Qld v WA Test series

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results from Rossmoyne Bowling Club Clean sweep to Queensland
Queensland have swept to a comfortable 3-0 series win in both the Men’s and Women’s series against WA with a comprehensive win in the 3rd test at Rossmoyne Bowling Club. WA were left with only pride to play for after a gallant 2nd test effort came up just short but would be disappointed with the overall effort in the 3rd test. The Men losing 41-60 and the Women also going down, final score 52-64.
The Selectors and Coaches of both WA outfits made several changes during each test experimenting with positional moves and some untried players looking towards the future.
Men’s Coach Pieter Harris was particularly pleased with the efforts of the front end bowlers. “We got a great start from some of the untried players and our front end in general. Mark Simpson, Lewis Grigg, Daniel Patterson, Matt Ayres and John Goddard in particular all played well for us.” he said. “Unfortunately we were outclassed at the back end up against some very talented opposition.” “This will certainly be a focus for us going forward and trying to get those combinations right.”
Women’s State Coach Brian Jeppesen saw plenty of positives from the Women’s performance despite the result. “We saw this as the first stepping stone to the National Sides Series in Tasmania in April 2014, we experimented with some new players and plenty of positional changes which gives us some good insight going forward” he commented. “We were very happy with the work ethic and commitment of the group. Laura Merz made a very solid debut whilst Noelene Abe who returned to a skippers role was really a standout for our team.”
Test 3 July 27th 2013 2.30pm at Rossmoyne Bowling Club
Men – WA 41 def by QLD 60
John Slavich, Clive Adams, Travis Vallance, Lewis Grigg 12
Brett Wilkie, Sean Baker, Anthony Kiepe, Dean McWhinney 23
Anthony Provost, Bill Brandsma, Daniel Patterson, Matthew Ayres 18
Alex Murtagh, Robert Wild, Des Cann, Darren Mullens 21
Thomas Mitchell, David Rankin, Shane Knott, John Goddard 11
Nathan Rice, Anthony Fantini, Sean Ingham, Mark Thatcher 16
Women – WA 52 def by QLD 64
Noelene Abe, Pam Chalmers, Robyn Jolly, Laura Merz 23
Tracy Foster, Christina Pavlov, Yvonne Lovelock, Sue Brady 15
Therese Hastings, Melissa Solly, Robyn O’Brien, Shenayde heldt 19
Louise Witton, Pamela Rowe, Emma Brown, Natasha Jones 21
Kristina Krstic, Kathy Gobbart, Rechelle Cole, Helen Stevens 10
Lynsey Clarke, Charlie Harkness, Bolivia Millerick, Kristy Thatcher 28
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Bold showing from WA but Queensland wrap up series
A heart stopping finish in the 2nd test went the way of Queensland as they wrapped up the 3 test series at Rossmoyne 2-0. WA will be left to play only for pride in the third test.
In the Men’s WA fought hard to nearly snatch a draw. Down by 15 with around the same number of ends to play the three rinks scored a 5,4 and 2 to reduce the margin to 4. It stayed around that mark with David Rankin’s side needing 5 to force a draw. Excellent bowling by Lewis Grigg and Mark Simpson saw them hold 4 before Clive Adams added one of his own. Alex Murtagh took some time to assess the situation before deciding on a running shot which he converted superbly to give Queensland three shots. Rankin then attempted to kill the end but missed narrowly.
State Selector Lindsay Thorn was happy with the improved effort from the side. “They held intensity for much longer and fought the game out well which is what we were looking for after a disappointing finish last night.” “We will be looking for the boys to put in a similar effort and finish the series strongly.”
The WA women were also unlucky not to come away with a win as it took a magical bowl by Queensland skipper Tracy Foster to convert a four with the very last bowl to snatch a 67-65 win. Lisa Featherby can be very proud of her first game as a WA skipper defeating Foster 26-17 with her team of Therese Hastings, Rinske Butcher and Shenayde Heldt giving her tremendous support.
Test 2 July 27th 2013 10am at Rossmoyne Bowling Club
Men – WA 51 def by QLD 59
John Slavich, Justin Opie, Bill Brandsma, Daniel Patterson 15
Nathan Rice, Anthony Fantini, Sean Ingham, Mark Thatcher 14
Anthony Provost, Luke Richardson, Lewis Grigg, Shane Knott 17
Brett Wilkie, Sean Baker, Anthony Kiepe, Dean McWhinney 22
David Rankin, Clive Adams, Mark Simpson, Lewis Grigg 19
Alex Murtagh, Robert Wild, Des Cann, Darren Mullens 23
Women – WA 65 def by QLD 67
Noelene Abe, Melissa Solly, Robin O’Brien, Helen Stevens 23
Lynsey Clarke, Charlie Harkness, Bolivia Millerick, Kristy Thatcher 26
Lisa Featherby, Therese Hastings, Rinske Butcher, Shenayde Heldt 25
Tracy Foster, Christina Pavlov, Yvonne Lovelock, Sue Brady 15
Kathy Gobbart, Kristina Krstic, Bianca-Rose Riseborough, Kelli Rogalski 17
Louise Witton, Pamela Rowe, Emma Brown, Natasha Jones 26
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Queensland dominant in Opening Test
The strong Queensland side ran out convincing winners over WA in the opening test at Rossmoyne Bowling Club. With strong rain and wind the players and spectators were thankful of being under the roof and able to bowl to their best ability on the blue carpet.
The WA Men started well and were matching Queensland for most of the night however a big finish saw the banana benders race out to a final margin of 18. John Slavich’s rink having an 18-14 victory over Alex Murtagh to be the only winner in both Men and Women for WA.
The WA women were always behind the eight ball when they started badly trailing 18-2 after only a handful of ends on each rink. Try as they might they could never seriously challenge for the remainder of the nigh with the final margin staying at 16 shots.
Test 1 July 26th 2013 6pm at Rossmoyne Bowling Club
Men – WA 44 def by QLD 62
John Slavich, Thomas Mitchell, Luke Richardson, Daniel Patterson 18
Alex Murtagh, Robert Wild, Des Cann, Darren Mullens 14
Anthony Provost, David Rankin, Travis Vallance, Mark Simpson 11
Nathan Rice, Anthony Fantini, Sean Ingham, Mark Thatcher 21
Clive Adams, Justin Opie, Charlie Slavich, John Goddard 15
Brett Wilkie, Sean Baker, Anthony Kiepe, Dean McWhinney 22
Women – WA 47 def by QLD 63
Noelene Abe, Pam Chalmers, Robyn Jolly, Kelli Rogalski 20
Louise Witton, Pamela Rowe, Emma Brown, Natasha Jones 21
Therese Hastings, Lisa Featherby, Rinske Butcher, Bianca-Rose Riseborough 14
Lynsey Clarke, Charlie Harkness, Bolivia Millerick, Kristy Thatcher 27
Kathy Gobbart, Kristina Krstic, Rechelle Cole, Laura Merz 13
Tracy Foster, Christina Pavlov, Yvonne Lovelock, Sue Brady 15