The City of Manchester 2004 Solomon Trophy Day 3 - GB leads US 15-3
GB clinched the match today winning all seven remaining singles matches.
US came very close in two of the matches. Mik Mehas and Chris Clarke got into a pegged out ending with Mik for 1-back and Chris for 1-back and peg. Mik developed a great opportunity by rolling up to 1-b from corner 3 and then running it from 5 yards angled, but ended the turn by sticking in 4-b off Chris's 1-b ball with the peg ball nearer 1-b than penult. Doug had an even better chance but peeling rover going to 3-back peeled partner off the lawn.
Play was heavily interrupted by rain/hail and many thanks go to the Bury members who set to work with squeegee gear. Waterlogged conditions early in the turn were my excuse for sextuple ending with a crowd pleasing straight quad.
Maugham beat Cherry +23 -17 +26TP
Burrow beat Rosenberry +26TP +17
Gibbons beat Grimsley -8 +26TP +6TP
Kirby beat Lamm +2 +21TP
Fulford beat Mehas +6 +26SXP
Clarke beat Soo +24TP +26TP
Finished from yesterday: Clarke beat Mehas +3TP -26TP +4