Three’s a crowd

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Lynsey Clarke is one step closer to ticking off yet another achievement from her bucket list when she lines up against Australian Jackaroos team mate Carla Odgers in tomorrow’s Australian Indoor Championships final.

Clarke was forced to fight her way back into the match when she was unable to withstand the pressure Boddington was applying in the opening set, going down 6-11 to the Tuncurry pocket rocket.

The tables turned in the second set and it was Clarke applying all the pressure by picking up a full count of four on the opening end and making a drastic change in the length; Clarke opting to throw maximum length ends at every opportunity in the second set. 

Clarke was able to force the match into a tie-break and that is when the dual World Champion showed her experience on the big stage keeping her younger opponent scoreless.

In Clarke’s post-match interview with Bowls Australia commentator Barrie Lester; Clarke said her achievement hadn’t quite sunk in and hinted that she hadn’t reached top gear and was looking to make some improvements for tomorrow’s final. 

“It hasn’t really sunk it yet, Sarah started the match so well I was continually searching to find some rhythm in that first set; I thought that if I could just win an end and get the mat and go long I could get myself back in the match.

“I think the tactic paid dividends and I was able to grind out a very tough win.

“I watched the semi-final between Jamie and Carla this morning and I feel that I need to improve my game if I’m going to come out and win this final against Carla who was in really good form today.

“I’m looking forward to soaking up the atmosphere tomorrow in what will be my last tournament for the year, and certainly the last event before the baby comes along.” 

First up tomorrow Warilla guns Aaron Teys and Jeremy Henry will go head to head in what is expected to be a world class match. 

Jeremy Henry is a former champion here at the Australian Indoor Championships; however Aaron Teys is riding the waves of success after his victory in the world richest bowls event, the 2015 Australian Open. 

The women’s final will commence at 11am whilst Paul Girdler is awaiting the winner of Henry and Teys for the men’s final at 2pm.

Don’t forget to check the Australian Indoor Championships webpage for links to the free live streaming available for all three matches tomorrow.