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Darren bound for Glasgow

Commonwealth Bowls Team at Kelvingrove. Darren Burnett.   Picture Robert Perry The Scotsman 25th  March 2014

Commonwealth Bowls Team at Kelvingrove. Darren Burnett. Picture Robert Perry The Scotsman 25th March 2014

Arbroath’s own world champion indoor bowler, Darren Burnett, has secured his place on the Scottish Commonwealth Games team.

The announcement was made on Tuesday by Commonwealth Games Scotland and Bowls Scotland along with the naming of the other nine players to represent the nation this summer.

The five men and five women will compete at the Kelvingrove Lawn Bowls Centre from July 24 to August 1 and each will take part in two of four events, singles or fours, pairs or triples.

Scotland has a long tradition of success in lawn bowls winning a total of 28 medals including 13 gold.

Team Scotland chef de mission Jon Doig said: “This team has one of the strongest pedigrees we have ever seen with consistent success at international level both indoors and outdoors. I am sure their collective skills and experience will stand them in great stead for this summer’s Commonwealth Games when they will have the added benefit of huge home support.”

Minister for Sport and Commonwealth Games Shona Robison added: “Congratulations to all the athletes selected for Team Scotland.

“These sportsmen and sportswomen are part of a proud history of bowlers representing Scotland at the Commonwealth Games which stretches back to the very first competition.”

 

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