Bowls: Wood inspires Scots

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Willie Wood led from the front as Scotland thrashed New Zealand 26-5 to win the triples final at the World Championships in Adelaide yesterday.

The New Zealand trio of Peter Bellis, David File and Andrew Curtain were losing so badly that they conceded defeat after 16 of the scheduled 18 ends.

Experience also proved decisive in the pairs, with Sammy Allen leading Ireland to a 21-19 victory over the defending champions, Richard Corsie and Alex Marshall of Scotland.

Wood, with Kenny Logan and George Adrain, overwhelmed the New Zealanders in what had been expected to be a close final. The victory gave 57-year- old Wood his 11th world medal. Scotland lead the Leonard Trophy standings for the best overall team at the World Championships on 64 points, ahead of New Zealand and Ireland on 57.