Rossmund in Fine Form as Title Race Heats Up

THE title races of the various divisions of the Namibian National Bowls League are heating up after some sizzling action across the country last weekend.

The TransNamib Bowling Club (TBNC) continues to sit on top of the men and women’s divisions, while Eros Bowling Club (EBC) leads the mixed division. However, the pursuers are hot on the leaders’ heels, with particularly Rossmund Bowling Club (RBC) currently in fine form.

Especially in the mixed division it is anyone’s guess as to who will emerge as the winner later this year. After last weekend’s games, TBNC, EBC and RBC are equal on 12 points each, but Eros remains on top due to a better shot aggregate.

The Eros club started the weekend in familiar fashion, beating Namib Park Bowling Club (NPBC) 28-6 on Saturday. On Sunday though, the Eros players crashed to a 14-11 defeat to the Rossmund squad, giving the players from the coast the chance to close the gap on the log-leaders.

TransNamib was only in action on Saturday and celebrated a routine 19-12 win against Tsumeb Bowling Club (TBC).

In the men’s division, the Rossmund players also continued their impressive run of form, winning both their games against Windhoek Country Club (WCC) and Eros Club respectively.

They are still six points adrift of the log-leading TransNamib men, who beat Tsumeb 15-13 in their only match of the weekend.

Not to be outdone by their male team members, Rossmund’s women’s team notched up two victories, beating WCC 20-8 on Saturday and EBC 14-11 on Sunday.

Only two points currently separate the women from the coast from the top team, TransNamib). But, being equal on points with RBW, Eros should also not be written off as they are well capable of fighting for the championship.

Meanwhile, there seems to be no stopping the second division players of the Eros Club, who are already eight points clear of second placed TransNamib Bowls Club.

On the overall standings, TransNamib are on trop of the log with 35 points in total, followed but Eros on 31 points. They are followed by Rossmund Club on 27 points, while fourth-placed Namib Park has 21 points.

Source : The Namibian