WHEN it comes to lawn bowls Benalla brothers Koby and Tyson Cromie share a lot of things.
Tyson, 18, and Koby, 13, both picked the sport because they watched their father Tim and pop Allan play and got sick of spectating.
The pair play together in Yarrawonga's division one side where Tyson skips one rink and Tim another with Toby as his third.
The brothers also often play each other, including in the under 18 singles final at the Bowls Victoria State Champions Week under the dome at City Memorial this week.
Koby holds bragging rights over is brother, winning 25-23 in their singles final on Wednesday, but they both desire to represent their country.
Tyson, who has been playing bowls for over seven years, was recently picked in the Jackaroos Pathway Program and is starting his journey towards selection.
"The aim is to move up the ranks there," he said. "I want to try and play at the highest level for Australia. It is the major aim and if I don't get there it doesn't matter."
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Koby, who has been playing for over three years, is eager to make the most of his career in the sport.
"I want to make the Australian team one day, the Victorian state team and try to be one of the best in the world," he said.
"He (Tyson) is closer than me and I hope in the future I can get my chance. Because he is going to have people around him it will help me."
The brothers said it was an interesting feeling playing against each other in a final but both were out for glory.
"We have played each other a few times in the club singles so I wanted to get one back on him," Koby said.
Tyson added: "You never like losing but if you were to lose to anyone I would rather lose to him than anyone else.
"We practice with each other nearly four times a week so we know how each other plays so it's good fun.
"It was a bit challenging as I found it really hard to get motivated against him but I suppose being in a final the motivation is still there.
"It is a little more challenging when it is family and I still wanted to do everything to win but unfortunately I didn't get there."
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