SHARPLES Wrestling Club member George Ramm opened his Commonwealth Games account with a 15-3 victory against Aussie Deon Swart.

The ex-Turton School pupil won the round of 16 tie in the 61kg category.

He will take on Scotland's Viorel Etko in the quarter-finals.

The Bolton youngster will be flying the flag for Sharples after yesterday Craig Pilling from neighbours Bolton Olympic Wrestling Club won bronze for Wales