Quarter-final highlights from the men's singles, presented by Rishi Persad. Former world champions Greg Harlow and Stewart Anderson fell at this stage in 2016.
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Hello, and welcome to half-times of from the quarterfinals of the open
singles of the world indoors bowls championship at Potters. It
featuring six former champions and the number 14 and 15 seed. Nick
Brett faced Stewart Anderson of Scotland. Gourlay was up against
Greg Harlow. And Jamie Chestney up against four-time winner Paul Foster
and Darren Burnett faced Les Gillett, first up, the match between
David Gourlay and Greg Harlow. At the start of the second set,
something that we rarely see in the sport of bowls, both the red and
green bowl touching that jack, that meant the opening end of the second
set was declared no 0. Nevertheless, Greg Harlow, the 2010 champion,
began a fightback and he went on to take the second set 10-4. We'll join
him at the start. Change again, it's all about winning
the end. Not accumulated shots. Just doing what Greg Harlow did in the
first set. That's not going to help him when he needs a runner. No,
certainly doesn't help. Just put himself under a bit of a pressure at
the moment, David. Has he got the running? Oh...
Clipped through the gap. That's very unlucky. And a touch. Still one the
green and he didn't drop back. If they drops back he would probably
about the shot. And David can't believe he's gone through that.
Tie-break ends, those little bit of luck not going your way can make a
huge difference. Looking to tie this up now. And he can afford to reach
it. Easy, easy. Well, it's pretty... Mmm, he slipped under. It gives
David Gourlay a shoulder. It doesn't matter if he turns that ball over,
it's already one to green. Always hard to repeat a bowl.
Very much inclined to put more weight on.
Yep, that's exactly what David's done. So easy to do that. Wayent --
you want to force it through a little bit. I still think that Greg
has to play for the red ball. He needs another one, cos David could
be tempted to get a bit quicker with his last. Trying to get the green
bowl clean. Well, Greg not even bothering with
the red ball. Just going for a cover in case David uses more weight and
gets it on the respot. This is his last bowl, so interesting to see
whether he drives this or not. I think I would be tempted to go a bit
quicker, to be honest. I say green. That's brave, David. Brave to play
that sort of weight on the forehand because it just holds on. It's dead
pace. A little bit unlucky he didn't get the green bowl onto the other
one. That was a brave shot. First end, Greg Harlow. Played that a bit
more, just to try and make sure... He's forearm run is normally so
reliable as well. So for the first time in the match, Greg Harlow is in
front. Good time to do it. First end of the tie-break and he delivers a
jack. David Gourlay would be the last ball. The length, 29.5m. He
won't want to be playing his last bowl at this end.
Decent opening for Greg here it. Does he get much better front
toucher? 5 inch gap. It's now past the tee by 4 inches. It's been a bit
a slow burn game for Greg Harlow. He came out of the blocks a little bit
on the sluggish side and then really moved up the gears and he's been
getting better and better as the match has progressed. Some reply
here from David. Not the gap again! Well, very nearly. Got the gap last
time. One red. Still available on the backhand, he didn't grab the
jack in its jaw, so to speak. Just not there. David has to play
again to attack the jack. Must reach it and turn it around the corner.
David dropped it? He has. Well, I think that's one opportunity too
much for Greg Harlow. Even if he had got up on the green and dropped off
it, it would've been good. But... Greg will be all over this jack this
time. Not a lot of room. As he stepped up now... Time-out called.
Greg has two time-outs remaining. Plenty of time-outs. He knows how
important this is. He'll want to do it with the third bowl.
He's going for jack. Well, he knows if he gets his own bowl, he's
straight on the red. Yep, there it is. He's still one down but it's a
distance away. Just about favoured David still for the end. Two bowls
to Greg's one. This has to be close. Lot of pressure out there. No doubt
about it. Extremely good line.
APPLAUSE Well, it's good.
He's happy he has drawn the shot but he's not happy where it'sed
finished. It's not easy for Greg. Well, I
don't know, if he's a good shot available to him. If he gets back a
little bit quicker, he may get the jack if he times it. The back edge
of the bowl. Send the jack sideways across to the wing green. I think
knowing that David would be close, I would be happy enough for this
situation, it's not an easy one but at least it's playable. Outside of
the mat once again, with the back foot. Trying to get the bowl a wee
bit of a chance to get back down again. Will he hold this line? All
on connection now. Nope. Good effort. Just a bit inside the line.
The right idea to try and punch Now, what's interesting now is that
the Greg Harlow moves onto the last bowl, so advantage Harlow. This at
least we could do with another tight end. It's a good game. It's been
really good bowling, good conversion shots, good running balls. A lot of
good tactics going on, as you would expect from these two players.
It's so impressive that David Gourlay is able to compete at this
level when he doesn't play competitive bowls. You can practice
all you want, Robert, but it's the competitive bowls that make you
sharp. The match practice is the big thing.
APPLAUSE Once again... It's a decent bowl but
it's the wrong side of the jack. Only a foot away.
A bit difficult with this for David. It's slightly passed. Ever so
slightly passed. The first end of the tie-break, it was once you put
the weight on, it's hard to get back. He ask caught in that
in-between shot. And the same sort of situation after his first bowl.
Exactly. Why he couldn't afford to be short with it. He's trying after
this one. And do well to get back from there.
That's what I'm saying. Once you go over the weight, you look good for a
long time and then it just holds off. The gap was 12 inches. Soon as
you go past the jack it starts to bend. This is the end where you're
allowed to destroy it and nominate destroy the end and replay it. The
front bowl of David's a big problem for that. He may have been tempted
to go for that second, even if he got rid of that front bowl. I
would've been. He doesn't want to leave an angle for... He would be
tempted to run this now. A bit stronger, try to get the bowl off
cleaner. He can't afford to not make a disturbance.
Gone quick. Getting something. Good bowl. Well played, David Gourlay.
Played it really well. The front bowl now is close enough to give
Greg a problem, although you would expect him to beat it. After his
last bowl, he left that in the line for the draw. Should be inside that,
that was a good bowl by David, because if I don't make a
disturbance, I'm in so much trouble. Greg will want to do it with this
ball, he won't want to leave it till in last.
Just trying to remember his first delivery. He's got the edge ball to
help him. APPLAUSE
Well, looks good to me. I think we still one on the red. Measure for
short. Come on, Dan, put your life on the life. It's green. There's no
mistake - it's green. I think that David is sort of saying to him, have
another look. Yes, he is. He has seen that. It's green. And it's just
a wee indicator that he fancies that. Does he draw or run the ball?
I think he has to draw it now. If he runs the ball, it's a tough one to
draw. The last bowl of the match. If he turns over, plays a backhand, and
gets in behind the jack, he's thinking about this. Does he want to
run it, does he want to draw it? It depends how much he can see it as
well. Has to reach, no matter what. A bit of a disturbance so they
stopped the clock. Goes again. The thing about the draw, if he taps his
own bowl down, he gets the single. Taking more time. Got plenty of
time-outs. Time-out called. David has no time-outs remaining. There we
go. I thought had an extra one left but he doesn't. He has to play this
bowl within 45 seconds. Imagine losing a bowl to a time-out. I think
he'll draw this. He'll get the win. That's the key. Got a couple of
options on the back hand draw. The only damage with drawing it, you're
inclined to make sure you're reaching and if that's that case,
you just sail past. This is a big bowl. So much pressure.
He'll just be glad to give it a chance, that's all. All he's looking
for. Give it some sort of a hope. Needs to get to his own. He's got 2.
No, he's got it. You don't see David Gourlay wiping his brow too often,
but my goodness me, it was a pressure bowl. And some respects, a
little bit unlucky to bring it into the open. He could have had it just
in front of the jack but Greg has a shot. Both players have used their
time-outs. I've a feeling the green bowl is second shot. So, I would
say, it's a heavy draw. I think it would be a Harlow special. He has
nominated to kill this end with the bowl. He's trying to draw the bowl
off. If he gets inside to the red, he would be very happy. He's got the
split as well. That's out of the eation now -- equation now. Big
drive on his favoured forehand. He looks under. He's in the area for
there front bowl. Oh! My goodness, he flipped it! I don't believe it.
He's flipped. Well, my goodness me, we do say sometimes that Greg gets
in the area and he gets some very fortunate results. And here is Greg
Harlow after that dramatic finish. How do you sum up what happened on
the last bowl of the match? To be honest, it was a fluke. You have
been on the receiving end, every player, you get some. I had two
shots available. The clean bowl out, I had second bowl, so I would've
won. David short bowled onto the jack, I had the bowl into the ditch.
I had either and won on a fluke. The guys in the commentary box said you
were roughly on target, but you got 150% out of it. I agree totally. The
two targets were bowl out clean or bowl clean onto jack, into the
ditch. I got half the front. I was an inch away from being perfect. The
gods why smiling on me. So Greg Harlow through to the semi-finals
and he'll play the winner of our next match, the defending champion
Nick Brett and Stewart Anderson. Anderson leads 7-5 as we join it in
Stewart gets in first. He's done a lot of damage the first 2 bowls. He
certainly has. Been the better player.
But Nick is not number one for nothing. He needs to win this
Yeah, this is a deliberate bowl. About 2 yards through. That's
deliberate from Stewart. Forearm on his weight again. No
choice, has to be. No, he pulled that across his body. I thought he
had got his own! That would've been a shocking result. Well, Nick is in
trouble now. He has committed himself, hasn't he? Looking for
another one in. Tactical, that was a good second bowl. We could see the
bowl at the bottom of screen and that was a good bowl from Stewart
Anderson. He put another one back. I don't know whether this one is
deliberate. No, I think he was trying to draw that. Nick may just
go for the bowl. I think he will. He has to. Stewart Anderson has got the
last bowl. If he loses two, he goes into the last end four down and
that's almost impossible. Even going into 3 down is a hard ask on the
last end. I think so. He tried to clip the bowl out. Not the jack, but
the bowl. He's close! Ooh! Wow! That's really unlucky. Jack in a
ditch would have been very difficult to beat. That jack was going back
into the ditch as well. That was so unlucky. A perfect strike. He's gone
hiding and I can't blame him. That's cruel. That wood have ended up two
feet away from his bowl in the ditch and it would've within a hard shot
to beat. Whereas now, before you said, Andy, I would even back myself
in this one. Yes, short bowl coming in. Not very close but that doesn't
really matter. Good enough for the win. Wow wow, it's a long way away.
I'm sure that Stewart will smile at that one. That was a long way away.
Good It doesn't need to be pretty, just
needs to score. Get closer than your opponent. That's what he did. 8-5, a
good position here for Stewart Well, no better indoor championships
than these, no matter where you are in the world. It gets the biggest
crowds, the best TV audiences and I think it's fair to say, Andy,
probably the most exciting matches. Without a doubt. We've been trend
well this week. Top class bowling from day one. Fantastic pairs games,
mixed pairs games, ladies singles final. Really, really good bowls. As
you say, the crowds have been fantastic from day one. Once again,
Stewart Anderson getting in there. First 2 bowls. Yeah, Nick has to
change his game around a little bit. Wonder if he'll do something
tactically different. This bowl was not close. I think he's trying to
run the jack through. He's very deliberately put the first bowl
through the head. I think the next bowl from Stewart would be not near
the jack, deliberately trying to split the two red bowls. Run for
cover. Trail shot still has to be played. It's hard to pick up the
jack. You know, just bring it back, that four feet, to the 3 shots. But
it's very definitely there. I just wonder - I was going to say - would
Nick drive the two bowls? No matter when Stewart put his last one, he'd
be after it. I think this is deliberate. He's trying to trail the
jack. Yep, that's what he's after. Well, it stayed on. That gives
Stewart a little bit more to think about. I think he needs another
bowl. He probably does. His third delivery has beaten Nick's bowl.
Both these bowls could go out the head.
Yes, very much on a nice draw line, here, just to split the reds.
Perfect. Absolutely perfect. That's good. There isn't a 3 here, I'm
sure, for Nikki. Possible to score 3. -- impossible to score 3. Having
a drive, too wide. A bit of a Well, a deserved first set for
Stewart Anderson. Was the better player. No complaints from Nicky.
Stewart Anderson looks for a Just have a little chat. She's got a
game off. Still doing a lot of damage on those
first bowls. Just playing, he's frustrating Nicky into so many
running bowls here. He's close. Got to hit strike once again. Yep.
That's good bowling from Nicky as well, recovering well with that
strike. Well, he's really just trying to hang in at the moment,
isn't he? But he's hanging on because he knows he's been totally
outdrawn. A good thing for Nicky, he's got such a big forehand runner
and he hits a high percentage. 5 feet from the ditch. . Certainly
expect Stewart to draw this one. Had itline 3, he would've been very much
looking for second shot. But 5 feet, has to go for the shot.
And he has. Now, that's great stuff. A little bit close to the ditch. But
he played it well. That's a superb ball.
Normally you get a wry smile out of Stewart when he does that. Nick has
no choice but to draw close as well. Trying to encourage this one up.
Good effort. Very good effort. The problem with that, that blocks a
path now for him to take the green bowl out. That's it exactly. Just
blocks the way. Stewart trying to draw now.
That could be. It could be hard to tell. But that's really good stuff.
Two green. Well, you can see the red ball in
front, Andy. That's where the difficulty is for Nick Brett. He has
to play it on the forehand. Try to take the two green bowls out. Having
a good look at it. Don't believe it! Don't believe there was a gap there.
I can understand if it was a full drive, but such controlled weight.
There isn't a gap there. You have to see the bowl coming down. I don't
think it touched anything. Oh, it must get one of the green, onto the
other, finds the gap. Nothing moved. Nothing moved. Well, I have to say,
that was a very, very good shot. Nothing for it. Oh, dear me.
Well, Stewart Anderson, 5-0 in front. Playing very well. Well, this
is the thing about Stewart, he is... Such a gifted player that he's up
there, ranked number 9, and that's really too low for a player of his
quality. Yes, he's definitely a top 8 players, without a doubt.
Once again, no mistake. Getting into the foot of a jack. He won't be
thinking about anything, Stewart, other than what he's trying to do at
the moment. He'll be in there, battling for his place in the
Commonwealth Games team, probably against people like Ronnie Duncan
and one or two others. Ronnie is an excellent player. As far as I was
concerned, he should be in the team. That is only my opinion, that
doesn't count. He is going to force himself into the squad and hoping to
make the Commonwealth team. A big difference between indoor and
outdoor. And Stewart's experience outdoors isn't what it's like
indoors. But the difference is the location. It's in Australia.
Scotland have so much talent available, they really have. Pick
two teams. They would do well. Well, Nick, in between runner... He
has. He won't get back if he has got any weight at all. He knows that as
well. Even for the world number one it's a hard shot. He's finding his
hard today, is Nicky. In fact, any player would be fighting this
hard,000 way that Stewart Anderson Wants the take the side bowl away if
he can. That's a lot better than what it was. Covers the jack with
the front toucher. Back to the draw, I think. Second set could run away
from the world number one very, very easily. Gonna have to play a big
bowl here. He's in the area. Will he get back? A good bowl, a close bowl.
He's still 3 down and I wouldn't be at all surprised if Stewart Anderson
decides to go deep with this Here are the boys, the experts. Here
you go, lads. I could do as well as that, Nick Brett. They're in the
restaurant every night. They are all drinking water.
I think that Stewart would be going deep with this one, staying away
from the head. Yeah, good ball here. That's the deep one.
Well, Stewart is more or less teasing Nicky on this one. To be
fair, if Nicky does hit the target here, he would get the shot with his
deepest bowl. Having a run. He needs a jack to go right back. He's
interested. Front bowl is the problem. Yep. Front bowl was always
the problem. Still probably 3 down. Suggesting two. 2 shot, Stewart
Anderson. He didn't look at that it too much. Taking his word at it. A
quick look. The scoreboard is ticking over and the ends are
disappearing. Well, Nick Brett simply couldn't make any inroads nor
match the outstanding form of his opponent, and Stewart Anderson
comfortably took the second set as well, to book his spot in Saturday's
semifinal. Stewart,000 guys in the commentary
box were watching you and they were purring about your play today. And
wondering have you played better? Well, I must have, he has never seen
me playing better. So that answers that question. I'm really pleased
with the way I played. You need to play like that to beat Nicky. And
can you put your finger on why you played so well today, of all days?
Think that made the change. Yeah, the first set, as Nicky said, a few
alterations there and there. I thought I was playing ping pong with
the jack. I'm just happy to get through to the next round. The next
match is with Paul Foster up against the number 14th seed, Jamie
Chestney. It was Chestney who won the first set, before Foster fought
back. Into the tie-break, and Foster strikes first. He leads 1-0 with
Closer this, doesn't want to get into the jack. He's got the gap. The
jack would've been Tight against the red. Not easy to
pull down there now. Got to just Time-out called. Jamie has two
time-outs remaining. . We all know what Paul Foster is going to play.
He would be crunching onto the bowl with the jack. He's always trying to
think two bowls ahead. I think he needs to run for cover on this. He
can't afford to go anywhere near it. Sometimes, it's just, you can't
make... A position any better. And Paul Foster needs to run the bowl
onto the jack and hope to squeeze it across to his own... Hard to see
from the angle, but you can see a fraction on the red bowl. Oh, wow.
Possibly off the short green one as well. Not sure if the angle is
there. Green bowl is the target. If he misses that he could get the red
bowl clean. He would be happy just to hit this.
Oh, he's in the area here. Got a chance. Front bowl... Oh! He wanted
a crunch. But it's actually not too bad, because he can now see it. But
he wanted to crunch it. Bowl onto the jack. Took it out clean as a
whistle. Murrers around the crowd. Not an ease one for Jamie. They
enjoyed this match. Paul Foster coming
Respot is covered. Has to flick the bowl off, but the second shot... One
red. He has to go and try to flick it off. He normally favours the
forehand. He could even get shot solid. Jack solid could even do it.
He knows it. It always looked outside.
Well, I think there was a prediction from someone that it would go down
to the last end of the tie-break. It was always going to be a tight game.
A matter of who was going to get over the
He's trying with this one. Really close.
APPLAUSE This is going to get interesting
now, Robert. Testing for both players. Paul may be tempted by
this. Paul just checking how many time-outs he has. Which means he is
going to take a slow walkup. He has to be tempted. He could play the
back hand, rest the bowl off. A chance he can edge the bowl away.
He's even got the angle coming back off his own. It works like that sort
of shot to me. Paul has nominated to kill the end with this bowl. He's
going for the kill. The only time you're allowed to kill an end. So he
has to nominate it and he has. Yeah, the angle off that green is almost
perfect, into the jack. A bit surprised he's going with this one,
I have to say. I thought he could've drawn that off. Got a lot of big
drive. He's close. He's in the area. Oh, well. Is it going to run all the
way? That's close. I think it's off. Just off I think. , yep, goes back.
Paul Foster has made the kill but he can't do it another time.
You're only allowed to do it once. You can nominate as often as you
wish but you're only allowed to kill it once. And Jamie Chestney will
have that particular situation up his sleeve. He can do it. Had a
couple of those. In fact, Paul Foster, he did it last time. Mixed
pairs. Drawn the jack off. Last end of the tie-break. Some game, that
one. Certainly great entertainment. Paul Foster starts off again.
Any turn now from Paul is really good. I wonder. I wonder will Jimmy
have a go with this. Think he's got to draw first bowl. I would've
thought so. 2 inches. But he's winding up to go for the controlled
weight. Very aggressive. He's looking. Just gone. Yep. But he
didn't nominate. I think he was looking for the jack
in the tich and Paul Foster might decide to put one behind this. A
quick look. Foster would be thinking to himself,
anything in this position would be really good. If he's able to plant
the ball in there, it would be absolutely marvellous. Staying down
the same. Can't afford to get the back edge of his own. That's what
he's doing, trying to come around it in on the backed hnd. Doesn't want
to be too far away from it. Nothing too close to the ditch. That's not
bad. He's nominated in case he gets a,
the wrong end off the bowl and jack bounces out. Although to be fair,
the respot wouldn't been bad either. But jack in a ditch is what he's
looking for. Got to be better this time. Still
going. Oh! A back end of the bowl, I was thinking he was going to get
that. I wonder if Paul Foster will now decide to put a blocker in? It
wouldn't be a bad shot. Not convinced that a respot cover is
worth while. Jamie Trying to find centre line here.
This isn't bad. Needs to pull back deep now, needs to pull back...!
Well, he's on the forehand. It's not going to affect the forehand. I
think that Paul would have preferred to drop across to the forehand,
because Jack in the ditch is very possible. Going to push Jamie a bit
wider. He missed his two. Could actually help. So he's nominated
again to kill the end. He's allowed to do that as often as he wishes. So
he's going on time-outs, cos he only has one bowl after this, if needed.
How's I think he's under. Goodness me,
Paul Foster, he puts another bowl close to his last done the forehand,
Jamie is going to have Apart from a dead draw. Yep. He can
draw it ask try to pull the jack through. Goodness me, this is
interesting. The only downside, going first bowl. Doesn't give you
any other options now. I think that's exactly what Paul is trying
to do. He's trying to drop in short on the forehand to block that. Now
this one needs to pull strong as well. This is pretty good. Pretty
good here. That's very good. That's very. It's still there to kill it.
But it's a very good bowl for the stop the jack being pushed through.
Can't do much more than what he's done.
He's managed to scratch his way through this match by turning up the
volume on his performance. And now he's sitting line match.
He's going again. The fourth time on the forehand. Want to make sure your
hands are well dry for this one, Jimmy. Plenty of
He's under again. Yep. Gone. Well, all credit to Paul Foster. Goodness
me, he was pushed all the way. He didn't play well in the first set
but he did push it through in the second. Kept Jamie Chestney down to
other a couple of scoring ends. And only one of two tie ends at the
start. Won the third 1, takes it 2-1. On the ring, Paul Foster here.
Looked like hard work for you. How difficult was it to find your stride
in the second? The It was hard work coming towards the commentary box. I
was dropping 3s and fours and Jimmy was nailing it. I drop a 3. But
Jamie deserved to play one more set. The second set, you got to forget
about it. Dug in and lose a few. That was a great start. But you just
got to keep plugging away. I showed a lot of fight today. I know there's
a lot of room in the tank yet. I put a lot in matches and lost. But I
still dug deep and happy to get through. To the last of our
quarterfinal matches between former champion Darren Burnett and
Getting that first bowl going, hasn't he? Darren on the mat but
it's important to give the officials just enough time to actually mark
the ball. Quite right. We're all keen to get on with it. But they got
to nip in and Turned his back on it. Line is
really good. Certainly better for weight. Yeah, he obviously knew it
wasn't enough but it wasn't a correction. Not quite a big enough
correction to win the shot. Certainly coming in for a good
second. Well played. He should be happy with that one. Front and a
jack. But he's not leaving any shoulder. For Darren to come
Darren more interested in this one. Would suggest he must be reaching.
Very close now. Good second. If you're a team match now, and you
were a skip, you would change this hand and say, "Just draw dune here,
but without a visit to the head, you're tempted to stick the hand
you're playing all game." There's very little benefit on the forehand
unless he stops a few Short. He doesn't want a shoulder. Well,
that's OK. Well, mmm... It would be fine for his last ball but at the
moment he's given Darren Burnett a chance. I think that Darren has just
got to play virtually the same as his third bowl. Just squeeze the
jack across to his bowl. Literally a draw with 3 or 4 inches of pace.
He's interested in it. He's pushing it forward. Just going to die under.
Oh, there has to be a chance for Les to run that bowl. Looks like there's
no danger. His backhand rested the bowl out for four shots. Even on the
draw, he could turn the jack for a couple. The advantage of going for
that bowl, he rests that, but if he gets in here, and moves the jack
into this position here, it's worth 3 at least. And there's no danger,
absolutely no danger. Second bowl is past the jack. Big moment in this
set, in this match. He can almost afford any weight he wants here.
Looked like he's shaping up to draw. No, he's going for it. He has to go
for this. It's behind the jack. Not jack high. Big bowl in this match.
Is it going to turn? It's coming now! Is it going to turn... It's
coming now... It's very close to the jack. He's got it! Don't know if
he's made four out of it but he's making... And it's going to be close
for the third and fourth. Oh, my goodness me. That looks very close
to the four. Great bowl, great bowl, Les Gillett. He played it well. He
knew how important that was. He played it with beautiful weight just
to touch the bowl down. Great shot. Absolutely great shot.
Now he's having a smack. Gone for the percentages.
He's given another one Way away. He's given four away? Or has he?
It's just gone off. He was off target, Greg. He didn't want to hit
the red one. That would've been a very unfortunate result. It's a
measure. Looked to be 3 here, and if that bowl had stayed on, 4. It was a
nervy drive at that, all those green ones to hit. I would have given you
probably what is left of my mortgage if it was on your forehand. I would
have liked to have thought so. If I was a coach for Les, you have been
drawing so well, just go down there and draw it. I'm amazed he played
that shot. Perhaps it was the winning line coming up, and even the
wobble. But when you're drawing so well... I know. ..Just draw it and
give it a chance. See how the red bowls do here. This is a measure to
stay in the match. It's in. I think we got another, another round here.
It's quite tight. Very tight. Players have had a look. Les has a
good look. I've a feeling it's a red though.
Going back again very, very tight. They appreciate the players need
this to be millimetre perfect. That's the match. Shake of hands.
Goodness me, he just about got away with it, Les, after dominating the
match, to be fair. But he did play it well.
Well done to Les Gillett, through to the semifinal where he faces Paul
Foster. That's on the red button on Saturday morning from 9:30. Then
we're on BBC one at 2:30pm for the other semifinal between Greg Harlow
and Stewart Anderson. Now we know the semifinal line-up, and judging
by the quality of players still left in the tournament, we should be in
for a great weekend. From all of us at Potters, bye-bye.
Oh, my goodness me, I don't like the look of that.
The Robshaws are going back in time again...
Quarter-final highlights from the men's singles, presented by Rishi Persad.
Former world champions Greg Harlow and Stewart Anderson fell at this stage in 2016, and there is sure to be more drama this year.