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2017-09-07

ISS Day 2: From Our Reporter on the Spot

John van der Touw writes:

Today's match, between Victoria and South Australia at Wynnum, was even longer than yesterday's.

We had to get up earlier, because Wynnum is quite far from where we are staying, and the matches went for longer. In fact, it was well and truly dark as the last two games were being played. The flying foxes were circling, the lights were on and Victoria was trying to hold on to a slender lead.

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2017-09-06

ISS Day 1: From Our Reporter on the Spot

John van der Touw writes:

Winning 13 – 1 against Tasmania was a great start, but we can’t get carried away.

Because of winning the Interstate Shield last time, Victoria plays the other teams in reverse finishing order, so today we played Tasmania. Though this year the Tasmanian team is stronger, they were last year's wooden spooners. 

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Current news

News Date: 2017-09-08
Posted by: John van der Touw
Posted on: 2017-09-08
News Type: Golf

ISS Day 3: From Our Reporter on the Spot

John van der Touw writes:

Today Victoria played Queensland at McIlwraith.

The courts at McIlwraith were slower than the other courts. The photo possibly explains why. Bear in mind that the McIlwraith clubhouse is a two-storey building.

The courts are just around the corner from where the team is staying, which meant we could sleep in until 5:45 am.

We were 2 – 2 after the doubles, and 5 – 5 after the first round of singles. 

In the last round of singles, Trish Watts and Anna Miller managed to win their matches and the rest of us managed draws so, in the end, it was a 7 – 5 win to the Victorians.

Trish and Anna had particularly good days. Both won both their singles matches, and Trish had a hat-trick by winning her doubles as well (partnered by Jim Saunders).

We don’t have any photos from the mayoral reception. It was a pretty low-key event. I did take pictures of the Victorian and Queensland teams this morning. We are in uniform, but not wearing our blazers.

 

Full results for the Interstate Shield are on Croquetscores.

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Later news

2017-09-09

ISS Day 4: From Our Reporter on the Spot

John van der Touw writes:

Back at McIlwraith today for the test against NSW.

As usual, games were played in very good spirits and, as you can see from the photo, even the team mascots were getting on well.

We got off to a good start with a 2 – 0 lead after the doubles, and managed to increase the lead in each round: 5 – 2 after the first singles and 10 – 4 at the end of the day.

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2017-09-10

ISS Day 5: WA beats Victoria and wins the Shield

John van der Touw writes:

Western Australia are the champions. We got off to a good start at Wynnum today, with a 2 – 0 lead after the doubles, and held on to that two match lead with a 3 – 3 result for the first round of the singles.

However, WA stormed home to win four matches to one in the final round to win the test 6 – 5. As an indication of how close it was, the final hoop score was 128 – 128.

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