First match here today in the International Arena in the ‘Just’ 2018 Ladies World Indoor Singles and it was England’s Katherine Rednall up against Scotland’s Julie Forrest. Both players have been here before so the limelight was no stranger to them and they both looked at ease on the famous blue portable rink.
Into set one and it was Forrest that took the first two ends with a single and a treble and she looked comfortable on the rink. But it was Rednall, always calm and relaxed to the onlooker, who delivered some well placed bowls on the next 4 ends to thwart Forrest. Neither player was playing badly but it was Rednall that had the edge and this showed as she slowly edged the scoreline in an upwards spiral. By end seven it was Rednall that was 7,5 in the lead and then she played an outstanding end to collect a further 3 shots and the first set 10,5.
The second was a straight tussle between them both and neither was getting away from the other. So tight was the match and standard of play that only single shots were scored right the way through to end seven and it was 4 all. One end left and all to play for, Forrest held shot and Rednall had last bowl, seemingly without a care in the world the young Rednall sized up the head, stood on the mat and played her bowl.
With the amazing skill that she has her bowl came to rest and she had done enough to take the shot and set away from Forrest and Katherine Rednall goes through to the semi finals here on Wednesday next week.