Eton Fives Kinnaird 2014 highlights
Selected Clips from the 2014 Kinnaird Cup final from the 'Overhead Camera' viewpoint. Thanks to Eton College for hosting the event.
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What is Eton Fives?
In a time when sport is often all about money and big business, it is good to find a game which has barely changed since its creation, nearly two centuries ago.
The rules of fives are similar to squash apart from when the ball hits the buttress. If you fail to hit the ball above the ledge around the court, you lose the point. Like squash, you can only score when you’re serving.
Players wear padded leather gloves, since the ball is quite hard. It is only played as a doubles game - two teams of two players. It’s a game of honour and with no umpire or referee, the players must confess their own foul.
Not only is it an extremely fast game, but also one of great skill.
Unlike most other sports, it is thought left-handers have a sneaky advantage owing to the design of the court. Better still, the ambidextrous players have an advantage over both, since shots can be played with either hand.
Eton Fives at Westway
Eton Fives at the Westway Sports Centre, an introduction broadcast on National Television
How to return the cut in Eton fives by John Reynolds and demonstrated by Seb Cooley. Clips from national championships for the Kinnaird Cup feature Seb Cooley, Tom Dunbar, Pete Dunbar, James Toop, Matt Wiseman, George Campbell and Doug Foster.
Eton Fives Kinnaird Cup Final 2010
Matthew Wiseman and James Toop vs. Tom Dunbar and Peter Dunbar.
Eton Fives Highgate Thursday night practice 250517
Jon Ho + Ashley Lumbard VS Joe Marks + Emily Scoones
Adult language can be heard in this video, viewer discretion is advised.
Eton Fives - Abs Vs Roopdawg at Highgate 04.01.2011 - Match 2
Second Bottom court match!
Eton Fives - Abs Vs Roopdawg 19.06.11 - 2
Rugby Fives National Doubles Final 2013
Defending Champions Grant & Tristao take on Brooks & Ellison in this nailbiting final.
Only the first game was filmed.
The action took place on the 7th April and Alleyn's School, Dulwich.
Eton Fives: Barber Cup semi-final
Barber Cup semi-final at Eton 31/01/10. First pair match between James Toop & Peter White (Olavians) and Doug Foster & George Campbell (Lancing)
Eton Fives - Abs Vs Roopdawg - 19.06.11
Bottom court match for jokes after ages!
Cameo from crow at around 8:30. The crow delves into my bag, and steals and opens a cereal bar. What a chief.
Eton Fives - Abs Vs Roopdawg at Highgate 04.01.2011 - Match 1
Bring on the new year with our first bottom court match!
Eton Fives Kinnaird Cup
Kinnaird Cup quarter-final. John Reynolds & Doug Foster vs Ed Taylor and T Walters. 11 time former champion John Reynolds proves he's still got it!
Eton Fives Tournament - Scholars & Rogues
This is a school Tournament from 2009 where a teacher and pupil pair up to play together.
Eton Fives: Varsity Match 2010
Robert Desmond & Laurie Brock of Cambridge against Rex Worth & Peter Stewart of Oxford at first pair in the Eton Fives Varsity Match at Eton 06/03/10.
Eton Fives: Old Cholms Vs Old Olavians 1 17.10.10
Cholms pair 2 (Abhishek Bhattacharya and Guy Chapman) vs Olavians pair 2 (David Mew and George Campbell) at Eton College.
Eton Fives: North Oxford vs Cambridge University 015.avi
Spencer Chapman & Nigel Cox of North Oxford vs Will Illingworth & Alfred Jackson of Cambridge University in a friendly fixture at Eton 13/02/10
Eton Fives: Old Boys Varsity Match 2010
Keith Turnbull & Jon Turnbull of Cambridge against Richard Black & Ian MacAuslan of Oxford at fourth pair in the Old Boys Eton Fives match at Eton 06/03/10.
Eton Fives Scholars & Rogues 2010
Eton Fives tournament where a teacher pairs up with a school pupil.