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Suffolk’s Katherine Rednall wins third World Indoor Bowls title

Katherine Rednall with the Langham Glass trophy. Picture: David Rhys Jones

Katherine Rednall with the Langham Glass trophy. Picture: David Rhys Jones

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Suffolk’s Katherine Rednall has won her third World Indoor Bowls Ladies Singles Matchplay title, at Potters Resort in Hopton.

Katherine Rednall (red) and Bex Field interviewed by BBC presenter Rishi Persad. Picture: David Rhys JonesKatherine Rednall (red) and Bex Field interviewed by BBC presenter Rishi Persad. Picture: David Rhys Jones

Rednall, 22, defended her title with a dominant victory in the final against old foe Rebecca Field, from Norwich, whom she beat for her first world title back in 2014.

- MORE: Rednall wins second world title

The former Stowmarket High School pupil won 2-0 (13-3, 13-6).

When four perfect bowls from Rednall on the first end were countered brilliantly by a Field drive that took the jack into the ditch for a single shot, it looked like the packed crowd might have a close game to watch - and the Norfolk player drew well on the second end, bringing the best out of her opponent, who claimed a double.

Katherine Rednall delivers a bowl, watched by Bex Field. Picture: David Rhys JonesKatherine Rednall delivers a bowl, watched by Bex Field. Picture: David Rhys Jones

It was a pulsating contest early on, but, from 2-1 after two ends, the score became 13-1 to Rednall after seven ends.

The Essex University student, who is studying fashion design at the Colchester campus, played with such accuracy and flair that spectators – and Field, for that matter – were stunned.

Winning the first set, 13-3, Rednall confidently and inexorably built up an 8-0 lead after four ends on the second set, whereupon Field gave hope to her supporters by scoring a full house of four shots on the fifth end.

It was too little, too late, and the match ended without having to play the eleventh end of the set, because, at 13-6, Rednall just could not be caught.

She will now turn her attention to this April’s Commonwealth Games in Australia, where she’s been selected to represent England at a major championships for the first time.

- MORE: Commonwealth Games selection ‘a dream come true’ for Rednall

After the game, which saw Field in tears following her defeat, Rednall said: “I feel really bad!

“I just settled into it today – I think that’s the best I’ve ever played. I couldn’t have really done any better. I just love it here.”

A crestfallen Field said: “I don’t think anyone could have beaten Katherine the way she played today, so, although I’m disappointed, I know I lost to the better player.

“I will be astonished if she comes back from the Commonwealth Games in Australia in April without a medal!”

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