Guernsey's Alison Merrien into World Cup final

Alison Merrien
Merrien has already won two 2011 world titles

Guernsey bowls player Alison Merrien has won a place in the final of the Bowls World Cup in Warilla, Australia.

Merrien is in a bid for her eighth world title at the Warilla Bowls Club against world number one Jo Edwards.

She has already faced Edwards in the competition, winning 7-7 4-11 in the group matches to help book herself a quarter-final place.

Merrien ran out the winner 8-5 10-4 in her semi-final against Scotland's Claire Johnston.

The Guernsey bowler already has two world titles under her belt this year after winning the World Indoor Ladies Singles and World Indoor Mixed Pairs at the Indoor Potters Championships in January.

The match is scheduled for 0100 BST on Wednesday.

Guernsey's Ian Merrien won the men's bronze medal after losing in the semi-final to Scotland's Graeme Archer 9-8 7-3.