Australia sweeps opening Trans Tasman test

Australia sweeps opening Trans Tasman test

The Australian Jackaroos have claimed the opening test of the Trans Tasman Test Series at Broadbeach Bowls Club on the Gold Coast today.

The Australian contingent kickstarted their final international hit-out ahead of the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games by securing the first of three tests in the Senior, Development and Para-sport events.

The Senior team produced seven wins and a draw from 12 starts across the men and women’s events, to secure an outright test win.

The Jackaroos men enjoyed four wins, with their only blemishes coming in both men’s triples encounters staged on the opening day, and their four wins courtesy of two men’s pairs matches, as well as the singles and fours.

The women had three wins and a draw across day one, with losses in the singles and triples, a draw in the fours, while their points come courtesy of two pairs triumphs and a triples win.

It was a similarly strong start for the development team, who claimed the first test on the back of 10 wins from their 12 starts, with the depth in talent boding well for the nation’s future.

The Para-Sport contingent, which comprises of an athletes with disability triples and vision-impaired mixed pairs teams, earned their first test on a count-back, after both teams finished with three wins from six rubbers.

The vision-impaired team of Lynne Seymour and Jake Fehlberg proved to the be the catalyst for the test win, after collecting 4 shots on the last end of the third session match this afternoon, which stunningly secured them a 1 shot victory and ensured the count-back of shots-difference.

The second test will be staged across three sessions tomorrow, commencing at 9.00am, and the final test will be held on Sunday.

Australia is looking to retain all seven pieces of Trans Tasman silverware, which comprises of the senior men, senior women, overall senior, development men, development women, overall development and para-sport trophies.

Senior team test one final standing:
Team               P     W     D     L     F         A       SD     RP    S%
Australia          12     7     1     4     213     167     46    22     127.5449102
New Zealand   12     4     1     7     167     213     -46   13     78.40375587

Development team test one final standing:
Team               P      W      D     L     F          A       SD     RP    S%
Australia          12     10     0      2     222     156     66     30    142.3076923
New Zealand   12     2       0     10     156     222    -66     6     70.27027027

Para-sport test one final standing:
Team                P     W      F          A          SD     RP      S%
Australia         6     3      109       66        43      9        165.15
New Zealand    6     3      66        109      -43      9        60.55

November 10, 2017 / by / in

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