The Auckland Men`s Representative team has this afternoon won the Lion Foundation National Intercentre.
After the three games of play on Saturday at Howick Bowling Club the Auckland team were lying in second place, 2 game points behind the very strong Canterbury Centre.
Rain greeted the players on Sunday morning and play was transferred to the artificial greens at Howick for the pairs and fours and to Bucklands Beach for the singles.
In the first round today Auckland had a clean sweep while Canterbury`s Andrew Kelly lost his singles to Tony Grantham of Auckland and it was all square going into the last round on 20 points apiece.
The last round was crucial for the Auckland Fours as Chris Lowe and his team faced off against Gary Lawson and hos Canterbury Fours. It was picked to be the game of the round.
In actual fact while the first few ends were scored at a point to one then the opposition scoring , Auckland picked up several ends in the middle and the score had soon ballooned out to 11-5.
In the meantime the Auckland pairs combination of Dan Delany and Scott Cottrell made short work of their opponents from Dunedin while on the other rink Canterbury was struggling against Northland.
When Andrew Kelly lost his singles game to Taranaki Auckland was smelling victory and with the fours and pairs wins under their belt the Auckland singles player cvould concede his game at 14-16 down to Dunedin as the rest of the Auckland Team celebrated.
Full results can be seen in related documents on the right.
Congratulations to the boys who played so well over the weekend and well done on a great victory to the players and management.
Auckland Bowls is very proud of your achievement.
Singles: Tony Grantham
Pairs: Dan Delany (s) Scott Cottrell
Fours: Chris Lowe (s), Chris Le Lievre, Tom Delany, Gregory Ruaporo
Coach: Peter Thorne
Manager: Gary Fleming