David Bolt helps English Fours team to Commonwealth bronze

Sunderland bowls star David Bolt has won a bronze medal at the Commonwealth Games.

Friday, 13th April 2018, 9:52 am
Updated Friday, 13th April 2018, 9:56 am
England Bronze medal Four - Louis Ridout, David Bolt, Jamie Chestney and Sam Tolchard.

As part of the English fours team, Bolt - who also represents South Shields Bowls Club - helped secure the medal success with victory over Wales in the third-place play-off clash.

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England’s quartet - Louis Ridout, David Bolt, Jamie Chestney and Sam Tolchard - collected a decisive five on the eighth end to open up a 9-5 lead and in the end that proved the difference as they held on to a 15-9 win.

The gold went to Scotland’s Alex Marshall who collected a last-end four to beat the hosts Australia 15-13. Marshall is now Scotland’s most decorated Commonwealth Games competitor.