Sporting Digest: Bowls

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GARY SMITH, of England, the winner of the world indoor pairs championship at Preston earlier this year, lost his opening match in the Mazda Jack High tournament in Australia's Gold Coast yesterday to his Australian opponent Daphne Shaw.

MAZDA JACK HIGH TOURNAMENT (Tweed Heads, Gold Coast, Aus) Group A: R Corsie (Sco) bt R Parrella (Aus) 7-9 9-6 9-4; D Stockham (Aus) bt M Johnston (Irl) 9-6 9-7. Group B: D Shaw (Aus) bt G Smith (Eng) 9-5 8-9 9-2; T Morris (Aus) bt M McMahon (HK) 8-9 9-6 10-8.