Bowls Hits the BBC!

Today at 1:00 pm on BBC 2 we’ll be able to see the Open Pairs Final between Greg Harlow & Nicky Brett v Michael Stepney & Jason Greenslade followed by last year’s Champion Les Gillett playing Stuart Irwin in the Open Singles.

The 10:00 am match is viewable on the BBC Red Button.

I did Cerianne Glen a disservice.  She looks very young and I hadn’t seen her over the last 5 years or so but, according to her Wikipedia page, she moved from Wales to Australia when she was 11 and ended up playing for them and winning a silver medal in the 2006 Commonwealth Games – Triples.   (That’s 17 years ago!)  She was Ladies Indoor World Champion and Mixed Pairs Champion in 2008 and then retained the World Mixed Pairs Championship with David Gourlay in 2009!  WOW.  That is some history!

How fantastic to make a come back into these championships having taken time out away from bowls.  A master of her craft, which took her on to win her match v 2019 and 2020 former indoor champion Julie Forrest.  A wealth of experience and expertise from both girls saw a very tight game with Cerianne coming through in the tie break.

The semi-finalist line ups are Katherine Rednall v Nicole Rogers and Cerianne v Australian Lisa Featherby, who defeated yet another former champion in Alison Merrien from the Channel Islands.  The first of these matches will be on BBC2 on Wednesday 18th at 1:00 pm followed by an Open Singles match.  The other ladies semi-final in the evening and the Open Singles at 10:00 will be on the World Bowls Tour Facebook and YouTube channels and on the BBC Red Button.


Tomorrow’s line up


of if you prefer to watch live humans within touching distance, the Monday morning roll ups are on with what could possibly be club comps at midday and 2:00 pm, Ruils coaching from 2:0-4:00 and the evening leagues at 6:30 pm


If you[re heading out, wrap up.  It’s going to be chilly at maximum 5C!

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