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Fakenham bowls ace Jamie Chestney aims to make up for England’s triples defeat at Commonwealth Games

06:30 28 July 2014

England's John McGuiness (middle) Stuart Airey and Norfolk's Jamie Chestney (right) in action during their Men's triples match against the Falkland Islands at the Kelvingrove Lawn Bowls Centre during the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. Picture: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire.

England's John McGuiness (middle) Stuart Airey and Norfolk's Jamie Chestney (right) in action during their Men's triples match against the Falkland Islands at the Kelvingrove Lawn Bowls Centre during the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. Picture: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire.

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Fakenham’s Jamie Chestney looked a broken man after exiting the men’s lawn bowls triples in the most dramatic of circumstances but he is adamant he can repair some of the damage in the fours format.

A tense 16-15 quarter-final defeat to Wales on Saturday took its toll on Chestney as a spirited fightback from England was thwarted in the final end.

The 27-year-old didn’t have long to lick his wounds though as he was in action again on Sunday as part of the men’s fours.

Chestney was joined by his triples team-mates John McGuinness and Stuart Airey, with Andrew Knapper completing the quartet.

A relatively straightforward 22-11 victory against the Cook Islands followed in their Section C opener, acting only as a small tonic for Saturday’s events.

“That was a good win really, we didn’t play particularly well but it has been difficult circumstances so we will definitely be picking things up,” said Chestney.

“For us to come so close on Saturday and for Andy [Knapper] to be so unfortunate in the pairs early in the day, we are all just gutted.”

Wisbech-born Ellen Falkner was part of the England fours team which lost in the women’s quarter-finals on Saturday.

The 35-year-old, appearing in her fourth Commonwealth Games, was part of the team which lost 12-10 to South Africa. That was despite having beaten South Africa 15-14 in Section D.

Falkner starts triples action today in Section C, against Scotland, Northern Ireland and Papua New Guinea.

Elsewhere, Norfolk track cycling starlet Victoria Williamson had to settle for fifth place in the women’s sprint at the Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome.

The Hevingham 20-year-old failed to qualify for the semi-finals yesterday and went on to race in the play-off for fifth to eighth positions.

The former Norwich High School for Girls pupil took victory in that race with a time of 12.356. The gold was won by Australia’s Stephanie Morton and the silver claimed by compatriot Anna Meares. England’s Jess Varnish won bronze, after edging out Malaysia’s Fatehah Mustapa.

And Dereham’s Chris Baker begins his high jump campaign today. The 23-year-old, who currently competes for Sale Harriers, is in preliminary round action between 10am and 1pm.

The final is then between 7pm and 10pm, if he qualifies for it.

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