5 Oct 2010

Mixed day for lawn bowlers

6:29 am on 5 October 2010

A mixed day for the New Zealand lawn bowlers on day one of competition at the Delhi Commonwealth Games.

The womens pair of Jan Khan and Manu Timoti won both of their matches against Botswana and South Africa.

The men's triple had a big win over Wales but then faltered against Namibia, beaten on a tie-break extra end.

The men's pair lost to Wales and the women's triple beat Botswana.

National coach Dave Edwards says it wasn't a bad day, it could have been better and it shows that all the nations are competitive.