Highlights from both semi-finals in the singles at the World Indoor Bowls Championships in Norfolk. Presented by Rishi Persad with commentary by David Corkill.
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Hello, and welcome to highlights of from the smients of the Open singles
of the world indoor bowls championships. 4 of the best players
in the world battling it out for two spots in the final. This was the
line-up. Paul Foster against Les Gillett, and Stewart Anderson, also
of Scotland, against England's Greg Harlow. To the first semifinal. Paul
Foster won the first set, and tleeds 4-3 in the second set, as we join
the action on the Players have to move a gear up,
really. It hasn't been as accurate as he has in the previous games.
Paul knew that was a little bit heavy. He was trying to hold back.
He was in touch with the bowls at the moment. In touch with the weight
of the rink. Moto players know when the ball leaves the hand whether
it's a good or bad one. This is better from Les. He likes this
length. He likes this Well, shot back... Second delivery.
Less up to the jack. A little touch on it would make it a double. Must
be reaching. . Yeah, that's the problem. Don't think he is. One red.
In all the previous games, Andy, that would have at least drawn the
shot, and quite likely picked the jack up for two. The second and
third bowls off Les have not sealed the ends up as they have in the
previous games. You give this man room, he's going to take advantage.
He's playing well. Just the one. Just the one. Not sure
if I agree with that call. But according to the circles, it looks
like two. Could get this third bowl in here.
Looks better with Mmm. Beautiful line coming in. But
he had to be there. Sort of forced him to make sure he was reaching.
Very close in the second. Well, that certainly indicates two.
But we won't disagree at the moment. Paul just going deep here. Staying
away from the head. He knows he certainly has got one, possibly two.
Les would be attacking. A good shot on for les if he gets a split and a
run through. . He's been forced into a lot of these shots, sure he'll be
converting one of them. And I can't see him being worse off than just
one shot even if the jack does go all the way through. Unless his
backhand, he could play it on either side. He's got to be positive here.
Yes, he's playing it in the area. Oh! Well, that's not the best result
he could have suspected out of that one. Picked up the single. Missing
the gap with two shots. Foster To be fair to Les, he's played some
of those width shots, he's been on target. One of Paul's bowls stayed
in the Well, this is quite simply, Les has
to score at this end and the next to force it to a tie-break. He has to
win the set so there has to be a double in there somewhere. If he
loses this end, certainly going to lose the game. Paul Foster, 3
singles and a double. Still playing good bowls, Les, still dangerous.
He's playing good bowls, but in the previous games, he was playing great
bowls. Just not been at the top of his form today, Les. But that is
often controlled by your opponent. And Paul Foster has really put him
under pressure. This is Paul Foster's best match, no doubt about
it. Well, Paul Foster is lying game. So Les needs to do something here.
Encouragement for this one. That's a great ball, this. Well played, Les.
Has he been unlucky? He's tropd back on the jack -- dropped back on the
jack. Fancy the green shot here. But a bit
of a wry smile there from Les. He knew it was going down. So it was a
massive bowl. Well, Paul Foster, any movement jack
could be a bad result for you. Good try.
That's a close, close one. Mmm. That's a difficult one to call.
No-one is giving us a clue. We're going to have to guess here.
Absolutely. And there's conflicting opinions. We got a whole team out
there, production team, and they're all saying who is lining the shot?
Yes, yes. We got quite a lot of opinions in our ears. And a lot of
advice as well, I have to say! Well, this is very close. Les could change
this totally. He could be line 3 here. Oh, well played! Has he been
unlucky getting the jack caught with the green one? I think he has. That
should've been 3. One green. It could easily have been 3 and tell
you what, Paul Foster had no shot. Well played Les Gillett. He's such a
dangerous player. Still just the backhand draw here for Paul. Good
hit of bowls. Good line. Wrong side. Oh, that's close. Well, Les lined
his shot. Any movement of the jack could possibly score a four. Well,
it's a risk one, but to be truthful with you, it's worth it. Same bowl
as his third. Definitely worth this. Same bowl as the last. What a head
of bowls! Fantastic. Well, Les likes this one. Does he have enough
running? No, he doesn't. He had the running, not the right line. He was
very positive, to be fair. Just going to be the one. That puts him
in with a shout. So... A double required by Les Gillett on the last
end to force a tie-break. Paul Foster has put Les under a lot
of pressure in the seconds set and he's digging deep to be still in it.
Gets a lot of credit. But without a shadow of a doubt, Fozz has been on
form. I think this would be the full length.
Full length, good opener. Make it's an interesting end.
Just taking his time. Getting set. Needs a good one.
Game rattling through at a decent pace, just over an hour and a half.
Yes. Paul is very quick on the mat. That's what Les wanted, really. Game
down. He needs a big bowl. A bit of movement there, a shot
clock has been stopped. That's where this discussion comes
in about having some sort of background music or something, to
take the edge off the odd little noise here and there. My friends in
the Crown green think it's quite odd, but believe me, it's disturbing
for bowls in the indoor. Les, you need to run with this. I don't think
you are. You're facing a big problem with your final delivery, Les.
Shaking his head. Going to have match lie against him. Expect Paul
Foster to draw another here and this will create a large problem to score
a two. The third bowl has let him down.
Paul scores the shot here, Les is going to have to do something
special. Number two coming in, I think. Has he got a clear path? It
just pulls up. That's the problem. I had this discussion with Paul last
night, and it's one of the reasons we called on him to play a different
because that backhand just seems to anchor down. All of a sudden, it
pushes that bowl in. Les has 3 seconds, Paul mystified by that one.
Chance here for Les Gillett. I think he has to play the positive shot,
Andy. He could play the draw, don't get me wrong, but the positive shot,
even taking the through bowl out is good. I 100% agree with the first
option. Got to be his backhand. Well, match lie against. Les Gillett
has been very, very good in this event so far. He has provided an
awful lot of entertainment for everyone. Is it... It looks under.
Looks under. Needs to get a big slice of luck here. He's got the run
through off the short ball! And Paul Foster is through to the final. We
were just waiting to see if he touched the jack. But Paul Foster
would be delighted to lose a single. Paul Foster saying, well placed,
Les, it was a great game, and it was. Full credit to Les Gillett. A
fantastic week, but Paul Foster deservedly won the game.
Congratulations then to Paul Foster. Through to the final once again.
Paul, first set very good. How much harder did you have to work in the
second set? He to work extremely hard. To be fair, Les has been
playing great the last 2 weeks. He picked up the title. I saw his match
last night against Alex and Alex didn't play bad. I knew he to come
out of the traps very quickly. I was quick, happy with my game. At the
end of the day, you got to play the right bowls at the right times to
win matches. And the feeling of making the final once again? It's a
great feeling. We all come here to get through the first round and get
the ranking points and take it from there. But as I say, I'm delighted
with the way that things are going. Paul Foster through to the world
singles final for the third time. Who will he play? Will he play Greg
Harlow or Stewart Anderson? Anderson took the first set and is leading in
the second. He is 6-3 ahead as we join the action in the sixth end.
APPLAUSE Stewart pushing through and that's
his only jack there. It's quite a distance away. Very much aware of
the facts that he still needs to win at least 2 more ends. Yes, he is
normally very consistent on this length but we'll give him one bowl
to find it with the second one. Looks heavy again. Jeez, he's heavy
again. Very little correction made and he's going to have two shots
against him with the next bowl. A danger now for Stewart is a that
overcorrection problem. You go 3-4 feet through and you try to take it
off, and you end up 5 feet short. Greg has put his under pressure.
It's enough. APPLAUSE
Beat the bowl but definitely enough. But Stewart will feel confident he
can draw this. Yes, he's just picking out the line
there. Just where there bowl is going to make its break, with the
bias taking effort. I think the line is good with the previous 2. There's
a slight hold there and I've seen it before at this length. That bowl
definitely caught it. Not a shadow of a doubt. He thought that was
close. That would surprise him. Still some movement around the
place. So Greg just asking for things to settle. Stop the clock.
Not use it for this bowl. We don't always know what it is but
sometimes it's enough just to catch the eye. Well, Greg, quite simply,
trying to add number 3 here. Two good shots. Yep. Important bowl.
Wants this one to be really close. Has the chance of picking up a big
one. This looks like he's going to stay in. Still just a draw for
Stewart. Close but we favour, we favoureded it two. So does the
umpire. So just a draw here for Stewart. His previous deliveries in
this direction may have put him off here. , I don't he can afford to
narrow it. He has to take the chance. His line is good. I don't
think he's going to bend. He's heavier this time. It wasn't the
line 3 bowls back there. And Greg's got a great chance for four here. He
just needs to tap the red bowl down, draw another one. You get a big
count of four and bounce into the lead. Yeah, Greg will be trying to
draw it. Not looking at the bowl. Touch the red ball, you'll score
four. Needs to run. He's there. Not a problem on the third. No jack
movement. So crowd react to that. They want to see a tie-break.
Although look at the fourth one. Going to be a measure, I would
think. Well, umpire Dan Blewitt will sort
his out. Very experienced. Oh, there's clear. 3 shots, Greg Harlow.
Well, 3 shots, Greg Harlow. Push the red bowl up. No problem in the end.
Nope. Normal service resumed. But Stewart would be slightly concerned.
That's the first time on his favourite length that he just didn't
find the weight. I don't think it was the line. Just the weight.
Doesn't play many loose ends like that one.
So Greg Harlow, first treble of the match. Good indication of how
difficult this match has been in terms of scoring multiples.
, well it's a run for home now in the last 3 ends for these players.
Close to this one. Very good. Picks the jack up. Just diving away a bit.
Got the shot. APPLAUSE
Still needs to run to this one. I think he's just under for weight.
And stopping a little bit short. Heads presenting himself with a nice
position on the other side, though. ID agree. It's a good forearm shot
for Stewart. Greg needs another bowl in.
He's put the red bowl in a nice position. That stops the green one
going out on the forehand. That could keep Stewart on the backhand.
His favourite hand would be the backhand. Same bowl as his last,
backhand draw. He's changing to the forehand! There's a case for it. He
played his hand well. He needs to get the green bowl through the gap
though. Can rest on the back red very easily. Just toils a bit,
trying to get back off that high line. There it is again. Just not
making back with nice weight. Not sure about that shot. In theory it's
the right shot, but percentages work against it. Once again, Greg needs
another bowl in here. Two seconds against.
Wants the run. Doesn't want the red bowl. He got it but it's safe
enough. Didn't fall down. That changes things slightly and has
pushed the red bowl into a very nice position. A really good shot here
for Stewart Anderson. Forehand runner, lots of chances. He doesn't
want to flick his own bowl out, so he might have to be very careful
with this. He has got 2 seconds, he can afford to attack this. Needs to
hold up. He's got a bad result! I wasn't convinced about that, I
really wasn't, Andy, because he was only one shot down, 3 ends, 2 ends
to go after this. Lose one, not a big problem when you won the first
set. He needed to catch the red bowl. He was one down. Only one more
down. Wasn't terribly costly but at this
stage, one shot, he now has to win the last two ends. Yeah, he has.
Harlow will be looking to... Well, Greg, tactically, quite clever here.
He put the jack length where Stewart struggled in the last end,
previously. So good tactics. Trying to get in first.
Greg wouldn't normally have been going here, but Stewart struggled
the last time Well, both bowls just a little bit
shy of the jack. The correction comes in now from Greg.
He's a local man. He lives close by, works here.
So popular player is Greg. Stewart just needs to find a couple of feet
in his last delivery. Has to hurry. Must make the length. Oh, that was a
break. It was indeed. Not sure if it's the shot. A little touch was
enough to straighten him up. Gap on the red. 4.5 inches. Still the
backhand draw for Greg. Only one down.
It was never going to make the shot. It's probably not bad for Stewart
Anderson. Keeps his bowl in hair, doubts it? Not easy to make another
one either. One of these ends here, it doesn't really matter if Stewart
scores one or two. He still has to win it. He still has to win it and
still has to win the final end. This will go behind the head. It's a
sensible bowl. Leaving it up to Greg to tap his own green one. I don't
think he'll be too adventurous at this. Both layers would have worked
out the position. It would suggest if Greg misses this, Stewart will
just walk away. That's a little gamble. If he wants to put red bowl
to jack. That could secure a 3 but probably not. He'll give this one a
chance. Make sure he's arriving at it. Nothing for short. Well, they're
shouting for the bowl to turn but I don't think that one was ever going
to turn. The best you can do here is two. There's no point in playing it.
Two would make no difference to the last game. And he is thinking why
isn't he playing his last ball? Because, mathematically, he still
has to win the last one. There's only one way this can work against
him and that's if the two bowls are touching on an equis distant
measure. Rare to say Tell you what - fiancee Clare and
dad Billy would have worked it out. They knew - in point in playing the
last ball. Quite simply, Stewart Anderson scores, he's in the final.
Greg scores, it's a tie-break. So exciting end coming up.
Match has been going for an hour and a half now. Still cheery, still
enjoying the game. It's amazing, isn't it? 14 inches
short and you feel it's not close enough. Slightly in Greg's path but
not quite. Still room around the bowl to draw the shot. Looks to be
slightly under, is he? Nope. He's very close. He's got it perfectly.
Perfect, the bowl. What a great shot. That really is just in front.
Four inches is beatable but he can't afford to drop short of this. I
think that Greg's got a bigger draw in both. That's why Stewart has been
forced onto the forehand. He needs to draw within four inches. Needs to
run. Don't think he's coming, don't think he's got enough. He's put it
in a good place. That will plant the green bowl out if he hits it on the
high side. He'll have to play a shot to get it. Tense times. I think that
anything behind will be good. Well, this is quite an easy choice
of shot here. Quite simply, red ball, plantses out the green bowl.
That's what he's looking for. Green bowl will pop out. Depending what
happens with the bowl he hits, the key one 93. Forehand runner. Not
easy though, it holds en off on this hand. Is he under? He's definitely
under. How's the connection? Oh, that's horrible. That's a horrible
result. He has taken his own plant bowl away and made it much more
difficult. He was under the hair. That's why he got a bad result.
Difficult for Greg here. Do you want to put another bowl in or do you
stay away? He's got last bowl. So I'm incliends to play the backhand
and just try to drop Very much aware of the fact that
Stewart Anderson can draw that bowl out. Trying to put a better shot in.
This one's good. Has it stopped in time for second bowl? That's what is
important here. Well, sturlt is not taking -- Stewart is not taking his
time over this. That means he'll draw on the forehand. It's only one
green. Got to be tempting again to go again after the drive. Just try
to flick it off. Try to draw this, really. Think I'd try to draw it.
You're a courageous man, Andy. Four inches to draw the shot. I don't
think he gets a good result with there drive. Very happy to hit half
bowl, take it out. Playing your choice Less of shot. He's definitely
under. It's a tie-break. Looked like it was well under. It always looked
like it could be very, very close. That ball sat in the whole time,
Andy. Yeah, Greg's Langham glass trophy. Greg has won
the toss and that's crucial. What is also going to be interesting, where
Stewart plays the jack. The length of the jack hasn't had such an
effect on the second set as it did in the first. But the last bowl,
well, that's one thing you don't want Greg Harlow to have. He's been
proving in one or two of the rounds before, that last bowl has been
crucial. Last two he won the match with the last bowl. Well, leading on
the backhand, I don't think he's led on the backhand in any game I've
seen him play. Shows you he doesn't like the forehand now.
Three-entiebreak, the rules change again. Just win the end. One is
enough. And of course, if it goes to the third end tie-break, we can
destroy an end but if you have to nominate it. I'll explain that if we
get that far. Stewart Anderson has played well, but not as dynamic with
this first two bowls. They played it well throughout the tournament, but
all of a sudden, it's gone off. Well, looks like the shot, but I
don't feel that's close enough. Are you running, Greg? Don't think
you are. Stewart has no choice - he has to go again. He won't want to
leave a shoulder on the backhand, that's the danger if he plays it.
The forehand is wide open if he wants to play that. Either way, I've
a feeling that Greg will attack it with the next one.
That's a bit pacy. Well, that's so far away, that was quite deliberate.
But surely it couldn't have been a draw, Andy. I think he lost the pace
in this direction. Interesting to see what Greg plays. Forehand draw
is open, or run the bowl out. I would be going forehand draw. He may
pop this one. That's what he's playing. Looks to be wide from the
hand. Oh, he's wide. I think that Stewart needs another
one in. He's got the back position in. He certainly needs another one
in. Well, coaches are not allowed on the green, but if I was advising
Stewart, I would advise him to go back to the forehand, try to draw a
shot. That's what I thought he could do with the last bowl, because that
leaves gaps. He doesn't want to put the two bowls together.
If you're really looking at putting a bowl in a perfect position for
Stewart Anderson, it has to be round about there, Andy, because anything
in that area gets a second shot and it's sufficiently far enough away,
unless of course it's a front tougher. But that's so rare in a
tie-break now. I think that's what he's looking for. On the forehand as
well. He doesn't want to do anything. But on the forehand, stay
away from the backhand into that position. Unless he is feeling
awfully brave. Yeah. He's a clever player. Yes, I think so. I think it
was a forehand draw. It's the hand he favours. The hand that will get
closer. Is he up? If he's reaching, he's got a chance. He's on the right
line but it needs to get up a bit more. That's very good. His line
2... This is awkward. That's why. Two was important. I still think
he'll run the jack though. Coming down to have a look. The respot
positions, just looking at it. Well, knew his ball was a foot away.
Seconds ball, 15 inches. Going to respot there, Andy. And the respot
over there... It's which bowl lies if the jack was off the rink. So he
may just try and draw this. I can't see how he's going to get a good
result. The only result by driving is the jack. And lass to stay in the
ditch and has to follow it. I can't see how you get a great result from
the drive. It's just a backhand draw. There's enough room to draw
it. He's on the backhand, but is it a draw or a running bowl? Yes, it's
the draw. This is the right shot. Definitely the right shot. He pushed
it out in a decent line. So definitely not narrower. That's very
close. This is very close! Think he's under! . I think that was the
right line to have. Yeah, that was the problem. Pick the line, played
the right shot. Just dropped short. Advantage Anderson. He's got the
last bowl this time. That was a loosish type of end,
really. It was a bit of a nerve your one. You can't blame them for that.
This is big, to get to the world final, we may have another loose
end. But Greg determined here to get a good opening bowl in, try to take
control of the end. It's a full 32-field, plus some
pre-qualifiers. You have to get through the matches. Some of the
other events, it's only 3 matches involved. That's slightly different.
But no mistaking the singles. Well, Greg looked happier on the
backhand side. Happy to put every ball within six inches. But Stewart
Anderson is under for weight. That needed to be through so he could at
least drive it. That's a problem. That's only a problem if Greg puts a
good bowl in here. That was the shot that Stewart
Anderson was after and he is in bother here. 3 inches away. Gap on
the shot ball, 3 inches. Still the backhand draw for Stewart.
Something not right about it, Andy. Reaching through. Yeah. The first
ball has created the problem. Angle, looking for that really good first
bowl. You couldn't afford to be short. That short bowl has given
himself problems. And Greg, in a good position here. Just maybe
trying to block out Stewart's path. He's going to be close again. And if
he comes off the red one, that will finish off the backhand. I think
he's has to draw this on the forehand, I really do. Either that,
or push right into it and try to squeeze it out. But 3 inches the
draw the shot? It's hard! The backhand is the hand he's favouring.
You still think the backhand draw is on. Still there, the green bowl fell
down so it's not blocking Looks heavy. Yes. Making sure it's
not short. Oh, that's a long way heavy from where it's looking for.
It didn't offer a shoulder or anything to come off. If I was Greg
here, I would be inclined to drop one back short on the back hbd. The
runner is not on. No guarantee of Stewart doing anything with the
runner and the forehand. He is is going to have to drop it third. Greg
will not be going near this one, surely. Lies well. Doesn't need to
make it any easier for Stewart. Blocker here would make life really
difficult. Yeah, he's just staying away, quite simply. That's a default
shot, isn't it? Not quite sure what's going to happen. You just go
around, cover the respot. That's on one side. He's got the respot
covered with the shot ball on the other side. But it leaves a backhand
draw for the match. Draw within 3 inches and you're in the world
final. This is really tough, especially with two bowls that have
been heavy. He likes it. He's certainly interested, put it that
way. He likes this! Will it bend? O what a bowl coming up, is it? Oh, I
don't think so. Greg started to clap that. He thought the bowl was going
to drop it. It's very, very close. He's not sure! It just seemed to
hold out at the last second. It's a measure. Pressure. What is the
reaction from Stewart Anderson? Give aus clue, Stewart. He's having a
good look. Oh, I wouldn't call that one, Andy. The bowls you bowl, it
favours green. It's sitting down. A measure to get into the world final.
It's pressure on the umpire when I was talking about pressure. Stewart
is going, oh, what is going on here? Please don't do this to me. Both
players quite simply just praying. Stewart is shaking his head. He
favours green. Oh, that looked to go through quite
easily. I think it's green. Oh! Oh, dear. Wow. Once again,
Harlow survives. What did I say at the start, Andy? You did! Good call.
It's a final end shoot out. Fantastic. Is he destined to win and
he's got the last bowl in this end. So, it's advantages Harlow. In every
possible way. That bowl from Stewart Anderson should've been the shot.
From that angle, he looked perfect. Just held on at the last second. And
the bowl didn't drop either. Because Greg has already clapped it. He
clapped the bowl. He thought it was all over. Now the pressure is back
on. Well, if we thought the first two
ends were tens, this is really going to test both the players.
Once again he dropped short, Andy. Just giving himself problems,
Stewart. Looking for the perfect draw. I can understand why it
happens, because he's looking for the perfect draw, just right up to
the jack but when you drove short with your first one, it's a big
problem. Neither bowl probably line, you would have to say, at the
moment. Funny thing is, the forehand red
bowl ask -- is just a bit in the way. It may be a good protector if
he can get the shot. I don't think he's running. That really does make
life very hard. It blocks out both players. Whoever puts the bowl on
top of the jack is going to win this end. That's why Greg's taking his
time. Relaxing that arm. Nice relaxed. To push through the bowl.
Still, still a nervy one. Still not close enough! He took a lot of time
over that. Stewart has got another chance but again, the short bowls
just... You know, we're not really in the way, Andy, but you have to
have a lot of faith to push the bowl out wide. They're definitely not in
the way. Definitely using a Less flatter bowl. Has he got enough this
time? Certainly wider but will it get back? That's the question. Will
it get back with enough? Needs to have the weight to carry it. I think
he has. That's the shot. But it's very beatable. It isn't hidden -
that's the thing. He needed that bowl to be hidden in front of that
other red bowl. Not close enough. Not close enough but greg is looking
at this. See, this is awkward. These two opening bowls from Stewart have
given everyone a problem. Draw on the backhand. I don't think he likes
the backhand. He may not like it, but I would draw on the backhand. If
it's heavy, he can catch the bowl or catch the jack. Just on the bend in.
Well, he's ang ylds here to go on the forehand. I think he's playing
the right hand. The hand that he does favour. And he plays a slightly
wide line, Greg. He comes off the side of the mat with a wider line
than most people. Stewart Anderson is going to lie the shot. But I
think he needs a closer one. Tell you what - that wasn't far away as
he rolls under behind it. Definitely one red. One red. Confident call
from Francis Fletcher. This is a problem for Stewart. Where do you
go? A time-out on this. He's down top 8
seconds. What do you think, Andy? Will he try to draw another one on
the forehand and leave the backhand open for Greg? I think that I would
go deep. Really? I think that Greg may take a chance at running at
With the two of front bowls that are 3 feet? Yes. Well, he's playing a
forehand. That probably means a draw. Probably trying to get a
closer shot. I think he needs a closer shot, to be truthful with
you. He doesn't want to tap his own bowl out either. I don't think he'll
tap it out unless... Needs to hurry, needs to run. The front position is
dead in the water now. That's blocked a path for Greg. It'll make
up his mind. I think he'll draw it, I really do. I think that Greg is
looking at the run here. If he catches a short red bowl, he could
follow through, pick the jack up and take the red bowl out. Well, we're
looking at a running because truly the gap. If he doesn't get the gap,
there's always a chance of bringing a red bowl in. Never mind the
outside ones, it's all sorts of chances there the alternative, Andy.
A Little draw on the backhand. But that's a pressure bowl. I think
he'll play a forehand runner, basically hoping his luck is in.
That's two matches, two forehand runners, one bang on target, one off
target. He'll be thinking he's quite good with the forehand runner. What
a big bowl to pray to try and get to the world final.
Bowl is away. He's in the area. He's definitely into the red bowls. How's
your luck? He's got it! He's got it again! What can you say? It was a
good bowl to get into a target but the run through and get the jack,
come on, Andy! He got the target and once again, he gets a perfect follow
through. Well played, Greg Harlow. Unlucky, Stewart Anderson. It's been
so up for Greg Harlow. He plays a forehand running -- runner and he
gets the perfect result. Aggression, I can definitely say this wasn't a
fluke. Wasn't a fluke but lady luck was on my side. I had 3 red bowls to
run into. There was a gap for the jack as well. I won my last 2 games
with a forehand runner, 3 times a lady, give it a roll, and there dice
came up six again. We've seen a lot of outstanding matches here at
Potters this week. What was it to be involved? Are you able to appreciate
just how touch a match you're having at the time, or you're caught up at
the moment? At the time, you can't afford to think about it too much.
There was one loose end there, where we both sort of struggled,
afterwards, you appreciate the game. I thought I played my better bowls
in the first set and still came back to win that. And he got a lead in
the second set, and he played a loose end to let me back in. So we
won each other's sets to be honest. Down to the third tie-breaker, this
week seems to be my week. So the 2017 Open singles final will be
between Scotland's Paul Foster, going for a fist -- fifth title, and
England's Greg Harlow. Before we begin, you can enjoy highlights of
the men's final of the Australian Open. So, we're all set for a Super
Sunday of sport. It promise to be a great final here at Potters. For
now, from all of us, bye-bye.