World Indoor Bowls: Alex Marshall wins singles title

Marshall wins sixth world bowls title

Scotland's Alex Marshall won the World Indoor Bowls men's singles title for a sixth time as he proved too strong for Andy Thomson in Great Yarmouth.

Marshall was never behind in the first set, though England's Thomson gave him a fright as he fought back from 9-2 down to get back to 10-9 after 10 ends.

However, Marshall, 47, edged the final end to take the first set 11-9 and eased to a 10-3 win in the second set.

He told BBC Sport: "To win it six times is like a dream come true."

The Tranent bowler added: "I am really happy. I am normally quite a slow starter but I got off to a good start this time and I got stronger and stronger."

And he said of the Potters Resort venue: "I've been here for 17 years and it's like my second home."

Fife-born Thomson, sporting in defeat, said: "Alex was the better player on the day, without a doubt.

"I didn't get my early bowls in. That's the way it goes sometimes. Alex is the deserving winner."

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