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National Finals Schedule:
Day 1   Day 2

CYPRUS BOWLERS RETAIN INTERNATIONAL TROPHY

For the second successive year Cyprus bowlers have successfully won a three day test series, beating Israel, Jersey and the Isle Man. The match was played at the Aliathon Bowls Club and watched by a good crowd in pleasant weather conditions.

Representing Cyprus in the menís team were Bob Manson, Michael Jarvis, Howard Davis, Terry Austin (Aliathon) and Loukas Paraskeva (Aphrodite). The ladiesí team was represented by Fran Davis, Linda Ryan, Babs Austin and Diane Roberts (Aliathon) and Norma Redfearn (Peyia). During the match Diane Roberts was taken ill after playing one match and substitute Hazel Bagshaw (Coral Bay) replaced her.

The result did, however, remain in doubt until the last session on the third day. Bob Manson and Fran Davis kept their nerve and came up trumps in their singles matches, Bob winning 21-7 again his Israel professional opponent and Fran successfully beating her Jersey opponent 21-15 to give them an unassailable lead.