LANGKAWI, Oct 18 (Bernama) -- The national second-liners showed their mettle at the International Lawn Bowl when they lifted a gold and a silver medal in the mixed pairs to win the Mahsuri Cup.
The Malaysian Squad C, comprising Ramble Dalan Rice Oxley and Ku Nor Hazirah Ku Yaakob, had secured a gold medal and brought home a cash prize of RM3,800 after defeating Malaysian Squad B who ended second with 16-9.
The B squad was represented by Mohamad Fairus Abd Jabal and Zuraini Khalid who collected the silver medal and received RM1,900 in cash prize in the match which took place in Lada Sports Complex here.
The Singapore team which was represented by Shermeen Lim and Chiristian Huang had won the Plate category (a match between the losing teams) after defeating the Brigade Tenggara 'A' team represented by Abdul Latif Jalil and Raziah Abd Razak with 14-8.
More than 81 teams including from Brunei and Singapore took part in the five-day tournament organised by the Malaysian Lawn Bowls Federation (MLBF) and the Langkawi Development Authority.
The prizes were presented by MLBF president Tun Ahmad Sarji Abdul Hamid.
Meanwhile, MLBF secretary, Ramble Dalan Rice Oxley said the federation was focusing attention on the preparation for the Commonwealth Games 2010 in India targeting at least to maintain the two gold medals won in the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Australia.