The 2018 Commonwealth Games is underway in what was a busy first day for our Welsh bowlers in the Lawn Bowls events. Ten matches in all, which started in bright morning sunshine, before a mid-afternoon cloudburst delayed play before the evening session under the Broadbeach floodlights.

Laura Daniels began her Ladies Singles campaign with two wins, firstly an excellent 21-15 win over Guernsey’s recently crowned World Cup indoor singles winner Lucy Beere. Laura followed that up with a 21-10 win over Amaliah Matali from Brunei to round off a good days work.

The Ladies Fours of Caroline Taylor, Jess Sims, Emma Woodcock and Anwen Butten overturned a 25-11 defeat by Canada to record a 30-7 victory over NIUE in the night session.

In the B2/B3 Mixed Pairs, Julie Thomas & Gilbert Miles were unlucky to lose out 14-11 to New Zealand whilst the B6/B7/B8 Triples suffered another defeat to the hands of New Zealand 26-5

Over to the men, and the Triple of Ross Owen, Steve Harris & Jonathan Tomlinson will be delighted with their days work, following up a morning 23-9 win over India with an impressive 22-6 win against South Africa.

In the Pairs, Dan Salmon & Marc Wyatt remain in contention with a 22-11 win over Isle of Man which cancels out a valiant comeback in the days late game edged out 17-15 by South Africa.

Another full day of action tomorrow with more humid weather and showers forecast.

Keep in touch with up to date results and live action via the Commonwealth Games website: