Alison Merrien loses World Bowls final
Guernsey Bowls Player Alison Merrien had to settle for silver in the Bowls World Cup in Warilla, Australia.
She lost 9-4 7-7 to world number one Jo Edwards from New Zealand.
Merrien said: "I came off feeling disappointed, but not totally gutted. It was a great game and it was just that last end that cost me.
"I was 7-4 up in that last end and she squeezed three shots within a foot and I just had to hit something and take it out and I missed it by an inch."
She added: "It was so close, the whole game overall was fantastic really and I'm pleased with where I placed.
"The first set was very good, although the score line was 9-4 I was 7-4 with a chance of getting three on the last end so the score doesn't really relate to the whole game.
"Both of us were playing really well, I think she perhaps had some more luck in the first set than I did but that's the way it goes some time.
"Jo's currently number one and she's won it the last few years so although I beat her in the round robin it doesn't mean anything when you get to this stage.
"I was just hoping to go out and have a good game, which I did, but like I said was just quite unlucky at the end of it."