Aussies take early advantage on day one of Trans-Tasman

by admin on March 18, 2014

The opening morning session of play at the 2014 WIN Network Trans-Tasman at the Traralgon Bowls Club belonged to Australia with 11 of the first 14 matches of the series won by the host nation. New Zealand claimed success in the Men’s open triples 16-13 and the Women’s development pairs 20-17 and were able to salvage a tie in the Para-Sport triples 12-12. But all honours to the Australian line-up as the revered competition got underway on day one in Victoria’s Gippsland region. The two largest margins belonged to the Under 18 triples teams with the girls winning by 17 shots, 25-8 and the boys claiming their match 24-9, a 15-shot differential. It was the Australian Under 18 squad who shone brightly in the morning session with both boys and girls pairs and triples combinations winning all matches and taking an overall 44-shot advantage over their New Zealand opponents. The second session of play, which commenced at noon showcases the event’s blue-ribbon singles which pits Aussie Aron Sherriff against Shannon McIlroy and Kelsey Cottrell against New Zealand’s number 1 player Jo Edwards. In the able bodied competition, each day’s play represents one complete test match with three rounds to be played daily for each test. For results of the Round 1 matches of Test one, click here