George Miller became the oldest gold medal winner in Commonwealth Games history following Scotland's 16-9 win in the Lawn Bowls mixed pairs B2/B3 at Victoria Park.

Fellow bowler Rosemary Lenton, 72, had only set a new mark on Wednesday but the 75-year-old director surpassed that.

The Scottish team of skip Robert Barr and lead Melanie Innis and directors Miller and Sarah Jane Ewing got the better of Wales skip Gordon Llewellyn, who is also 75, and lead Julie Thomas and directors Mark Adams and John Wilson.

Wales made the more impressive start, taking the first end 2-0 and were 4-3 ahead after five ends.

But once Scotland drew level at 4-4 in the sixth end, they were never behind and gradually extended their advantage.

They opened up a five-point lead after 11 and moved closer to victory when they extended their lead to 14-6 after 12 ends.

Wales rallied in the 13th to bring it back to 14-9 but a 2-0 win in the 14th end wrapped up victory, while England won the bronze medal match after a 14-11 victory over Australia.

Miller hopes the victory encourages older people who might want to get involved in the sport, while he predicted team-mate Lenton would be pleased he took her record.

It was like a home Games for us. Every bowl was getting cheered on by the crowd
Sarah Jane Ewing

He said: "I think Rosemary’s quite pleased.

"Bowls is quite easy for older people but any sport, walking, football, rugby, you name it, get out there, exercise, play games. Competing is brilliant whatever age you are."

Innis was delighted to take home the gold, adding: "It's incredible.

"I never believed that could possibly happen, but we’ve worked hard, really hard and we’ve managed somehow to win all our games."

While Ewing was thankful for the crowd getting behind the team in what she admitted felt like a "home Games".

She said: "It was absolutely great to have everybody here, it was like a home Games for us.

"Every bowl was getting cheered on by the crowd. It was absolutely brilliant to be able to perform in front of them."

Gold in the women's triples went to England after an impressive 17-9 win in the final against Malaysia.

Lead Jamie Lea Winch, second Natalie Chestney and skip Sian Honnor claimed a 3-0 lead after the first end but it was a hard-fought battle at Victoria Park.

Malaysia hit back to level the scores at 5-5 after the sixth end and by the 10th end had the lead at 8-7.

The Malaysian team of Nur Ain Nabilah Tarmizi, Syafiqa Haidar Afif Abdul and Azlina Arshad kept their noses in front until the 13th end when England moved 12-9 ahead. 

From there, the home nation never looked back to claim the gold.

New Zealand secured a massive 27-6 victory over the Cook Islands to take home the bronze medal.