Button and Smith in medal bid.
THE Welsh bowls pair of Anwen Button and Hannah Smith will be
looking for medal glory today when they tackle Malaysia in the
semi-finals. The duo defeated New Zealand in the quarter-final pairs
play-off to set up the showdown. "We just need to keep playing well
with full concentration and dedication," said Smith. "They are
extremely strong players and the next game is going to be tough."
The men's triples of Chris Blake, Michael Fleming and Marc Wyatt
just missed out on their medal bid after losing to England in the battle
for third place. The trio had defeated Guernsey in the quarter-finals to
set up a semi-final against South Africa which they lost and left them
with the medal match against the English team of Rob Newman, Graham Shad
and Mark Bantock. The singles group tournament has started with Carol
Difford losing 2-0 to England's Natalie Melmore.