29 January 2013

Zimbabwe: Robison, Craven On Top in Bowls Competition

ROBBIE Robison and Kerry Craven are on top in their sections after a fine performance at the on-going CABS Mixed Pairs Bowls competition in the capital. The competition, which has 72 participants taking part, will enter the fifth round on Saturday.

Robison and Craven beat Kerry Stubbs and Ivin Pitout 24-14 in their first match of the day before defeating Dereck Russell and Petal Steenkamp 27-17 and got the top position with eight points in their section.

The second section saw Tom Craven and Cora Howard-Williams on top after earning six points when they dismissed Peter Moore 33-14 before defeating Urshula Gripper and Alan Hibbert 34-9.

Colin Robertson and Debbie Robertson and John Wilson and Jilly Robinson had a good match and they are both on six points in section three.

Allyson Dale and Mike Davies also earned six points in section two.

The fourth and fifth sections have three pairs who got six points.

Malcolm Evans and Lorraine Mons, Richie Hayden and Caro McDonnell, Trish Davies and Mike Eaton are all are on six points.

Section Five has Alan Lloyd and Margaret Wallace and Ray Whitney and Lesley on top.

Pier de Villiers and Barbra Robertson got eight points in section six.

Kerry Craven believes this is the good start for the season as she has a busy schedule given she is going to represent the country at the the World Bowls Champion of Champions singles in New Zealand.

The fifth round will be played on Saturday at Alexandra Sports Club.

After that, the teams will be separated into new sections so that the winners, runners-up and third placed teams from each on the current section will play a further round robin tie against each other.

The teams in fourth and sixth position will enter into a knock-out and the final of the CABS competition will be held at Highlands Sports Club on February 17.

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