South Tweed Juniors bowled over

SOUTH Tweed Sports' Braiden Leese and Ben Savva couldn't reproduce their winning form of Monday for Queensland when they entered round two of the triples event at the Halekulani Bowls Club yesterday.

After downing Western Australia on Monday, the Queensland representatives found the Victorian triples team much tougher, going down in two sets 14-12.

Today, the boys play Tasmania with their pool still wide open after Tasmania also suffered a loss in their game yesterday.

Leese, who is also bowling with the Queensland in the fours has had better luck with the team having two wins and draw form their three matches but the team just missed out on the finals.

Savva, playing singles for Queensland has found the going tough and is yet to register a win.

After round two in the singles, Nightcliff's Martin Miller is just one win away from re-writing history at the Australian Junior Championships after blazing his way into the gold medal game of the blue-ribbon singles.

Since the inaugural competition in 1988, no Northern Territory bowler has climbed aboard the dais to collect gold, but the 17-year-old is now well within striking distance.

Competing at his fourth and final Australian Junior Championships, Miller boasted a 4-20 record across all disciplines leading into this week, but it has not prevented him from barnstorming his way into today's final where he will meet Bedford's Cody Packer.

With Miller on the verge of history, NSW flexed its muscles in the boys and girls competitions, with the Blues looming as the team to beat.

In the boys' fours final, Michael McIntyre, Jamie Eichorn, Kyle Johannes and Aaron Teys will meet Victoria's Dane McKinnon, Ben McArthur, Aaron Wilson and Matthew Rennex, while the Blues also remain in contention to contest the pairs and triples finals.

In the girls' events, NSW and Queensland are yet to drop a game, with the real possibility of the bitter rivals contesting each and every one of the four gold medal games.

Play will continue at Halekulani today before concluding tomorrow.



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