Marshall drives his way into the quarter finals

9 November, 2016

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 took the first end. Marshall followed with two consecutive counts of one then Chestney followed with a two. Chestney leads 3.2. At the next end Chestney led a good bowl and Marshall drove, with his first bowl, the jack into the ditch, then drew a superb bowl to the edge of the ditch to score the end. The set all square again. Chestney then came up with his best end yet to score and three and all of a sudden the tide seemed to have changed the score 6.3 Chestney with three ends to play. Marshall, having none of that, played an outstanding runner at the next end, facing shots against him, to pick up two shots and the set is close again. End eight and Marshall, only one shot behind on the set score, picked up one shot and it was all square playing the last end. A good game of bowls to witness. But it was Marshall who took his place in the quarterfinals for tommorow 10.6 7.6.