TAS vs VIC JNR Test Series Day 1

by admin on July 4, 2016

Day 1 of the annual junior test series against Victoria sees
a mixed bag, with both states claiming a test each in both the boys and girls
Over the course of the 3 day series the two states will
battle it out over 7 tests all up in both the boys and the girls shields.  Day 1 saw test 1 and 2 complete.  Throughout the series both states will be
changing the 7 boys and 7 girls for each state into various positions and
disciplines.  This series will go a long
way to selecting both the Tasmanian and Victorian State Junior Teams that will
contest the 2016 Australian Junior Championships in September this year.  At those championships only 5 boys and 5
girls will be selected.
Prior to the commencement of play today both teams along
with spectators and support crew observed a minute silence out of respect for
former Tasmanian junior selector and manager Harry Streets who passed away last
week.  Harry was a wonderful supporter of
junior bowls and our thoughts go to Veronica and her family at this sad time.
The morning session and the first test saw the Tassie girls
come out of the blocks flying when they contested the triples and fours
disciplines.  The girls triples had a
convincing win over their Victorian opponents while the fours narrowly missed
out by 1 shot.  However it was the
Tasmanian’s that would prevail with a 9 shot overall margin.
The boys started their day with a singles match and 3 games
of pairs.  On this occasion it was the
Victorians that prevailed with wins in the singles and 2 of the pairs
matches.  However the Tasmanian boys
fought back well in the afternoon and claimed victories in both the triples and
fours disciplines.
While the Victorian girls also decided to turn the tables
when they won this time on margin with 7 shots. 
Tasmanian claimed wins in the singles and one of the pairs matches,
while the Vics won the other 2 pairs matches.
Play will continue tomorrow at the Kings Meadows Indoor
Centre from 9am.
Test 1
Singles: TAS 19
lt VIC 25
Pairs: TAS 9 lt
VIC 17
Pairs: TAS 28 bt
VIC 12
Pairs: TAS 9 lt
VIC 30
Victoria won the first test 9pts – 3pts
Test 2
Triples: TAS 26
bt VIC 8
Fours: TAS 15 bt
VIC 10
Tasmania won the second test 6pts – 0pts
Test 1
Triples: TAS 21
bt VIC 11
Fours: TAS 22 lt
VIC 23
Tasmania won the second test 3pts – 3pts with net shots 43 –
Test 2
Singles: TAS 25 bt
VIC 15
Pairs: TAS 12 lt
VIC 25
Pairs: TAS 13 bt
VIC 11
Pairs: TAS 14 lt
VIC 20
Victoria won the second test 6pts – 6pts with net shots 71 –