Mixed Fortunes

by admin on September 28, 2014

Kristy Thatcher and Andrew Howie suffered Australia’s first loss to the pairing from Singapore. 

Things looked promising in the opening ends of the match; however shots were hard to hold on to with the Singapore skip playing some crucial conversations keeping the Australian’s to 1. 

Singapore piled on 12 unanswered shots in 7 ends to lead 13-1 and leave the Australian’s searching for answers.

Thatcher and Howie strung together three ends on the trot to reduce the margin to 6-15 behind with 4 ends to play.

The last four ends saw a series of near misses for Howie and Singapore continued to extend their margin and post a 22-6 victory over our Australian pair. 

Play was quick to get underway for the final match of the night that would see our mixed fours combination line up against Singapore in a round one encounter.

The Australian’s came out of the blocks fast leading 6-0 but Singapore were ready to make a game of it and clawed their way back, however the Aussie’s remained 8-6 in front. 

Australia began to dominate the match with plenty of bowls in the head but their efforts were only converted to ones on the score board. 

Their persistence paid off scoring a four on the next end to take their lead to 13-6 after 12 ends.

Only one more end was completed before the two hour time limit had been reached, therefore Australia prevailed 13-8 after 13 ends. 

National Training Centre coach Brett Wilkie was impressed with his team’s performance. 

“It was a great team effort by our fours tonight, they have finished day one strongly and will look to replicate this performance tomorrow,” Brett Wilkie said.  

Tomorrow is a big day with five matches scheduled; first up at 10:30am AEST is our mixed pair’s combination of Kristy Thatcher and Andrew Howie against Malaysia ‘D’. 


Men’s Singles: Ben Twist (AUS) def Christian Huang (SIN) 21-19

Women’s Singles: Anne Johns (AUS) def Rosita Bradborn (PHP) 21-16

Mixed Pairs: Kristy Thatcher & Andrew Howie (AUS) def by Singapore 6-22

Mixed Fours: Thatcher, Johns, Howie & Twist (AUS) def Singapore 13-8