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Day 2

Highlights from the World Indoor Bowls Championships, presented by Rishi Persad. Tuesday saw the final of the mixed pairs competition and second-round action in the singles.


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Hello, everyone. Welcome to highlights from the World Indoor

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Bowls Championships at Potters. Tonight, we start with action from

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the final of the mixed pairs. Nick Brett and Claire Johnston were up

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against Paul Foster and Rebecca Field. This is how both pairs got

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through to the final. Foster and Field defeat the:

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It was Brett and Johnston who took the first set before Foster and

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Field hit back to take the second set 9-7. That momentum continued

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into the first end of the tie-break. What was to follow, though, was one

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of the most dramatic finishes to a final ever seen at Potters.

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The game has now pushed well into its second hour. I had a feeling

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that was probably going to be the case. It's been close to a 2.5-hour

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game if it goes to another end. It's been good. It's been interesting all

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the way through really. I haven't noticed the time actually. It's been

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flying through. I've enjoyed this one.

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Nicky's comment there - "That'll keep." I think Claire was making

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sure she was behind... Yes, yes, rightly so.

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APPLAUSE She's asking that ball to stop but

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it's just moved away to it's still a reasonable target. Two good bowls.

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I think Claire's been positive with this line. Very.

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Just needs to drop down, though and the extra weight might hold off.

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Good effort. Actually, the weight was very good. Yes, it was. I

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thought it was a yard heavier than that. So did I. I thought she was

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more aggressive, but not far away. Well, Rebecca will really be looking

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to try to seal this head, try to tuck the jack away.

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Paul looks interested. Oh, well played. Great bowl. That's

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better. Great bowl. That's a real good bowl there. That's going to

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create all sorts of havoc. Just looked to rest in somewhere,

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turn something, flatten it out a bit. Nicky is resisting the

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temptation to try and go at this. I think he'll be running at it

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shortly. Those shots are hard when you're not used to them when you're

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playing jaw shots the whole time. Trying to get down to your own to

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provide a shoulder but still heavy. There it goes. Nick's going to be

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forced into playing something very, very special here.

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Well, Paul, at the moment, speaking to Rebecca, just basically trying to

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find out where the jack will go. I think losing the shot on the spot -

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I think it's a fair call to cover a spot.

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I think you have to cover there. You know, it's... It's a hard shot to

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beat, Andy. Exactly. You can't really improve on

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the head. Yeah. If you can't improve the head, you've got to go for

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position bowl. Well, he's tried to cover a spot on

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this side, rightly so. Certainly wide enough.

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I think they'll be going for the spot on the other side shortly.

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Well, that's one Good enough.

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Nick really will do well to get this out of the first bowl. I don't know

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if he's slightly pulled that one. That's over. He's no choice. It's

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the only shot he has available. The problem now is that he's going to

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have to waste another one to get at it. Correct. It will be the other

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spot now. Both the spots will be covered so this is looking difficult

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for Nicky Brett. Yeah. Certainly wide enough again.

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To be honest with you, the combination of Field and Foster have

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one hand on the trophy. You feel Nicky must do something here, must

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disturb the head. Close. Great strike. Brilliant

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strike. That's a hard shot, really hard

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shot. I'm not sure if the crowd realise how difficult that was.

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There wasn't much applause. It was a brilliant bowl.

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On the respot, Paul has covered it but there is a space. He'll try and

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get a lot closer with this one. Paul's bowl, looking at this, about

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18 or 19 inches short. Nicky's given himself a chance here.

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He has. It all depends on how close Paul can

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get. He's already played one bowl there so he knows exactly what to

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do. The problem for Nicky is that he has

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to have - he has to have room to get to it.

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How close is this one going to get? He's closer. Let's put it that way.

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He's definitely closer. Well, I think there's a draw for

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Nicky now. Not easy. Game against you. Game against.

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Four inches would draw it. It could drive two bowls but there's too much

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of a gap between them. It's just not worth it. After a running bowl,

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Andy, it's going to be hard to get back, two running bowls.

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Yeah. Backhand draw. One hand on the trophy and the other hand ready to

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grab it. You know what? He's very close here.

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Yeah, he's very close. Has he got enough? Oh, he has! What

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a bowl! Oh, Nicky! What a shot from Nick Brett to save the match. What a

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shot! Yes, well done Paul Foster. Paul said that bowl was halfway up -

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I heard him say to, "Be -- say to Becs, I don't like it. That's what

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we like to see. Sporting from Paul Foster there,

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congratulating him. Well played. Yes. Absolutely. Absolutely. Both

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players have been here before. They know what it's like.

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The Opposition plays a bomb on it. What a beautiful bowl that was.

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Four inches, David - wow. That's tight, Claire. Push it out.

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That's one thing you cannot afford to do. It's like the first-end half

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in this direction the last time. Just calm yourself down a bit,

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Claire. That's T it's hard. I know it is. It's difficult. But...

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That was brilliant from Nick Brett to hit that and then draw within

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four inches. Yes! Oh! To get out of that was fantastic, you know? World

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class, absolutely world class. Now, Claire, angle your body a

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little bit and just let this bowl flow out onto the line.

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It looks high. It looks heavy too. Yeah, that's... Nicky says, "One in

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the middle the next time." Yeah! The line was pretty good. I think that

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reaction says there's something not right about this. She said, "Oh,

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dear." I think one of the ends as well - none of these bowls at the

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moment are going to count. But I think both the chaps would just mind

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something within six inches. Be the right weight now. Be the

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right weight, Claire! I bet he's hoping it is. I bet he's hoping it

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is. It's not bad. Well played, Claire. Well played.

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There'll be a big smile on Claire Johnston's face at some stage if

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that stays there. Look at that. "What was I doing with the first

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two?" I'm not sure if she's enjoying this or not, David.

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It is testing, there's no doubt. I know that we are. Oh, it's great!

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Great. Well, Rebecca drop shot, possibly

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blocked Paul foster's favoured hand, the backhand, so Paul will have to

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draw it on the fore. Big shoulders. Yeah, that's given

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Paul room now. "Big shoulder" he said, which meant it would be

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running through. He needs another one in, Paul Foster is sticking to

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the backhand. It's his favourite side. It is. He prefers the

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backhand. He has so much confidence in his only ability to come around

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things. He's very close. Passes the short one. Oh... Well, probably

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needed another foot or so, Andy. Well, he's blocked out now. He

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cannot play the backhand now. Well, again, you almost feel as

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though the shot is not yet on the green.

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Oh! Let it go again. Tension from the boys here really. Well, he knew

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that was out of the hand and he's absolutely right. He's let it go

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again. Goodness me. Chance after chance here. It's got to be forehand

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draw for Paul. Rebecca's looking at this. Will it

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bend? He's got a big pull on the ball but it's not going to make it.

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LAUGHTER This is going to go down to the last

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bowl on the land end of a World Mixed Pairs Final. I'm glad they're

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on the green and not me. Ha! You love it! Sure, there's nothing

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better than getting the pressure of the last bowl.

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No change in the shot, Nicky. Still trying to draw the closest bowl.

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I tell you what, Andy, there's three or four players in the world that

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you'd like to be out there with the last bowl and two of them are on the

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green. Correct. Paul and Nicky had a great... Have you corrected, Nicky?

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Come on, Nick. Still looks high. Yeah, he's going to frame it.

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Get in! Get in! Yeah, he's going to frame it. It's two shots but he's

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framed it. The back position favours the green.

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I think Paul might nominate to destroy this end. This is the only

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time in the match when you can actually destroy it and have it

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replayed. He has to nominate it, but there's a chance even for the two

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bowls at that angle. I'd agree, David. This is awkward. There's not

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a perfect draw. The other option is just to play a

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heavy shot and hope that he kicks up the jack and attaches itself to one

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of the red ones. Yeah, he's nominated to kill. Yeah, I think I'd

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agree. Nicky has to play it. Yeah, there's all sorts of chances

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there. All sorts of chances. He has to be really from the outside green

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one - that's the absolute limit he can go wide.

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He's going for the jack here, trying to put the jack out of the rank.

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The reason being he's two shots down. We could go through this all

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again. I think Nick's bowl unfortunately framing it has decided

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what Paul would play. He probably would have tried to draw it. This

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one will come down fast. Settling himself down. The

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concentration of Paul Foster. Oh, brilliant! Absolutely brilliant!

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What a strike! Oh, great! We're going to have to play this again!

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That's about as heavy as it gets when it comes to Paul Foster. You

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have to take the bowls back. That's the ruling that you take the bowls

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back. Brilliant strike. Absolutely fantastic strike. No messing about.

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Full concentration just got the half edge on the inside. Didn't really

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want it full to be fair, Andy, because full would have been in the

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ditch and that would have been against him. Yes, absolutely plum.

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Could not have played that any -- plumb. Could not have played that

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any better. No. On the first replay end of the third end in the

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tie-break, now that's all they're allowed to do. They're only allowed

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to kill it once as a team. I think both Claire and Rebecca will

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be saying, "Oh! We've got to go through this again!" Absolutely.

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Nick Brett of course can nominate to destroy the end so we could actually

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end up playing it another time. Yes, we could.

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I believe one of the rules we just heard the other day is the leads

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cannot kill the end. I really can't understand that to be truthful. But

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I did have a look at it. Is it true? It is. Absolutely, yes. Right. So

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it's in the rules. I did read it. That was a new one to everyone, I

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think. Mm-hm. It says clearly in the third end of

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a match tie-breaker only each skip will be entitled to burn the end

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once and they must clearly declare the nomination.

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I think that's a new one on all the players, that. Claire, that's not

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where you wanted to be, in front. You wanted to give Nicky the option

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to drive at it. Need to be in with the next one.

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Claire and Nicky had one hand on the trophy in the last end. Indeed they

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did. We don't see Paul going that weight too often. When he strikes

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the forehand, he goes fast. Run! Run, run! Run harder!

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APPLAUSE There's only one bowl to go, Claire.

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Don't worry! If anybody thinks bowls is boring,

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they should look at this. Team games have been good this year, really.

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They've been superb. Great singles games, great team games. Now, this

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is slightly different. Not hearing much from Nick. Well,

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Paul Foster has already applauded the ball. Hurry! Hurry! Hurry! Well,

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played! It looked slightly different on the

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way down. Still open on the backhand.

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But that's a very good bowl. Well, Paul said you could still draw

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it. Grease a gap between the bowl and the jack, probably three or four

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inches. It's very much there.

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It depends on the weight she's playing here. I don't think she's

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that far away. Holding out slightly. Or will she run? I didn't think she

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was that far away. That's blocked a path for the draw. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah.

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He knows that. You can almost tell Rebecca's heart

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is going mad there. You're looking at her and thinking, "Oh, please be

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over." Let's see if Paul Foster tries to

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promote the red one or push the green out. Yeah. Difficult shot. It

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is a hard shot. You have to hit it absolutely perfect. He's got a

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difficult backhand shot, David, hasn't he? Trying to promote the red

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is difficult. And it's a half bowl he's looking for. It's a half bowl

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on the wide side to push it in at the angle, um, the forehand - it's

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bowl on the jack and open it up. Possibly bowl out clean if he gets

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it on the timer. Well, he's been playing his runners under. He's

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going to disturb the head. Certainly is.

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Actually that is a lot better for Paul Foster. Yes, he'll be happy.

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That's a good result, actually. Two bowls could go, the jack could go.

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That's - Paul will not be disappointed in any way with that.

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Needs to come back in. Claire's calling it.

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Good bowl. Great bowl.

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Well, he does not have the option to kill it.

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Very close. Oh! What a result! Oh, that is a fantastic result! Oh,

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dear, and the bowl stayed on. I thought the bowl had to go with

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it. That is an amazing result.

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Look at that now. Just the angle, yeah. That's it.

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He hit it on the high side, jack went back and the green bowl went to

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the side. That is not easy to hit. He's got three or four feet. He's

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taking his time here and quite right, Nicky. Take your time.

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Get yourself composed. This is last bowl. Last bowl of the game for

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Nicky. I think this is very difficult.

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Well, he played a few big bowls like this against Alex Marshall in the

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semifinal. Can he play another big one? Is he up? He's definitely up.

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How close to the ditch? That's brilliant. Oh, that's brilliant.

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Well, to be fair, Paul Foster tapped his leg with that when it was only

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halfway up. Fantastic, Nicky Brett. He's down at the business end. He

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could tell, but there's no doubt about it, this has been glad

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tourial, I think. Oh -- gladiatorial, I think. The two leads

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have had a great game but the two skips have been knocking nine bells

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out of each other. Sensational. Well, this is difficulty - the red

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bowl that they could see nearest the green is blocking the path. It is.

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I think he can time it around because it's close to the ditch. If

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he tries to draw it on the backhand he has to get within a foot. That's

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what we live for. Wow. I've enjoyed this, to be fair.

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I think it's fair to say, Nick, that the three-bowl mixed pairs - or

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should I say the three-bowl mixed pairs is it. It looks like it's here

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to stay. That's what you're saying? Yes, yes.

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What do you do, Paul? This is... Oh, this is fantastic stuff. It really

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is. What can Paul do here? Do you think he'll draw? I think he'll try

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to push the bowl out on the forehand. Yeah, the timing shot is

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available. Now, he's going to the back... If he

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draws this, this will be shot of the week. Oh, he's trying to draw. He's

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trying to draw. What a bowl this would be. Paul Foster. He's one of

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the few players in the world that would even attempt to play. This The

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line is good. Paul, don't tell me you've drawn this. Has he? Has he?

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Oh! What an effort! Well, he was right to try and draw it because he

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had so much confidence in his own ability but it just dropped in with

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six inches of weight and I have to say that's one of the best pairs

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games I've ever seen. Unbelievable. Fantastic. All four players - full

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credit. Wonderful game. Anyone could have won it but well done to Claire

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and Nicky. Congratulations to Rebecca Field and Paul Foster. They

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contributed to one of the best games here at Potters Leisure Resort that

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we've ever enjoyed but it's Claire Johnston from Scotland and Nick

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Brett, the world number one, who take the mixed pairs world indoor.

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One of the most amazing things was watching your facial expressions

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One of the most amazing things was watching your facial expressions all

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the way, Claire. There were moments of exasperation and moments of

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relief. Give us an idea of what emotions you went through? I think I

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went through every emotion. My heart was in my mouth half the time. I

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just had to try and dig deep. I'm not used to playing in the portable

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rink at this level and these guys are. I just had to try and hold

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myself together and give Nick something, but it's just been an

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honour for me to come here this week and play with Nick. It's been an

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absolute joy and I'll treasure the moment.

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Quite simply that was one offer the best finals we have ever seen at pet

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pet. We're switching our attention now to the singles competition, this

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is how the draw now to the singles competition, this

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is how the draw looked at the start of Tuesday. Nick Brett is through to

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play Charles Bence. He's on the course to defend his title. Stewart

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Anderson against Graham McKee. David Gourlay against Neil Furman. Jamie

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Rippey versus Greg Harlow. Robert Paxton against Jamie Chestney.

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Debbie Wilford against the four-time champion Paul Foster. Darren Burnett

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versus Mervyn King and Les Gillett against the six-time winner Alex

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Marshall. The first match that we're going to show you is between the

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2010 champion Greg Harlow and Jamie Rippey on his second Potters'

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appearance and it was Harlow who easily took the first set 9-3 and is

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in control of the second set as we join the action once again with Andy

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and David. Very deliberate from Greg. Just

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means if he's in trouble, he can play a short jack and head his way

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out of it. He can also ditch the jack. Greg will try to close this

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end out. He'll be happy to just drop a one.

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APPLAUSE Goods start from James. When you

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think about it, it's first set, Greg has had a lot of big last balls.

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This set, he's picked up two fours. It's hard to beat someone when they

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pick two fours up. Yes, I think I'm sure both players will reflect on

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quite a lot actually after this game - where the best position is. If

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Greg is to be successful, he'll be thinking quite hard and probably

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having a look at this game again and thinking where does he want to go

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for the next one. I think it's fair to say a lot of players will be

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watching this game as well and thinking, "The jack is awkward here

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or the jack is better here." I think there's a lot of thinking to be done

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still. That was a chance for James to get a bit of pressure on. Wanted

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that one to count. He missed a number of second balls, just to

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consolidate the position. APPLAUSE

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Ball held up. Yes, indeed. Needs to fall away give Jame as shot. Alex

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sitting there thinking, "Daddy is coming home." There you go. Come on

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dad! (LAUGHTER)

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"I'm trying son, I'm trying. I'm doing my best"! I'm trying for you,

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I'm trying! He's close with this one. Seeing his son has inspired him

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to play this ball. He's got it out, has he? Oh, it's dropped back but I

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think it might have given him the shot. There you go! Well done,

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daddy! Not quite sure actually who's line is here? Very close. It's one

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red, closer to the second, makes a difference. Yes, it does. Good solid

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connection but the ball just dropped back.

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Greg is using another time-out. I think it will be the backhand draw.

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Will he bend in time? Looks close, this looks perfect. Absolutely

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perfect. Ball first drop-in. He's really keeping his concentration,

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isn't he, Greg. Yes, that was a perfect ball. Well, quite simply

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James has got to have more inspiration from his son here. But

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he's probably has to put the ball on to the jack. There's the trophy

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they're all playing for. The ranking points and of course a rather large

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cheque. Well, ball on to jack here. Has to play it. Hasn't been

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desperately successful with the running balls, so this is a tough

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one. He's playing a controlled one. Looks under to me. Might get a

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result here. Oh! Yes! I think he has. He might have got a fortunate

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result and he did. That was the ball he was trying to promote, but not in

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that way, but he's got the one. He was tight, moves the red ball out,

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takes the one. Still in the game. He did acknowledge it to Greg when he

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arrived up at the head. The fortunate result, Greg just put his

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finger up, one shot, move on. Yes. Didn't dwell on the fact he was

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lying the match. Greg is still in a very strong position. James need to

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score three here to force it into the tie-break.

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Once again, it's 28.5m and he's on the forehand. Hasn't put a really

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good ball down on this forehand. For quite a while. For a long time. Yes.

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One good last end. This looks better. I think Alex has spurred him

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on. Yes, I think he has. You can take the credit, Alex. Yep! Come on

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daddy, you can play better than that. He did!

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LAUGHS I think he said, "Why haven't I be

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doing this for the last two or three ends." Absolutely. Good reply. Yes,

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Greg won't be allowing this. Good reply. Perfectly. It indicates a

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toucher. Got another good one. Just needs to

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rest the green. It's good, very good.

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APPLAUSE It's definitely the best first two

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balls he's played for a while. Greg turning the jack around the

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corner - that's what he's thinking about.

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Is this running? Well, James, this is a difficult one to be fair. He

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has to get three. I think he just got to play the same ball, David,

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and then try to do something with your final delivery. I wouldn't go

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chasing it just yet. Try to draw another shot. That, or rest out the

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green one. The backhands are a hard shot to play. He's playing it early.

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He might be thinking, Andy, I need two goes at this. Possibly.

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Trying to call it. Needs to hurry to get it absolutely solid!

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APPLAUSE It's a good try. Well he might have

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made a double. He's definitely given himself a chance. That was very

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close to getting it absolutely rock-solid. He's got two. So he's

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given himself a chance. Greg looking to close this end down.

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One good ball makes it difficult for James. He's struggling for weight.

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Well, it's a good an opportunity as you're going to get. Quite simply,

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yes. Draw another shot, as simple as that. Glad you said it was simple!

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(LAUGHTER) It's a simple shot... No, it's...

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Yep. Nothing difficult, it's just a draw. And the pressures are there.

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There you go! Daddy is having a real go here, and James can play a good

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draw shot. He's putting Greg under pressure.

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I think his line is good. He's trying to encourage it. It's nod

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bad. It's not bad! APPLAUSE

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He really needs it. Yep, that's - oh, wow! He hasn't turned it too

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far. I don't think he has. He's definitely got three. Maybe four.

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He's been a little bit unlucky in that he's brought the jack out into

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the open and that favours the running ball for Greg. Greg's under

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pressure. He didn't want to play this final delivery. You never do.

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He looks under but he's in the area. Oh my goodness me! Has that made a

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difference? No. He's got three. That's three shots. Wow!

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APPLAUSE That's a bit of inspiration there.

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So a great fightback from Jamie Rippey and into the tie-break, the

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first two ends of which were shared. We rejoin the action at the start of

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the decider. Well, this is what it's all about.

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This is the bit where the players play balls for. The nitty-gritty at

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the end. Yes, I mean, it's fantastic. Always good when it goes

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to tie-breaks. Because everybody is aware that this - the players go out

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of their way. It's a good opener for James. Something tells me had to get

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it at the last end. Possibly. Greg's actually - he's got the last ball,

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that might just count for the lot here. But I think we'll see

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aggression from either player here. There's a case now for James to run

:37:27.:37:30.

at it. It's not his game. That's what I would have thought he drawn

:37:31.:37:35.

in the last ball in the previous end because he hasn't hit very well.

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More confident on the draw shots, especially on his backhand. This one

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needs to run. Not there. And that's a front ball which is in the good

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either. Yeah, he knows it. It puts a lot of pressure on the

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third delivery. The previous ball from James might be an awkward ball

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for both players, whoever get it is shot.

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It's another one in. Yep. Still a draw available. Still the backhand

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draw available. And James put one ball on the top of the jack here,

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and it's advantage Rippey. Don't overcorrect, that's really the

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message going through. 2ft short. I think's picked a line with both of

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these deliveries, just to add 2ft of weight. Have to say the line is

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good. Not sure about the weight on this one. The weight, it's perfect.

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APPLAUSE He's played it and played it well.

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He didn't overcorrect and family Rippey are getting excited. Great

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ball. That delivery from Jamie Rippey move it is jack, lies 2, lies

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game. And it's a toucher. Yeah, enjoyed that one. Did he ever!

:39:14.:39:17.

Played well. Now, Greg has got the runner on the forehand if he wants

:39:18.:39:23.

it. He's nominated to try and kill the end and that's the only time

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you're allowed to do it - is on the third end of a tie-break when you

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can nominate as often as you wish. I don't think it will kill. The way

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the head is sitting, the danger for Greg here is the green ball on to

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the red might put the jack in the ditch. It's just anth at an angle,

:39:40.:39:44.

and he might be able to get both. But it's on his favoured forehand

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runner, and the Scottish Masters he played a lot of big balls on his

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forehand. Close. As expected. Oh, just got the short one. Actually,

:39:55.:39:58.

the jack was off-centre. That actually sort of made it a little

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bit different. Yes, probably that. So what does he do, Jamie Rippey?

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Does he go for the absolute perfect ball or does he just leave it? I

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don't think I'd be going near this. No, I don't think so. If Greg draws

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a shot, well he draws the shot. I think he will draw with this one. I

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think he has to. Yeah, can't see Greg getting a good result with the

:40:22.:40:28.

runner. No, he has to draw the shot. He's really no runner on, he had to

:40:29.:40:33.

open it up with the third ball but let's see what James is doing with

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this one. He's going deep, rightly so. Staying away. Yep, not too much,

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but again the blocker was available to stop Greg playing the draw and

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force him into the runner, but the two reds could have disappeared and

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that would have been just awful. So, yep, the nomation again. Well,

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always plan forward. So he must be playing the runner, no guarantees is

:40:58.:41:01.

going to get the shot here but hitting the head. But he's game

:41:02.:41:08.

down. Has he corrected? I think it's too high, I think. Oh, he's got it!

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I don't believe it! APPLAUSE

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What a result! Oh! What a result out of that. A great ball. What a

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result! Greg Harlow is the first man through

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to the quarterfinals. Next up, though, is the match between last

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year's runner-up, Robert Paxton and the 14 seed Jamie Chestney. And it

:41:43.:41:47.

was Chestney who struck first. Things are closer at 4-4 when we

:41:48.:41:54.

join the action at the eightth end in the second. Lots of things going

:41:55.:41:59.

through the players' minds at these times. Probably easier for Rob, he

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needs to score. Yes, and probably be thinking to himself, "I have to

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score double." APPLAUSE

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Can't really tell much from Jamie's reaction whether he likes it. He's

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kicking the turf a bit. This is one of these tough matches

:42:29.:42:52.

that you just have to dig and dig and dig, scratch out a win. This

:42:53.:42:58.

looks better. Not anything pretty about it. Had some really good ends

:42:59.:43:08.

and some that have been a bit on the scrappy side. He's certainly wider

:43:09.:43:16.

with this one. Coming back strong now. Close.

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APPLAUSE He looked happier with the line on

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that one. Urging this forward! He's not bad

:43:23.:43:50.

with it but needs another foot or so to be absolutely perfect. Just

:43:51.:43:51.

dropped away. But is it enough? See if Jamie repeats his second

:43:52.:44:10.

bowl, he'll only score the one. Not getting too excited about it but

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he's getting ever closer. He's definitely in but it's just where

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he's going to move the jack to. Perfect bowl. Absolutely perfect.

:44:20.:44:26.

One of his time-outs here, I would imagine, having a look at all the

:44:27.:44:32.

angles. Does that plant green on to red, take it on to the shot? I think

:44:33.:44:38.

it takes it under the shot. But then what happens, yep? That's where the

:44:39.:44:42.

problem lies. If it's one, he's still in with a shot with the last

:44:43.:44:46.

end but if he has something go wrong, he could be go down. Perhaps

:44:47.:44:51.

just the play the crunching draw. Yep. Just squeeze it over to his own

:44:52.:44:58.

red ball. It's difficult, literally a foot of running. Didn't feel right

:44:59.:45:04.

in the hand, so he's wiping his fingers again.

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Tell you what - he's given it a shot, hasn't he? He certainly has. I

:45:23.:45:30.

thought he had more width with that to be truthful with you. If Jimmy

:45:31.:45:34.

scores two here, I think Robert Paxton is going to be in a heap of

:45:35.:45:38.

trouble the next end. He needs to score three. A very difficult

:45:39.:45:42.

opportunity, though. Looks to be a reasonable amount of room on the

:45:43.:45:46.

screen, but I can tell you down here on the rink, it's not too many

:45:47.:45:50.

inches to squeeze another one in. In fact, Jamie is playing it safe. He's

:45:51.:45:54.

playing it off the backhand side. He didn't want to crunch the jack

:45:55.:45:58.

himself. Just looking to float round the front red to score another. Just

:45:59.:46:03.

the one by the looks of it. He said it was close with regards to the

:46:04.:46:10.

other one earlier in the end. Wow! Francis Fletcher said he favoured

:46:11.:46:15.

the red but very slightly. But no guarantees. That's only an opinion

:46:16.:46:19.

of course. There's chalk on Jamie's bowls so he touched the jack,

:46:20.:46:23.

whether he moved it nearer the red or nearer the green, not really

:46:24.:46:28.

sure. It didn't look like it barely touched it, did it? This is very

:46:29.:46:32.

important. Yes, I was going to say threes are difficult, but I managed

:46:33.:46:37.

to drop a three in my last end, my match earlier to take it to the

:46:38.:46:42.

tie-break. Best keep quiet, I think. I think it's when you going on the

:46:43.:46:46.

last end, you're thinking two shots, it's possible. Especially when you

:46:47.:46:52.

got last ball. Close. It is very close. Very close!

:46:53.:47:05.

Almost equal distance. Two shots Jamie Chestney. That makes a

:47:06.:47:12.

difference, that's massive. That's probably another reason why he

:47:13.:47:16.

played the backhand, a safer hand. Didn't want to topple the jack over.

:47:17.:47:22.

Yeah, all to do for Robert Paxton. World No. 3 is in so much trouble

:47:23.:47:30.

here. He really is. Three shots - wow! That's - he's gone to the 25.5m

:47:31.:47:39.

and Jimmy is a good striker as well. So he's sensible. What team does he

:47:40.:47:43.

play for? LAUGHS

:47:44.:47:48.

Boom, boom. He doesn't need the strike, you lot are all kitted for.

:47:49.:47:52.

Good opening bowl. Good reply. Needs to pick it up.

:47:53.:48:23.

Yep, very good. Jimmy just looking to get something close again, trying

:48:24.:48:27.

to crowd the head with three balls, if heck. A bit surprised he's still

:48:28.:48:34.

playing the forehand, I thought he might have changed the back. Well,

:48:35.:48:39.

now, this is interesting. Opportunity is here definitely. I

:48:40.:48:45.

don't think Rob - he's going to stick to the forehand. From our

:48:46.:48:50.

commentary position here, it looks like a backhand draw, but obviously

:48:51.:48:54.

just played a really good forehand, looking to do the same. Maybe just

:48:55.:48:58.

touch his own red down. He's on the right side but he can afford to come

:48:59.:49:03.

around it. Yeah, that's just a very - that's a very useful ball.

:49:04.:49:05.

APPLAUSE Sticking with it. Definitely a more

:49:06.:49:28.

positive draw this time. Can he get to his own? That helps. Oh, well,

:49:29.:49:36.

another turn would have been probably match over, but still got a

:49:37.:49:41.

chance. Not to promote his own ball under the jack. Take the green one

:49:42.:49:50.

out clean. One or the other. As you say, one more roll on the green, one

:49:51.:49:54.

would have been behind the jack and game over. An opportunity here.

:49:55.:50:03.

Is he going to draw the jack round or is he going to play the takeout.

:50:04.:50:11.

He's on a narrow line, so he's gone for the takeout. He's very

:50:12.:50:13.

interested in it. Pushing it forward! He's got something. It's a

:50:14.:50:21.

good bowl. Green ball just dropped back, though. So it's one, a very

:50:22.:50:29.

close look for the second. Whether it's one or two, he's actually set

:50:30.:50:33.

himself ahead to score the three. Yep. That's the important bill.

:50:34.:50:41.

Jimmy might be tempted here just to come into this, not convinced it's

:50:42.:50:45.

the right shot to play because touch a ball in with a jack probably still

:50:46.:50:50.

put him two down and give Robert a lot more room. I think backhand draw

:50:51.:50:54.

is the call. Yeah. Draw is a good one, it's game over. If he doesn't,

:50:55.:50:58.

Robert has still got to play a great bowl to remove the green to score

:50:59.:51:02.

the three. Jamie doesn't want to run at this and he could get a back

:51:03.:51:06.

connection and almost gift Robert the three he needs. Yep. In the

:51:07.:51:17.

backhand on the draw. Big back swing, Jamie Chestney. Good line. Is

:51:18.:51:22.

he over the weight? Yep, just over the weight. It's where the problem

:51:23.:51:28.

was. Now, Robert... This is not easy, but... He's got two choices

:51:29.:51:33.

here - can either play red on to green, or looks like a good angle to

:51:34.:51:37.

take the two green bowls out with a drive and leave the three.

:51:38.:51:41.

Either/or. Tran Trans Tough one. World No. 3 in a heap of trouble.

:51:42.:51:47.

One ball to snai the world professional singles. It's an early

:51:48.:51:53.

exit for Paxton if he doesn't get this. Going for the two balls. He

:51:54.:51:58.

like it is it. He likes it! Oh... He's been unlucky. Very unlucky.

:51:59.:52:01.

Very unlucky! One shot. APPLAUSE

:52:02.:52:08.

That's not enough. World No. 3 bite it is dust and the world No. 14

:52:09.:52:13.

makes his way through to the quarterfinals.

:52:14.:52:16.

Well done to Jamie Chestney and he will play the winner in tonight's

:52:17.:52:22.

final show. That was between Debbie Wilford of New Zealand and Paul

:52:23.:52:25.

Foster. Robert Paxton is now in the commentary box alongside Corky.

:52:26.:52:46.

He'd be quite happy to try to put this game to bed in the sand. He

:52:47.:53:02.

turns back on this one but it doesn't look too far away for me.

:53:03.:53:06.

He'll settle for that. He's just come away with a Scottish

:53:07.:53:23.

Indoor Sinles title a couple of weeks ago.

:53:24.:53:31.

We got a good first bowl. Trying to follow that up, drop inside it.

:53:32.:54:20.

Good effort. That sets up a decent chance.

:54:21.:54:49.

This bowl almost clears the end off this moment. Ball on to ball, take

:54:50.:54:56.

the two of them out, is really the only hope. She needs three shots, it

:54:57.:55:00.

has to be played. Nothing there in the forehand that's going to create

:55:01.:55:02.

a three. Have to be aggressive to it.

:55:03.:55:17.

Disturbance there, so they stopped the clock. 12 seconds.

:55:18.:55:28.

Certainly playing to it, just needs to get back down again. It's a

:55:29.:55:38.

decent effort I have to say. It's the hard weight, though. Yeah, I

:55:39.:55:42.

think she had to keep the bowl on just to give herself with a chance

:55:43.:55:44.

possibly. There's other options. Paul just going over to the respot

:55:45.:56:06.

position, deep and kiss the green ball and goes on to the jack. The

:56:07.:56:13.

thing has pretty well covered, has to play the backhand again. Ball on

:56:14.:56:20.

to ball and stay herself, give her three. So plenty of time. Take your

:56:21.:56:30.

time. Just get this absolutely right. You get three and if you dent

:56:31.:56:39.

get it right, but get the two balls, then there's a good chance that just

:56:40.:56:45.

looking to see down - it looks good. The way I'm sitting, that will take

:56:46.:56:50.

that, that ball is definitely going out, the other green one will

:56:51.:56:55.

disappear from here. She almost needs a front bowl solid, that's the

:56:56.:57:00.

only... Two shots brings her into the last end. So...

:57:01.:57:15.

Quicker. Definitely quicker. No doubt about that. Just under, I

:57:16.:57:25.

think. Just on the inside. Right through the gap too.

:57:26.:57:30.

APPLAUSE Paul Foster get as three and a two

:57:31.:57:35.

in the last two ends. Seven and eight ends, and eases his way into

:57:36.:57:41.

the quarterfinal. 11-3, 10-3. So Paul Foster seals his spot in the

:57:42.:57:46.

quarterfinals where he'll face Jamie Chestney. The only other player

:57:47.:57:50.

through to the last eight so far is Greg Harlow but lots of big names

:57:51.:57:56.

still lurking in the last 16, the likes of Nick Brett, Stewart

:57:57.:57:58.

Anderson and of course Alex Marshall. A reminder we are back on

:57:59.:58:03.

the red button from 10:00am for the next instalment of the singles as

:58:04.:58:08.

Stewart Anderson playing Graham McKee and back on BBC Two for action

:58:09.:58:16.

for both of the open singles and lady's singles. Nick Brett and

:58:17.:58:21.

Claire Johnston are the mixed pair champions. From all here at Potters,

:58:22.:58:23.

bye, bye. Should've seen Hillary's face.

:58:24.:59:03.

She was stood there with Bill. Because she's going to an

:59:04.:59:08.

event to celebrate

:59:09.:59:14.

Highlights from the World Indoor Bowls Championships in Norfolk, presented by Rishi Persad.

Tuesday saw the final of the mixed pairs competition and second-round action in the singles.

With commentary from David Corkill.