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Mixed fortunes for Scotland's bowlers

27†July†2002

Scotland had a mixed afternoon as the Womenís Fours beat Australia but the Menís Pairs were held to a draw by Samoa.

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The Scottish Menís Pair, the current world champions, went into the final end trailing by 12-8.

But Lead George Sneddon played some perfectly-placed shots to surround the jack and set up skip Alex Marshall, requiring the Samoans to drive to keep their lead.

Samoan skip Faimanu Amituanai pulled his drive to the left, leaving four Scottish shots on the jack, leaving it up to Marshall to draw one more shot for the win. But his shot drifted long, giving salvaging a 12-12 draw.

The Scottish Womenís Fours fared better with an important win over Australia.

The Australians were 7-1 up after four ends, but in the sixth the Scots came back with five shots to square it up at 7-7.

The match was closely fought until the penultimate end, when the Scots drew three shots to stretch the gap to five.

The final end was a tense affair as Australia attacked to revive their game, but their two shots were not enough to escape a 16-13 loss.

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