John Rednall became England’s most capped male international player when he made his 100th appearance during this year’s series in Ayr, Scotland.
Rednall, from the Felixstowe & Suffolk Club in Suffolk, made his international debut in 1987 aged just 23 alongside the legendary David Bryant CBE.
Since then he has represented England at the 1994 Commonwealth Games and 2004 World Championships, where he won a Bronze Medal in the Fours.
A delighted John, who has played at lead in each of his 100 appearances, said: “From the age of seven, my ambition was to represent England. This dream became reality when, at the age of just 23, I was selected to lead in my first series – partnered by Peter McCall, David Bryant and David Ward.
“Playing at international level is the highest honour for any sports person and during my 31 years in the England team I have played with and against some of the true legends of the sport and also had the honour of playing in Commonwealth Games and World Championships.
“I am truly grateful to Bowls England for the support, encouragement and loyalty that I have been shown. I hope to continue playing in the England team as long as the selectors want me.”
John continues to display a similar commitment to the sport off the green. He is the current Middleton Cup Manager for his home county, Suffolk, and has actively supported the Bowls England Youth Academy. He is now working towards his Coach Bowls Level 3 qualification, having contributed to the development of the course with the production of a section dedicated to the skills required to play lead.
John received a silver photo frame in Ayr from Bowls England President Hazel Marke in recognition of his achievement and service.