VIDEO – Vics beaten in Test series

by Team BV

Victoria have been beaten in both their men’s and women’s 2016 Test series against NSW – the Blues securing 3-0 clean sweeps at Mulgrave Country Club.
After first Test defeats on Wednesday afternoon, a twilight Test in front of a big crowd at Mulgrave Country Club became the series decider.
Victoria’s men had a tough night at the office – beaten 80-38 across their three rinks.
But the women’s Test was decided by just a shot – 55-54 to NSW – on the last end with NSW skip Beth Quinlan the hero.
Quinlan twice saved vital shots in the last two ends – saving one shot in the final end to avoid a drawn Test match and send the series into a deciding third Test on Thursday morning.
While her four lost 19-16 to Carla Krizanic (nee Odgers), the shots Quinlan saved were enough to get the Blues home.
NSW women closed out their sweep with a minimum of fuss 76-49 in the third Test.
But the NSW men were made to work by a fired-up Victorian side, with Barrie Lester promoted to skip for the third Test at his home club.
And it took some magic from Australian representative Aron Sherriff on the final shot to get home the Blues against Lester’s rink and secure a 55-53 overall Test win.
Lester was fittingly named Victoria’s player of the series.
Earlier the Blues had got off to a perfect start in the three-Test series, winning the opening men’s and women’s Test matches.
Led by a match-sealing last shot from Wayne Turley in a tense showdown with Matthew Flapper’s four, the Blues ran out 67-49 winners in the men’s first Test.
The star-studded NSW women’s side also claimed early honours, with a 71-50 win. Even with the late withdrawal through injury of last season’s No.1 ranked women’s bowler Natasha Scott, the Blues had too many guns – Kelsey Cottrell’s big 31-13 win over Lisa Phillips’ four proving pivotal.
For Victoria, Chloe Stewart skipped a 19-15 win over Quinlan and was named Victoria’s player of the series.
Victoria’s Under 25 men – Dane McKinnon, Chris Bell, Jack Woodhouse, Nathan Lynch, Josh Rudd and Bryce Young – provided the highlight for the home side, sweeping their three-Test series.
They won the opener 4-2, the second Test 6-0 and the third 4-2 in a rock-solid performance.
Victoria’s Under 25 women lost their series 3-0.
Players of the series were Rudd for the men, and Tayla Spence and Mikayla Gibson (joint winners) for the women.
Aaron Wilson (Vic) 16 lost to Aron Sherriff (NSW) 21
Matthew Flapper 20 (Vic) lost to Wayne Turley (NSW) 23
Dylan Fisher 13 (Vic) lost to David Ferguson (NSW) 23
NSW 67 def Victoria 49
Carla Krizanic (nee Odgers) (Vic) 18 lost to Karen Murphy (NSW) 25
Lisa Phillips 13 (Vic) lost to Kelsey Cottrell (NSW) 31
Chloe Stewart 19 (Vic) def Beth Quinlan (NSW) 15
NSW 71 def Victoria 50
2nd Test
Aaron Wilson (Vic) 12 lost to David Ferguson (NSW) 28
Matthew Flapper (Vic) 10 lost to Aron Sherriff (NSW) 28
Dylan Fisher (Vic) 16 lost to Wayne Turley (NSW) 24
NSW 80 def Victoria 38 and secure series 2-0
Carla Krizanic (Vic) 19 def Beth Quinlan (NSW) 16
Lisa Phillips (Vic) 19 drew with Karen Murphy (NSW) 19
Chloe Stewart (Vic) 16 lost to Kelsey Cottrell (NSW) 20
NSW 55 def Victoria 54 and secure series 2-0

3rd Test
Aaron Wilson (Vic) 26 def Wayne Turley (NSW) 16
Matthew Flapper (Vic) 14 lost to David Ferguson (NSW) 19
Barrie Lester (Vic) 13 lost to Aron Sherriff (NSW) 20
NSW def Victoria 55-53 and win series 3-0

Victoria player of the series: Barrie Lester

Carla Krizanic (Vic) 12 lost to Kelsey Cottrell (NSW) 23
Lisa Phillips 17 lost to Beth Quinlan (NSW) 33
Chloe Stewart 20 drew with Karen Murphy (NSW) 20
NSW def Victoria 76-49 and win series 3-0

Victoria player of the series: Chloe Stewart

Under 25
1st Test – Victoria 4 def NSW 2
2nd Test – Victoria 6 def NSW 0
3rd Test – Victoria 4 def NSW 2
Victoria player of the series: Josh Rudd
1st Test – NSW def Victoria 6-0
2nd Test – NSW def Victoria 6-0
3rd Test – NSW def Victoria 5-1
Victoria players of the series; Tayla Spence & Mikayla Gibson
Barrie Lester back in Australian team