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Kernaghan wins controversial bowls match

03†August†2002

New Zealandís Mike Kernaghan beat Steve Glasson of Australia in a heated match under controversial circumstances.

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Two days of bad weather has left the bowls behind schedule

Both players were warned about foot-faulting and not reaching the head after delivery during the course of the match, but Glasson was the first to be penalised, in the 19th end when the Australian was leading 17-15.

Umpire Michael Roberts (ENG) removed Glassonís shot - which was closest to the jack - which gave Mike Kernaghan a three-shot end and a 18-17 lead.

Glasson was clearly rattled by the decision, and failed to make another shot. Mike Kernaghan won the match by 21-17 to book a place in the semi-finals.

New Zealand and South Africa are set to battle it out for gold in the Womenís Pairs after they beat Wales and England respectively.

The England pair of Amy Gowshall and Lynne Whitehead led the first two ends, but were out classed by Ellen Cawker and Jill Hackland, who put the match virtually beyond doubt in the 13th end with a five-shot win on the way to winning 23-12

And New Zealand asserted their dominance from the outset against Wales when they opened the game with a five-shot win.

The Kiwi pair of Sharon Sims and Joanna Edwards were 11-0 ahead after three ends - and 19-2 after eight - but the South Africans rallied to salvage some pride in a 20-11 defeat.

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