- Dusi seedings up for grabs at Umpetha Challenge
- Honoured Prinsloo looks to make even bigger strides
- Eight named to do Test duty against India
- Banetse has his eye on Umpetha Challenge podium
- Continental honours for Kimberley’s Fitzpatrick
- Harris home on a high after three victories on the trot
- Golden boy Hamman on the mend after surgery
- Hartley’s Dusi buildup gathers pace
- World’s top teams head for SA
- Sunshine Ladies Tour starts fourth season in January
Ace Colleen crashes out of singles at nationals
- Updated: May 21, 2015
Colleen Piketh, South African Protea women bowler heroine at Commonwealth Games, World Bowls as well as on the domestic scene, dramatically crashed out of the singles at the Warwick Wealth/South African Bowling Association National Women’s Singles Championship this week.
The Johannesburg star won only one of three games in her sub-section and offered no excuses. Top sportswomen that she is, Piketh praised her opponents, rather than blaming a dip in her own form.
Elsewhere most of the internationals fulfilled their first objective and threw up some tasty first-round play-off clashes,
Holder Nici Neal (Sables) won through as did SA’s brilliant Tracey-Lee Botha; the Masters champion showing fine form. Corrie Breitenbach (NW) and former champions Esmé Haley (JBA) and Trish Young (WP) are through, as is Esmé Kruger of Gauteng N).
Exciting Rene Swanepoel (WP) meets JBA’s Tracy Meyeridricks; dashing Rika Lynn (Sables), Theuna Grobler (WP) survived as did former Masters winner Leonie du Rand (Gauteng N).
Two big games are a clash between “local” favourites when U-23 star Dezi Rosenblatt (EP) – who put veteran Jill Hackland, a former champion – meets the in-form Elma Davis (Eden).
The fours singles, pairs and senior singles continue until Sunday.