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Better day, but still no podium finishes for bowlers
Thursday, November 17, 2011

They played better than during the opener, but it was still not enough for the Bruneians at the Jaya Ancol Bowling Centre in Jakarta yesterday.

The national 10-pin bowling teams (pic) failed to make it onto the podium after the doubles event of the 26th Southeast Asian Games yesterday.

Pg Eshamuddin Pg Hj Mohiddin was the best bowler among the Bruneians recording a total of 1,181 pinfalls. He had a great start getting a 269 in the second game.

However, he could only combine with Mohd Shahwall Mustafa for a total of 2,197 to finish in 15th position.

The duo of Pg Md Rudisofy Pg Hj Tajuddin and Mohd Haidir Fadzilla Hj Noor Ismadi finished in 18th place with 2,075 pinfalls.

Ahmad Athery Hj Abd Samad was not included in the doubles event as he had no partner. However, he managed 1,050 pinfalls with the result included in the All-Events.

National 10-pin bowling coach Mike Griffith was glad to see better scores after their second day of the 10-pin bowling competition yesterday.

"The conditions today (Wednesday) were actually tougher than yesterday, but the team did manage to bowl better," said Griffith.

"There were several 200 over games and it is good to see improvement. The other teams were also struggling and were scoring lower than yesterday (Tuesday)," he added.

"I'm more satisfied compared to yesterday. I guess the players have learned a lot from the shocking experience (in the singles on Tuesday). It is also good that they got to be above teams from Thailand, Singapore, Vietnam and Indonesia," continued the Australian.

The coach also mentioned that Mohd Haidir Fadzilla was suffering from a wrist muscle injury sustained on Tuesday and hoped that he would heal in time.

"We are putting in all the physio work and hopefully he'll heal in time because we'll need him for the trios and team events."

Malaysia took the gold through the team of Adrian Ang and Alex Liew with 2,555 pinfalls while the Philippines won silver. Another Malaysian duo bagged the bronze.

Courtesy from Brunei Times