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Womenís pairs quarter finals decided


Scotland and England became the final two womenís pairs teams to book themselves into the last eight of the lawn bowls on 31 August.

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Northern Ireland and Wales had secured their place in the quarter-finals earlier, as had Jersey, New Zealand, South Africa and Australia.

England beat Games debutantes the Isle of Man 15-9, while Scotland overcame Zambia 16-11.

Defending Commonwealth menís singles champion Roy Garden suffered a setback in his 2002 campaign when he lost to Zambiaís Eddie Nikole.

Garden began the game on the back foot and was 11-2 down by the seventh end. But he battled back to be one behind on 20-19 at the end of the 21st.

The 22nd was very tight, and ended up being decided by a measure, which had to be made twice.

Garden was the winner by one shot to tie the scores at 20-20, but Garden threw his first two bowls short in the next end to let Nikole in for the narrowest of victories.

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