Australia defeat England in test match

Australia enjoyed a comprehensive win over England at test matches held in Leamington Spa.

The Aussies, who are currently touring the UK, kicked off with victories over Avenue (Leamington) BC and Lillington BC before being pitted against an England development team of junior internationals followed by a squad featuring senior internationals.

The Jackaroo team featured some up and coming stars plus Commonwealth Games medallists.

The Development Test Match took place at Whitnash Sports & Social Club on Saturday, June 30 against a team of current England Junior Internationals.

The Jackaroos won 7-5.

Junior Team Managers Martyn Sekjer and Nicola Bowe led the England team- Devon Cooper (Hertfordshire), Laura Holden (Somerset), Kirsty Richards (Warwickshire), Harriet Stevens (Devon), Rachel Tremlett (Hertfordshire), Ryan Atkins (Herefordshire), Connor Cinato (Northamptonshire), Marcus Clifton (Leicestershire), Ed Elmore (Huntingdonshire) and Harry Goodwin (Devon).

 

Results:

Development Test Match – Session 1:
Men’s Singles: Connor Cinato lost to Aaron Wilson 14-21

Women’s Pairs: Devon Cooper and Rachel Tremlett lost to Ellen Ryan and Kelsey Cottrell 12-17

Women’s Triples: Kirsty Richards, Laura Holden and Harriet Stevens beat Kristina Krstic, Chloe Stewart and Rebecca Van Asch 17-9
Men’s Fours: Marcus Clifton, Harry Goodwin, Ed Elmore and Ryan Atkins lost to Jesse Noronha, Corey Wedlock, Ben Twist and Aaron Teys 10-20

Development Test Match – Session 2:

Women’s Singles: Harriet Stevens lost to Ellen Ryan 18-21
Men’s Pairs: Marcus Clifton and Ryan Atkins beat Jesse Noronha and Ben Twist 17-9

Men’s Triples: Harry Goodwin, Ed Elmore and Connor Cinato beat Corey Wedlock, Aaron Wilson and Aaron Teys 17-13
Women’s Fours: Devon Cooper, Rachel Tremlett, Kirsty Richards and Laura Holden lost to Kelsey Cottrell, Kristina Krstic, Rebecca Van Asch and Chloe Stewart 9-11

Development Test Match – Session 3:

Mixed Pairs: Kirsty Richards and Connor Cinato lost to Jesse Noronha and Rebecca Van Asch 16-18

Mixed Pairs: Rachel Tremlett and Harry Goodwin lost to Kristina Krstic and Aaron Wilson 8-19
Mixed Triples: Devon Cooper, Harriet Stevens and Ed Elmore beat Ellen Ryan, Ben Twist and Chloe Stewart 17-6
Mixed Triples: Marcus Clifton, Laura Holden and Ryan Atkins beat Corey Wedlock, Kelsey Cottrell and Aaron Teys 15-14

A Test Series then took place at Victoria Park, Royal Leamington Spa, with Senior Team Managers John Bell and Gail Gilkes leading the England Teams which featured Stef Branfield (Somerset), Annalisa Dunham (Lincolnshire), Rebecca Field (Norfolk), Amy Gowshall (Lincolnshire), Imogen Jenner (Kent), Andrew Knapper (Berkshire), Ian Lesley (Devon), Steve Mitchinson (Essex), Mark Read (Cornwall) and Jamie Walker (Northamptonshire).

The Test Series was split into five individual Test Matches, which the Australian Jackaroos won 4-1.

 Results:

Test Match 1:

Men’s Singles: Jamie Walker beat Aaron Wilson 21-11

Women’s Pairs: Imogen Jenner and Amy Gowshall drew with Kelsey Cottrell and Chloe Stewart 12-12

Women’s Triples: Rebecca Field, Annalisa Dunham and Stef Branfield lost to Ellen Ryan, Kristina Krstic and Rebecca Van Asch 15-21

Men’s Fours: Steve Mitchinson, Andy Knapper, Ian Lesley and Mark Read lost to Jesse Noronha, Corey Wedlock, Ben Twist and Aaron Teys 10-15
Test Match 1 Score: Bowls England 1.52.5 Australian Jackaroos
Series Score: Bowls England 0-1 Australian Jackaroos

Test Match 2:

Women’s Singles: Rebecca Field beat Kelsey Cottrell 21-13

Men’s Pairs: Andy Knapper and Jamie Walker beat Corey Wedlock and Aaron Wilson 18-11

Men’s Triples: Steve Mitchinson, Mark Read and Ian Lesley lost to Jesse Noronha, Ben Twist and Aaron Teys 10-18

Women’s Fours: Imogen Jenner, Annalisa Dunham, Stef Branfield and Amy Gowshall beat Ellen Ryan, Kristina Krstic, Chloe Stewart and Rebecca Van Asch 15-9

Test Match 2 Score: Bowls England 3-1 Australian Jackaroos
Series Score: Bowls England 1-1 Australian Jackaroos

 

Test Match 3:

Men’s Singles: Jamie Walker beat Ben Twist 21-20

Women’s Pairs: Rebecca Field and Annalisa Dunham lost to Kristina Krstic and Rebecca Van Asch 16-17

Women’s Triples: Imogen Jenner, Stef Branfield and Amy Gowshall lost to Ellen Ryan, Chloe Stewart and Kelsey Cottrell 17-18

Men’s Fours: Steve Mitchinson, Andy Knapper, Ian Lesley and Mark Read lost to Jesse Noronha, Corey Wedlock, Aaron Teys and Aaron Wilson 10-15

Test Match 3 Score: Bowls England 1-3 Australian Jackaroos
Series Score: Bowls England 1-2 Australian Jackaroos

 

Test Match 4:

Women’s Singles: Rebecca Field lost to Chloe Stewart 8-21

Men’s Pairs: Steve Mitchinson and Ian Lesley lost to Ben Twist and Aaron Teys 11-17

Men’s Triples: Andy Knapper, Mark Read and Jamie Walker lost to Jesse Noronha, Corey Wedlock and Aaron Wilson 12-22

Women’s Fours: Imogen Jenner, Stef Branfield, Annalisa Dunham and Amy Gowshall lost to Kristina Krstic, Ellen Ryan, Rebecca Van Asch and Kelsey Cottrell 10-12

Test Match 4 Score: Bowls England 0-4 Australian Jackaroos
Series Score: Bowls England 1-3 Australian Jackaroos

 

Test Match 5:
Men’s Pairs: Steve Mitchinson and Jamie Walker beat Jesse Noronha and Aaron Wilson 18-9

Women’s Pairs: Rebecca Field and Stef Branfield lost to Kelsey Cottrell and Rebecca Van Asch 14-24

Women’s Triples: Imogen Jenner, Annalisa Dunham and Amy Gowshall lost to Kristina Krstic, Ellen Ryan and Chloe Stewart 17-20

Men’s Triples: Mark Read, Ian Lesley and Andy Knapper lost to Ben Twist, Corey Wedlock and Aaron Teys 11-22

Test Match 4 Score: Bowls England 1-3 Australian Jackaroos
Series Score: Bowls England 1-4 Australian Jackaroos

 

 

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