All-Aussie final on cards in World Cup

Chances of an all-Australian men's final remain intact at the Bowls World Cup after back-to-back champion Jeremy Henry won through to the decider on Tuesday.

The Warilla bowler defeated New Zealand's Shannon McIlroy 8-7, 11-1 in a high-quality semi-final to set up a grand final spot for Wednesday afternoon at his home rink.

After a hotly contested first set, Henry used a confidence-boosting finish to power home in the second set.

"I started well in the second, which is always good when you won the first. You know your opponent is under pressure then," Henry said.

"I think I got two in the first and three in the second, so then Shannon was trying to play catch-up."

"With the other semi-final tomorrow, it could be an all-Australian final."

The second of the semi-finals is to be played from 9am on Wednesday morning between Australian indoor champion Tony Wood and Amercian Neil Furman.

The chances of an all-Australian final look more than possible, with Wood holding some strong performances under his belt leading into the clash with Furman.

In the women's draw, 2012 champion Alison Merrien, of Guernsey, continued her strong run in the tournament with a 2-8, 9-8, 3-1 over Carmen Anderson (Norfolk Islands).

Merrien knocked out Jo Edwards and will meet Scotland's Caroline Brown in the final on Wednesday at 11am.

Brown won 10-6, 10-2 against Malaysia's Siti Zalina Ahmad.

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