Ely bowls star Ellen Falkner is on top of the world after winning World Championships
PUBLISHED: 10:47 25 January 2016 | UPDATED: 10:47 25 January 2016
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Ellen Falkner secured a hat-trick of World Indoor Bowls women’s singles championships after winning the title for the first time in 10 years.
The 36-year-old City of Ely bowler overcame 2013 winner Rebecca Field 10-9 8-7 in a tight contest at Hopton-on-Sea’s Potters Resort on Thursday.
Falkner, winner in 2005 and 2006, told BBC Sport: “Rebecca played incredibly well and put me under a lot of pressure.
“It was the conversion bowls that were the difference.”
She added: “There’s a lot of pressure and expectation and I’m just glad that we both performed well in the final.”
Field said: “I was pleased overall. I thought I put Ellen under a lot of pressure, but she was brilliant.”
Falkner bowled her way to the final with a 6-5, 5-9, 2-1 victory over reigning World champion Laura Thomas.
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