Commonwealth Games Gold for Yaxley bowler after a final win over Australia

Yaxley bowler Nick Brett has helped England to the Gold medal in the Men’s triples at the 2022 Commonwealth Games.

By Alan Swann
Tuesday, 2nd August 2022, 7:15 am
Louis Ridout (R), Jamie Chestney (C) and Nick Brett (L) of Team England celebrate winning  the Men's Triples Gold medal match. (Photo by Nathan Stirk/Getty Images).
Louis Ridout (R), Jamie Chestney (C) and Nick Brett (L) of Team England celebrate winning the Men's Triples Gold medal match. (Photo by Nathan Stirk/Getty Images).

Brett and his teammates from Devon Jamie Chestney and Louis Ridout beat Australia 14-12 in a tight final on Monday after cruising past Wales 17-5 in their semi-final. Wales beat Fiji 21-7 in the bronze medal match.

Brett (48) is the oldest member of the team and a former World Indoors Champion, but this was his Commonwealth Games debut.

England won all their group matches against Malaysia 13-12, South Africa 22-14 and Canada 36-8 before easing past Jersey 16-11 in the quarter-finals.