‘ Wolfie’ out to call the Lakeside tune against Jimmy Hendriks
Martin Adams admits he must avoiding slipping up on a potential banana skin at the start of his 20th consecutive appearance in the Lakeside World Championship. Adams has been an everpresent at Frimley Green since 1994 while putting together a record- breaking run.
He launches his bid for a fourth world title when taking on Dutch youngster Jimmy Hendriks in an opening round matchscheduledtobescreened live on BBC television on Sunday afternoon.
Adamssaid:“I’m very proud to be making my 20th successive appearance in the tournament.
“I certainly don’t want it to end after one match. Losing is never a nice feeling, especially on that famous stage.”
But Adams is the first to admit that Hendriks’ standing with the bookies as a 100/ 1 outsider doesn’t dothis contest justice.
“This is far from being an easy game,” insisted Adams.
“Jimmy is one of a new wave of young talents coming to the fore in the gameandheisavery handy player.
“He has done well throughout the year and has earned his place at the Lakeside.
“I’ve knownhisoldmanfora fewyearsandhealwaysensures his lad’s feet stay firmly on the ground.”
The winner of the Adams versus Hendriks clash will face either youngster Richie George or rank outsider Dave Prins in the second round.
George is the highly- rated son of legendary darting figure Bobby George.
“Youcan’tlooktoofarahead, but there is nothing in myquarter of the draw to frighten me,” added Adams.
Martin Adams proudly holds aloft the famous Lakeside World Championship trophy.