BASINGSTOKE indoor bowler Nicole Rogers is the new World Indoor Under-25 champion after winning the title in Glasgow.

The 20-year-old Exeter University student who started playing the game at the age of eight at her parent’s club Loddon Vale, beat England team mate Chelsea Tomlin to become world champion In the final Tomlin took an early lead and was 8-6 up going into the last end of the first set.

However, the Basingstoke bowler then deliver three class bowls to within inches of the jack to score three to take the first set.

The second set followed the same course as the first, with Tomlin leading 6-4 entering the last end.

After the first five woods had been delivered and with both girls having touch the jack, Rogers had a two shot advantage.

Tomlin then collected the jack once again to give her a set winning position.

However, not be out done, Rogers with her last wood trailed the jack and ran it into her other three woods to take back control.

Tomlin with her last wood clipped one of her own and ran by the head leaving Rogers the champion.

Afterwards the presentation ceremony Rogers said “I’m still in shock at present. It still hasn’t really sunk in yet. I’ve dreamt of becoming a World Champion, but I never thought that I would accomplish this at 20-years-old.”

The Basingstoke bowler is next in action for England under-25s in the British Isles series in Belfast next February and has also selected for the full senior team for the Home International Series to be held at the Falcon IBC, Chelmsford, Essex a month later.