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.
At the start of the day, Jamie Walker continued his excellent form in the Men’s Singles competition. Despite encountering a close start against Fiji with a tight score of 6-5, he pulled in front to 17-10 and finished up with an excellent win of 21-11. His second game against Malaysia was a much harder match, and though the stands were full of supporters, he was unable to secure a win and lost 21-8. Walker did enough to progress to the Quarter Final stages however, and took second spot in his group by beating Namibia in shot difference by one shot. He will play Australia’s Aaron Wilson – who won Gold in the Men’s Singles at the last Commonwealth Games – at 8:30am tomorrow.
The Semi Finals of the Para Mixed Pairs B2-B3 took place at 6pm, which saw Alison Yearling and Chris Turnbull, alongside their Directors Sue & Mark Wherry, play against Scotland. They won two shots on the first two ends but unfortunately got stuck on four until end eight when they found themselves 15-5 down. They then finished 21-6. The pair will get a shot at a medal in the Bronze Medal match at 12 noon tomorrow.
Jamie-Lea Winch, Natalie Chestney and Sian Honnor played their Quarter Final game at 6pm against Northern Ireland. They got off to an excellent start, leading 15-2 after just seven ends. Their opponents clawed back slightly towards the end but not enough to overcome the English trio, with the team winning 25-11. They will play the Cook Islands at 8:30am tomorrow in the Semi Finals as they battle for a place in the final and a chance to win the Commonwealth Gold Medal.
The Women’s Pairs and Men’s Fours team had a break today and will return to the greens to play their respective Quarter Finals on Friday.
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