Sporting Digest: Bowls

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SENGA McCRONE, Frances Whyte and Janice Mawell overcame a 3-10 deficit to win their triples 18-13 and help Scotland women to a 5-3 victory over South Africa in the second outdoor Test match in Capetown yesterday. England's men suffered their second successive Test defeat against South Africa, losing 5-3.

TEST MATCH (Capetown): Men: South Africa bt England 5-3. SA names first: Singles: N Burkett 25 T Allcock 22. Pairs: R Rayfield and Burkett 19 A Thomson and Allcock 9. Triples: South Africa (K Campbell) 15 England (J Bell) 15. Fours: South Africa (Campbell) 19 England (Bell) 21.

Women: Scotland bt South Africa 5-3. Sco names first: Singles: J Lindores 25 A Pretorius 16. Pairs: Lindores and S Gourlay 17 E Barraud and H Bekker 22. Triples: Scotland (S McCrone) 18 South Africa (C Grondein) 13. Fours: Scotland (F Whyte) 19 South Africa (Grondein) 19.

MARY PRICE, who has won two national indoor titles this season, beat David Bryant in the quarter-finals of the Robert Hutchinson International Masters at Ely yesterday.

ROBERT HUTCHINSON INTERNATIONAL MASTERS (Ely): Last 16: W Richards bt M Elding 9-4 9-6; M King bt R Hart 6-9 9-2 9-8; M Price bt P Vamvacopoulos 9-5 2-9 9-4; D Bryant bt M Entwistle 9-3 9-7; G Harlow bt D Easy 8-9 9-0 9-5; I McWhinney bt W Hobart

9-7 3-9 9-8; G Coles bt J Rednall 9-8 9-8; H Duff bt J Newson 9-3 9-5. Quarter-finals: Richards bt King 9-3 9-3; Price bt Bryant 3-9 9-5 9-8; Harlow bt McWhinney 5-9 9-7 9-2; Duff bt Coles 9-4 9-3.