The Taranaki Secondary Schools bowls team, sponsored by Harcourts Team Green, the Flamingo Motel, TCM and SIS, will be involved in a quadrangular representative fixture this Thursday and Friday (July 22-23).

The nine-strong squad, which has been consistently training over the winter months, will be taking on the best secondary school bowlers from Waikato, Hawke’s Bay and Wellington at the TSB indoor complex at Paritutu.

Games will commence at 9am on Thursday and continue throughout the day. Play will conclude at lunchtime on Friday.

Each of the centres will be split into three teams of three. Those individual teams will play the other provinces in the Bowls3five format in triples, pairs and singles. The Taranaki singles players are Camron Horo (Opunake), Briar Atkinson (SHGC) and Luka Dobson (FDMC). The pairs combinations are Briar Dravitzki (SHGC) and Zoe Paynter (SHGC), Claudia Chan (SHGC) and Zach Bernardo (FDMC), and Daniel Whitaker (FDMC) and Clarence Chan (FDMC).

Bowls Taranaki Executive Officer, Tina Atkinson-Watt, said the support from a number of people and organisations had made this first quadrangular series an exciting prospect.

“We are most thankful for the support that we have received from Harcourts Team Green, the Flamingo Motel, TCM and SIS,” Atkinson-Watt said. “The players are chomping at the bit to get into it, as are the Paritutu hosts.”

– Ian Andrews