Overcast

Overcast

max temp: 18°C

min temp: 14°C

ESTD 1874 Search

Suffolk World Bowls champion Katherine Rednall is back in the classroom today

11:16 24 January 2014

Katherine Rednall lifts the 2014 World Matchplay Singles title

Katherine Rednall lifts the 2014 World Matchplay Singles title

Katherine Rednall will go from history-maker to history student today, less than 24 hours after being crowned a world champion.

The 18-year-old Stowmarket High School sixth-former from Baylham romped to victory in bowls’ World Indoor Matchplay Ladies Singles final yesterday to become the youngest-ever holder of the title.

Rednall, who oozed class and composure throughout her 14-4, 11-3 victory over defending champion Rebecca Field at Potters in Norfolk, admitted to not looking past the first round after qualifying for the tournament but, after winning the trophy, will be reflecting on her achievement for years to come.

“I’m back at school tomorrow and I have double history in the morning so I guess I will probably daydream a bit,” said Rednall, who, as well as history, is studying A-Levels in Physics and Textiles. “I have then got time to catch up on what I have missed which is good, but it will be back to normal.”

After a tight opening five ends, Rednall grappled the advantage away from Field with two maximums in a row, before ending with two singles to wrap up a comprehensive first set win.

She was just as good in the second, but also had a bit of luck as she knocked out Field’s two leading woods with a fortunate end-winning nick at a crucial time.

That further tightened her grip on the title but the conclusion of the game came as something of a surprise.

“It’s amazing and it hasn’t sunk in yet,” said Rednall.

“I looked at the score in the second set and I knew if I kept getting singles I would be OK, but then I realised I had put two bowls on and it was a bit of a surprise.”

0 comments

Ipswich's Tommy Smith gives his team the lead against Brighton at The Amex. File photo

Ipswich Town’s next home game is on Tuesday night (September 27) – but how well do you know the opposition?

Grant Ward about to shoot during the Ipswich Town v Aston Villa (Championship) match at Portman Road.   Picture: Steve Waller    www.stephenwaller.com

Ipswich Town have nine players out injured for tomorrow night’s visit of Championship high-fliers Brighton, but the good news is that Grant Ward and Teddy Bishop are both available for selection.

Mick McCarthy after the final whistle at Leeds. Photo: PAGEPIX LTD

Mick McCarthy has plenty of credit in the bank at Ipswich Town, but that could rapidly start to run out unless things begin to change.

Brett Pitman is injured in a collision with Leeds defender Pontus Jannson

Ipswich Town boss Mick McCarthy conceded his team were ‘poor’ in today’s 1-0 defeat at Leeds United and admitted a lack of goals is a concern.

Jonathan Douglas miss-times a volley on the edge of the Leeds penalty area

Chris Wood’s first half goal was enough to secure Leeds United a fully-deserved 1-0 home victory over Ipswich Town this afternoon with Mick McCarthy’s men lacking an attacking edge.

Freddie Sears rues a missed effort during the Ipswich Town v Aston Villa (Championship) match at Portman Road, Ipswich, on 17 September 2016.    Picture: Steve Waller    www.stephenwaller.com

Hoping for back-to-back away league wins, Mick McCarthy’s Ipswich visit Gary Monk’s Leeds.

Ipswich Town captain Luke Chambers.
 Picture: Steve Waller   www.stephenwaller.com

Ipswich Town boss Mick McCarthy reacts incredulously to the merest suggestion captain Luke Chambers’ position in the team is under threat.

Brett Pitman celebrates scoring against Reading. Photo: PAGEPIX LTD

Brett Pitman will have to keep ploughing a lone furrow up front for Ipswich Town.

Villa's Nathan Baker blocks this Tom Lawrence effort during the Ipswich Town v Aston Villa (Championship) match at Portman Road, Ipswich, on 17 September 2016.    Picture: Steve Waller    www.stephenwaller.com

There’s no disgrace in drawing with a recently-relegated, former Premier League team – but many Ipswich Town fans will feel three points were there for the taking.

Cole Skuse in action for Ipswich Town. Photo: Inpho Photography

Cole Skuse feels a pressure has been lifted now there is more balance in Ipswich Town’s midfield.

Most read

Great Days Out

cover

Click here to view
the Great Days Out
supplement

View

Most commented

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Streetlife

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to the following newsletters:

MyDate24 MyPhotos24