Wilkie silver medallist in Commonwealth Games fours

Lawn bowler Brett Wilkie has again just missed out on a Commonwealth Games gold medal.

Scotland came from six shots down to beat Australia 15-13 in the men's fours final in Wilkie’s adopted home state of Queensland on Friday.

The former Ballarat-based Wilkie and his teammates of Barrie Lester, Nathan Rice and Arron Sherriff had a strong grip on the match with a two-shot lead going into the last end.

However, Scotland drew four shots to leave the Australians with the silver medal.

Australia led 8-2 after four ends, but scored only two shots over the last seven ends.

Although twice a world champion, Wilkie, 43, has had to settle for two silvers and a bronze medal at three Commonwealth Games.

Wilkie grew up in Ballarat, learning his craft as a lawn bowler with Webbcona before moving to Queensland.

England picked up the bronze medal with a 15-9 win against Wales.

PROUD: Barrie Lester, Brett Wilkie, Nathan Rice and Aron Sherriff with their silver medals. Picture: AAP Images

PROUD: Barrie Lester, Brett Wilkie, Nathan Rice and Aron Sherriff with their silver medals. Picture: AAP Images

MEANWHILE, cyclist Shannon Malseed carries Ballarat’s medal hopes in the women’s road race on Saturday.

Originally from Portland, Malseed, 23, earned selection for her first Commonwealth Games by taking out the national elite women’s road race championship at Buninyong in January.

She races at Currumbin Beachfront at 7.45am.

Malseed is part of a powerful six-member Australian team in the 48-strong field, with her teammates including road time trial gold medallist Katrin Garfoot, Chloe Hosking, Gracie Elvin, Tiffany Cromwell and Sarah Roy.

NZ, England and Wales are other countries with six riders.

Malseed has spent most of her preparation with US professional team Tibco-Silicon Valley Bank.

Shannon Malseed

Shannon Malseed