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Lawn bowls semi-finalists determined

29 July 2002

England, Canada, New Zealand and Wales are through to the semi-finals of the Women’s Fours which will be played at 16:00 Monday 29 July.

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Lawn bowls semi finals determined

All teams are guaranteed at least a bronze medal, which is given to the two semi-finalists who fail to advance to the final.

New Zealand beat Scotland 18-13, after the Scottish foursome had led 9-3 at the end of the seventh end.

In the following end New Zealand drew five shots to come within one shot of Scotland before they won the next two ends to stretch their lead to 13-8 and set the platform for victory.

England beat Malaysia 20-10 after drawing four shots in the first two ends to give them an 8-0 lead.

Northern Ireland threw away an early lead to be dispatched by Wales 16-8, and Canada withstood a fightback from Jersey to win 11-10 having earlier gone to a 10-5 lead.

In the Men’s Singles, 17-year-old Ryan Bester of Canada overcame early nerves to beat Zambian Nikole Eddie.

Bester was losing 6-7 to Eddie in the ninth end, but did not drop a shot for the remainder of the game to win 21-7.

Bester, who is the youngest player in the tournament, said: ”The butterflies were fluttering a bit in the first few ends. I didn’t get off to a good start because it was a bit difficult to find the greens."

“After seven ends I was 7-6 down and struggling. But I hit a good drive and picked up four shots. That was the turning point, I didn’t drop a shot after that.”

“Now my first game is over I feel confident I can do well,” he added.

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