Journalist for the i newspaper, Bowls England National Finals commentator and a name well-known to bowlers, Emily Ferguson will be previewing each day of the action at Victoria Park.
Day 2 of the Games will see the early stages of the Men’s Triples, Women’s Singles, Para Men’s and Women’s Pairs B6-B8, Women’s Fours and Men’s Pairs continue.
Friday saw England get off to a promising start, recording 7 wins and 3 losses in the opening rounds of sectional play. The two standouts so far are the Women’s Fours and Men’s Triples – with two wins under their belts each.
On Saturday, Craig Bowler and Kieran Rollings will play Australia bright and early in the first session of the day, where they will be hoping to secure victory after recording a win and a loss on Friday. They will then play again at 3pm when they will face Wales.
Amy Pharaoh will be hoping to make a comeback in her match against Shermeen Lim from Singapore first thing. She will then play again at 11:30 against New Zealand’s Katelyn Inch.
In the Men’s triples Louis Ridout, Nick Brett and Jamie Chestney will be hoping to build on Friday’s success as they take to the main televised rink to play Canada at 11:30am.
From 3pm Jamie Walker and Sam Tolchard will play their second game against the Falklands Islands after a convincing first in their opening match on Friday. They will then have a short break before returning to the greens at 6pm to play the Cook Islands.
Sian Honnor’s team in the Women’s Fours will be back at 6pm on Saturday, as they play the Cook Islands. They will be hoping to continue their unbeaten record and build on the success seen so far in the competition.
In the Women’s Para B6-B8 pairs Michelle White and Gill Platt will play their third game against Scotland at 6pm.
Saturday marks the final stages of the round robin competition for England’s Men’s Triples and Women’s Fours. The other disciplines will still have one more round to play on Sunday morning before they find out if they have done enough to progress to the Quarter Finals.
TV Rink matches:
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.
Men’s Triples Sectional Play: Scotland (S. Anderson, I. McLean, D. Burnett) vs New Zealand (A. Kelly, M. Galloway, A Forsyth)
Women’s Singles Sectional Play: South Africa (C. Piketh) vs. Norfolk Islands (S.Wilson)
Men’s Triples Sectional Play: Canada (R. Law, G. Wilson, C. Lefresne) vs. England (L. Ridout, N Brett, J.Chestney)
Women’s Singles Sectional Play: England (A. Pharaoh) v New Zealand (K. Inch)
Women’s Fours Sectional Play: Australia (K. Krstic, L. Clarke, R. van Asch, N. van Edlcik) vs. Scotland (H. Smith, C. Johnston, L. Baillie-Whyte, C. Brown)
Men’s Pairs Sectional Play: South Africa (P. Neluonde, W. Rittmuller) vs. Australia (C. Wedlock, A. Wilson)
Women’s Fours Sectional Play: Malta (I. Attard, R.M. Rixon, R.L. Rixon, C.L. Rixon) v Malaysia (E.F. Saroji, N.A.N Tarmizi, S.H.A. Abdul Rahman, A. Arshad)
Men’s Pairs Sectional Play: Scotland (P. Foster, A. Marshall) vs. Canada (J. Bezear, R. Bester)
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