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Ba in Picket Cup semis

Maciu Malo
Sunday, May 11, 2014

BA has secured a spot in the Pickett Cup Bowls tournament semi-finals after an impressive outing during the pool play at the Nadi Sports Club yesterday.

The combination of Ba Football secretary Iliyaz Khan and Lautoka Golf Club chairman of trustees Raymond Singh raised eyebrows during the tournament.

The side is hopeful of continuing from last year's performance when it shocked defending champion Sheraton allowing Rewa to win the event.

Ba finished on second spot in Pool A and will face Sheraton in the semi-finals while Pool A winners to play Vatukoula who was the runner-up in the Pool B.

"We are happy to have qualified and we have good chance of winning the semi-final. We are going into the match with the underdog tag as we will be facing national reps Samuela Tui and Arun Kumar.

Nadi Sports Club bowl director Bobby Prasad said the tournament haD attracted cream players from all over the country.

"We are happy with the sponsor of City Forex for supporting the bowlers," he said.

"This tournament started in 1932 and we thanked all bowlers and sponsors for continuing this proud legacy.

"It's the second oldest bowl competition in the country and it was encouraging to see an improvement in the competition standard."

Meanwhile, for the ladie's category the chance for the winner is wide open which will be decided after the round robin games.

The semi-finalS starts at 9am.


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