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Eton Fives


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.

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.

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Eton Fives at Westway

Eton Fives at the Westway Sports Centre, an introduction broadcast on National Television

Cut return

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.

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Eton Fives

Jon Ho + Ashley Lumbard VS Joe Marks + Emily Scoones

Adult language can be heard in this video, viewer discretion is advised.

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!

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 Tournament - Scholars & Rogues

This is a school Tournament from 2009 where a teacher and pupil pair up to play together.

Eton Fives Scholars & Rogues 2010

Eton Fives tournament where a teacher pairs up with a school pupil.

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.

Scholars and Rogues Eton Fives Tournament 2015

Eton Fives tournament at Berkhamsted School where a pupil and staff member pair up together.

Video created by James Morrison.

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: Mens Under 25 Final 2011

Mens Under 25 Final 2011 at Eton: Andrew Joyce & Laurie Brock vs Ryan Perrie & Jeremy O'Neill

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Spencer Chapman & Nigel Cox of North Oxford vs Will Illingworth & Alfred Jackson of Cambridge University in a friendly fixture at Eton 13/02/10

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Eton Fives: North Oxford vs Oxford University friendly match at Summer Fields. Gareth Hoskins & Justin Shaw vs Rex Worth & James Batting

Eton Fives: Ladies Under 25 Final 2011

Ladies Under 25 Final 2011 at Eton: Karen Hird & Emily Scoones vs Ashley Lumbard & Annabel Griffiths

Eton Fives: Midlands Tournament 2010

Midlands Tournament 2010 final at Repton: Ant Theodossi & Ryan Perrie vs Mark Yates & Sid Simmons

Eton Fives: North Oxford vs Old Ipswichians

Textbook back court play from Graham Pulsford of North Oxford against the Ipswichians in a Division 2 match at Eton



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