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Day 3 - Highlights

Dougie Vipond introduces the best of the second-round action from the 2017 Scottish Open, at Dewars Centre in Perth. Commentary is by David Corkill and Paul Mitchell.


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APPLAUSE

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Hello, a warm welcome to Perth.

Today we had four matches and

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completed the quarterfinal line-up

that three of those had extra spice

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because they were Scotland against

England.

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MUSIC.

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MUSIC.

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# Is somebody getting the best of

you?

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This is the way the draw looked at

the start of play with Danny

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Dennison against Nicky Brett and

Alex Marshall against Les Gillett

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and... Let's focus on one match

everybody was looking forward to.

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Alex Marshall against Les Gillett.

We have to go back to 2000 to the

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last time Les Gillett picked up a

singles win on the

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last time Les Gillett picked up a

singles win on the world Tour. A few

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months ago he won the indoor pairs

trophy with Jason Greenslade so he

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is here in Perth on top form. His

good friend Paul Foster might be

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getting closer but in terms of

indoor world titles nobody can live

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with Alex Marshall. Les Gillett fell

behind early to find himself 7-2

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down with two ends remaining. We

have this chance and narrowly missed

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but picked up three shots to go into

the last end trailing by two.

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COMMENTATOR: I like a tight set

because then you have a one set

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shoot out.

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He does not like it, looking at

this, the way that bowl has stop

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there. You are told to play the open

hand that they are so good, they can

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usually get past anything. He went

with the open hand, not the

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favourite side for him.

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APPLAUSE

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Well, two short bowls when you

aren't looking to pick up a double.

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He has found playing away from the

commentary box, dramatic in terms of

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short bowls. -- problematic.

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He is still there but there is no

chance now Les Gillett winning the

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set. He needs a really good bowl to

set up a chance of getting a draw.

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Cannot afford to be behind the red

bowl.

That is just enough.

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Absolutely. A fine effort.

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Alex may have taken time out because

this is an important bowl.

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Going down after it. Rarely does

that unless he thinks it's very

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close. And he is. Close. Goodness

me.

He picked it up half jack and

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the set was over. Did not get enough

to take it with him. Still going to

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take a pretty good draw.

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Final bowl from each player.

Something is not right.

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Having said that, we said Paul

Foster during the week... He knew it

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was slightly over the weight but it

might be in for two.

It came back

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better than he thought. Two green.

It was the weight more than anything

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else. I bet he thought he was half a

yard through.

Alex will take a

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time-out.

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If he plays a weight shot he might

get the outside green one if he

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stands up a little bit. The front

bowl onto the green ball onto the

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jack will also do it. The other

option is to draw the shot and that

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is not easy.

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He is going to disturb something. He

needs a hit. Currently tied. Has he

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got the green bowl out?

He has not.

He will be so disappointed.

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APPLAUSE

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You can see how wide he is pushing

that four out.

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-- that bowl.

The gap? Three inches.

Sometimes in other countries you see

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the tight lines in the southern

hemisphere, going down with no more

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than two, three feet of width. Alex

going early. Nice, really nice.

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Whether bowl comes out, it did not

touch the jack. Beautifully split.

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There is more art to bowling when

the wide arc has to be used. It is a

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game of letting the bowl push out

and coming back, the wide arc. It's

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a lot of people'sopinion, who do not

like the straight bowls.

I do not

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like tight bowls at all.

Controversial. I'm with you. I do

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not like them. The fact these guys

play with big wide bowls proves the

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point. Alex looking for across the

rink. Enough weight to punch the

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bowl and stay or get the jack claim.

He has got it.

-- jack clean. That

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was brilliant.

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Les is to appreciate it. There is

nothing you can do about that!

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Excellent stuff. Really good

bowling. Les looking for his own

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toucher to try to push it in. So

close. People might think that you

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should not allow these bowl to go in

the ditch like that but it made no

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difference because the jack is

gripped in the ditch by plastic

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prongs. That is the marker for the

bowl and jack. You cannot beat it on

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the draw, but toucher could go in

because it is alive. The jack cannot

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be taken out of the prongs once it

is in there. A lot of normal clubs,

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if you let bowl go into the ditch

and it hits the jack, it can move.

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Alex Marshall is going to try to

draw to the edge of the ditch.

He

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has done enough with the previous

one! Pretty good effort. Good end.

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STUDIO: Marshall took singles in the

next two ends, but he was able to

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claw his way back.

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COMMENTATOR: Leslie's wife might be

watching. And the three girls, I

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imagine they are at school. But they

will see their dad playing very good

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bowls again in Perth. Very much a

family man, Les Gillett.

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A very small gap, Alex. He may

decide to run this.

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Turned his back on it must be too

wide.

He knew immediately. When you

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get such a good opening bowl...

He is closing his eyes and trying to

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refocus on what he needs to do.

Les is coming round for the respot.

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Going back to the draw. Prepare to

have one go, but...

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Really good effort and did a very

good place. That will be hard to

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cover because Les has to get close

to his own bowl.

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Going for cover on the other side.

That is the problem for Les, he

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knows he cannot get that close to

cover the red bowl. And there is

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nothing he can do is Alex plays this

perfectly.

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He is certainly the man I would not

want to be out there against and

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relying on him missing.

He is very

close. He wanted to disturb the

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jack. Just to the side it goes. He

obviously thought he was right on

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it.

This is where the problem really

is for Les. He has got things

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covered. The respot is not a

particular issue, but he really

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wants to be this position. That is

where he wants is bowl to be, but,

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the jack on the respot, he has got

that covered. That is not a

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particular problem. The other spot

is not a particular problem. The

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other spotters covered, as well. So

again, that is covered. He knows

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Alex will play the forehand so we

changed to Alex's bowl and he will

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look to draw in here and move the

jack if he can into this position.

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Let's see what Les Gillett does. The

match is in his hands at the moment.

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Ultimately, Alex needs only one shot

to get the tie-break bowl. It is all

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or nothing. It is a match shot. That

is why Les is trying to get to the

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red bowls but he is also trying to

be careful.

Almost there, but not

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quite. Pretty good effort. Yes.

The

angle is not right with the way the

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jack is sitting on the shot bowl.

And Alex Marshall, well, over to you

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Paul.

He has the reputation, rightly

so, six time world champion. Can he

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find his way out of the hole?

It is

holding. It is not getting back.

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Almost the same bowl again. Great

effort, but not there.

It was not to

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be for Alex Marshall adds Les

Gillett takes the scalp of the

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Scotsman in what was a cracking

match.

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STUDIO: First blood to England this

afternoon with Les Gillett through

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STUDIO: First blood to England this

afternoon with Les Gillett through

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to the quarterfinals. Great game,

well played.

It was a fantastic

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game. Me and Alex always seem to

have epic encounters. I would not

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say we both bowled to the full

potential. It was tough at times but

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you do what you can and I hope we

gave a good performance.

You did. It

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was great to watch. Quite hard I

think for both of you, struggling

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with line and length.

There were

some fantastic ends. But some loose

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ones. Kicking myself. I played two

loose ends. But he put some good

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ends in. The last end, I drew 18

inches behind the white.

You must of

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been thinking, let's get this over

and done with and get the second set

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but great to get the half.

Definitely. I consoled myself to

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losing the first, and probably

relaxed because of that, and just

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about got back into it. But I had to

bowl fantastic stuff just to get a

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tie. Where it came from, I don't

know, but it did.

At the start of

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the second set, we thought this was

the way it was going to go. The jack

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had been moved and you drew to the

bowl, a fantastic shot.

I played two

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first good bowls and he smacked it

out of the rink. I said to Alex,

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that is a lovely spot and I drew a

fantastic bowl and I thought perhaps

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he will miss one. It was not to be.

It was fantastic, he couldn't have

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done any better. I shook his hand

after because it was such a great

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bowl.

You did what he had to do? It

was the only way I could get the

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shot. Set it and stay or hit the

jack.

Beating the six time world

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champion. Next, a former winner,

Nicky Brett against Danny Dennison.

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Dennison came into the match having

seen off Jason Greenslade but the

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world number two Nicky Brett was in

no mood to allow another upset. He

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took

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no mood to allow another upset. He

took the first 8-7 and got off to a

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great start in the second with

singles in the first two ends

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followed by a double in the third

courtesy of this nice draw. An

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English international with 35 caps,

Dennison won his Tour card at the

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European Masters this year and got

off the mark before putting himself

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in pole position in the fifth with

this finely judged shot. But Brett

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produced a better response to

convert another single and retain

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the advantage with four ends left to

play. Although Dennison grabbed a

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double in the next, it was not

enough to turn the tide, with Brett

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taking the next two and with that

the match. The 43-year-old from

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Peter Brough was into the

quarterfinals. Nicky Brett looking

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pretty good. I wonder if he will be

here at the business end of the

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tournament. Now another England

versus Scotland affair. Robert

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Paxton against Darren Burnett.

Recently he has been nothing if not

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consistent, with Darren finishing

four quarterfinal finishes last

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season. Robert Paxton is fond of

Perth, the venue of his first

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singles title on the world Tour and

he got the semifinals last year.

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Darren Burnett took four of the

first five ends.

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Your commentators, David Corkill and

Nicky Brett.

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COMMENTATOR: Difficult to have a

career and played top-level bowls

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indoor and outdoor and you know all

about it, Nick. It is a difficult

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mix. The family there, as well.

It

is very time-consuming, if you are

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going to hold a standard. Darren

Byrne shifts, as well, it would be

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even harder.

He is a policeman, of

course. No 9-5 there.

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With Scotland's commitments in the

World Championships, Commonwealth

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Games, Test matches,...

Yes, it is

very tough, no doubt about that. A

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lot of other sports at this level,

you can make a comfortable living.

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Sadly, not in the sport of bowls.

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Anyway, I think he likes being a

policeman.

I hope so, he has been

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doing it while!

The house.

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-- he has. The only policeman in

Scotland to get special leave during

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the Glasgow Commonwealth Games. What

can I say? Everybody else was on

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duty and he was winning a gold

medal!

Well, you did what he was

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there to do.

Absolutely.

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Robert needs to get hold of this

jack and change the length.

He has

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still got time.

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He cannot afford to lose any more

shots. Five behind is doable, but...

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Any more than that, the ends start

to run away.

This is one of those

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that needs to be added, otherwise, I

am sure Darren won't get that gap

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next time around.

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He needed a clear one and he got it.

Good stuff. You might see a heavy

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shot coming out here.

Darren Burnett

trotting back. Yes, he is looking

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forward to this.

Two bowls will go,

the jack is good, as well. The two

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bowls will go out very clean.

The

way the angles are set, the bounces

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go that way, as well.

Looking at two

now. It goes off the rink on the

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respot.

Very predictable. As we said

at the top of the game, he has one

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of the best runners in the game. Two

of the three times it has been on

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show, he has hit pretty much where

he wanted to. Just enough to hold a

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nice line and he gets it away.

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He is looking for this to stop. It

is running a shade. Well. It dropped

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back. It might just make it, but it

is very close.

It may be second but

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I favour at least one red, and so

does Darren.

Took one way, that is

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not counting. It is a measure for

shot. Once again, it is an important

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measure.

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This is close. Equity -- equidistant

would suit fine. Red bowl.

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Darren Burnett in control of the

first set which he took 11-1 but

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Paxton fought back. When we pick it

up he is leading 5-2.

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Once again, another good start. Has

not been able to capitalise in terms

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of scoring shots with these.

Not as

yet.

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Well, a slight protector but he was

after the red bowl.

It is not easy.

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It is not a bad position, depending

on whether Darren can find the

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winner here. And it is not far.

Waiting for the green to fall but at

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the moment it is hanging on. It must

move now, surely.

Forcing Robert to

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change hands.

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I can see what he is worried about.

People take a time-out here. If he

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the green bowl the jack could easily

come out into the open and that is

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what he is worried about. It is

understandable. If he gets any

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connection, the jack could easily

just bounce out into this sort of

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position and then you are in trouble

because then you are looking at a

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trail shot to red bowl.

Ideally he

would love to miss the green and sit

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passed between the jack and the red

bowl. And, being greedy, he would

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like it to count, as well.

The

forehand is full of danger.

Can he

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missed? -- miss.

Oh, that is a

brilliant shot. That really is a

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brilliant shot. Yes, he played it

very well. He had to get so close.

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To the front red bowl. He missed by

a fraction.

He would have been

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quietly concerned from hand because

it was not quite as wide as he would

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have liked.

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Forced into playing the green bowl

onto the jack, which is very

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difficult. He will have to cover

that.

Without a doubt.

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Still need to stretch it a bit. That

is good.

He has covered the touch,

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but he is still down on the spot. He

couldn't do both. The front green is

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bad for Darren.

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Good strike, and not easy. STUDIO:

So, Paxton went on to take the

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second set and forced a tie-break.

In the first end, Burnett had a wee

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slice of luck when this drive gave

him an unlikely win. But Paxton took

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the neck end, so we join it for a

sudden-death final end.

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Not a bad one.

Good starter. Dropped

onto Darren's favourite backhand.

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In the third end of a tie-break, you

can nominate to destroy the end and

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play it over again in the same

direction. Robert, that is the place

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you did not want to be.

-Ness, that

his position A of where you would

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not want to leave it.

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Bit quicker, this one.

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Still, better there. It will be

interesting to see what Robert plays

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with this, because he really has to

be there.

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Not bad.

It looks good for so long.

He has two or three seconds,

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depending on what Darren does.

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Definitely needs another one in. I

don't think he can afford to leave

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that.

He has two to come.

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It is merely a blocker.

It wasn't

meant to be a blocker. Perfect line.

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Big decision here.

Narrow it down

and go quicker. You can't afford to

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drift past it.

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It is definitely harder, the less

pace you use.

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Goodness me, he is brave. He has

dropped it. He went for the perfect

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draw. Didn't quite make it. Darren

Burnett wins the match. Very good

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game. STUDIO: Yes, a fine win for

Darren Burnett, but you have to work

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hard for that, Durham.

You always

work hard against Durham. Started

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well in the first set and then

Robert came on the tie-break was

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anybody's.

In that second set, you

started to the jack.

Yeah, Darren's

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first two bowls were immaculate and

didn't give me a chance. You just

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have to take it on the chin. Toss of

a coin, really.

It was a real

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battle, because you lost your way,

but that was down to the pressure he

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was putting you under.

Absolutely.

Within myself, I just didn't feel I

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was 100%. It is a strange thing to

say because I played well. But I

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knew Robert would come back into it.

You must be pleased with the way you

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played. You were able to get back

into that second set.

Disappointed

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with the result, but pleased with

the way I played the second set. I

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fought well.

Let's talk about the

tie-break. It is fair to say in the

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first end of the tie-break, you had

a bit of a break.

Yeah, I had a bit

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of luck. The jack could have gone

anywhere. You get some of these and

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you take them and run.

Robert, what

were you thinking at that point?

I

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was hoping for a backhand draw, to

be honest. No, there were loads of

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options and it jammed nicely for

Darren. It was a great result for

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him.

Darren Burnett got through, but

by the skin of his teeth. Now the

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last match was former world champion

David Gallie against Mark Royle.

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Illness and a drop in form has

forced Mark Royal down, but now he

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is back in the running. The match

got off to the worst possible start

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for Gourlay as he considered a full

house when Mark Royal capitalised on

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some loose play. But the Scot fought

back strongly and went on to take

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the first set 8-6. We are going to

pick up the action in end six of the

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second set, with Royal leading 3-2.

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second set, with Royal leading 3-2.

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Very little to choose between them.

It is not inconceivable that we

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could get a tide set here. Two of

the last 12 sets played between

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these two players have ended tied.

All three of Mark Royal's wins

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against David two have required

tie-breaks. -- against David

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Gourlay.

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Just needs a dip in. The line he has

got perfect, but it's another good

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head. It is quality stuff.

It is

hard even to get a double.

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That is good stuff, but I think the

shot is against him. If it is, he is

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still in command of the head. For

Mark Royal, this is a nightmare. I

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think Mark Royal is going to try and

sneak around the back, keep as close

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to the red bowls as he can. So if

David moves it a little bit too

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hard, he will be in the receiving

position.

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It is available between the green

bowl and the red bowl, but that is

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really hard.

Time-out called. This

is well worth taking time over.

Is

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it going to hit the jack? If it hits

the jack, he could end up two down.

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I think there is some confusion...

Well, the time-out is now called

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with about three seconds left on the

clock! I thought David Gourlay had

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already asked for it.

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40 seconds left on the shot clock,

plenty of time.

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Oh, no. That is a horrible result.

Dear, oh, dear. There might have

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only been the one shot in it, now

there are three. STUDIO: Gourlay had

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a single in the next end. We head

back for the eighth end of the

0:43:400:43:44

second set.

0:43:440:43:54

David Gourlay has not passed round

two in the last five years in

0:43:590:44:03

Scotland. He is pretty close now.

0:44:030:44:14

Mark Royal has to score at this end.

That was a terrific effort.

0:44:190:44:37

On the red, but that will not matter

to Mark Royal at this stage. It is

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more of a problem for David Gourlay,

because he can't afford to go near

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it. David will certainly not want to

lose a single.

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The movement from David Gourlay

suggested that he knew that was

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going through.

Something between the

jack and the green bowl. Mark can

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take the red bowl out, there is

nothing David can do about that.

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I think he would have preferred it

closer to the green bowl.

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Closer and closer.

I think David

will play this a bit different.

It

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is a match lie, and the pressure is

always on the match lie.

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Take the time-out, seven seconds to

go. If he is playing on the

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forehand, would he be playing a

protector or blocker?

Well, he has

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got one in terms of the back

position. But a blocker is very

0:47:040:47:07

hard.

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Well, that is not bad. A foot or so

deeper would have been better.

Just

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having a little check. It is a match

lie for David Gourlay, and Mark

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Royal will take a time-out to

consider his options.

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He is looking at coming down a bit

narrow to make sure he has a chance

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to come off the short red bowl.

Don't worry about the three bowls at

0:47:590:48:06

the back, just get in to save the

match. That is all he wants to do.

0:48:060:48:20

He is trying that slightly inside

line. Got a touch. It was enough.

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That was a work of art from Mark

Royal.

The first couple of balls

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will be critical of this end. --

couple of bowls.

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The opening bowl is not 1 million

miles away, but not in a

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particularly useful place.

0:49:120:49:22

All he can do is pop another one in

and see what develops over the next

0:49:270:49:32

couple of bowls.

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That was well played.

0:49:490:50:00

David Gourlay looking for the one

bowl that will secure his place in

0:50:060:50:09

the quarterfinal.

That is a problem.

He will face three against him in a

0:50:090:50:17

moment, or at least he should do.

Mark Royal thinking to himself, no

0:50:170:50:26

mistakes here.

Oh, he is heavy. He

need something. That is a mistake.

0:50:260:50:45

Mark has got very little he can do

about it. Still a chance of getting

0:50:450:50:56

a three, forcing a tie-break. He has

taken the pressure off David Gourlay

0:50:560:51:02

to draw this. Goodness, you had the

weight, he just didn't make the gap.

0:51:020:51:12

He definitely had the wait to get

there.

0:51:120:51:14

It is all over. He can't believe it.

A mistake from Mark Royal at the

0:51:400:51:52

end, and David Gourlay finds himself

through into the quarterfinal for

0:51:520:51:55

the first time in six years. The set

officially tied. It doesn't matter

0:51:550:52:01

to David Gourlay. He did the job in

the first set. David Gourlay is

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victorious in round two of the

Scottish International Open,

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defeating Mark Royal. 'S STUDIO: The

quarterfinal line-up is complete,

0:52:100:52:13

and it looks like this.

0:52:130:52:17

Some wonderful shots here at the

Dewars Centre today, and I think I

0:52:240:52:29

may know which one will be chosen as

shot of the day.

My shot of the day

0:52:290:52:38

comes from the match with Alex

Marshall and Les Gillett. It was

0:52:380:52:42

brilliant in the first that, Les

Gillett fighting back to draw at

0:52:420:52:47

7-7. Then in the first end, Alex

Marshall played the most perfect

0:52:470:52:52

shot you will probably ever see.

Forehand, Les Gillett is only a few

0:52:520:52:59

inches away from the jack, right on

the edge of the ditch. He has to

0:52:590:53:03

play across the line, something that

no player really practices. The bowl

0:53:030:53:08

bends all the way back, picked up

the jack, into the ditch, and that

0:53:080:53:13

cannot be beaten. You can see how

much this bowl bends. Beautiful,

0:53:130:53:17

controlled weight. Doesn't even

touch the green bowl. Les Gillett

0:53:170:53:25

has to clap that bowl. You don't

often see players who can clap

0:53:250:53:30

another player's bowls in that way,

but it was such precision that it

0:53:300:53:33

have to be my shot of the day.

If you want to see shots like that

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or even better, join us for the

quarterfinal coverage on BBC Two

0:53:390:53:42

Scotland. In the meantime, from all

of us here at the Dewars Centre in

0:53:420:53:48

Perth, it's been a wonderful day.

Sleep well.

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Dougie Vipond introduces the best of the second-round action from Dewars Centre in Perth. High-quality bowls will be on show with the prize of a place in the last eight.

Paul Mitchell and David Corkill guide us through the action.