Scott moves into lead at Indoor Bowls World Cup with two victories

Australia's Natasha Scott finished top of the women's section one standings at the Indoor Bowls World Cup at the Warilla Bowls and Recreation Club in Shellharbour.

Two wins for Scott saw her jump above previous leader Nor Hashimah Ismail of Malaysia and into first place on 30 points.

The Australian claimed a 10-6, 11-5 win over Hajah Salleh of Brunei in her opening contest before picking up her second win of the day with a 23-1, 11-4 success against Botswana's Obakeng Gaborutwe.

Guernsey’s Lucy Beere also finished on 30 points but took second in the standings after having fewer shots, which is bowls nearest the jack.

Beere first defeated Hilda Tam of Macau 15-3, 15-6 before beating Ismail 8-7, 9-9 to go above the Malaysian into second place at the Australian venue.

Ismail finished in third place on 27 points.

New Zealand's Jo Edwards finished top of the women's section two standings despite losing one of her matches today.

Edwards, the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games gold medallist, beat Loa Babona of Papua New Guinea 17-3, 9-7 but went on to lose her second match, against Tammy Tham of Singapore, 9-6, 2-12, 3-2.

Scotland's Lesley Doig finished second in the rankings with Ronalyn Greenlees of The Philippines finishing third.

Results:  Men's Div 1,‚ Men's Div 2 (Ali Forsyth)Women's Div 1Women's Div 2 (Jo Edwards)

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