Birmingham 2022 - Day 4 Round Up

Team Scotland’s lawn bowlers have guaranteed themselves two medals following the fourth day of play at Leamington Spa.

In the Para Men’s Pairs B6-B8, Garry Brown and Kevin Wallace came from behind to beat New Zealand 18-10. They will now look to avenge their group stage defeat against Australia when they play them in tomorrow’s final at 4.15pm. Be sure to look out for the boys on BBC Sport/BBC iPlayer as they go for gold.

Rosemary Lenton and Pauline Wilson led from the beginning of their semi-final and eventually secured a 16-10 victory against England. The Scottish pairing also have the opportunity to win gold on Wednesday afternoon when they also take on Australia. Their final is also provisionally due to be shown on BBC Sport/BBC iPlayer for viewers back home.

The much-anticipated Men’s Pairs semi-final between Paul Foster MBE and Alex Marshall MBE and England’s Jamie Walker and Sam Tolchard certainly lived up to the billing as all four players contributed to a high-quality encounter. Paul and Alex were behind by four shots going into the second last end and Alex attempted to trail the jack for four shots with the last bowl of the end. Unfortunately for the Scottish duo, Alex did make contact with the jack, but it agonisingly sliced across to two English bowls. Paul and Alex do still have a chance to add to their Commonwealth Games medal haul tomorrow at 8.30am, they come up against Northern Ireland’s Sam Barkley and Martin McHugh in the bronze medal match.

Melanie Inness and Robert Barr had a terrific day in the Para Mixed Pairs B2/B3, managing to keep up their 100% record with another two wins over New Zealand and Australia. Currently sitting top of their section, the Scottish pairing having already secured qualification to the semi-finals with two matches to spare. Their next game is against England tomorrow at 4.15pm.

A full breakdown of Scotland’s scores from day four can be found below:-

Session 1 – 8.30am:

  • Semi-Final - Para Men’s Pairs B6-B8 (Garry Brown and Kevin Wallace) beat New Zealand 18-10
  • Semi-Final – Para Women’s Pairs B6-B8 (Rosemary Lenton and Pauline Wilson) beat England 16-10

Session 2 – 12noon:

  • Semi-Final – Men’s Pairs (Paul Foster MBE & Alex Marshall MBE) lost to England 13-19
  • Group Match 2 - Para Mixed Pairs B2/B3 (Melanie Inness with Director George Miller and Robert Barr with Director Sarah Jane Ewing) beat New Zealand 18-11

Session 3 – 4.30pm:

  • Group Match 3 - Para Mixed Pairs B2/B3 (Melanie Inness with Director George Miller and Robert Barr with Director Sarah Jane Ewing) beat Australia 10-8

Full Results here: https://results.birmingham2022.com/#/sports-selection

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