WINDHOEK - This past weekend, from Friday to Sunday, the Namibia Bowling Association hosted an International Quadrangular Test series.
Apart from hosts Namibia, Zimbabwe, Botswana and a NBA Invitation team completed the four-team tourney while in addition to this, a three test series was played between the Namibian Veterans and their Zimbabwean counterparts as Botswana enter a team in this section.
This Test series takes place every two years and is hosted in turn by the different participating countries. The Test series started as an annual test between South Africa and Namibia, in which the two nations competed.
It then became a Triangular test series when Zimbabwe was invited to join. Three years ago, South Africa entered an additional team, the Junior Proteas, and the competition became a Quadrangular, with South Africa’s two teams, Zimbabwe and Namibia participating.
Subsequently, due to lack of sponsorship, South Africa withdrew and Botswana were invited to play in South Africa’s place. It was also decided that the host nation would be allowed to enter two teams, the National team and an Invitation team.
A Test comprises games in all four disciplines, namely singles, fours, trips and pairs. Three points are awarded for a win and one for a tie. Medals were awarded for each discipline and for overall men and ladies. A trophy was awarded to the country that ended first overall.
The results were as follows: