Fourth time lucky for Danderhall bowler

Commonwealth Games, Glasgow 2014'Kelvingrove - Lawn Bowls''Men's Four's Final'Scotland L-R (Davie Peacock, Neil Speirs, Paul Foster and  Alex Marshall win Gold in the Lawn Bowls Pairs
Commonwealth Games, Glasgow 2014'Kelvingrove - Lawn Bowls''Men's Four's Final'Scotland L-R (Davie Peacock, Neil Speirs, Paul Foster and Alex Marshall win Gold in the Lawn Bowls Pairs

Danderhall’s Davie Peacock reflected on his Commonwealth Games gold as “the biggest achievement” of his career.

Peacock (44), along with Alex “Tattie” Marshall, Paul Foster and Neil Speirs, won gold in the lawn bowls fours, defeating England 16-8 in the final.

He said: “It was unbelievable, that’s what all the hard work was for.

“We never lost a game all the way through.

“The best game was probably the semi-final against Australia, they are always dangerous opponents but we got through fairly comfortably in the end, it was a great victory.

“And obviously it was good to beat England in the final.

“The crowd, which was amazing the whole way through, were particularly loud for that match.

“You never think of bowls like that, but there were over 2,000 fans there.

“There were folk there that had never played bowls in their life but they got caught up in it and roared us on.”

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