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Katherine Rednall will go into the record as the first four time winner of the Potters Women's World Matchplay Singles title after an astonishing 13-2, 14-2 victory over Guernsey's Alison Merrien MBE.

The 26 year old 'pocket rocket' completely dominated in both sets with Merrien just unable to find the centre of the rink throughout the best of two sets of 11 end title decider.

Merrien, who won the Mixed Pairs title earlier in the week alongside Paul Foster MBE, is a former winning of this singles title and was making her 6th appearance in the singles final, just shook her head and said "I just couldn't feel anything. I wasn't confident on the draw and it just didn't happen.

Quipping later "I didn't bring my 'A' game, in fact there's not enoughtletters in the alphabet for the game that I played. I just don't know what was going on in my head".

Rednall has been in magnificent form since the start of the event, and she maintained that standard yesterday. She was relentless peppering the jack consistently end after end.

She first won this title as an 18 year old in 2014, and regained it in 2017 and 2019 and lost in last year's final to Laura Daniels from Wales.

"I'm just delighted to win the title again. I never really felt safe out there in that match. Last year I won the first set against Laura by a huge margin, she won the second and then beat me on the tie break so I was playing that horror movie in my head. I could see this scenario playing out again.

"I'm just glad to be playing bowls at this level again. It's been an exciting event and after not playing much since last year it's great to know that I haven't lost it! she said smiling.

RESULT / Katherine Rednall (Eng) bt Alison Merrien MBE 13-2, 14-2;



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