Elsewhere on day three…
SQUASH: Richard Hollins and Carrie Hallam got their mixed doubles off to a flying start with three wins from three. They defeated St Vincent 11-1, 11-1 in the first pool match of the day before taking a further pool win over England 11-4, 11-7. In rhe quarter final they came through a close encounter with Australia to win 11-10, 11-9 to progress to today’s semi-finals and medal matches.
BOXING: Three of Scotland’s four boxers progressed to finals, guaranteeing them at least Silver medals. Billy Stuart defeated Emmanuel Ngoma of Zambia in the 56kg category while in the 75kg division John Docherty beat Christopher Alberte of Mauritius, both by unanimous decision. Sean Lazzerini was particularly impressive taking less than a round to dispatch his opponent in the 81kg class. Kieran McMaster put in a great bout, pushing his opponent from the Isle of Man all the way to the final bell. He was devastated to lose by split decision but is rightly proud of his Bronze medal which will be presented after tonight’s finals.
TENNIS: It was a busy day for the tennis duo Ewen Lumsden and Louie McLelland, with Ewen progressing to the boys’ singles semi-finals and reaching the boys’ doubles final with his Cypriot partner. Louie reached the girls’ doubles final with her partner from Barbados and then teamed up with Ewen to reach the final of the mixed doubles where they will play for Gold tomorrow.
WEIGHTLIFTING: In the men’s 77kg division Jason Epton lifted 89kg in the snatch and 120kg in the clean and jerk, just 3kg off his own British record. His total of 209kg placed him 4th in the competition.
LAWN BOWLS: Carla Banks and Darren Weir got their day off to a fantastic start with a win over England 23-8 but losses to India 15-11 and Malaysia 14-8 leave them needing a win over New Zealand and for England to beat Malaysia in the final group game to progress to the semi-finals.
ARCHERY: Evelina D’Arcy and her partner from Barbados shot fantastically well to take second place in the morning’s non-medal mixed doubles event before both Evelina and Struan Caughey were unfortunately eliminated the singles quarter finals, both just missing the semi-finals in 5th place.