Para Home Nations - Day 3 Report
Scotland rounded off their Para Home Nations campaign with a narrow defeat to England which saw the hosts crowned champions for 2022.
The Scots returned one win and a draw from today’s final six matches, but those results don’t paint the full picture as there was a few agonising last end defeats across the board.
Mary Stevenson and Sandy Mackintosh provided Scotland’s only victory in the Visually Impaired Pairs after defeating Sarah Marshall and Steve Simmons 15-13. Team captain, Rosemary Lenton, also managed to secure a point in the Physically Disabled Pairs alongside William Nicol as they drew with Fynn Kyser and Anthony Page.
Two 1-shot defeats proved to be the difference in the overall result as Scotland’s pairings of Melanie Inness & Robert Barr and John Wardrope & Glen Livingston both missed out in two extremely tight contests.
Congratulations to England on their triumph and a big thank you to Clarence Park Bowling Club 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 Pairs – Melanie Inness & Robert Barr 13 v Stephen Harley & Gareth Harwood 14
- Visually Impaired Pairs – Mary Stevenson & Sandy Mackintosh 15 v Sarah Marshall & Steve Simmons 13
- Physically Disabled Pairs – Mary Wilson & Mike Nicoll 9 v Colin Milner & Mike Robertson 16
- Physically Disabled Pairs – Rosemary Lenton & William Nicol 13 v Fynn Kyser & Anthony Page 13
- Physically Disabled Pairs – John Wardrope & Glen Livingston 14 v Jonathan Stokes & David Fisher 15
- Physically Disabled Pairs – Danny Porter & Garry Brown 12 v Jennie Sandford & Jack Pullin 14
OVERALL STANDINGS (After Day Three):
1st – England: 37 points +68
2nd – Scotland: 24 points -7
3rd – Wales: 17 points -61