Brilliant Jack Bird stuns World champion Robert Paxton at Potters

Scarborough's Jack Bird pulled off a huge upset by beating World Champion and huge favourite Robert Paxton to move into the last 16 of the 2021 World Indoor Bowls Championships at Potters Resort.

By Daniel Gregory
Monday, 18th January 2021, 3:04 pm
Updated Wednesday, 20th January 2021, 3:32 pm
Scarborough's Jack Bird
Scarborough's Jack Bird

Paxton conceded the match against the Scarborough 24-year-old, who had won the first set 8-7 and was ahead in the second set 5-1.

Bird now moves on to take on Simon Skelton in the last 16 of the competition.

That match takes place on Wednesday afternoon.

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The final of the competition takes place on Sunday January 24, getting under way at 2pm.

Bird agonisingly lost out in the semi-finals of the World Indoor Bowls Championships Open Pairs last week.

Bird and his partner Stuart Irwin lost to Mark Dawes and Jamie Chestney in last four of the competition.