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Unexpected setbacks for Aussie bowlers

28†July†2002

Australia suffered two defeats yards from each other at the hands of England and Wales in the menís pairs and womenís fours respectively.

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The England menís pairs gave the Australians their second defeat on Sunday after the fours had done the same in the morning.

Australia got off the mark first, and were 2-0 up after the second end, but a six-shot win of the fifth by England gave Stephen Farish and Dean Morgan an unassailable lead.

Some desperation driving by Australian skip Kelvin Kerkow in the final three ends failed to wrest the host nationís hold on the game, and England won 22-6.

The Welsh womenís fours are through to the last 16 after their 18-9 win over Australia.

They were seven shots ahead by the third end, and despite the Australians pulling back four in the last three ends, the Welsh dominated throughout.

New Zealandís elite athletes with a disability (EAD) triples team are in gold-silver play-off contention after their 16-6 win over Kenya, while the England team are almost certainly out of contention for anything but a bronze following their 9-10 loss to Wales, after they led earlier in the match.

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