Bowls championship ends at Ettalong
The 2019 Australian Bowls Sides Championships ended at Ettalong Bowling Club on April 14 after an intensive four-day competition.
The NSW side completed a clean sweep of the championships, taking out both the Men's Alley Shield and Women's Marj Morris Trophy without tasting defeat along the way.
The Blues, defending Overall Champions, romped to seven wins apiece from as many matches over the four days, dropping just 2.5 (Women) and 5.5 (Men) rink points along the way to another overall victory.
For the Karen Murphy, Kelsey Cottrell and Natasha Scott, it was their seventh Marj Morris Trophy from the past 10 championships.
For the men, it was their first victory since 2015.
Queensland collected outright second place in both fields, while South Australia and Western Australia finished third in the Men's and Women's respectively.
Topping the overall skip ladders were Karen Murphy (NSW) and Brett Wilkie's (QLD) rink, with the latter only thrust into the skip position following the late withdrawal of Nathan Rice.
Media release, 15 Apr 2019
Aidan Davis, Bowls Australia