Adelaide, Australia — THE Zimbabwe Bowls teams overcame the setback of harsh weather conditions to register positive results during the second day of the World Championship here yesterday.
The weather was punishing yesterday but it could not deter the Zimbabwe pairs team of Ritche Hayden and Clive Robertson from beating the highly-rated Hong Kong duo of Andy Chan and Danny Ho.
Not to be outdone the Zimbabwe triples team of Roy Garden, Tom Craven and Manuel Silva also gave a good account on the greens at Holdfast Bay Bowling Club.
Despite the heavy rains and wind, the triples team beat Brazil 10-9 in a closely-contested match.
Garden said it was a good start for their team and they hope to win their next matches.
"I believe this is the good start for the triples and hopefully will be able to do well in our coming matches," said Garden.
In the other matches, the New Zealand men's Pairs beat Malaysia 18-13 before defeating the hosts Australia by three shots in an exciting match in the Triples that ended on 13-10 scores.
Wales defeated Spain in the Pairs 20-10 while their Triples team beat Israel 27-7 while South Africa beat Hong Kong China 19-15.
Men: Triples Namibia 23, Zimbabwe 11; Brunei 17,The Philippines 5; China 22, Botswana 5; Canada 19, Fiji 10; Zimbabwe 10, Brazil 9.
Pairs: United States 24, Japan 11; Zimbabwe 20, Hong Kong 17; England 19, Canada 17; Ireland 22, Namibia 11
Women Fours: Thailand 18, Botswana 15; Spain 17, Israel 11; Philippines 23 Canada 5; England 13, South Africa 11; Hong Kong China 27, Jersey 7; United States of America 19, China 14, Fiji 24, Norfolk Island 7.
Singles: Scotland 21, South Africa 14; Norfolk 21, Botswana12; Japan 21, United States of America 6; Canada 21 The Philippines 13, Israel 21, Spain 18.