England trio's crucial games
Tuesday 19 March 1996
Brett Morley, David Cutler and John Bell face two more decisive matches in the eighth World Championships in Adelaide today. The England trio hauled themselves back from the brink of defeat yesterday to snatch a last-end 17-16 win over Zimbabwe and now face Hong Kong and Fiji.
"The Hong Kong match is a vital one for us. We got out of jail a bit yesterday with a narrow win but Hong Kong too started with a victory and that makes this one a crunch match," Bell said.
England's pairs also started well, with Tony Allcock and Andy Thomson coasting to a 25-9 win over Brazil. They too face a double challenge, meeting Botswana and Singapore today.
Scotland, the defending pairs champions, snatched a narrow victory in their opening match when Richard Corsie and Alex Marshall surrendered a 20-8 lead to South Africa's Donny Piketh and Neil Burkett. However, a last-end single salvaged a 21-20 victory for the title holders.
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