World Indoor Bowls: Ellen Falkner claims women's singles title

Ellen Falkner and Rebecca Field
Falkner defeated Field at Potters Resort
World Indoor Bowls Championships
Venue: Potters Resort, Norfolk Dates: 8-24 January
Coverage: BBC Two and Red Button, BBC Sport website

Ellen Falkner has become World Indoor Bowls women's singles champion for the first time in 10 years.

The 36-year-old Englishwoman defeated compatriot and 2013 winner Rebecca Field 10-9 8-7 in a tight contest at Potters Resort in Norfolk.

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."

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