Francistown retains bowls title

SELEBI- PHIKWE: The Francistown Bowling Club has successfully defended its National Bowls title after a week-long tournament that ended here on Saturday. The team collected 49points to finish ahead of runners-up, Selebi-Phikwe (42points) and third- placed Jwaneng (39).

Gaborone was a point behind Jwaneng while Orapa scooped the wooden spoon with a paltry 13points.  Francistown bowling club chairman, Tony Darocha attributed their victory to a strong squad they have.

“Our club has the biggest membership in Botswana. We have junior bowlers and a strong team that helped the club to secure victory,” he said.  Selebi-Phikwe bowlers, Binkie Gaborotwe will represent Botswana at the World Championship qualifiers in Cyprus later this year.  Gaborotwe defeated defending champion, Pauline Lekone by 21 to 12 shots. Gaborotwe who finished second to Lekone last year, said she prepared well for the tournament.  “I practised well because I have a dream of representing my country in the World Championships. “I wanted to make the team, so I tried my best to win,” she said.

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