DUNFERMLINE'S Sarah Jane Ewing has played her part in helping Team Scotland's B2/B3 mixed pairs para bowlers reach the semi-finals of the Commonwealth Games.

The 36-year-old, who is in the team as a director for Robert Barr, is preparing to face England this evening (Thursday) for a place in the final.

She and Barr, who is captain of Scotland’s para bowls team and a three-time UK visually impaired singles champion, reached the last four at the Gold Coast Games four years ago, alongside Irene Edgar and her director, David Thomas, but a defeat to Wales in the bronze medal match dashed their hopes of a podium place.

This time around, Barr and Sarah have been playing alongside Melanie Inness, and her director, George Miller, and have been in impressive form on the greens at Leamington Spa.

They opened their campaign on Sunday against South Africa, earning a convincing 28-6 success in their first section match, before earning two further victories the following day.

New Zealand, then Australia, were defeated 18-11 and 10-8 respectively, before the quartet saw off hosts England 17-9 on Tuesday, maintaining their perfect record of four wins from four.

Last night (Wednesday), the Scots saw off Wales 15-8 to complete a fifth win from five in the sectional matches, sending them into a semi-final with England, who finished fourth.

Wales and Australia meet in the other semi-final, with both matches taking place at 6pm. The final, and bronze medal match, will be played tomorrow (Friday) at midday.

Speaking about her role prior to the Games, Sarah, a member of Abbeyview Bowling Club, for outdoor bowls, and Headwell, for indoor, said: “I’m not delivering any bowls, but my role is to aid Robert and we discuss what shots to play, tactics of the game and things like that.

“I’m using my experience to help Robert and Melanie, who is his lead, and George is there with Melanie, so he’s doing what I’m doing.

“I really enjoy it because I’m involved in the game, and you’re still discussing what you would be discussing as part of a game that you were playing.

“You’re still discussing what shots you would play, you’re still discussing your tactics, you’re still doing everything you would do as a player, except Robert’s delivering the bowls.”