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Welcome to highlight of the World Indoor Bowls Championships at
Potters. Tonight, we are bringing your action from the ladies said --
semifinals. We start with a fascinating clash between Nicky
Brett and 71-year-old Charlie Bence. Amazingly, he survived a heart
attack seven years ago and is now on the biggest stage in balls, up
against the number one seed and top-ranked player in the world, 29
years younger, Nicky Brett. We will start the action at the start of the
match with our commentators. Nicky Brett has played a lot of
matches. Is going to be a fairly nervous day
for Charles. He prefers to be called Charlie. Only his mother called him
Charles. As you say, Nicky Brett has played quite a number of games
already. He has got to make sure he starts well, has Charlie. Doesn't
what Nicky to get away. -- doesn't want.
Nick is very much one of the players who will give Charlie full respect.
I think most of them anyway, to be truthful. This is a match where you
can put your name down into the next round. He will be looking to play a
good game. Charlie beat Matt in the previous round.
A little bit of both. Nick will be delighted with this start. Happy
with the three bowls in the head. Charlie got one round the back.
Maybe have a go at this, trying to remove something. Looks like he is
sticking to the draw. A wise choice from Charlie.
Final delivery, perfect trail. Well played it Charlie Bence, on the
board already. He will be delighted to get out. That is the key. You
want to get that one shot on the board. Then you can relax a little
bit. He has been playing it good. He was telling me a young players
call him Chi-go. We will call him Charles. He started the second
extremely well. The perfect bowl. Stuart Anderson was playing, I saw
it. I shouldn't believe everything I read on the profile. Fanclub as
Charlie. Absolutely. I got a few messages about it. The moral of the
story is don't believe everything you read. He has been there a few
years now, has Stuart. To great opening bowls from Charlie.
Two touchers. Great strike. He tends to hit the target often.
Just have to wait a second or two while they sort out the Bence in the
ditch. Charlie was on the mat, ready to go. He was saying, come on, get a
move on, I want to get started. Charlie is sticking to the forehand,
playing across the rink, most people would stick to the backhand but it
is his choice. I'm sure he has practised this. This one will sweep
away very early. Only need to be crossing the middle line about three
or four metres before the jack. Unusual for most players. That last
bowl has probably forced Nicky onto the forehand side. Nicky's line will
be different. It will just dip across now, three
metres before. Charlie never sighted now. It has a
chance to pick up the jack he's a bit heavy. Pickup the jack. He is
looking at this one. He is drunk to encourage it forward. I tell you
what, he is not far away. Yes. What a shot. Great stuff!
Well, Nicky's attacking this. Looks to be on the high side. Ran the ball
in the ditch. -- bowl. There are many people feeling quite
happy about it Charlie being here. Not least Andy, of course. I'm
waiting for the next sentence to come out. It's always good to know
your not the oldest in the tournament, isn't it? I thought you
might have made some reference to that. It's nice that somebody else
is older than me. Those qualifiers are not easy. I'm
trying to think actually where he qualified from, David. Easy enough
to check it. People travel around different qualifiers don't necessary
have to, but we try to keep them within their own countries.
APPLAUSE Charlie will certainly not be
wanting to leave it to his last bowl again.
Little white dot on Nicky Brett's ball, it indicates a Dutcher. If it
goes in the ditch, it stays there, it stays live. For all our
non-bowler viewers. It goes into the ditch without touching, it's taken
away, forms no further part in the end.
APPLAUSE He's picked the pace up really well,
right away, Nicky, into his groove. Looks to be lacking the pace. Once
again, going to have to play a big last ball. There's a certain amount
of good bowls in the locker, but you don't want to be dipping into it at
every end. No, because you're going to fail eventually. He's going to be
two or three down here, it looks a bit heavy.
He's having a wee trot after this one. Yes. Must like it. Oh, he's
drawn it again, his last bowl. Not only that, it's well hidden on the
Mark Dawes sitting at home thinking, "Well, Nick, welcome to my world."
It's the last ball. Australia you said, David, it's tucked away there,
it's difficult for Nick to get at. Little runner down the forehand to
get into the Jack and move it. Not easy. He's in the area. Has he got
enough?! Good try. Really good effort.
APPLAUSE Another single, another last bowl.
He's enjoying this - Charlie. He certainly is! LAUGHS
I'm not sure how long it's going to be before I call him Charles Dance,
it's only a matter of time, it really is. If he does win, it will
be a jiggle. Certainly will be. Never mind a mind. I'm sure all the
people back in Blantar will be enjoying every minute of this. Great
start. Once again, Nick putting good balls
Yes. Steady. Be very much aware of the fact that's what he'll keep
doing until there's a mistake somewhere. Trouble is - that's not
always guaranteed. I don't think Nick will be pressing the panic
button quiet. -- quite yet. He's aware he's in the game here. This is
close. Good effort from Charlie. It's a shot well played. He's waving
it in. APPLAUSE
Good again. Wants the jack this time. He's good. Well played.
APPLAUSE Played very few balls, Les Gillett,
just up on the green seats. Applauding that bowl from Nicky
Brett. Let the door open there for you, Andy. LAUGHS well, Charlie,
running after this one, you must like it. Well, he's in the area
again, but it should just sleep under. Good try. What a tough
How far away is that. Less than a foot. About eight inches away and he
barely got a murmur. They're hard today. Oh! Expectations are high.
Nicky Brett is good again. APPLAUSE
Yep. Squeezed in through the gap. Not sure if it's a No. 2, but we'll
find out shortly. Two it is. That's Fletcher just letting us know. Yes,
definitely 2. Well, Charlie, you're going to have to be reaching through
this one, but again no guarantee if he's going to hit this target he's
going to score. But he's two-down, so he can't be probably any worse
off. It probably just means it's a draw. Got the bowl away with five
seconds to spare. This has to pull back quick. I tell you what - if
he's up to own bowl, he's got a chance. He can promote this one.
That's what he's looking for. Oh! Done it again!
APPLAUSE This is ridiculous! Nicky Brett is
smiling! So many shots taken off him already in this match. It was the
last bowl. Charlie looked up at the commentary box there. I think he's
absolutely loving this! (LAUGHTER)
Still smiling saying, "What on earth?" Nicky Brett has been a good
end and he's still down. Good end again. Close. He's going to get
something this time. There he goes. He's going to pick a two or three
Really good bowl by Nick. Really, really good bowl.
APPLAUSE Both enjoying this. It was a very
good bowl by Nick to push that through. Certainly was. He got it
absolutely plum. Nick thought he had fairly little wrong. Is Charles
Bence on course for an upset? He's got a big chance of taking the first
set as we rejoin the action in the ninth end, Bence leads 6-5.
6-5 up. The last end in the first set. Great position to be in.
What would he give for a front toucher now. Not far away. It's a
good opener. Very good opener. APPLAUSE
Charlie was telling his buddies, he was just enthused about what he had
been doing over the years, his apprenticeship, a coach trimmer for
five years and then coach building and many other things he managed to
do over his life span. Fascinating. Line is very good. Just your pace,
Charlie. Nick needs another one in. Certainly pushed this one out. Bit
of work to do to get back inside the green one. Here it comes! Nick is
waving at it. Yeah, caught on the green bowl. I think it's just a one.
UMPIRE: One red. Once again, I think Charlie has
picked a good line. He's running after this. I think he likes this. I
tell you what, Andy, he's very close to the shot. Really close. Goodness
me, that is a beauty! APPLAUSE
That's not easy to do either. Even on the front one on the hit... Yeah,
exactly, an as you said, the plant actually pushes the ball on to the
jack. At that angle, it's quite possible to go for a respot
position. So - he's not going to draw this is he? I don't think the
drive is the - he's getting a good result with the drive, he's playing
the backhand. I think he's playing the draw. Got to draw within seven
or eight inches. I thought he myotaken the risk just to open it
up, given him the last bowl. He's close. He's played it. What a bowl.
Brilliant bowl. Brilliant bowl - Nicky Brett. All the pressure in the
world for that one. Absolutely sclsmt
APPLAUSE We talked about the plant, he touch
it is red ball on to the green ball, the jack will move and Charlie will
beline the set. He's walking down and just smiling at everyone.
Time-out as well. Now the concentration comes in. He know this
is is important. If he gets this, well, it's monumental. We'll see the
plant in a moment. Yes, weighing himself up for the big one here.
He's close! He's got it. He's got it! Well played Charlie. What a
shot! Oh. This is the best. Clean as an absolute whistle and Paul Foster
is sitting there thinking, "What is going on here?" That was brilliant.
I tell you what, that went down well. Fantastic drive. Nicky, you
have to repeat exactly the same ball as your third bowl or you're losing
the opening set. What pressure on this bowl. I don't fancy this, Nick
is using a time-out, he doesn't use that very often. Last bowl on this
one. Charlie, he's going to have to wait another 15 or 20 seconds to see
if he wins the opening set. He's in the happy with that. It looks heavy
to me. It's too heavy - opening set to
Charles Bence! APPLAUSE
What a story! So against the odds, Charles Bence
taking the first set against Nicky Brett but the defending champion
roared back to take the second set 10-4, meaning we were into a
potentially nervy tie-break. Both have been playing very well in
the match. Slightly different tactic from Charlie. He's brought the mat
out on the green. Can't narrow it though. Not quite sure why he
didn't. He's actually been playing a longish length quite well. He's
narrowed the line. When shortening the jack, that's quite often the
case - normal club bowls but it's not the case in the portable rink,
you still have to push the ball out wide, let it come back. So Nick
taking advantage. Still not that close, but... Good starter.
He's made adjustments with this one. Yes, he's got chances here. Has he
got the gap? Unlucky. Well, give it a chance. Tie-break, three ends,
doesn't matter, just win the end. APPLAUSE
Charlie, if I were you, I would try to run the jack into the ditch. As
you say, David, it doesn't matter if it's one, two, three, or four, just
go to the back here with the backhand. Close! Yep. Oh, he's
lucky. Goodness me, that was close! An inch or two away, Nicky Brett
will be tapping his chest on that one. That was close that drive. He
certainly got that one away better, and very accurate. You see the drive
- that's very close. Just nick it is ball. Trouble is, Nicky Brett needs
another one in here because that bowl could disappear. At the same
time, back bowl would be useful. You can't cover everything. Very narrow.
He's slapping his thighs because he think it's not going to do anything.
Unless he blocks Charlie out. I don't think so. That's a nervy one,
isn't it? Yes, it was. Anything behind was useful. Well, same bowl
again, Charlie. Jack has got to go into the ditch with the bowl. Mmm,
the angle is good for it. Because he'll crunch a jack and then
Charlie's bowl will hit the other bowl and follow it in. So the angle
is perfect. He's making sure he's getting a lot of oxygen in, isn't
he? Taking his time. Well, he's just right. If he gets this right, he'll
end up in the ditch and will be very close to it. I think he's under.
Unless he's fortunate. Not this time.
APPLAUSE Nicky had to have a side-toucher to
win that end. But tactically Charlie played it exactly right. Yes, wasn't
far away, especially with a third bowl, that was the close one. Final
delivery just slightly pulled the bowl across the body, but still in
with a chance here, Charlie. 1-0 down, just needs to win the last two
ends. This is the indoor bowls hub at the
Potters Leisure Resort, and Crown Green has got the Waterloo. This is
the biggest occasion we have got, David, for an indoor sport and long
may it continue. Outdoor many years ago, used to be Worthing. Yes, and
Elementington for the finals. Northfield, Scotland, and of course
coming over to the outdoor Belmont. Northern Ireland this summer. Trying
again. Just needs to stay in front. Well, he'll still done a lot of dam
-- damage. Yes, he's split it well. He needs one good bowl here. The
line is good. How is the pace, Charlie?
Nick, looking to get behind the jack with this one. Not even attempting
to try to pull it around the corner. He's just going deep.
APPLAUSE Yeah, fair call, but I think just a
draw for Charlie, really. I don't he should be running at this jack. Just
a draw. The thing is - he's playing his backhand so well, you fully
expect him to draw with one of the two bowls. Yes, I would say this one
looks closest. This looks very close to drawing a draw here. He's drawn
it! CHEERING AND APPLAUSE
Charlie! Just what we thought would happen. He's just played his
backhand too well to leave it. Nick is in trouble again. Goodness me!
And we thought the pairs were exciting!
UMPIRE: Nick has three time-outs remaining. He has to reach it, no
choice. Yes, backhand. Try to draw this, I think the backhand draw is
quite a difficult shot. Not many people tend to get this. No. Is that
up? He's under. He's definitely under with this one. Something in
the right about it. Nick knows it. Yep, that's 1-1. It didn't look
right out of the hand. He was short and now Charles Bence has taken the
world No. 1 and depending champion all the way to the third end and
tie-break. And again he's doing it with good bowls. Yes, he has. I
mean, Nick left him to leaf the draw in the backhand and he played it.
I'm not sure if I would have, to be honest with you. You know, it is
just drawing too well. Yes, he is. Well, Charlie, you brought it the
last time. The fuller line is where I think you played the better bowls.
I think he's gone probably 27, 28m with this one. That's where you're
playing better. UMPIRE: 27.5m.
Well, we got a good view here, David. Everyone is gathering around.
We got the press people, everyone here is waiting for the biggest
story that we have had in many years. What we call this? The
vultures' Net. Yes, they're all gathering. They're all gathering to
see what happens. Every single person is watching this at the
moment. Do we have the biggest story in a long time. -- time?
APPLAUSE Once again, Nick is doing everything
right. He's played very well today. Nick has played well. Charlie has
been - he's done so much damage with one bowl in particular, but on a few
occasions it's been more of that. Nick is aware of that. He needs one
very good bowl here, Charlie, to get himself into the quarterfinal. This
needs to stop. 10 singles Charlie scored in this match, and one
double. One bowl. You can understand that bowl. The rules change again in
the third end of the tie-break. They can destroy the end but you have to
nominate it first. APPLAUSE
Nominate as often as you wish, but you can only destroy it once and
it's replayed in the same direction. Nick is shaking his head there. He
knows that's just not close enough. Just wund erd if Charlie is thinking
about - couldn't be thinking about running the bowls here? Not, got to
be drawing. And he likes it. He's signalled to the audience - this is
the shot. That's confidence for you! Is he getting back? He is. He's
drawn the shot! CHEERING AND APPLAUSE
Oh, my goodness me! He signalled to the audience, "I have drawn the
shot." Did he really signal that, and yeah? He did. You're looking out
the windows, but I'm watching the monitors. Well done, Charlie. Close,
but still shot to Nicky Brett. He needs to be up! He really needs to
be up! APPLAUSE
Well, two red, but it's actually in a good place. Charlie has been doing
a lot of damage in the backhand too. It's just... Shaking his head, I
can't blame him. He's just shaking his head. Going for it. Oh, he's
under. He's under. He's under. It's gone. Unlucky. Oh, Charles Bence,
what an effort. What an effort and look at that, he walks down, big
smile on his face, clapping his hands. Nicky Brett has been tested
right to the last bowl in this match.
APPLAUSE But what a man, what a player, and a
stand ovation for the 71-year-old, and so it should be. Absolutely.
Started the day absolutely well Charles Bence but full credit to
Nicky Brett. That was hard and he dug deep. There good game, good win.
They're able to share a laugh after that fantastic match which had the
audience on their feet and rightly so. We're going to talk to and no
offence, Nicky, but the star of the day.
CHEERING AND APPLAUSE (LAUGHTER)
Charles Bence - 71 years old, can I ask what you're feeling right now?
Um, amazing great to play against the No. 1. I'd do it again. It's the
best. You had him on the ropes, you got very close. Most importantly,
you played brilliantly today. Yeah. It's the best I have played for a
I played well. I had to put Nicky under pressure. The atmosphere
between the two of you, the sportsmanship between the two of you
was always fantastic. APPLAUSE
. Charlie was fantastic. Right on the green, I learnt some new words
as well, gurling or whatever that is!
(LAUGHTER) . Unbelievable. He was killing me
every end, on the green as well. Wonderful moments between the two of
you. What was happening here? I just had my eyes tested and he's telling
me I needed to do it again! (LAUGHTER)
Did you feel nervous playing against Charlie today? I wish I could swear!
(LAUGHTER) Very terrified to be honest. He
played fantastic. I played some good bowls early on, and he was killing
me. I was like, three, four nil down, both sets, what am I going to
do here. Unbelievable. It's lot of pressure for me. Every time I found
a good one, he beat it! (LAUGHTER)
Quite simply one of the most remarkable matches we have ever seen
here at Potters. But the defending champion Nicky Brett safely through
to the quarterfinals where he'll play the winner of our next match
between Stewart Anderson and Graham McKee. Only one year separate these
two but the gulf and experience was much greater. Graham McKee making
his first appearance in the second round of Potters against 31-year-old
Anderson, the champion in 2013. Anderson got off to a fast start.
This runner the first end gave him a triple as he raced into the early
lead taking the first four ends to build-up a seven shot advantage.
McKee got on the board with wins in the next three but still trailed by
four shots. He was unable to conjure a mayorcle with his last leaving
Anderson to secure the first set 11-4. The qualifier has seen off
another world champion Thompson in the first round. McKee fail to
register another end and Anderson sealed a comfortable win in the
seven with a three-shotter. So this is how the quarterfinal
line-up looks after the moment. Nicky Brett through to play Stewart
Anderson, clash of former champions. Meanwhile Greg Harlow safely he's
booked his place in the last eight. He'll play the winner.
Now we switch our attention to the ladies' competition and the
semifinals. First up Ellen Falkner who won the title for an amazing
third time last year up against Janice Gower appearing at the
semifinals for the first time at Potters. Falkner won the first set
6-5 but Gower was fighting back in the second and she leads 6-5 as we
join the action at end eight. Karen Murphy is in the commentary box
along with David Corkill. Off to a good start is Janice Gower
on this end. She'll be well happy with that one.
APPLAUSE Good reply.
APPLAUSE Janice just looking for a bowl
similar to her first one. Something to sort of fatten up the target.
Just short. Thinking about the last end there
with her second last bowl. At least it's valuable back there. Good
position bowl. There's a chance. Really needs to
get this in. Next end is the last end. Wants to be carrying a bit of a
lead into it. Needs another close bowl - Ellen Falkner. Touching the
jack actually wouldn't do her any harm. I think she's just been a
little bit unlucky and round off it. Difficult one here for Janice Gower.
She has to decide what to do. Hasn't made Janice's task any easier,
Corky. No, it hasn't. If anything there may be a gap between the jack
and the bowl now. If she touches on the outside of the red ball, it will
string across to two, she has to get it really on the inside edge. You
get that, you're likely to hit the jack. That's close enough to make no
difference, if you hit that bowl, it's going to spinge. That's why
she's playing the backhand. This is a chance for Ellen Falkner. She must
make up her mind what to do, but it's a good positive draw, rest the
green ball out. Just touch the outside of the edge of her own bowl
and she'll make three. But she doesn't want to go in with a one-end
shoot out. Will this get back? Needs to bend and bend quickly.
APPLAUSE Looks good for three. That's exactly
what she had to play. And that was a big bowl and she played it very,
very well. Perfect weight. Well, there's been a few
opportunities for Ellen in this match, certainly in the second set.
That's the first one she's really grasped. Good timing to do it. Just
a matter of winning in the end. All about taking those opportunities
when they arise. Nothing between these two players in the second set.
They have both played well. Yes, I think it's when you make mistakes
the odd time and sort of gifts shots away that it really hurts. And then
you reflect on that, and Ellen's mentally very strong, so she
wouldn't have been thinking too much about it, but you're always
conscious of that fact, that's all. APPLAUSE
Janice looking just a touch or just past the jack here, nothing for
short. Left it short! It's a good bowl, good bowl in the head.
It's a good start really for both players but Ellen just seemed to
have upped her game in the last few ends. That's a very good bowl. When
you... When you're chasing shots, like Janice, she cannot afford to be
short here. Just a confident draw down on the back-end.
Very good. It's sa very good bowl, but it's actually not what she want.
No. It really isn't. She needed to be probably 2ft heavier than that.
She just drew it and really you have to be through it. If you're looking
for three shots... You need to give yourself some room to draw another
couple. Have to give yourself a chance with the last bowl to trail
something or turn a bowl out, something to make a difference,
that's all. It's a hard shot available to turn the jack for the
green, but I find if I was Ellen here, I'd be ternted to play to it.
If Ellen crunches the jack against a green, it's more or less over. Only
danger is, she doesn't want to bring it out in the open, that's the only
thing, really doesn't. So high-line draw would be useful.
I like my high-line drift shots. Get them out there. Here it comes now.
Let it drift right in again. She's calling it.
APPLAUSE It's not ideal because it gives a
shoulder a chance to play through it, but if she knows if she plays it
now and misses, that's it. It's more or less over. No way of getting a
three. I think she has to try it. Yeah, definitely the inside of the
red bowl, one bowl on to the other to stay. It's the only - only thing
she's got on. So good arriving draw this, to use
the shoulder, take the red ball out, give herself a chance with the last
one. Good effort. It's in the head and
it's a good effort. Probably lacking a fraction of weight, I think. Yeah,
just needed 2ft more. If it had of been 2ft more, wouldn't have got
back. UMPIRE: time-out call. Ellen has no
time-outs remaining. Still choices and still chances. Ball on to ball,.
Interesting to see if she decides to go deep with this over to the side
or just try to drop in on that gap. Drops it in the gap, it's all over.
That would be a fantastic bowl. If she gets any movement on her bowl on
the way in there is also a good result for Ellen Falkner. Just
slipping past. I can't blame her. APPLAUSE
Well, the shot is definitely there. There's no doubt about it. You get
on the inside of that, get into the bowl, you get a half-bowl, it goes
out, you try to get off the angle on to the red bowl, and that would
really kill it. That's the other target bowl. So can't say it's not
possible. It is. Not the easiest of chances but probably better than
what she might have expected. Doesn't really want any jack
movement, can't afford any jack movement there. No. The angle there
is to take the two reds out and stay. She'll have to have it push
through it with four or five yards running. She's certainly given it a
chance. Yeah, good effort. APPLAUSE
Just the one shot. Ellen Falkner, champion still in the mix. Makes her
way into the final. Good game but Ellen just had too much in the tank
in the end. Every semifinal is always hard
fought. Ellen, you had to fight hard to overcome an opponent. The
standard of the game was pretty good all the way through. It was a real
tight and close encounter. I'm asking you about getting through the
is final. You stand on the verge of history. You could win it a fourth
time. Is that the sort of thing that even comes into your mind when you
arrived here or is it the old cliche game by game. It's game by game.
It's all about focusing on the game and, yeah, I'm just over the moon
and looking forward to tomorrow. Ellen Falkner is through to the
final as she bids to win the title for a record fourth time but who
will she face? Well the other semifinal is between Amy Stanton and
former champion Katherine Rednall. Here is what happened in that clash.
Can't play your natural game if you're chasing five shots. Nice
start from Katherine Rednall again. First bowl has been very good. The
last few ends. Yeah. Definitely stepped-up a little bit on that
particular discipline. Probably fair to say, Amy Stanton's
running shots haven't been that effective in this game, Corky,
although her heads have been difficult to play to. Being jenly in
the area or on target, but the problem is that way she hit them,
she wasn't going to be any better off. It's hard to really make the
conversions, that's the thing, you know, the damage was been done
really before that, before the drive, you know. That's right. You
have to use the second and third bowl in a more aggressive way. You
want to be careful here, Katherine, you do not want that jack. Well,
that's OK, but it's taken it away from the front one and it's opened
it a little bit towards the red bowl. One of those shots where
you're better missing it. Quite few of those running shots
where Katherine forced her into having to play it. Yep. Crowded the
head with bowls. She's been asked to play the hard
shots, isn't she? So Katherine will have a little think about this. She
could take that wing bowl away, it would be absolutely perfect, drop
that down, protect the jack going through, because really I would have
thought Amy would have played it the other side.
Wants to stay on the high. Yep, that's it. Just round to the red.
That was the second option if she missed her own bowl, it's a good
option to come. Well, this is a big bowl in the gameframe - Amy Stanton.
So much play in the portable ring is about giving yourself opportunities
to get something. Every bowl has to have a value.
This is the shot that I thought she would have played with her third
bowl. She's given it a chance. Very close. Wants an edge. Got the edge.
And in for the shot by the looks of it. Needed the edge to get there. It
was very, very close. APPLAUSE
And this is very important as to whose line this. It's close to two
here. Measure for shot. Thought you had
seen something there that I hadn't seen. The angle of the red bowl it
looked like it was close. It's deceiving.
And the context of the game, this is a massive result. Well, the red is
well in. That changes things. Two shots behind. It's very doable, when
you need three. Four behind and needing five was
almost all over. So a good result, a good bowl was in the area, got the
edge and then it's just a matter of if you're going to be fortunate
enough to fall in. Not sure about this jack. I think
she's safe enough. She's well back from the minimum distance with the
mat. It's all the way out to the tee.
Got a little colourful light sabers there.
Just need a little kick. Almost see it there - kicked out slightly.
Straightened up. On this occasion it helped her because it got her around
the red bowl. But a couple of little things in the rink that are - if you
know they're there you can make them work for you. Change of hand for
Amy. Change of hand and that dropped
dramatically. Favours probably red. There's no favour, he's got a good
eye. That's well inside. One point, I
thought, he was playing a lot of weight. It was a lot of weight and
this is not going to help her. Well, the jack has moved through
sufficiently that it's not going to make a dramatic difference. It's a
measure for shot and pushing that in is very unlucky, but it's well away
from the target. That can happen, but there's space to draw. So the
different is she's probably going to have three shots against her. That's
going to be a match lie. Yep. This isn't easy, Karen, because there's
spaces and gaps and holes. Tough shot. You have to drive it through
for the jack. She's going for the drive. Let's see what happens. Yep,
everything moved but not enough. I think there's two green there and
they'll be shaking hands at the end of this. Well, that little bit of
bad luck in the last end there for Amy Stanton is very unfortunate. Put
her in a lot of trouble but I have to give Katherine Rednall a lot of
credit. She played well. Scored didn't reflect the match, much
tighter than that. Well down to Katherine Rednall.
Confirmation she is back in a lady's single final. She will face the
defending champion Ellen Falkner. A reminder we're back on the Red
Button at 10:00am as David Gourlay takes on Neil Furman and then on BBC
Two at 1:00pm for the Ladies singles final and Les Gillett versus Alex
Marshall in the last open singles. What a day we had here at Potters
Leisure Resort. The hero of the day undoubtedly was 71-year-old Charles
Bence. From all of us here at Potters, bye, bye.
Highlights from the World Indoor Bowls Championships in Norfolk, presented by Rishi Persad.
Second-round matches in the open singles and semi-finals in the ladies' singles took centre stage on the rink at the Potters Leisure Centre in Hopton-On-Sea on Wednesday.
Former Irish champion David Corkill provides commentary.