Leading bowlers from sixteen countries went into action at Worthing, on the south coast, yesterday (Monday) when the World Bowls Championships opened.
GV PAN Bowling green.
SV Jenkins (Wales) bowls, ZOOM OUT TO WIDE SHOT, ball falls clear of jack
GTV Salter (Australia) bowls fast bowl knocks wood clear of jack: crowd applauds PAN BACK Salter stands with hands on hips.
SV Scoreboard New Zealand v England PAN TO game in progress
GV Bryan (England) bowls and follows ball through, crowd applauds
SV PAN ZOOM BACK TO McArthur (New Zealand) bowls, wood clear of jack.
SV Crowd watch PAN Skoglund (New Zealand) bowls fast ball knocking wood and jack clear.
SV Crowd applauds
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Background: Leading bowlers from sixteen countries went into action at Worthing, on the south coast, yesterday (Monday) when the World Bowls Championships opened.
Taking part are teams from Australia, Canada, England, Fiji, Guernsey, Hongkong, Ireland, Israel, Jersey, Malawi, New Zealand, Papua-New Guinea, Scotland, South Africa, United States and Wales.
Several minor upsets marked the first day's play with England and Wales making a good start in the triples.
Australia comfortably defeated Wales 24 to 15 in the pairs heats. Salter, captain of the Australian pairs, bowled well to give his team victory.
In the triples, the England trio of Bryant, a former world champion, Hayward and Stroud took four hours to defeat the New Zealanders led by Skoglund. Final scores were England 16, New Zealand 11.
SYNOPSIS: At Worthing, on the south coast, leading bowlers from sixteen countries are taking part in the sixth World Bowls Championships. The first heats began in bright sunlight.
Jenkins, of Wales, sends done a bowl early in the pairs match against Australia.
Salter, captain of the Australian pairs, bowls a fast one to knock the wood clear of the jack.
It was a good bowl and helped Australia well on the way to defeat Wales by 24 to 15.
In the triples, New Zealand and England were locked in a marathon struggle that lasted four hours. Bryant a former world champion who holds several titles in English bowls competitions, seconds down a vital bowl....and follows it through carefully.
McArthur, who holds several club titles in New Zealand, replies.
New Zealand captain Skoglund bowls down a fast one.... and knocks both the weed and jack clear. But despite the fierce struggle that kept the two teams locked together for much of the match, England managed to break away sufficiently to finish with the scores at England 16, New Zealand 11.