Bowls, beetles, and bare chests: the anatomy of a Commonwealth Games silver medal

SWL spoke to Mark Bantock, former England lawn bowls captain, about his silver medal triumph at the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne.

Taking us through his journey from the opening ceremony to a final showdown with Scotland, Bantock recalls his experiences competing at the Games in the pairs event alongside Ian Bond.

Beyond the green, an unconventional encounter with Tony and Cherie Blair sprung Bantock onto the BBC nine o’clock news.

Read the full article here.

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