Play has commenced in the 3rd and 4th Tests
All doubles play is at Rich River today. Hoops have been reset in new holes, except the bowling green. All lawns have been mowed this morning. The bowling green had slowed to 12 seconds - it should now be 13 to 14
The weather forecast for today is:
Wind at 09:00:
Wind at 15:00:
Rain probability: 5% (< 1mm)
For the next three days the temperature is forecast at 33C, 35C and 36C.
Fulford & Clark defeated Soo & Lamm +26tp(Lamm) 26-11, +12tpo(Clarke)
Aiton & Kirby defeated Cherry & Huneycutt -15, +26tp(Aiton), +22
Avery & Maugham defeated Stark & Bidencope +26tp(Avery), +14otp(Stark)
Chapman & Westerby defeated Watts & Dumergue +12tpo(Chapman), -15tp(Watts) +11
Lowe & Wislang lost to Forster & Bassett -25, -26tp(Forster)
Bryant & Davis lost to Fleming & Clarke -26, -21
Huneycutt missed duffer 4th ball. Fleming 5th turn 9. Huneycutt missed lift. Clarke 7th turn triple.
After opening manoeuvres Cherry built a break to 4back. Aussies played dry until Huneycutt dug the balls out and went to peg. Cherry finished.
Clarke hit the duffer and set. Huneycutt missed. Fleming made 9 with 2-4 leave. Huneycutt missed leave. Clarke made 12. Huneycutt hit partner from peg and made 2. Fleming hit and finished.
Dumergue sets on 5th turn. Bidencope missed 26yard shot. Watts made 9, setting diagonal leave. Stark missed 17yard lift shot. Dumergue stuck 5th hoop with 1 peel done. Stark does 9. Dumergue misses leave. Bidencope 12 hoops. Dumergue misses Stark finishes.
Bidencope 9. Much to-ing and fro-ing; Watts 9. Dumergue to peg in 2 ball breaks. Watts finishes.
After opening Watts stuck in hoop 5 and Starks made 9 off the mistake. Further to-ing and fro-ing until Watts finally finishes with a double peel.
Forster hits 4th ball makes 9 with 2-4 leave. Soo hit lift made 9 with 2-4 leave. Bassett missed 17yd lift. Lamm made 3 but took off from ball at 3 and went out next to Bassett who stuck in 1back with 2 peels done. Lamm goes to 3back and misses, hampered stroke. Bassett finishes.
Forster 9. Lamm hits and sticks in hoop 5. Forster sets but Soo hits and make 6 hoops. Finally Lamm and Soo advance to peg after 6 hoops made by Bassett.
Dry play with constant setting up. Lamm and Soo cleared out with 9,12,5.
Lamm supershot opening paid dividends when he hit Forster's corner 2 ball and his pass roll set up hoop 2 with a rush to 1 and a break of 9 before Forster but the 4th ball into play.
Forster missed. Lamm set up and Forster missed again. Lamm tripled.
Forster won the opening and missed the 3B hoop. Lamm made 9. After a few misses Forster went to peg with back ball. After a break to the peg, Lamm pegged Forster out. After a typical pegged out battle Lamm crafted a 3ball break to the peg.
Standard opening with 3 missed roquets before Dumergue made 9. Cherry hit the lift made 9. Dumergue missed the 17yard lift and Cherry tripled out.
Dumergue won the opening corner 2 gambit and proceeded to a finish by a 9 and 17tp.
After missed duffer opening Stark roqueted and made 9. Fleming hit the 17yard and countered with 9. Stark missed 17 yard lift and Fleming tripled out.
Huneycutt made first 9 then continued after missed lift shot to go to peg with 1 peel on partner. Clarke hit the leave with the exposed ball on the peg and finished with a standard triple.
Huneycutt hit back with a solid triple to even the score.
Clarke came out after lunch with a convincing triple to take the match with a spectacular bombard peg-out.
Bassett made the first 9 and Bidencope hit the perfect leave. After setting Bidencope made 9 followed by a break to the peg with 2 peels done. Bassett hit after both players missed some easy roquets and had 3 peels done by 3B but jammed the hoop from an angle. Bidencope accepted and finished.
Soo's roquets and steady play kept Watts at bay enabling him to triple game 1 while Watts made 9 and stuck in 3B with an angled shot.
Soo won the opening and progressed to a 26-0 without difficulty.
After winning the opening Soo stuck in hoop 1. Watts was progressing to 3B but missed 7yard rush. Lamm made 9. Dumergue misses. Soo makes 4 with 1 peel sticking in 5th hoop. Dumergue quadruple peel ended after 1 peel and 6 hoops. Soo finishes with a double peel.
Super-shot opening by Lamm. l Dumergue misses. Soo fires firmly at double but misses into B-baulk. Watts made 9 with 1 peel on Lamm. Lamm misses lift. Dumergue misses rush to 1 and Soo makes 9. Lift missed. Lamm and Soo finish.
Stark won opening but stuck in hoop 2. Clarke made 9. Bidencope misses lift. Fleming makes 12 and 3 peels but roquets partner ball after rover peel. The long peg out was unsuccessful but opposition balls were distant when striker ball was pegged out. Bidencope misses. Game finished.
Clarke made the first 9, followed by a Bidencope 9. Fleming 17yd lift and Stark proceeded on a finishing break only to stick in hoop 5. Fleming accepted the gift and tripled out.