The Jackaroos have notched up another four straight wins at the World Bowls Championships in New Zealand, following on from the strong start this morning.
The Australian contingent enjoyed an unblemished start to the second batch of disciplines after two rounds of sectional warfare.
Aron Sherriff snuck across the line against Jersey’s Malcolm De Sousa 21-19, and will now place the last-placed Macao’s Johhny Ng in his third contest from 1.45pm AEDT.
The men’s fours against Barrie Lester, Brett Wilkie, Aaron Wilson, Mark Casey were also victorious in this second round encounter, upstaging Norfolk Island’s John Christian, Brent Pauling, Mitchell Graham and Tim Sheridan, 27-11.
The quartet are three shots behind England on the ladder, and similarly, face the bottom-placed Singapore next.
Both women’s disciplines continue to ride the wave of success they experienced last week, after winning both gold medals.
The pairs team of Kelsey Cottrell and Karen Murphy enjoyed a comprehensive 27-12 victory over the Netherlands, which includes an in-form Saskia Schaft, but now face their toughest task yet, in the also-undefeated New Zealand Blackjacks.
Carla Krizanic, Natasha Scott, Rebecca Van Asch fought out a tough, but in the end convincing, win against Canada after finding themselves down during the early stages of the match.
The trio, who are also defending their 2012 title, will play Zimbabwe now.
The team face one more round of sectional action today, with another six to be contested over the next two days.
Australian Jackaroos round two results:
Round 2: 10.15am – 1.15pm AEDT
Men’s singles (section 1): Australia (Aron Sherriff) def Jersey (Malcolm De Sousa) 21-19 (Fendalton)
Men’s fours (section 2): Australia (Barrie Lester, Brett Wilkie, Aaron Wilson, Mark Casey) def Norfolk Island (John Christian, Brent Pauling, Mitchell Graham, Tim Sheridan) 27-11 (Canterbury)
Women’s pairs (section 1): Australia (Kelsey Cottrell, Karen Murphy) def Netherlands (Saskia Schaft, Guurtje Copier) 27-12 (Burnside)
Women’s triples (section 1): Australia (Carla Krizanic, Natasha Scott, Rebecca Van Asch) def Canada (Pricilla Westlake, Leanne Chinery, Kelly McKerihen) 25-12 (Fendalton)