Lawn Bowls: Ross Davis is through to the quarter finals of the Commonwealth Games singles, thanks to a dominant 21-13 win over India’s Mridul Borgohain in his final group game at Victoria Park. Davis (pictured above) will now face Malaysian Fairul Izwan Abd Muin in the last eight at 8.30am tomorrow (Friday).
Ross said: “I did struggle to start with [against Borgohain] but I knew I just had to stick in there. The atmosphere is amazing, the crowds have been great and it’s not every day you get to play bowls with big stands up around you. Just to be part of the Games itself is a pretty good achievement.”
Meanwhile, in the fours, the Jersey quartet of Malcolm de Sousa, Greg Davis, Derek Boswell and Scott Ruderham lost 17-10 against South Africa and miss out on a spot in the knock-out stages.
Table Tennis: Hannah Silcock’s impressive Games came to an end against England’s number one Tin-Tin Ho, but not before the 15-year-old Jersey girl had given the event’s 12th seed a real scare with a display of resilience that belied her age. Ho won the first two games (4-11, 6-11), but Silcock showed real spirit to take the next two (15-13, 11-9) to level up the match. Ho bounced back to win the next two games (3-11, 4-11) and complete a 4-2 victory, but Hannah will leave Birmingham proud of her first Commonwealth Games performances.
Earlier, Silcock and Jordan Wykes (pictured together below) had beaten Cyprus 3-1 in the mixed doubles, but lost 3-0 in the “round of 32” against Canadians Edward Ly and Sophie Gauthier.
Athletics: Zane Duquemin, competing in his fourth Commonwealth Games, threw 57.97m with his opening effort to take 11th spot in the discus final at Alexander Stadium. Earlier, Zach Saunders ran a personal best of 21.35 seconds in the 200m to finish fourth in his heat, missing out on a semi-final spot by just 0.05 seconds. Saunders’ heat was won by England’s Adam Gemili in 20.92.
Cycling: In the time-trial, Jack Rebours and Dean Robson both clocked times that put them midway through the field of 54 entrants. Rebours finished in 25th position with a time of 53:21.99 to cover the 37.4km course, seven minutes behind winner Rohan Dennis of Australia. Robson registered 54:39.14 (for 29th place).