England's James Willstrop and Declan James added Commonwealth men's doubles Squash title to their world crown with a narrow 2-1 victory over compatriots Adrian Waller and Daryl Selby.

Willstrop and James dominated the opening game with a 11-3 victory before Waller and Selby rallied to take it into a decider with an 11-7 second-game triumph.

The world champions then edged their way to gold as they took the third game 11-9.

Willstrop feels the gold medal is one of the highlights of his career.

He said: "It's right up there. A Commonwealth gold medal is one of the greatest things any squash player can achieve.

"It's almost elevated in some ways because it's very rare you're working with another player, a very special player and a special person. It's a great thing to share a win with someone in this way and we knew we were good enough. It's really special, we've proved it in practice all the time and it was just putting it together this week." 

James added: "Two months ago, I tore my quad (lifting weights in the gym - three-inch tear) and I was nearly out the game for six to nine months so it was a very lucky escape.

"At the time it was 50-50 as to whether I would have competed here, but I've got such a wonderful team. There's been endless amounts of rehab just to be here. To get this result is extra special because of that."

Scottish pair Greg Lobban and Rory Stewart claimed bronze with a 2-0 win over Malaysia's Eain Yow Ng and Chee Wern Yuen.

After the Scots came through 11-10 11-6, Lobban said: "I've been here before, it's the worst match to be involved in when you're on the wrong side. Thankfully we got it today.

"We've loved watching Team Scotland rack up the medals and we desperately wanted to be a part of it. Now we can go into a party tonight knowing we've done our bit for Team Scotland."

New Zealand duo Joelle King and Amanda Landers-Murphy coasted to the gold medal in the women's doubles with a 2-0 victory over English pair Sarah-Jane Perry and Alison Walters.

The Kiwi pair won both games 11-8 as King added women's doubles gold to mixed doubles gold.

The victory enabled King to tie Australian Rachael Grinham for the most Commonwealth Games squash medals by a woman with eight.

King said: "We don't play for stats, but to hear my name in the calibre of people like Rach Grinham, who's one of our great squash players, it's pretty cool. It's motivated to come back next time maybe, and try and get some more. 

“I just come out here and play my heart out every time I play for my country. The wider New Zealand team, and our squash team, we're all one big whanau (a Maori-language word for extended family). 

“I've made no secret that I was disappointed not to get a medal in the individuals, but it's about how you come back from defeat. 

“I had 24 hours to wallow in self pity, but these guys [my team-mates] were the ones getting me back on track, and my family have been unbelievable. "

Walters was quick to pay tribute to the New Zealanders.

She said: "We were really focused and had a solid game plan. When we did that, it was working really well. 

It’s my third Commonwealth Games and I have finally got a medal so I’m so happy with what I have achieved
Rachel Arnold

"Unfortunately, they are such a strong pair you must do it with 100 per cent of your potential to be in with a chance to win, and they were a little bit better than us today. 

"I'm really proud of the way we fought. They were a privilege to share the court with."

Rachel Arnold and Aifa Azman earned bronze with a 2-0 win over Yiwen Chan and Ainaa Ampandi in an all-Malaysian match up.

Arnold said: "It’s my third Commonwealth Games and I have finally got a medal so I’m so happy with what I have achieved. 

“Playing on the show court is something else. It has been a great environment. This is a big crowd and the experience has been amazing.”