Bowls Test series to go down to the wire

Victoria’s men’s fours teams will enter this morning’s fifth and final Test with all to play for in the Interstate Series against South Australia at the Bendigo Bowls Club.

The men’s team missed a chance to seal the series in yesterday’s afternoon session in a 62-55 loss to the visitors which tied the Tests 2-all. Earlier in the day the team had a thumping 70-45 triumph to edge ahead overall.

The Big V’s women can relax, though, after winning both Tests yesterday to claim the Mulga Cup with an unassailable 3-1 lead heading into the final day.

The women swept the three rinks to win the morning Test 60-44 yesterday, before replicating the feat in the afternoon by smashing the visitors 71-38.

Kyneton’s Chloe Stewart helped keep her skip Carla Odgers’ team undefeated for the series.

Odgers’ side won 23-13 in the morning yesterday – its third-straight win with that scoreline – before a 24-14 triumph in the afternoon.

Victoria’s under-25 women’s teams trail 4.5 to 7.5 in the best-of-15 games series. 

The Vics need to win the singles, pairs and triples matches this morning to square the series.

The under-25 men’s team, featuring Bendigo Bowls Club’s Andrew Brown, has already won the Ted Whitehead-Bob Pope Shield.

With scores locked at three games each heading into yesterday’s play the Victorians swept the morning Test to lead 6-3.

Brown played a key role, with a thrilling win in his singles match where he scored two on the last end to triumph 25-24.

The Vics then won the fourth Test 2-1, to take a series-winning 8-4 lead into today.

Victoria’s under-18 girls have dominated their opponents from the outset and lead 8-1 in the best-of-12 series.

The under-18s boys have also won their series 7-3 thanks to an impressive opening day which they won 4-0.

South Australia bounced back to split yesterday’s games 3-all.

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