National Bowls League Reaches Final Stretch

The Namibian National Bowls League is now reaching its final stretch. After a nearly two-month break, the second last match-day got underway around the country last weekend.

With the last event scheduled for this coming weekend, players of the three divisions went at it in some fiercely contested matches to gain as many points as possible with the championship title in their respective categories awaiting them.

The men’s division seems to boil down to a two-horse race between the Namib Park Bowling Club (NPBC) and the TransNamib Bowling Club (TNBC).

TNBC went into last weekend’s match-day as log-leaders, but, as they only played one game, Namib Park managed to overtake them at the top thanks to two wins.

The first came on Saturday when the players form the coast beat the Eros Bowling Club (EBC) 30-10. They then went on to celebrate a close but thoroughly deserved 17-12 win over the Windhoek Country Club (WCC).

In their only match of the weekend, the TransNamib men defeated Tsumeb Bowling Club (TBC) on Sunday 26-10. Both teams now have 15 points to their name, with Namib Park only at the top due to their superior shot difference.

There is, however, still a chance for the members of the Rossmund Bowling Club (RBC) and Eros Bowls Club to still catch up to the leading pair, should they not be able to handle the pressure come this weekend.

Meanwhile the women’s division is almost certainly over, as the aces of TransNamib now have a staggering four-point aantage at the top. They sit on 17 points while the second-placed Rossmund Club has 13.

Like their male club compatriots, the TBNC women won their only game over the weekend 21-15 against Eros Bowls Club. Although the Rossmund women won all their games, beating Windhoek Country Club 21-10 and Eros 21-15, the gap to the log-leaders had already been too vast for them to make a significant difference.

In the mixed division the Rossmund Club is however, still very much in contention for the highly sought-after championship title.

The players from the coast ended the weekend with two wins, taking over the top spot form the TransNamib players who were only in action once. Both teams now need to be at their best come this weekend. Yet, there is also still a slim chance of the Eros Club to catch up but it seems unlikely.

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Source : The Namibian

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