Andy Thomson MBE took on qualifier Brett Arkley in the 3rd match of the day and it was Thomson who took an early lead in the first set and despit a spirited fight back from Arkley it was Thomson that went on to win the set 13-9. Into the second set and Thomson denied Arkley a look at the jack at all and despite all efforts by Arkley it was Thomson that stormed the second set 8-0.
Jason Greenslade went up against Australian Qualifier Barrie Lester and the first wet was a real nail biter for the Australian – 4 all in the third end it went to the 7th end with Lester being 5-7 up. Greenslade took a double in the eighth end to go 7 all and then despite all efforts by Lester, Greenslade sneaked a single in the last end to take the set 8-7. This seemed to give Greenslade a massive boost as he tore into the second set and denied Lester a look in and despite some extremely good bowls from Lester it was Greenslade that took the second set and match. 8-7, 9-3
Les Gillett faced New Zealand Qualifier Andrew Kelly and it was Gillett that took no prisoners and with precision bowling literally tore the card up and took the first set 9-2 and repeated this to take the second set 10-5.
All matches can be watched in full at www.youtube.com/worldbowlstour.