BOWLS: Brett off and running at World Indoor Bowls Championships

Nicky Brett won his first-round match at the World Indoor Bowls Championships. Picture: JAMES BASS

Nicky Brett won his first-round match at the World Indoor Bowls Championships. Picture: JAMES BASS - Credit: James Bass

Huntingdonshire star Nicky Brett launched his bid for a second world indoor singles crown in successful style yesterday.

Brett beat fellow Englishman Andy Squire 9-3, 6-4 at the Potters Resort in Norfolk.

He will now face six-time champion Alex Marshall in the second round on Thursday.

The Scotsman was taken to a tie-break by New Zealand qualifier Ray Martin in his opening outing yesterday, but eventually prevailed 11-2, 7-8, 2-0.

Brett will also lock horns with Marshall on Monday in the pairs final.


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Brett and Greg Harlow take on Marshall and his partner Paul Foster in the showpiece clash of that event.

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