Vic v SA 2017 – Day 2
Victoria’s men and women have both sealed their best-of-five series against South Australia at Ocean Grove Bowling Club.
The women wrapped up their series in the third Test, though Victoria found a South Australian outfit far more competitive than in big losses in the first and second Tests on Day 1.
Victoria’s men bounced back from a one-shot third Test loss to SA in a thriller for a 72-46 fourth Test triumph in a twilight Test to wrap up the 2017 series and take an unassailable 3-1 series lead.
The men’s third Test was a match for the ages, with South Australia looking set for victory going into the final few ends.
They led 55-50 with two ends remaining, before a huge Matthew Flapper shot gave the Vics five shots on his final end and squared things up.
It then came down to the clash between world champion Aaron Wilson’s four for Victoria, and South Australian star Wayne Ruediger.
With SA holding at least one shot, a Wilson drive killed the end and forced the final end to be replayed.
But to cap a match of high drama, with Victoria holding at least one shot on the replayed end, Ruediger came up with the perfect shot to turn things around and give SA a narrow win to keep the fourth Test alive.
The women’s third Test came down to the last couple of ends before Victoria could breathe easy, knowing they had taken an unassailable 3-0 series lead – Jackaroo Carla Krizanic coming up with the match-sealing shot on her rink’s final end.
The Vics then cruised to a comfortable 76-43 win in the fourth Test, and can sweep the series with a victory on Friday in the fifth Test.
Both men’s and women’s fifth Tests will be on Friday morning from 9am.
3rd Test results
Matthew Flapper defeated Scott Thulborn 24-19
Barrie Lester lost to Max Kleinig 13-17
Aaron Wilson lost to Wayne Ruediger 18-20
Victoria 55 lost to SA 56
Tiffany Brodie defeated Cassandra Harvey 19-15
Brooke Edwards lost to Renata Callisto 20-23
Carla Krizanic defeated Penny Wright 24-15
Victoria 63 defeated SA 53
4th Test results
Matthew Flapper 18 defeated Wayne Ruediger 17
Barrie Lester 23 defeated Scott Thulborn 21
Aaron Wilson 31 defeated Max Kleinig 8
Victoria 72 defeated South Australia 46
Victoria leads best-of-five series 3-1
Carla Krizanic 22 defeated Renata Callisto 17
Tiffany Brodie 32 defeated Penny Wright 13
Brooke Edwards 22 defeated Cassandra Harvey 13
Victoria 76 defeated South Australia 43
Victoria leads best-of-five series 4-0
Day 1 wrap-up, picture gallery