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.
The third day of the Games will see the two winners of each group in the Men’s Triples and Women’s Fours progress to the Quarter Finals of the competition.
Husband and wife Natalie and Jamie Chestney have both booked their places in the next stage of their respective competitions, and they will both be playing in Quarter Final matches at 3pm on Sunday.
The Women’s Fours, which sees Natalie Chestney play three to Sian Honnor, have so far recorded impressive wins in the group stages, having picked up 60 shots over all three games. They will be playing South Africa in their Quarter Final match.
The Men’s Triples team, skipped by Jamie Chestney, have also enjoyed great success in the competition so far – with their big win against Canada ensuring their progressed to the next stage of the competition. The team will play Jersey in their Quarter Final match.
The other disciplines will continue the round robin stages, as the next stage of the competition will not starting until later in the tournament.
Amy Pharaoh will play face Niue at 8:30am in her last round of the Women’s Singles. But sadly she will be unable to catch either Malaysia or New Zealand who currently form the top two in her section. Her time in the Games won’t have finished though, as she will return in the Women’s Pairs on Tuesday, when she plays with Sophie Tolchard – the lead in the Women’s Fours.
Jamie Walker and Sam Tolchard will face India in their final game of sectional play and if they win they will play the Quarter Final match at 6pm.
Both England’s Men’s and Women’s Para Pairs B6-B8 will play their final matches at 3pm. Craig Bowler and Kieran Rollings will play South Africa, while Michelle White and Gail Platt will face Australia.
Alison Yearling and Chris Turnbull will play their first game in the Para Mixed Pairs B2/B3 at 6pm. They will also be joined on the rink by their respective directors, Susan Wherry and Mark Wherry. A fifth member of the team, who has received a lot of attention in recent days, will also be joining them ringside – James, Turnbull’s guide dog.
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