Australia's Jeremy Henry has maintained his perfect start to the 2017 indoor bowls World Cup today ©World Bowls

Jeremy Henry has maintained his perfect start to his World Cup indoor bowls title defence at the Warilla Bowls and Recreation Club in Shellharbour in Australia today, winning both of his matches.

The defending champion from Australia, who claimed a tiebreak win over Malaysia’s Mohammad Soufi Rusli yesterday, faced no such difficulties today as he won both matches in straight sets.

The four-time winner of the competition first defeated Phil Jones of the Norfolk Islands 13-3, 13-5 before claiming his second win of the day 13-6, 11-5 against Gariga Babona of Papua New Guinea.

Elsewhere today in section one Su Hong Lam of Macau overcame Israel's Selwyn Hare 11-4, 10-6 while Malaysia's Soufi Rusli eased to a 12-5, 7-7 win over Japan's Ken Emura.

Action also took place in section two as New Zealand's Ali Forsyth also claimed two wins.

He first got the better of Mark McGreal of the Isle of Man, winning 9-4, 7-4, before completing another impressive day of competition with a 6-6, 10-6 victory over Hong Kong's Stanley Lai.

Scotland's Lesley Doig won both of her matches today ©World Bowls
Scotland's Lesley Doig won both of her matches today ©World Bowls

In the women’s competition, defending champion Carmen Anderson of the Norfolk Islands endured a mixed day.

She lost her opening match to Lucy Beere of Guernsey 9-6, 9-8 but responded magnificently to defeat Carol Broomfield of Spain 7-7, 10-6. 

Scotland's Lesley Doig moved into first place in section two of the women's draw after she first defeated Corrie Windle-Braam of The Netherlands 15-5, 10-5 today.

A superb day for the Scot was then complete after she also came out on top against Margi Rambo of the United States 14-3, 15-1.

Double world champion Natasha Scott of Australia also won both of her matches today.

Scott got the better of Pricilla Westlake of Canada 14-5, 18-4 first before collecting a second win of the day over Stephanie Hili of Malta 16-6, 10-5.

Fifty-two bowls stars from 26 different countries are competing in male and female competitions which are set to conclude on March 22.