2023 Para Home Nations - Day 3 Report
Scotland rounded off their Para Home Nations campaign with a disappointing defeat against a strong England side, who were crowned champions for 2023.
The Scots only managed to return one win from today’s final six matches, however, there were close encounters across the green as Scotland had to play attacking shots to attempt to turnaround the shot difference deficit. Daniel Porter and Mike Nicoll provided the teams only victory in the Physically Disabled Pairs courtesy of a 14-8 win over Fynn Kyser and Kieran Rollings.
Unfortunately, Garry Brown couldn’t keep up his unbeaten record for the weekend as he and Rosemary Lenton suffered a single shot defeat at the last end. Sandra Watters and Robert Barr also battled hard in the Visually Impaired Mixed Pairs but just came up short at the last couple of ends to lose 11-15 against Alison Yearling and John Hollowell.
Congratulations to England on their triumph and a big thank you to Newport Indoor Bowls Centre for hosting the event over the weekend. Well done also to Scotland’s players, coaches, and support staff for all their efforts!
Session One v England
- Visually Impaired Mixed Pairs – Sandra Watters (with Director, George Miller) & Robert Barr (with Director, Sarah Jane Ewing) 11 v Alison Yearling (with Director, Elizabeth Shipley) & John Hollowell (with Director, Chris Venn) 15
- Visually Impaired Mixed Pairs – Mary Stevenson (with Director, Chris Morrow) & Ian Graham (with Director, Jim Aitken) 6 v Stephen Hartley (with Director, Isaac Shieh) & Sally-Ann Lewis-Wall (with Director, Jane Herbert) 28
- Physically Disabled Pairs – Rosemary Lenton & Garry Brown 8 v Jennie Sandford & Helen Wood 9
- Physically Disabled Pairs – Stuart Stevens & Pauline Wilson 8 v Joe Peplow & John Greaves 20
- Physically Disabled Pairs – Daniel Porter & Mike Nicoll 14 v Fynn Kyser & Kieran Rollings 8
- Physically Disabled Pairs – Fraser Mathieson & Glen Livingston 7 v David Fisher & Steve Angus 15
OVERALL STANDINGS (After Day Three):
1st - England 34 points +75
2nd – Scotland 22 points -32
3rd – Wales 22 points -43