Bowls team gears up for world Champs

The Zimbabwe men’s national bowls team is confident of making an impact at the 2012 World Championships, slated for Australia between November 24 and December 9. “This is a very prestigious event for bowlers worldwide, held every four years parallel to the Olympic Games. We hope they will perform to the best of their ability,” said Zimbabwe Lawn Bowls Association President, Malcolm Evans.

The team leaves today to give them time to adjust to the playing conditions. “The players will be expected to travel a week earlier because they have to first acclimatize and familiarize themselves with the local playing conditions,” said Evans.

The squad will consist of national team captain Roy Garden, Tom Craven, Manuel Silva, Richie Hayden and Clive Robertson, managed by Kevin McGeoch. Zimbabwe performed well in the African States tournament recently held in Durban, South Africa, where the men’s team won gold medal in the fours discipline, a bronze medal in the triples discipline, and a bronze medal overall. A total of 27 countries will participate at the world meet, with Zimbabwe being one of the four African countries alongside Botswana, Namibia and South Africa.

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