South Africa’s women’s fours team at the World Bowls Championships in New Zealand have failed in their quarter-finals effort against Wales, after losing 10-22 to their competitors in Christchurch this morning.
Wales proved their team’s merits by going on to overcome Malaysia 18-15 after beating the South African squad, to earn a chance against Australia in the women’s fours final, scheduled for an 8:30am start on Friday morning (New Zealand time).
World No. 1 women’s bowler Lorna Trigwell and her team of Cheryl Cox, Lorraine Victor and Sylvia Burns posted excellent results in their lead-up to the quarters by beating eight of their eleven contenders in the round-robin stage, with their only losses recorded against Australia, Scotland and Ireland.
But their efforts were in vain when Wales, who had won seven of their initial matches, out-classed the South African quartet on Thursday morning.
South African women will now look to their women’s pairs and triples for better results, as they recommence competition on Sunday 20 January.
Opportunities to exact revenge on Wales awaits the South African triples on Monday 21 January after starting against Brunei on Sunday, while the women’s pairs square off against Wales on Sunday after an opening round against Scotland.
All progress can be followed on the official 2008 World Bowls Championship website.