Zim dominates Quadrangular tournament
The Namibian Bowlers could not capitalize on their home advantage as they fell short to South Africa and Zimbabwe during the first ever Quadrangular tournament which took place on the greens of the Country Club in Windhoek over last weekend.
The South African team had also entered a junior development team to play alongside their regular national team and the juniors did not disappoint.
It were, however, the Zimbabweans that proved to be the best in the men’s competitions. The guests, playing in red and white, took top honours in the singles and triples division and then added a second place in the pairs and a third place in the fours to their impressive tally.
Thanks to their immense performance, they were able to accumulate 13 points in total to claim gold. Second-placed South Africa gave the eventual winners a good run for their money as they won 12 points to just miss out on the top spot.
Their junior team completed the podium with 10 points, leaving the Namibians on the bottom of the table with only 5 points.
“The level of competition was very high. We didn’t do as well as we planned. Now we have to go back to the drawing board and work hard towards the future,” said, Lesley Vermeulen, the Namibian Bowling Associations (NBA) public relations officer. The Namibian women suffered the same fate as their male counterparts. With only 5 points to their name, the hosts had to settle for the last place.