The Cyprus International Bowls team had an outstanding clean
sweep in their Test Match against Spain, Israel and Jersey
Run over three days at the Aliathon Bowls Club, Cyprus came
out winners in both the ladies and gents’ teams As well as the
The teams were made up of players from three of the four
clubs. They were: Ladies singles- Diane Roberts (Aliathon),
Ladies Pairs – Diane Roberts and Irene Owen (Aliathon), Ladies
Triples – Rita Mulhall (Coral Bay), Hazel Bagshaw (Coral Bay),
Linda Ryan (Aliathon), Ladies Fours - Rita Mulhall, Hazel |Bagshaw,
Irene Owen, Linda Ryan.
Men’s Singles – Bob Manson (Aliathon), Men’s Pairs - Bob
Manson, Scott Ferguson (Aliathon), Men’s Triples - Phil Bowden
(Coral Bay), Jim Preston (Coral Bay), Loukas Paraskeva
(Aphrodite), Men’s Fours – Phil Bowden, Jim Preston, Loukas
Paraskeva, Scott Ferguson.
For Linda, Hazel and Rita it was a Test Match to remember as
they won all their three triples and rinks matches to clock up a
perfect six out of six victories.
The start of the third and last day saw a close finish. The
ladies, with their cluster of wins put them in an unassailable
position but the Men had to fight to the end. In their last
game they had to beat Spain which they managed on the last end
of the match.
This was the sixth Test Match Cyprus has held and
International Executive Officer, Fran Davis was naturally
delighted with the outcome.
“We set ourselves a target to finish either first or second
and we are very pleased to achieve what we did. Overall it was a
very successful Test Match, well supported by members from all
four clubs,” she said.
“Beside the players who took part I also received excellent
support from other members, particularly the umpires and markers
who did a sterling job”, she added.