|April 6, 2011|
When the cream of Australian bowlers met in Nelson Bay earlier this week for the Australian Sides Championships, friendships were forgotten and state pride was on the line. In the end it was powerhouses NSW and QLD who shared the spoils.
The NSW men's team took home the Alley Shield for the first time since 2007 by finishing 7-0. The QLD women achieved the same feat, sweeping past all their opponents to win the Marj Morris trophy for the 3rd time in 4 years. NSW were awarded overall honours after their women's outfit finished in third place and 5-2.
QLD's Pam Rowe was delighted to be involved in yet another Maroons victory. "It was a really great team effort," she said after the event. We gelled well as a whole side, had a ball and came out victorious."
With the greens running at 14 seconds Pam found her choice of bowl was perfect for the conditions. "My evo's handled the conditions well. the wind was swirling around quite a lot but I played pretty solid with them all tournament. It was my second time playing in this event which makes it two is row for me so I'm pretty happy."
The Australian Sides Championships’ attentions will now turn to the Super 6 series component over the next two days, with each state and territory fielding its best combinations across singles, pairs and triples.
Pictured: QLD's Pam Rowe