2019 U18 Vic v SA Test Series – Day 1
Victoria is hosting South Australia in its annual Under 18 Test Series underway now at the City of Geelong Bowls Club complex and continuing Wednesday and Thursday morning.
Play is being conducted at the newly built complex that includes an undercover green and it’s an ideal opportunity for bowls supporters to get along and have a look at the young up and comers forging their way ahead in the sport and cast an eye over the very impressive facility that has been constructed on the site.
The format for the Test Series is five male and five female players from each state contesting Singles & Fours and Pairs and Triples disciplines over two and a half days of solid competition.
For Day One, Boys Singles & Fours and Girls Pairs and Triples have kicked the event off in the First Test and the afternoon session commencing at 3.30pm will see the Boys Pairs and Triples and Girls Singles & Fours be the hotly contested matches for the opening day.
Wednesday 9 January will see the Day One schedule repeated for the Second Test commencing at 11.00am with the second part of Test Two commencing at 2.15pm.
An excellent innovation in this staging of the Under 18 Test Series is the playing of a section of the Third Test match in the evening of Day 2 which will showcase the Boys Singles & Fours along with the Girls Pairs and Triples.
Proving to be popular in this format too is that all players are rotated through all the positions in each discipline to provide them with the opportunity to play lead, second, third or skip and experience a game of singles for three members of the five boy/girl sides.
The Victorian Girls side comprises two Metropolitan reps in Amity Bickley (Mulgrave CC) and Jordyn Long (Glenroy) along with their three Country counterparts in Kira Bourke (Ocean Grove), Olivia Cartwright (Kyabram) and Sophie Kurzman (Ballarat City Oval) and they’ll be looking to claim early points in their first outing together.
Making up the Boys Side, Victoria has a vast array of talented juniors representing its ranks of Under 18 players and is represented by three Country reps, Tyson Cromie (Yarrawonga), Cameron Keenan (Rochester) and Grant McLaren (Colac) and two Metropolitan reps in Jarryd Davies (Essendon) and Kyle Williams (Whittlesea).
Expectations are high that this talented group will be able to deliver on this stage after emerging as the successful candidates to represent Victoria in this Under 18 series.
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Good luck to all players from both States.
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