Stowmarket High School’s Katherine Rednall wins world bowls championship

Katherine Rednall Katherine Rednall

Thursday, January 23, 2014
3:57 PM

Stowmarket High School’s Katherine Rednall has this afternoon made history as the youngest champion in world bowls history.

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Rednall, 18, beat Rebecca Field in the final of the world bowls ladies singles at the Potters resort in Hopton, Norfolk.

Playing live on BBC 2, Rednall – who would normally have been in a double textiles lesson at school – dominated the match, winning two sets to nil, 14-4, 11-3.

She said: “I can’t believe it, I’m really pleased.

“I came into it as I would any other game. I knew it was going to be tough, but I thought as long as I could get my first bowl on the jack and keep going then I’d be alright.”

She added: “I want to say thank you to everyone who has come to support me over the past week. The amount of support I’ve had has been ridiculous.”

- Buy tomorrow’s papers for an interview with Suffolk’s newest world champion.

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