defending ladies champion, falkner, makes the final

25 January, 2017
Defending champion Ellen Falkner from Ely booked her berth in tomorrow’s Ladies matchplay singles title decider against former winner Kathering Rednall
A winner of the title three times since 2006, 38 year old Falkner held on in both sets to deny English compatriot Janice Gower 6-5, 8-7.
In the first set Gower had a slow start and was 6-1 down by the 5th end. Gower then started to find her way on the portable and valiently fought against an on form Falkner. A storming finish saw Gower narrowly miss out 6-5 after chalking up singles on each of the last four ends.
In the second set it was a close fought match with it at 4 all by the 5th end.The 6th end saw Falkner swipe a single away but Gower responded with a double on the 7th to go 5-6 up. Into the 8th end and Falkner was holding several shots and although Gower tried to make something happen it was Falkner who collected a massive treble to take her into the lead 8-6. With some good lead bowls Falkner denied Gower the three needed to force a tie break and Gower collected a single to leave Falkner as match winner and into tomorrows final.