Moama set to host the state’s best bowlers

by Bronwyn Slatter

The state’s top lawn bowlers will descend on the Moama Bowling Club this month as Victoria prepare to take on South Australia in the annual Interstate Test Series.

Twenty-four bowlers, including representatives from Australia’s National team the Jackaroos, will go head-to-head with South Australia from February 20-22.

Tournament host Moama Bowling Club is a long-time supporter of the Victorian state team, with the facility a major sponsor.

Chief Executive Officer Paul Barnes is delighted to see the club attract elite level events to the region and the opportunity to showcase its premier facility.

“We’re excited to welcome both states to Moama Bowling Club. Our Club has a proud history of supporting Bowls Victoria and their state teams.”

“Events like these are essential to the local economy. It profiles the region by showcasing our local facilities and provides a fantastic opportunity to bring a professional sport to a regional area for the community to experience.”

2018 Commonwealth Games medallists Carla Krizanic (Sunbury Bowling Club) and Barrie Lester (Melbourne Bowling Club) will lead their respective squads.

Wodonga local Kylie Whitehead will also represent the women’s team, with the 2018 Australian Champion of Champions winner recently celebrating her 100th game for Victoria.

The Victorian team will be looking to savour the moments of their last clash with their southern neighbour as they enter the week hoping to retain both men’s and women’s trophies for a second time.

The two sides last met at in February 2018 at Salisbury Bowls Club in South Australia, with Victoria taking top honours after both squads secured victories; the men 3-2 and the women 5-0.

The Interstate Test Series between Victoria and South Australia will commence at 1:00 PM on February 20 at Moama Bowling Club. Five Tests will be played over three days.

Team & Event Information

The Vic Thunder – Men’s team

The Vic Lightning – Women’s team