Australia holds narrow lead into final session of opening test

Australia holds narrow lead into final session of opening test

Australia has a narrow overall lead in four of the five events being contested at the Trans Tasman test series at Broadbeach.

The green and gold contingent has the ascendancy going into the final session of the opening day, ahead of New Zealand by a matter of shots in the senior men and women’s events, while the development men and women are outright leaders by rink wins, and the para-sport team trails the Kiwis by shots.

The senior men and women have both won two and lost two rubbers across the two sessions, with the Jackaroos leading by 16 shots in the men and 13 shots in the women after the countback.

The development men and women are a game clear of their opponents, having both only suffered one blemish, and each have a handy margin of shots in the bank to help the final result go their way, should they each drop both rubbers in the remaining session.

Australia is 42 shots and a game clear in the development men, and 30 shots plus a win in the women.

The para-sport team trails the Kiwis by 14 shots, but is equal on three wins so could very easily turn the table on their opponents in this next session to the claim the first test.

The final round of the opening test continues at Broadbeach Bowls Club this afternoon, with a further two tests to occur over the next two days.

Full results and standings from sessions one and two can be found below.

Standing after two rounds:
Senior men: 6 points each, Australia leads by 16 shots
Senior women: 6 points each, Australia leads by 13 shots
Development men: Australia leads 9 points to 3, and is +42 shots
Development women: Australia leads 9 points to 3, and is +30 shots
Para-sport: 6 points each, New Zealand leads by 14 shots

Trans Tasman session one results:
Open disciplines:

Men’s Pairs: Australia (Wilkie/Wilson) def New Zealand (Kernahan/McIlroy) 24-11
Men’s Triples: Australia (Lester/Thulborn/Sherriff) lost to New Zealand (Nagy/Signal/Forsyth) 15-18

Women’s Pairs: Australia (Cottrell/Murphy) lost to New Zealand (Edwards/Bruce) 13-17
Women’s Triples: Australia (Krizanic/Scott/Van Asch) def New Zealand (Goddard/Inch/Smith) 17-9 

Development disciplines:
Men’s Pairs: Australia (Davis/Teys) lost to New Zealand (Hocking/Takarua) 13-14
Men’s Triples: Australia (Sims/Pedersen/Wedlock) def New Zealand (Curtin/McGuigan/Hawley) 29-13

Women’s Pairs: Australia (Srisamruaybai/Millerick) def New Zealand (Jeffcoat/Toomey) 28-4
Women’s Triples: Australia (Matthews/Ryan/Krstic) def New Zealand (Hemingway/Russell/Scott) 17-11

Para-sport disciplines:
Pairs: Australia (Simpson/Seymour) def New Zealand (Curran/Stallard) 15-13
Triples: Australia (Gollan/Hanson/Flavel) lost to New Zealand (Crawford/Noble/Skellern) 8-18

Trans Tasman session two results:
Open disciplines:

Men’s Singles: Australia (Thulborn) lost to New Zealand (Shannon) 18-21
Men’s Fours: Australia (Ruediger/Wilkie/Wilson/Sherriff) def New Zealand (Naggy/Kernaghan/Signal/Forsyth) 17-8

Women’s Singles: Australia (Murphy) lost to New Zealand (Edwards) 16-18
Women’s Fours: Australia (Cottrell/Clarke/Van Asch/Scott) def New Zealand (Goddard/Bruce/Inch/Smith) 20-9

Development disciplines:
Men’s Singles: Australia (Teys) def New Zealand (Hocking) 21-4
Men’s Fours: Australia (Davis/Sims/Pedersen/Wedlock) def New Zealand (Bagrie-Howley/McGuigan/Takarua/Curtin) 16-6

Women’s Singles: Australia (Ryan) def New Zealand (Jeffcoat) 21-4
Women’s Fours: Australia (Srisamruaybai/Matthews/Millerick/Krstic) lost to New Zealand (Hemingway/Russell/Toomey/Scott) 13-20

Para-sport disciplines:
Pairs: Australia (Morrison/Fehlberg) lost to New Zealand (Curran/Stallard) 9-16
Triples: Australia (Bonnell/Reynolds/Barry) def New Zealand (Crawford/Noble/Skellern) 14-13

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