BOWLS: Graham's Scottish silver
4:00pm Thursday 5th September 2013 in Sport
Spencer Melksham's memorial singles winner Bern Davies is presented with his Shield by Patrick Mitchell
GRAHAM Shadwell won a silver medal in the men’s triples at the Eight Nations event in Scotland, writes DAVE EATON.
The Spencer Moulton player was representing England at the Kelvingrove Complex in Glasgow where the 2014 Commonwealth Games will be held.
Shadwell (lead), Jamie Walker (two) and Jamie Chestney (skip) did not win a match on day one in the triples drawing 12-12 with Scotland Clyde and losing 15-9 to Australia and 13-11 to New Zealand.
But a night’s rest made all the difference as they then thumped Canada 18-6, edged home 17-13 against Malaysia and thrashed South Africa 14-6.
The trio won their last round robin match 15-12 against Scotland Kelvin to finish second in the group stages on nine points, one behind Australia.
However, they then lost in the play-offs final to Australia 15-12.
England dropped a four on the first end but led 6-4 after five but fell behind again and were 14-8 adrift at 11. They rallied again but eventually lost the 15 end final 15-12.
SPENCER Melksham staged a special memorial singles tournament last Saturday in memory of Mary Weir Mitchell.
She died early in the year but had been very influential in the starting up of a ladies bowling section at the Spencer Melksham club.
Twenty-four players took part in the memorial singles tournament played under very sunny blue skies.
Early round matches were played over a period of 45 minutes but the semi-finals and final were decided over eight ends.
Bernie Davies beat Maurice Wigham 9-7 in the eight end final to lift the trophy that was presented to him by Mary Wier Mitchell’s husband Patrick afterwards.
In the semis Davies had edged home 7-6 against Dave Laws and Wigham had beaten Mo Laws 7-5.
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