AUCHINLECK bowler Stewart Anderson was crowned WBT world singles champion for the second time on Sunday.

Stewart beat English surprise package Simon Skelton by two sets to one in a tense final at Potters Leisure Resort, Hopton-on-Sea.

After travelling back from Norfolk on Monday, the 33-year-old was happy to be back home.

He told the Chronicle: "It's been good, obviously I was over the moon on Sunday but I'm glad to be back down to earth now. "My first title will always be the best but to be named a multiple world champion is a dream come true. Eight years ago I was 79th in the world and now I'm provisional number one. I never thought I would get there.

"I had a disappointing start to the tournament in the pairs. I lost with one of my best friends Darren [Burnett] to the Australian qualifiers but I was in good form in the singles and I managed to produce the goods."

The world title was Stewart's second WBT title in a row after taking home the Scottish International Open trophy in November.

Although he's no longer affiliated with Auchinleck Indoor Bowling Club, Stewart still has a place in his heart for the club that started his career almost two decades ago.

He added: "I've been bowling for 19 years but I don't bowl out of Auchinleck anymore. A lot of thanks goes to Margaret Bingham though.

"She kept me on the right path in the junior ranks and she got me through the harder times when I could have just given up. I've always got Auchinleck in my thoughts.

"I wouldn't say Margaret got me to where I am today – you have to do that yourself – but I'm thankful for everything she's done."