Story: Bowls, pétanque and tenpin

Trans-Tasman indoor bowls test, 2011

Trans-Tasman indoor bowls test, 2011

New Zealand and Australian bowlers square off in a test match of indoor bowls at Balclutha, in May 2011. The match was an enthralling contest which ended in a 33–33 draw, but Australia retained the Henselite trophy as the current holder. Matches between the two countries began in 1975. Up to and including the Balclutha match, New Zealand had won the trophy 14 times and Australia five times.

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Lindsay Knight, 'Bowls, pétanque and tenpin - Indoor bowls', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 16 May 2022)

Story by Lindsay Knight, published 5 Sep 2013, updated 1 Jan 2015