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Alex Marshall is top of the world Down Under

Paul Foster and Alex Marshall win the world pairs title in Adelaide

Paul Foster and Alex Marshall win the world pairs title in Adelaide

Scotland’s Paul Foster and Alex Marshall MBE have confirmed their status as the greatest partnership in the sport by striking gold at the world bowls championships in Adelaide.

They overcame partisan home support as well as two in-form opponents in Leif Selby and Aron Sherriff to add the outdoor pairs title to their indoor title won earlier this year with an 18-13 victory, the first time the double has been achieved in the same year.

The victory marks Alex’s 15th world title and the duo have claimed a total of 23 world titles between them.

The Tranent bowler said after the final: “To beat the Aussies on their home turf is brilliant. It is a combination of a lot of hard work over the past year.”

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