Three-time Commonwealth Games gold-medallist, Ellen Falkner MBE, predicts that this afternoon’s final at the World Indoor Bowls Championships will be a must watch.
Live on BBC Two at 3pm, Norfolk’s Katherine Rednall, a member of our Commonwealth Games squad, will take on Wales’ Laura Daniels in the Women’s Singles Final at Potters Resort.
25-year old Rednall is a three-time champion of the event and will make history by becoming the first woman to win the title on four occasions if she is successful this afternoon.
“Both players are experienced in playing on the portable rink and occasions such as today. I am sure we will be in for a showcase of women’s bowls and a gripping final where every bowl is vital” said Falkner.
“It will have all the ingredients for tense, mouth-watering live sport, with Katherine wanting to make history and Laura eager to get her name back on the trophy.
“Both players have been playing quality bowls over the last week or so – today will come down to who is the more consistent and who plays the big bowls at the right time. We are going to be in for a treat!
“It’s certainly an unusual atmosphere this year and we are obviously missing the crowd, however it’s incredible that our sport has been able to continue throughout these unprecedented times and hopefully encourages optimism for our sport to return to some kind of normality in the near future.”
Daniels has required a tie-break to overcome Scotland’s Carla Banks and Rebecca Willgress to reach the final, to set up a repeat of the final six years ago when she defeated Rednall.
Rednall, who is competing whilst almost eight months pregnant, will be looking for revenge on Daniels who defeated her in a repeat of this final back in 2015.
The final can be watched live on BBC Two at 3pm, or on the BBC Sport website.