Triumph for the Ferns
The Silver Ferns have won the deciding netball test against England 61-22 in the best of three series final in Palmerston North. Both teams came out firing on Saturday night but it was the Silver Ferns who hit a five-goal streak early on to take the lead. Irene van Dyk, playing her 90th test for New Zealand, showed her class with the elusive 100 per cent game for 41 goals. Ferns coach Ruth Aitken praised her team’s success: “It’s been a very up and down week … Obviously, they have done really well and I am very proud of them – I think we were really committed.” The team next takes on Australia in the Holden Test Series in Melbourne on October 26, then again in Brisbane on November 2.