Para Home Nations: Day 3 Results

Scotland finished off their Para Home Nations series with a win, draw and loss from three games this morning at the National Centre for Bowling, Ayr.

The pairing of Garry Hood and John Wardrope got the better of Wales’ Marion Purcell and Chris Spriggs in the opening exchanges of their match. Scotland held a 14-4 lead after 11 ends but a count of six shots for Wales at the 12th end made for an interesting end to the match. Garry and John went into the last end with a three-shot advantage and managed to score one to win 17-13.

Mary Wilson and Pauline Wilson had an exciting battle with Michelle White and Gill Platt of England. The Scottish duo found themselves 5-10 behind after 12 ends but an excellent couple of ends saw them pick up seven shots to lead 12-10 going into the last end. England were holding a match lie of three shots on the final end, but Pauline managed to cut the count down to two shots with her last bowl and the game finished in a 12-12 draw.

Garry Brown and Kevin Wallace got off to a slow start in their game against England’s Craig Bowler and Kieran Rollings and trailed 4-12 after 10 ends. Over the next three ends the Scottish pairing managed to pick up eight shots to draw level at 12-12. They unfortunately dropped three shots on the second last end, leaving themselves with a tricky last end. Scotland did manage to hold the three shots they required for a draw but an excellent last bowl from English skip Kieran Rollings cut the head down as Garry and Kevin lost 14-15.

In the visually impaired discipline, Scotland’s two pairs faced off against each other to round off their series. Melanie Inness and Robert Barr were in top form as they got the better of Mary Stevenson and John Fox with a 22-5 victory.

Well done to all of Scotland’s players on their impressive performances and results over the weekend. A huge thank you goes to England and Wales for providing vital competitive matches ahead of selection for the 2022 Commonwealth Games.

SESSION ONE SCORES:

  • Physically Disabled Pairs – Garry Hood & John Wardrope 17 v Marion Purcell & Chris Spriggs 13 (Wales)
  • Physically Disabled Pairs – Mary Wilson & Pauline Wilson 12 v Michelle White & Gill Platt 12 (England) 
  • Physically Disabled Pairs – Garry Brown & Kevin Wallace 14 v Craig Bowler & Kieran Rollings 15 (England)
  • Visually Impaired Pairs – Melanie Inness & Robert Barr 22 v Mary Stevenson & John Fox 5 (Scotland)

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