Rebecca runs world champion close

PUBLISHED: 14:14 09 August 2017 | UPDATED: 14:14 09 August 2017

Rebecca McMillan.

Rebecca McMillan.

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St Andrews bowler Rebecca McMillan came close to beating the world indoor champion in the quarter-finals of the Bowls England women’s junior singles championships.

Rebecca McMillan, of St Andrews Bowling Club in Weston, came close to beating the world indoor champion in the quarter-finals of the Bowls England women’s junior singles championship at Leamington Spa.

The 24-year-old member of a Weston bowling family won three matches on Sunday to reach the last eight, in which she met Katherine Rednall (Suffolk), winner of the world ladies’ indoor championship for the second time last winter.

Among the players McMillan beat was England international Kirsty Richards (Warwickshire), whom she knocked out 21-16.

Against Rednall, the St Andrews player led 10-2 early on but it became a close tussle which went to 18-18. At that stage, McMillan went one ahead, needing only two shots for victory. But Rednall scored a three on the next end to win the match.

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