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Mixed bowls results

Wednesday 6 October 2010 | Published in Regional

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The women’s lawn bowls pairs team of Mou Tokorangi and Nane Tere have hit their straps on day two of the Delhi Commonwealth Games.

But the same can’t be said for the remaining Cook Islands bowls teams which struggled yesterday.

Tokorangi and Nane, after a first up loss to India on day one, came out firing on Tuesday to beat Botswana 18-8 in the first end and 10-2 in the second.

But they were edged out by South Africa in a tie breaker.

South Africa took the first end 8-7 before the Cooks came back to take the second end 7-6 and went down 7-0 in the two end tie breaker.

The women’s triples team was looking strong against PNG and were 7-all after the first and second set forcing a tie breaker.

But the triples team skipped by Kanny Vaile and including lead Tai Jim and second Porea Elisa were unable to take the upper hand in the tie breaker won by PNG.

In the men’s competition – pairs players Tupou Maihia and Takai Kairua began well in their first match on day two against Northern Ireland with an 8-all draw in the first set before they went down 8-7 in the deciding second set.

They then faced Canada who annihilated them 25-0 in their first 9 ends before being finished off 9-6 by the Canadians in the second set.

The men’s triples also began their campaign on Tuesday.

Denis Tokorangi, Ina ‘Vou’ Tou and Vaine Henry faced Guernsey who took out the first set 17-4 and the second set 11-3 to win.

Their second match of the day was against PNG and the triples team started strongly taking a first up 11-3 win in the first over.

PNG hit back 6-5 in the second set and again 3-1 in the tie breaker.

The team have a lot of work to do ahead of them as they work to get their ball on the right line and their campaign on the right track.

Games continue today at the Jawaharlal stadium greens.