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Sherriff’s second silver lining

SILVER: Aron Sherriff in action for Australia at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games on Friday. Picture: AAPAron Sherriff and the Australian men’s fours team fell agonisingly short of a Commonwealth Games gold medal at Broadbeach Bowls Club on Friday.

The 32-year-old, formally of Cooranbong and a long-time member at Ettalong Memorial, instead collected a second silver medal this tournament after Scotland won the final with a four on the 15th and last end.

The visitors clinched the title on the Gold Coast with a clutch-play, which gave them a 15-13 advantage after trailling by two.

Australia had led for most of the decider, including twice by five midway through the encounter.

Skip Sherriff was joined on the podium by Jackaroos teammates lead Barrie Lester, second Brett Wilkie and third Nathan Rice.

Scotland’s squad consisted of Ronald Duncan, Derek Oliver, Paul Foster and now five-time Commonwealth Games gold medalist Alexander Marshall.

Earlier in the competition Sherriff secured silver for Australia in the men’s triples.

Four years ago Sherriff, a world champion in 2012, was a Commonwealth Gamesbronze medalist in the men’s singlesinGlasgow.

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