Mixed results for Namibian bowlers at Commonwealth Games

06 Apr 2018 18:40pm
WINDHOEK, 06 APR (NAMPA) – The Namibian women's lawn bowling team registered their first point at the 2018 Commonwealth Games after drawing 12-12 against Papua New Guinea on Friday.
The Commonwealth Games are underway in Queensland, Australia.
Namibia’s women in the fours sectional play are grouped in Section A with Malaysia, Australia, Papua New Guinea and Cook Islands.
In their opening game on Thursday, they lost 13-17 against Malaysia, but redeemed themselves with the draw against Papua New Guinea.
They, however, lost 9-13 against the host nation in their second match.
The women’s team consisting of Anjuleen Viljoen, Lesley Vermeulen, Sheena du Toit and Johanna van den Bergh, is currently fourth with one point from three games played thus far.
Meanwhile, the men’s triples team consisting of Carel Olivier, Douw Calitz and Willem Esterhuizen won two of their opening matches on Thursday (25-10 against Niue and 16-11 against Canada), but had no luck on Friday as they lost their third match 15-20 to Singapore.
They dropped a place in Section C, where they are placed alongside New Zealand, Singapore, Canada and Niue.
They are now second in the group with six points. New Zealand are top with nine points.
Team Namibia is competing in track and field, bowls, boxing, cycling, gymnastics, Para-sports and triathlon.