Birmingham 2022 - Day 6 Round Up

What a day! The gold medals are coming thick and fast for Team Scotland at Leamington Spa.

Congratulations to Rosemary Lenton and Pauline Wilson on their immense win against Australia in the final of the Para Women’s Pairs B6-B8. Not to be outdone by Garry Brown and Kevin Wallace’s exploits, the ladies delivered the final of their dreams to secure a second gold medal for the Birmingham 2022 lawn bowls team.

In the Women’s Pairs, Hannah Smith and Claire Johnston endured a difficult day as defeats to both Northern Ireland and England saw them eliminated from the competition. Dee Hoggan, Lauren Baillie-Whyte and Caroline Brown also suffered the same fate in the Women’s Triples. A loss to Wales in their final group match unfortunately saw them make an early exit from the Games.

Iain McLean was beaten by India 19-21 in his second Men’s Singles group match. Despite playing well throughout, the Scot just came up short at the final few ends against a strong display from Mridul Borgohain. Iain now faces the tough assignment of beating Jersey’s Ross Davis and Shannon McIlroy from New Zealand in his remaining group matches tomorrow if he is to qualify for the quarter-finals.

Our Men’s Fours team of Stewart Anderson, Darren Burnett, Paul Foster MBE and Alex Marshall MBE tasted defeat in their second group game against a strong Jersey rink. Tomorrow sees them face South Africa and New Zealand in their last two matches, both of which are must wins if they are to advance to the knockout stages.

Robert Barr and Melanie Inness rounded off their section in the Para Mixed Pairs B2/B3 with the perfect record of five wins in five contests. The duo beat Wales 15-8 in their last game and will now take on England in the semi-final at 6pm tomorrow.

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

Session 1 – 8.30am:

  • Group Match 2 – Women’s Pairs (Hannah Smith and Claire Johnston) lost to Northern Ireland 12-18

Session 2 – 11.30am:

  • Group Match 2 - Men’s Singles (Iain McLean) lost to India 19-21
  • Group Match 3 – Women’s Pairs (Hannah Smith and Claire Johnston) lost to England 7-19

Session 3 – 3pm:

  • Gold Medal Match – Para Women’s Pairs B6-B8 (Rosemary Lenton and Pauline Wilson) beat Australia 17-5
  • Group Match 3 - Women’s Triples (Dee Hoggan, Lauren Baillie-Whyte and Caroline Brown) lost to Wales 14-16

Session 4 – 6pm:

  • Group Match 2 - Men’s Fours (Stewart Anderson, Darren Burnett, Paul Foster MBE and Alex Marshall MBE) lost to Jersey 8-13
  • Group Match 5 – Para Mixed Pairs B2/B3 (Melanie Inness with Director George Miller and Robert Barr with Director Sarah Jane Ewing) beat 15-8 

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

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