11th Apr 2018

Mixed B2/B3 Pairs Julie Thomas and Gilbert Miles win Bronze

It was an amazing day on the green for the Mixed B2/B3 Pairs team claiming Bronze in a thrilling 13 - 12 win against Scotland at the Broadbeach Bowls Centre.   

Julie Thomas (Lead), John Wilson (Lead Director), Gilbert Miles (Skip) and John Byron (Skip Director) went up against Home Nation counterparts Irene Edgar (Lead), David Thomas (Lead Director), Robert Barr (Skip) and Sarah-Jane Ewing (Skip Director) in the 16-end match.   

The two sides went shot for shot, leading to a tie- breaker after 15 ends and a brilliant last bowl by Miles to secure the place on the podium.

Seventy Two Year old Gilbert Miles, the oldest member of Team Wales who bowled the winner said   “I remember Robert Weale saying he felt cool when he won in Delhi and I felt really cool, no nerves, something in the air and it went really well with the work we put in.”  

Miles B2/B3 Pair partner Julie Thomas said claiming the bronze medal made up for the result against South Africa in the Semi-Final, “I think we were so disappointed yesterday that the semi-final turned on the last ball of the last end, and we turned it round tonight.”

Over at the Oxenford Studios, Joshua Stacey’s TT6-10 Singles Group 1 win was the highlight of the day for the Wales Table Tennis team.  Stacey, who was the 2017 Belgium Para Open winner, defeated Canadian Ian Kent 3 - 0, enjoying a healthy winning margin in each of the three games he played (Game 1: 11 - 8, Game 2: 11 - 6, Game 3: 11 - 7). Stacey will go up against Malaysia’s Mohammad Azwar Bakar tomorrow in a must-win game at 03.12 (UK Time).

In addition, Olivia Breen is back in action tomorrow in the T38 100m Final at 11.20 (UK Time) and James Ledgers Commonwealth Games begins as his Semi-Final race in the T12 100m starts at 02.50 (UK Time) and final at 11.35 (UK Time).  


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