Matt irish peels penult to just S of the peg
24 Nov 2022 2:15PM (Tournament); 28 Readers
Harry lifts the ball near h4 and takes the short lift from B-baulk........hits
Matt rushes peelee 4ft in front of rover
24 Nov 2022 2:16PM (Tournament); 27 Readers
Morgan fails h1 off Jenny, who is for 4-b
Christian lays up near C1.
24 Nov 2022 2:17PM (Tournament); 27 Readers
Matt plays a stop shot peel which goes through by 2 yards and he runs rover by 2 feet and finishes +26tp to equalise.
Harry is approaching h4 from 10y W of C4.....gets a 5ft 30 degree hoop.......retires to partner
24 Nov 2022 2:20PM (Tournament); 25 Readers
Dwayne goes to C4. Christian makes h1 and lays up near C2
Mal takes a 22 yarder......hits
Morgan takes a 24 yarder.....misses
24 Nov 2022 2:22PM (Tournament); 28 Readers
Mal gets a cannon on the end of A-baulk - handy. Should have a standard tp from here.
24 Nov 2022 2:25PM (Tournament); 32 Readers
Mal plays the canno poorly and has a 5y approach to h1 with a ball near h6......good approach....runs it by 13 yards and hits the ball near h6 to near C3
24 Nov 2022 2:27PM (Tournament); 30 Readers
Aaron hasn't got going and has made a leave
24 Nov 2022 2:27PM (Tournament); 31 Readers
Ben corners to C3
Mal now has a delayed tp ahead of him.
Christian is laying up wired behind h2
24 Nov 2022 2:33PM (Tournament); 27 Readers
Dwayne moves to C1. Christian has now made h4 and has a longish rush to h5.
24 Nov 2022 2:37PM (Tournament); 27 Readers
Christian rushes well to h5 and makes it with a rush to h6
Mal peels 4-b before h6
24 Nov 2022 2:38PM (Tournament); 26 Readers
Christian makes h6 and rushes to 1-b.....chance to lay up at 1-b for a wired rush-peel for the peg ball.......calls Samir on
24 Nov 2022 2:40PM (Tournament); 28 Readers
Morgan moves to C4
Game 3 Matt standard supershot. Paddy S of C2. Zack misses Paddy. Edmund shoots at double.....hits
Christian opts to make 1-b and splits off the lawn with a wide join S of C2.
24 Nov 2022 2:48PM (Tournament); 27 Readers
Dwayne shoots at Christian in C2 from B-baulk missing on the left
24 Nov 2022 2:50PM (Tournament); 29 Readers
Aaron has made a hoop and is looking at making a leave, but may be giving a wiring lift away - they lie on the ground,
24 Nov 2022 2:51PM (Tournament); 28 Readers
Mal has reached the peg. He leaves Harry's h4 ball 5y NE of h4, James in the middle of W boundary and lays up in C2 (same leave as last time) Recap peg + penult v 4 + 4-b
24 Nov 2022 2:53PM (Tournament); 25 Readers
Edmund hasn't done very well and now needs to approach h2 from C2 sending oppo to h4..........good shot and he now has a 5 yarder for a break.....hits
More cornering on lawn 6
Christian lays up near C1
24 Nov 2022 2:54PM (Tournament); 23 Readers
Harry lifts to B-baulk and takes the short lift.......misses
24 Nov 2022 2:56PM (Tournament); 25 Readers
Aaron makes aother leave.
Christian croquets Dwayne into h4 from near C2 - that's not good
24 Nov 2022 2:57PM (Tournament); 30 Readers
Wilson rushes 6y short of 4-b.....approaches, runs an angled 4-b to much applause.
Morgan takes a very long shot.....misses
Christian plays to mid-E boundary. Dwayne take shis wiring lift and shoots at Samir near h2 - 9 yarder.....misses
24 Nov 2022 3:02PM (Tournament); 23 Readers
Wilson finishes +14 to make it Aus 1, Eng 1
Samir picks off 4 yarder at Dwayne and will make a leave
Aaron is approaching h2 with control and a standard tp ahead of him
24 Nov 2022 3:04PM (Tournament); 26 Readers
Samir lays up near C2 with Dwayne at 3-b Recap peg + 3-b v box + 3-b
24 Nov 2022 3:07PM (Tournament); 27 Readers
Edmund reaches 4-b with a spread.
Aaron can't hit peelee after h3 and leaves it there and rolls down to h4 to continue his break
24 Nov 2022 3:09PM (Tournament); 27 Readers
Dwayne's rush to 3-b hits rover and bounces SW
24 Nov 2022 3:11PM (Tournament); 27 Readers
Dwayne is just short on his approach and takes position
Aaron sets up a delayed tp. Ends up rushing partner to h6
The peg ball might just see partner on Edmund's leave.....Zack lifts the ball at h2 and takes the long lift......misses
24 Nov 2022 3:14PM (Tournament); 34 Readers
Samir plays to C1. Dwayne runs 3-b by 10 yards and plays mid-W boundary. Christian moves from C2 to C4
Aaron is hampered after h6 and has a 6 yarder on his escape ball at 4-b.......hits and will be sending partner to 2-b
Paddy makes h1.
24 Nov 2022 3:19PM (Tournament); 25 Readers
Dwayne shoots at Samir in C1......misses. The best leave from here involves Dwayne near C2, Samir on the wire of 3-b and Christian between 3-b and the S boundary open on Dwayne
24 Nov 2022 3:21PM (Tournament); 24 Readers
Samir sends Dwayne towards C2 and lays in near C4.
Paddy fails h2. Matt shoots from h3 to h2........hits
24 Nov 2022 3:22PM (Tournament); 23 Readers
Matt made a leave I think and Edmund hit. Edmund makes a leave and Zack corners - that's really defensive - Paddy has a rush to h2 from 5 yards away and a ball at h4. Paddy fails to get a rush out of h2
Dwayne takes a 35 yarder.....misses. Christian is making a mess of the subsequent trun and now has partner N of 3-b, oppo N of h3 and has a shot left to play. He's looking at the S boundary 8y away from partner which will leave cuddling options
Aaron reaches peg with no peels and makes a spread
24 Nov 2022 3:36PM (Tournament); 24 Readers
Christian goes to C4 which is a much better place.
24 Nov 2022 3:36PM (Tournament); 28 Readers
Morgan lifts the ball at the peg and takes the short lift.....hits. Makes h1 with break. Will they peg Aaron out?
Paddy rolls off h3 from h2 to 1ft straight, hits 5y return roquet and now has chance of break again....needs 5y backward take-off at h4......5ft hoop.......runs it and is away.
Dwayne plays mid-E boundary and Christian hits 9yarder at partner and lays up at least partially wired near C2
24 Nov 2022 3:42PM (Tournament); 29 Readers
Paddy just tickles his h5 pioneer and then misapproaches....tries a flip.....good shot
24 Nov 2022 3:43PM (Tournament); 27 Readers
Morgan gets a standard triple out
24 Nov 2022 3:45PM (Tournament); 26 Readers
Dwayne goes to C1.
Morgan hasn't done any tps this event......so far. Looks like the 4-b is in the front of the jaws after h3.
Christian tries to lay up wired near 3-b
24 Nov 2022 3:48PM (Tournament); 28 Readers
I'll be leaving to do video commentary at 4pm
24 Nov 2022 3:49PM (Tournament); 27 Readers
Paddy has a 1y 30 degree 2-b.......shakes his head.......clangs
24 Nov 2022 3:50PM (Tournament); 27 Readers
Dwayne moves to C2. Christian makes 3-b
Zack takes the 4-ball break Paddy has given away.
Morgan rush-peels 4-b by inches after h4 - should just be able to get to his h5 pioneer
24 Nov 2022 3:52PM (Tournament); 27 Readers
Christian rolls back towards C4, wired????
Morgan fails h5 off Jenny with two balls at 4-b - can Jenny see anything??
24 Nov 2022 3:55PM (Tournament); 28 Readers
Jenny calls a ref.....hits. That should be game all
24 Nov 2022 3:56PM (Tournament); 29 Readers
Dwayne takes his 38 yarder.....misses
24 Nov 2022 3:56PM (Tournament); 28 Readers
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