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Gillett ousts marshall for a place in the quarter finals

First match of the afternoon was between Scotland’s 6 times World Indoor Champion, Alex Marshall MBE, and England’s Les Gillett. Into the first set and it looked as if it was all going the way of Marshall as he took a 4-2 lead by the 5th end. Into the 6th and Marshall took another well

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marshall defies the bolt

Last match of the day was between 6 times World Indoor Champion, Alex Marshall MBE and Qualifier David Bolt. Mashall knew he would have to play well as Bolt has a solid reputation in the bowls circle and has been an entry into the ranking events before so the portable rink held no fears for

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Blackpool’s Dawes opens the way to the quarter finals

Final match of the afternoon here at Newton Hall Holiday park in the International Open was between local hero, Mark Dawes, and Scotland’s legend, Alex Marshall MBE. It was as if someone had plugged Dawes into the tower as he powered his bowls to a mega win to see him into the quarter finals. In

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marshall shows why he is 6 times world champion

It was Scotland’s Alex Marshall MBE up against England’s Billy Jackson this afternoon in the Co-op Funeralcare International Open here at Blackpool and Marshall turned on an exciting show of quality, inch perfect bowls. In the first set though he did not get it all his own way as Jackson fought back with some exciting

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The ‘Razor’ is shaving scalps at the Worlds

Number 15 ranked Les Gillett from Melton Mowbray took the scalp of  top Scot Alex Marshall, the number 2 ranked player, who holds the record of six world singles titles, and he kept his campaign on course with a 6-4, 8-6 victory. Two shots on the opening end was the only double in the first

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‘Tattie’ Marshall melts away the ‘Iceman’ in the first round

In the last match of the day, Alex Marshall who holds the record of six world indoor titles, the last of which came two years ago against Andy Thomson, was in sublime form, putting in a brisk, businesslike display against 32 year old Bowls Retail Advisor Rob Chisholm who now lives in Swansea, requiring just

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Awesome – Standing ovation for the afternoon Mixed Pairs

If the second match was balanced on a knife edge then there are no words to describe the dynamic exchange between twice winner Alex Marshall  as he skipped  England’s Katy Smith, one of the youngest players on the circuit against world number 1 Nick Brett and his Scottish partner Claire Johnston from Auchinleck who was

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forster is just totally formidable against marshall

The eagerly anticipated battle between the Scottish Bowling royalty of Alex Marshall MBE and Paul Foster MBE didn’t disappoint the large crowd at the Dewars Centre in Perth for the second semi final of the Coop Funeralcare Scottish International Open 2016. The first two ends in the opening set saw Foster in formidable form, picking

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marshall takes out thomson for the last semi final place

Final game of the quarter finals and Alex Marshall MBE faced Andy Thomson MBE. Two tough competitors. But it was Marshall that got the opening plaudits in the first set, leading 6.2 after six ends. At end seven Thomson played a runner but was off target, and with one bowl left Marshall held three shots, Thomson plays

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Marshall drives his way into the quarter finals

The start of game two of the day, between Alex Marshall MBE and Jamie Chestney, looked like it was going to be a one sided affair all the way. Marshall taking a commanding lead at 6.0. But Chestney stuck and forced Marshall into playing some big bowls to take the set 10.6. Set two and Chestney

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