England beat South Africa 10-5
England names first
Fulford & Higgins beat Bamford & Mazibuko +1 (T)
Avery & Mulliner lost to Suter & Hobbs -3
Avery & Mills beat Suter & Dladla +13
Fulford & Mulliner beat Bamford & Hobbs +11
Fulford beat Suter +17TP +19
Mulliner lost to Bamford -16TP -22TP
Mulliner beat Suter +17TP -3TP +18
Avery lost to Bamford -6 OTP -26TP
Fulford beat Hobbs +20 +24TP
Fulford beat Bamford +26TP +12 TP
Avery beat Suter +21 -17TP +17
Mulliner beat Hobbs +25TP +26TP
Mills lost to Mazibuko +18 -6 -6
Higgins lost to Mazibuko -5(T) -3
Avery beat Hobbs +17TP +26TP
Mills v. Dladla unfinished 1 game all
Higgins v. Dladla unfinished 1 game all
2 games unfinished.
Rob vs. Reg
Lawn 1 Edgbaston (I did my first tournament TP on it), flat, a degree of patchiness that meant most touch shots needed reading and hoop approaches were unreliable, though morning rain meant it was only medium paced, decent hoops.
Reg won the toss and went first
1 U to 5y SW of peg
2 R hits U gently from the end of A-baulk, sends U to 2y short of C2, goes off 2 foot N of C4.
3 K hits U, plays pass roll sending U to peg finishing just short of 4, misses R into C4.
4 Y hits K, goes to 4b with diagonal spread laying up level with rover.
5 U misses R from end of A-baulk
6 Y finishes
I went first
1 U to 3y S and 1y W of peg
2 R hits U gently from C1, plays thick take-off approach to 2 foot straight in front of 1, starts two ball break. Opts not to rush to 3b after making 2b and deliberately leaves U 5y S of C3 and R 6y N of C1.
3 K rushes U down the boundary 15y, sends U to 2 and makes 1 off R. Goes to 4b leaving all 3 balls near maximum length position on W boundary.
4 Y hits, starts quadruple, mis-approches 6 in stroke also sending escape ball over for 4-back peel. Fails 50:50 hoop (and chance for best game yet?).
5 U finishes
Fulford bt Bamford +26TP+12TP