Para Home Nations - Day 1 Report
Scotland made a positive start to the Para Home Nations at Clarence Park Bowling Club, Weston Super Mare, this afternoon by claiming four wins and a draw from their seven respective matches against Wales.
Newly crowned Commonwealth Games gold medallist Melanie Inness was the star performer on day one as she had a resounding 21-6 win against Gordon Harries in the Visually Impaired Singles. Fellow gold medallist Robert Barr teamed up with Mary Stevenson in the Visually Impaired Pairs and they also enjoyed a comfortable 21-9 victory to start off their weekend.
In the Physically Disabled categories, John Wardrope managed to defeat Shaun Peregrine 21-20 in a classic singles encounter that went right to the wire. Our Physically Disabled Triples teams managed to stay undefeated as Mary Wilson, William Nicol and Mike Nicoll ran out 18-9 winners and Rosemary Lenton, Danny Porter and Garry Brown had to settle for a draw against the strong Welsh triple of Ben Tear, Ray Lillicrop and Paul Brown.
Earlier today England managed six wins from their seven games against Wales so they are currently in first place in the overall standings. Scotland take on England tomorrow morning and Wales in the evening in what will be crucial matches if the team are to return home with the trophy on Sunday. Reports from these games will be provided tomorrow evening.
Session One V Wales:
- Visually Impaired Singles – Melanie Inness 21 v Gordon Harries 6
- Visually Impaired Singles – Sandy Mackintosh 6 v Allan Jones 21
- Visually Impaired Pairs – Mary Stevenson & Robert Barr 21 v John Lloyd & Jon Cox 9
- Physically Disabled Singles - John Wardrope 21 v Shaun Peregrine 20
- Physically Disabled Singles – Glen Livingston 18 v Robbie Jones 21
- Physically Disabled Triples – Rosemary Lenton, Danny Porter & Garry Brown 11 v Liam Walker, Robert Sawyers & Paul Brown 11
- Physically Disabled Triples – Mary Wilson, William Nicol & Mike Nicoll 18 v Ben Tear, Ray Lillicrop & Chris Spriggs 9
OVERALL STANDINGS (After Day One):
1st – England: 12 points +27
2nd – Scotland: 9 points +19
3rd – Wales: 7 points -46