200 international caps for Invermay bowler Rebecca Van Asch

Nice cap: Invermay’s Rebecca Van Asch (centre) celebrates her 200th cap with her international teammates in Wales. Picture: Facebook
Nice cap: Invermay’s Rebecca Van Asch (centre) celebrates her 200th cap with her international teammates in Wales. Picture: Facebook

Invermay’s Rebecca Van Asch said she is “very honoured” to have clocked up her 200th appearance for Australia.

The three-time world and two-time Commonwealth Games champion reached the milestone during the tour of the UK where the Aussies have been playing games in Leamington Spa and Cardiff.

“It's been quite a ride over those 200 games that's for sure and our little bub has played 24 of those with me,” said Van Asch who is expecting her first child.

In hot conditions for the 10-Nations Welsh international tournament at Penylan Bowls Club, Australia claimed a bronze medal in the women's fours, while young-gun Ellen Ryan went down 21-14 in the singles final to Malaysian Emma Saroji.

After a rest day on Tuesday, the Jackaroos team will play the other half of the disciplines from Wednesday.

Australia's line-up and positions for the second half of the competition is yet to be announced.

At the halfway point, the team has one gold, two silver and one bronze medal.

Testing times

The annual Tasmania versus Victoria junior test series is underway at Howrah Indoor Bowls Centre.

The Tasmanian girls’ team consists of Lauren Banks, Crystal Brooks, Alana Cornish, Casey Cornish, Logyn Curtis, Billie Healey and Jorja Maughan.

The boys are Kyron Daly, Liam Davern, Blair Fidler, Lucas Howell, Isaac Maughan, Patrick Oldham and Josh Walker-Davis.

The tournament runs until Thursday.