14 Mar 2009

Unexpected success for NZ lawn bowlers

6:52 am on 14 March 2009

The Black Jacks triumphed on the first day of the annual trans-Tasman lawn bowls clash in Brisbane.

The male team in particular showed they have the measure of a very strong Australian team.

At the end of the first day, New Zealand had won the men, the Development men and the under 18 men and women as well as drawing the Development women and losing the women's first Tests.

The last time the Black Jacks beat Australia in a Trans-Tasman series was in 2006, having suffered substantial losses since.