COLCHESTER West End Bowls Club's Dave Fisher helped Disability Bowls England claim a convincing victory in the home nations series.

The 62-year-old from Colchester played his part in his country winning gold at the International Para Bowls Championship, staged at Clarence Park BC in Weston-super-Mare.

Fisher competed in the Triples and Fours competitions at the event, which was contested by Commonwealth Games players from across the Home Nations.

England triumphed with 41 points, finishing clear winners ahead of runners-up Scotland (20) and Wales (15).

"It was a very good team performance," said Fisher, who won bronze for Team England in the open para-sport triples event at the 2014 Commonwealth Games, in Glasgow.

"We knew that we had a good chance going into it and it was a really good result for us.

"In the end, it was a convincing win for us.

"It was a good feeling to win - it's always nice to get a good result against Scotland and Wales.

"It's always a very proud moment to represent England and it was a good atmosphere at the competition."

England had a squad of 15 bowlers at the event, with ten para bowlers and five visually impaired bowlers taking part.

The format consisted of teams of five playing Singles and Fours games, along with Pairs and Triples.

Each country entered two teams of players with a physical disability and one team of players with a visual impairment.

On the opening day, England beat Wales, winning five and drawing one of their rinks.

They then beat Scotland 5-1 in the Saturday morning session before drawing 3-3 with Wales, in the afternoon.

Those results left England in a great position heading into the final day.

And they duly wrapped up a fine overall win with a 5-1 triumph over Scotland, on Sunday.