Bowls: Treble yell for bowlers as they strike gold

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Scotland struck triple gold at the British Isles Bowls Championship at Swansea yesterday.

The West Lothian Fours of Bryan Cooper, James Speirs, Tommy Mann and skip Neil Speirs won the T P Watson Trophy by beating the Channel Islands 20-18 while in the Triples, Craig Irvine, Graeme Higgins and Iain McLean, from Blantyre, enjoyed a 19-9 victory over Wales.

In the Women’s Fours, Lorna Cameron skipped her mother, Audrey, Anne Marie Taggart and Liz Brown to a comfortable 24-10 win over the Channel Islands. However, it was not all gold with Scotland picking up silver after Ireland’s Mark McPeak beat McLean 21-18 in the Men’s Singles and Alison Merrien (Channel Islands) overcame Lynn Stein 21-13 in the Women’s Singles while Lesley Gordon lost 21-13 to Amy Williams (Wales) in the Junior Singles.