Old Willie's bowls still workThis old Willie’s bowls still work
IF you thought England’s World Cup were getting a bit old, take a look at our Commonwealth Games competitors.
Scotch bowls legend William Walker Wood has just been selected to represent Britain in Delhi at the ripe old age of 72. It’s the eighth time the geriatric ball-stroker will participate.
The Haddington bowler, fondly known as ‘Wee Willie Winkie’ due to his incredibly small tadger, will take part in the triples event alongside David Peacock and Wayne Hogg, with whom he won the triples World Championship title in New Zealand in 2008.
“This is the news I hoped for so it is great to have it confirmed and there is no doubt we are sending a strong squad of bowlers well prepared and totally focused on being among the medals,” said Wood, shortly before wetting his trousers.