England’s Commonwealth Games Team, Para Squad and Lions enjoyed a successful Four Nations Test at Victoria Park, Royal Leamington Spa. Teams from Wales, Malaysia, and Australia joined England in the three-day event.
John McGuinness, Bowls England Performance Director, said: “For our squad, it’s been a great Test against top-quality opposition from Wales, Malaysia and Australia.
“With an event that combined both para and able-bodied disciplines, it was a great way to showcase the team spirit among the squad members. It was the perfect chance to inspire each other and wear the England shirt with pride ahead of the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.
“There has been an exceptional level of bowls throughout the tournament, and full credit to all our England players who participated and for rising to the challenge and winning some great games.
“I would like to thank all the players and management teams from Wales, Malaysia and Australia for traveling to Leamington for this Four Nations event”.
On the final day, both Amy Pharaoh and Rebecca Wigfield won Women’s Singles matches in session one. Pharaoh has dominated the Singles discipline this weekend, and took a 21 – 11 win over Malaysia’s Siti Zalina Ahmad. The Lions’ Rebecca Wigfield battled it out with Australia’s Kristina Krstic and triumphed by three shots with a final score of 21 – 18.
Against Australia Gold in session 2, Sian Honnor achieved a convincing victory in the Women’s Triples with a score of 24 – 9. After dropping a three on the first end, the team took the lead at the fifth end and never looked back. England’s good fortune continued throughout the session as the Lions’ Edward Morris beat Malaysia’s M.Syamil Syazwan in the Fours. The team picked up five shots in the last three ends to win 12 – 11.
Another strong performance from the Para Squad came in session 2 of the Men’s Pairs as England faced Wales. Bowler and Rollings took a 12 – 5 lead before keeping Wales down to four singles to win the game 12 – 9.
Scores for each session can be found here.