New world bowls champion Katherine Rednall: “It’s amazing and it hasn’t sunk in”
- Credit: James Bass
Stowmarket High School sixth-former Katherine Rednall has spoken of her delight after she was crowned the new ladies World Matchplay Singles champion.
The 18--year-old from Baylham triumphed against last year’s winner Rebecca Field, 14-4, 11-3 to be crowned the youngest-ever winner of the title.
The first set was fairly tight until Rednall took control with two maximums to go 12-4 ahead, before putting the set beyond doubt with two singles.
Rednall was a model of composure again in the second set and, despite a late challenge from Field who, at 9-1, clawed two singles back, the Suffolk bowler wrapped up the game with a double on end nine.
“It’s amazing, and it hasn’t sunk in yet,” said Rednall, whose dad John, mum Christine and gran Gwenda were cheering her on.
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“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.
“I have had so much support from everyone, ringing me, texting me and sending me good luck messages. It’s been lovely.”
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For more reaction from Katherine Rednall and her dad John, as well as Chris Brammer’s take on Suffolk’s new world champion, see tomorrow’s Ipswich Star and East Anglian Daily Times.