Across the Ditch Results
10 Dec 2015
The annual Across the Ditch fixture has been completed for another year. This year the hosts were the Pt Chevalier Bowling Club after previous editions have been held at Carlton Cornwall and Mt Eden Bowling Clubs.
This year both Under 18 and Under 25 competitions have been won by Queensland. Congratulations to them!
In the Under 25 section it all came down to the final test of mixed pairs after the first six tests were shared 3-3. Queensland were able to win this test and with it the overall title. The competition could not have been any closer and all players are to be congratulated for three excellent days of bowls.
In the Under 18 section, play was a little more one sided in favour of Queensland but hotly contested none the less. Queensland took victory by a score of six tests to one.
Thank you to all players for the way you conducted yourselves on and off the green. Thank you also to the Pt Chevalier Bowling Club and all the umpires, markers and other volunteers that made this event possible.
After 2 days play in the Annual Across the Ditch challenge the ledger is all square after four of seven tests in the Under 25 competition, whilst Queensland have an unassailable 4 - 0 lead over Auckland in the Under 18 Competition.
The Auckland Under 25 side dominated two of the four tests winning both 15 - 3, while Queensland won their tests by much narrower margins of 10 - 7 in both. There is all to play for in today's final three rubbers.
The Auckland Under 18 side has found the going much tougher, but have competed very well in all tests. Again with a final three tests to play today they have a great opportunity to post more victories.
The blustery conditions at Pt Chevalier have proved to be very testing at times and the players are to be congratulated for the high standard of play that has been maintained.