2024 National Development Series – Day 2 wrap

by Val Febbo on July 11, 2024

One team continued its unblemished run at the 2024 National Development Series on a sensational day at Club Tweed, setting up a tantalising final day.

Team Yellow won its second tie of the event to move clear at the top of the table after taking down the Green squad.

The teams split the opening four contests to set up a sensational finish to the afternoon that would see the final three rubbers decide the outcome.

Yellow drew first blood thanks to Cohen Litfin and Samantha Atkinson defeating Jack McShane and Jack East 19-14 before Litfin sealed the tie in another pairs contest with teammate Michael Vassallo.

Kate Argent-Bowden won the final rubber with a 21-13 victory over Kate Matthews to give her team the consolation of winning the shot count across the seven matches.

The other result saw Team Red rectify its day one loss as they defeated the Blue squad by one match, coincidentally also losing the shot count which has seen all four winners be down on shots throughout the two days in the most bizarre statistic of the tournament.

Both teams went toe to toe across the day, splitting the ledger at three wins each with a singles matchup between Sophie Kurzman and Kira Bourke to decide the outcome of the tie.

Despite being down early, it would be Bourke who came out on top for her team with a 21-8 win.

The 2024 National Development Series runs from July 9-11, 2024, with live streaming on BA’s YouTube channel, updates AND live scoring via BowlsLink and daily wrap articles on the Bowls Australia website.

The opening match of days two and three will not be live streamed as matches will be switched indoors in order to provide bowlers with the best experience as possible.