Beatin’ the Blues
Queensland’s annual campaign against New South Wales was bitter sweet, the men carving out a determined victory for the first time in three years, while the women relinquished the title they fought so hard for in 2015. It proved a bitter-sweet end to Queensland’s determined attempts to bring home both the men’s and women’s trophies during their 2016 interstate test campaign against New South Wales.
While the elated men had a victory over the southerners for the first time since 2012, it was a different story for the women who unfortunately relinquished the prize they won in 2015 after a hard-fought battle.
It was doubly upsetting for the Queensland women because last year’s win ended more than four years’ domination by New South Wales.
2016 proved to be the Queensland men’s year, taking the three series test 2-1. The blues took the first game 64-55, no doubt believing they had set themselves up for for yet another series’ victory.
But the Maroons proved too strong and won the next two tests 67-59 and 64-61. Most of the matches through the series were closely fought, but the maroons’ consistency and determination won the day.
The women showed fierce determination to reclaim the interstate prize, but the Blues showed no leniency and defeated Queensland in all three tests.
Final test scores saw NSW women defeat the Maroons 60-51, 64-58 and 70-49.
The 2016 interstate test between Queensland and New South Wales was played a Cabramatta Bowls Club on February 16 and 17.
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