It was a hugely successful campaign at Leamington Spa’s Victoria Park and some thrilling games saw Team England leave the plush lawn with six medals including two gold, two silver and two bronze.
Gold went to both the Men’s and Women’s Triples while both sets of Pairs came out with silver.
The men lost a tantalisingly close final to Wales and the women’s duo of Amy Pharoah and Sophie Tolloch fell to Australia 19-18 in an extra end.
Bronze went to the Men’s Fours and also the Men’s Para Pairs B6-B8. The celebration of success was incredible in the sunshine, but the loudest applause of the week went to guide dog James when he was lovingly festooned with a bronze medal.
A small ball called a ‘jack’ is rolled onto a bowling green and the aim of the game is for a player to roll their ball, called a ‘wood’ as close to the jack as possible
The closest bowls to the jack score a point, if a player has the two closest efforts then they score two until an opposition bowl is next to score
In singles, the winner is the first player to score 21 points, in pairs (two players on each team) and triples (three a side) the winner is the team with the most points after 18 ends and in fours, a winner is declared after 15 ends
At the Commonwealth Games, the competition is played in pools with the winners of each pool progressing to the knock out rounds to determine the medal winners
Lawn bowls has been continuously held at every Games since the 1930 British Empire Games, with the exception of the 1966 British Empire and Commonwealth Games in Kingston, Jamaica.
Lawn bowls was held at Royal Leamington Spa at Birmingham 2022.
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