Journalist for the i newspaper, Bowls England National Finals commentator and a name well-known to bowlers, Emily Ferguson will be reviewing most days of the action at Victoria Park.
Saturday marks the final day of the Lawn Bowls and Para Lawn Bowls here at the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.
First thing in the morning the Medal Matches of the Women’s Pairs will take to A Green. England’s Sophie Tolchard and Amy Pharaoh will be going for Gold as they face Australia. The pair will want to join team mates Jamie-Lea Winch, Natalie Chestney and Sian Honnor, who won Gold in the Women’s Triples the night before, celebrating victory. The Bronze Medal Match will take place between Malaysia and New Zealand at the same time.
At noon the Men’s Fours will enter its final stage, with the English team going for their sixth medal in the Games having already secured the Gold in the Men’s and Women’s Triples, the Silver in the Men’s Pairs and the Bronze in the Para Men’s Pairs B6-B8 and Para Mixed Pairs B2-B3. Louis Ridout, Nick Brett, Jamie Chestney and Sam Tolchard will play Wales in the Bronze Medal Match and Northern Ireland will play India in the Gold Medal Match. India will be hoping to the double, with their Women’s team securing the Commonwealth Games title earlier in the week. Their Gold Medal made history, as it was the first Lawn Bowl medal the country had ever won.
The Men’s Singles Semi finals will also get underway at midday, which will see defending champion Aaron Wilson play Scotland’s Iain McLean and Northern Ireland’s Gary Kelly face Malaysia’s Fairul Iowan Abd Muin. The medal matches will take place in the afternoon session at 4:30pm.
N.B: Bowls England has no control over what matches are aired via the BBC, who are the exclusive rights holders in the UK. They are required to treat all the Home Nations equally. We have had many discussions with the BBC over the past few months and we hope to have lots more coverage as the tournament develops.
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The Commonwealth Games is organised by Birmingham 2022, further information about the event can be found here. The Bowls England Team are currently busy ensuring that we maximise this golden opportunity for our sport. Please be aware that, during this period, we are operating a reduced phone and email service, and responses to queries maybe delayed.