Norwich bowls star Bex Field is defeated by Ipswich teenager Katherine Rednall in Women’s Matchplay singles final at Potters

World Bowls Championships 2014 at the Potters Resort in Hopton.
Rebecca Field (red) v Katherine Redn

World Bowls Championships 2014 at the Potters Resort in Hopton. Rebecca Field (red) v Katherine Rednall (green). World Indoor Womens singles final. Picture: James Bass - Credit: James Bass

Norwich bowls player Rebecca 'Bex' Field has been defeated in the WBT World Women's Matchplay singles final by East Anglian rival Katherine Rednall.

World Bowls Championships 2014 at the Potters Resort in Hopton.
Rebecca Field (red) v Katherine Redn

World Bowls Championships 2014 at the Potters Resort in Hopton. Rebecca Field (red) v Katherine Rednall (green). World Indoor Womens singles final. Picture: James Bass - Credit: James Bass

Field, 24, was defending the crown she won at the World Indoor Bowls Championships at Potters, near Great Yarmouth, last year.

World Bowls Championships 2014 at the Potters Resort in Hopton.
Rebecca Field (red) v Katherine Redn

World Bowls Championships 2014 at the Potters Resort in Hopton. Rebecca Field (red) v Katherine Rednall (green). World Indoor Womens singles final. Picture: James Bass - Credit: James Bass

But 18-year-old Rednall dominated the match, winning two sets to nil, 14-4, 11-3, to become the youngest champion in world bowls history.

The final was broadcast live on BBC Two earlier this afternoon and saw Field remain extremely graceful in defeat, in front of a jam-packed main arena at Potters.

Stowmarket High School student Rednall 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.'


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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.'

- For more about the East Anglian derby of the women's bowls world, see tomorrow's Eastern Daily Press or Norwich Evening News.

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