Guernsey's Alison Merrien in fifth place in Hong Kong

Alison Merrien
Merrien won the Champion of Champions title in 2007

Guernsey's Alison Merrien lies in fifth place at the World Champion of Champions bowls in Hong Kong.

She beat Australian champion Riina Bradbrook 8-5, 7-10, 2-1 to halt a run of three successive group defeats.

Merrien is due to play Chinese champion Yu Xiao Yan and Scotland's Caroline Brown on Thursday.

, which pits national champions from around the world against one another, after eight matches.