PONTYPOOL’S Marion Purcell became world champion for the second time after triumphing at the World Indoor Bowls Championships.

The Wales international joined forces with England’s Nick Brett to enjoy victory in Great Yarmouth, repeating her feat from 2015 with Robert Paxton.

Purcell, who plays for Torfaen Bowls Club, lost to England's Nicole Rogers in the first round of the women's singles but had better fortunes with Brett in the mix pairs.

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They sent a pair of Scottish duos packing to make the final at Potters Leisure Resort.

In the quarter-finals they beat Julie Forrest and Paul Foster 2-1 (7-3, 3-8, 2-0) to set up a meeting with Stewart Anderson and Lorna Cameron, coming out on top 2-0 (7-3, 5-4).

That earned an encounter with England's Greg Harlow and Guernsey's Alison Merrien.

It was a tight contest throughout but it was Purcell and Brett that came out on top 2-0, edging it 7-6 and 8-7.

"Alison bowled absolutely awesomely and I was lost in the first set, I wasn't in the game at all," said Purcell.

"But I did say at the beginning that I had a good player behind me in Nicky and he is absolutely class."