Australia’s favourite adopted son Jeremy Henry has added an unprecedented fourth World Cup singles title to his name in a master class performance in front of fans at Warilla Bowls and Recreation Clun, a club he calls home.
Henry, if he wasn’t already, is the official king of the indoor, winning a staggering amount of games in NSW qualifying, Australian Indoor Championships and through sectional and finals in five World Cup’s that he has now contested as an Australian representative.
Ironically the adopted Australia took on good friend and fellow Irishman Andrew Kyle in a final that enthralled the large crowd gathered at Warilla and also keen viewers from around the world who tuned into the popular live streaming of this event.
Henry says he is proud of his achievement this year after having to start the qualifying process again.
“it’s just fantastic; losing the semi-final last year and having to go back and win the Australian Indoor to get back here for another crack at a World Cup has made it all the more special,” said our newly crowned champion.
“We UK players grew up on the indoor surface so it is always a pleasure to go back and play indoors and I think that is why I’ve been successful in this event.”
In a classic women’s singles final we witnessed two of the more experienced and credentialed players in the 2016 World Cup field go head to head in a quality encounter.
It was Norfolk Island’s Carmen Anderson who reigned supreme over two-time Commonwealth Games gold medallist and defending champion Siti Zalina Ahmad in straight sets, although Anderson did not have it all her own way.
Anderson was playing slightly more consistent of the two stars and that was reflective of the score; up a set, ahead by three on the scoreboard, and holding three at the head, Anderson delivered her own killer blow edging Ahmad’s bowl in for shot.
The lapse in concentration was almost costly after Ahmad took full advantage scoring a two on that particular end, a further two on the next end which levelled the scores going into the final end of the set.
To Anderson’s credit she composed herself and drew the shot with her first bowl; that bowl remained the shot for the length of the end and handing Anderson her maiden World Cup title.
In a post-match interview Anderson expressed her relief to get a victory in this World Cup as she felt it was the only title lacking from her illustrious trophy cabinet.
Contact your state association for details of how you can qualify for the 2016 Australian Indoor Championships which could lead to a World title.
Caption- Jeremy Henry and Carmen Anderson have reigned supreme in the 2016 World Cup at Warilla.