Danderhall’s Peacock hopes it’s fourth time lucky

Commonwealth Bowls Team at Kelvingrove.  L to R: David Peacock, Neil Spiers, Darren Burnett, Paul Foster and Alex Marshall.
Commonwealth Bowls Team at Kelvingrove. L to R: David Peacock, Neil Spiers, Darren Burnett, Paul Foster and Alex Marshall.

With bowling among Scotland’s best chance of medals at every Commonwealth Games, Danderhall’s Davie Peacock is hoping to strike gold in Glasgow.

Peacock (44), will compete in the triples and fours at Kelvingrove.

Despite winning gold four times at the World Championships he has never won a Commonwealth Games medal and is hoping it is fourth time lucky for him at Glasgow 2014.

He said: “It’s the first time you are allowed to play in two events so it’s quite good to have two chances of success.

“We have home advantage but there is lots of good countries out there.

“The other teams are getting stronger and stronger. We have got that big match experience but you can’t take anything for granted.

“It’s going to be nice playing at ‘home’ though. We have been going through to Kelvingrove twice a month for a weekend. As we want to make the most of our advantage.

“We are hoping to do well for the home crowd, hopefully I will come aback to Midlothian with some kind of medal.

“This is my fourth games, I have never medalled, but I have done well in the World Championships, winning four golds.

“It’s the same teams, it’s not as if it’s anything different. It’s all Commonwealth countries that compete at the Worlds. So I don’t know what it is, it’s just one of those things. I’ll hopefully be fourth time lucky.

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