14 Dec 2015
Overall it was a successful Saturday for the various Auckland Bowls Representative sides involved in games both in Auckland and Whangarei.
The Auckland 1-5 Year Men had another great day at Kamo on Saturday for Round Two of the Northern Region Intercentre. They won 11 of the 12 games accumulating a total of 60 game points, from a possible 72 over the two day event.
There were three new caps included in Saturday's games showing what a great pool of young players Auckland has coming through the ranks.
The 1-5 Year Women also had a successful day adding a 24 game points to the 25 they accumulated on day 1 to comfortably win the event over North Harbour and Northland who both finished with a combined total of 34 game points.
The 1-8 Year Women also had a comfortable victory, although they were made to work for their points on day 2 with a narrow one point lead over North Harbour. Overall though, they totalled 37 game points with Northland in second on 28 points.
The 1-8 Year Men did not fear as well and finished a creditable second to North Harbour. With both sides having 18 points going into the final day of action it was all on. North Harbour managed just one more victory overall and ended with 39 game points to Auckland's 36.
Back in Auckland the Men's and Women's Open and a second 1-8 Year side were in action against Thames Valley. Played as a warm up to the Intercentre to be played in March 2016 the sides played two games.
In the first round the Men got off to a slow start with just one win in the pairs. In round two they performed better taking two wins, in the singles and pairs. Overall the Auckland Open Men finished with 9 game points, +6, to Thames Valley with 9 game points, -6.
It was a similar story for the Open Women who also had just the one win in round one, before bouncing back to record two wins in the second round. Overall the Auckland Women had 9 game points, +1 to Thames Valley with 9 game points, -1.
In the 1-8 Year section the men took home four wins for the day to win the tie 12 points to six. For the 1-8 year women it was also a successful day with three wins and a draw, to take the tie 10 points to seven.
Congratulations to all involved and thank you to the Umpires and Carlton Cornwall Bowls for hosting the day.