2023 Para Home Nations - Day 2 Report
There were mixed emotions for Scotland on day two of the Para Home Nations as they suffered a narrow defeat to England in the morning and had to settle for a draw against Wales this evening.
Against England, the Scots managed to win three of their seven encounters which leaves them with work to do going into Sunday’s final session. There were two victories in the Visually Impaired disciplines with Robert Barr recording a 21-5 win in the Singles against John Hollowell. Mary Stevenson and Ian Graham consolidated on their win yesterday over Wales to defeat England’s Alison Yearling and Stephen Hartley 20-9 in the Mixed Pairs. Garry Brown kept up his fine form to record a comfortable victory in the Physically Disabled Singles 21-8 against David Fisher. Unfortunately, there were defeats for Daniel Porter at the hands of the experienced Kieran Rollings and both of Scotland’s Triples team.
Scotland went into this evenings clash with Wales looking for victory but came away with a draw after winning three of the six matches contested. Robert Barr made it two wins from two on Saturday when he teamed up with Sandra Watters in the Visually Impaired Mixed Pairs to defeat Julie Thomas and John Cox. Garry Brown remains the only Scottish player with a 100% record over the weekend and returned another 17-7 win in the Physically Disabled Pairs alongside fellow Commonwealth Games gold medallist, Rosemary Lenton. The Scots final win came from the pairing of Daniel Porter and Mike Nicoll as they delivered a commanding display to see off Chris Spriggs and Paul Brown 21-6.
Tomorrow morning sees Scotland take on England in the final match of the weekend. Scotland must win at least four of the six pairs games and rely on a big shot difference turnaround if they are to be victorious. Best of luck to everyone involved and a report from the last remaining fixture will be provided tomorrow.
Session One v England
- Visually Impaired Singles – Robert Barr (with Director, Sarah Jane Ewing) 21 v John Hollowell (with Director, Chris Venn) 5
- Visually Impaired Singles – Sandra Watters (with Director, George Miller) 5 v Sally-Ann Lewis-Wall (with Director, Jane Herbert) 21
- Visually Impaired Mixed Pairs – Mary Stevenson (with Director, Chris Morrow) & Ian Graham (with Director, Jim Aitken) 20 v Alison Yearling (with Director, Elizabeth Shipley) & Stephen Hartley (with Director, Isaac Shieh) 9
- Physically Disabled Singles – Daniel Porter 16 v Kieran Rollings 21
- Physically Disabled Singles – Garry Brown 21 v David Fisher 8
- Physically Disabled Triples – Rosemary Lenton, Stuart Stevens & Glen Livingston 11 v Jennie Sandford, Fynn Kyser & Helen Wood 17
- Physically Disabled Triples – Fraser Mathieson, Mike Nicoll & Pauline Wilson 7 v Joe Peplow, Steve Angus & John Greaves 24
Session Two v Wales
- Visually Impaired Mixed Pairs – Sandra Watters (with Director, George Miller) & Robert Barr (with Director, Sarah Jane Ewing) 11 v Julie Thomas (with Director, Jamie Jones) & John Cox (with Director, Chris Maggs) 9
- Visually Impaired Mixed Pairs – Mary Stevenson (with Director, Chris Morrow) & Ian Graham (with Director, Jim Aitken) 8 v Gordon Harries (with Director, Murray MacDonald) & Toby Warren 17
- Physically Disabled Pairs – Stuart Stevens & Glen Livingston 9 v Ben Tear & Kevin Woolmore 16
- Physically Disabled Pairs – Rosemary Lenton & Garry Brown 17 v Babs Woolmore & Shaun Peregrine 7
- Physically Disabled Pairs – Daniel Porter & Mike Nicoll 21 v Chris Spriggs & Paul Brown 6
- Physically Disabled Pairs – Fraser Mathieson & Pauline Wilson 6 v Robert Sawyers & Raymond Lillicrop 19
OVERALL STANDINGS (After Day Two):
1st - England 24 points +34
2nd - Wales 22 points -43
3rd - Scotland 20 points +9