Suffolk’s Katherine Rednall wins world Ladies Singles Matchplay title for second time, defeating Ellen Falkner

Katherine Rednall

Katherine Rednall - Credit: James Bass

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

The 21-year-old former Stowmarket High School pupil, defeated Ellen Falkner 2-0, winning 10-5, 10-6

The victory saw Rednall repeat her heroics of 2014, when she defeated Norwich’s Rebecca Field in the final.

Falkner, a gold medallist at the 2002 Commonwealth Games, was looking to win a record fourth title, against 2015 runner-up, Rednall.

“I was really pleased with how I played, I was pleased with the first set – I built up a good lead and was able to defend it, but Ellen came back at me in the second,” said Rednall.


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Having first won the title in 2014, Rednall said little had changed, ahead of her being presented with the title for a second time.

“I don’t think there is any difference coming back,” added Rednall, whose father John has been an England international for 29 years,

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“I love it here, I settled into the carpet straight away and when you come here, it is all about the bowls, whether you are playing or practicing.”

“It’s an absolute pleasure to come here every year and it could not be a better start to the year.

“It was an incredible game for a final, up against Ellen – a lot of people would have wanted to see that final.”

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