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Scotland battle ends with Anderson

It was Alex Marshall MBE next up against fellow countryman Stewart Anderson and a much vaunted match expectation was within the audience and they were not disappointed. Both players came out with top flight bowls and it was Marshall that seemed to have to have the slightest of edges against Anderson as he bowled into

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Marshall is in top form

New Zealander, Murray Glassey, was up against a tough draw which was 6 times World Indoor Champion, Alex Marshall MBE. Marshall, who had recently been awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award from Sport Scotland was in top form and brimming with confidence. Unfortunately for Glassey, no matter what the New Zealander did, Marshall had an answer

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Gourlay takes the route to the final in the tie break

First semi final of the day here in the Co-op Funeralcare International Open here at Newton Hall Holiday Park in Blackpool was an all Scottish affair between two exponents of the sport with Head Coach for Scotland’s Commonwealth Games Team, David Gourlay, facing up to one of the masters, six times World Indoor Champion, Alex

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Marshall plays his way right into the semi’s

Second quarter final of the day here in the Co-op Funeralcare International Open was between England’s Robert Paxton and the six times World Indoor Champion, Scotland’s Alex Marshall MBE. Some great bowls played throughout the match and both players were in great form. It was Marshall though that got off to a great start, just

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ross departs the event and the wbt top 16

Last match here today was between Jonathan Ross and Alex Marshall MBE with Ross needing the win more than Marshall. Ross desperately needed a win in this match to keep his hopes alive of staying in the WBT Top 16. First set and it was Marshall that opened up proceedings taking the first three ends

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denison returns far too early

Danny Denison from Torquay, PBA Tourcard holder, had in recent weeks suffered from a broken leg and made the ultimate decision to return to events far too early. Arriving at the venue he announced he would have to bowl with the aid of a stick and would need the services of a wheelchair pusher and

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Precision blow for blow match but the end was surprising

Last match of the day here in the International Arena at Potters Resort in the ‘Just’ 2018 World Indoor Mixed Pairs was between England’s Katherine Rednall with World No. 1 Greg Harlow against Scotland’s Julie Forrest and 6 times World Indoor Champion, Alex Marshall MBE. It turned out to be a high calibre match with

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New Zealand’s Andrew Kelly into the second round of the Open Singles

Second match of the day was Scotland’s 6times World Indoor Champion, Alex Marshall MBE up against New Zealand Qualifier Andrew Kelly. Marshall took two shots on the opening end, however, it was very clear that Kelly was going to be a tough opponent as he played superbly on the next two ends to take two

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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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