BOWLING legend Paul Foster will find it almost impossible to top 2018 when he landed a fifth gold medal in the Commonwealth Games on foreign soil as he teamed up with Alex Marshall to lift the fours title on the Gold Coast.

However the driven bowler will left no stone unturned in his pursuit of more glory in 2019 as the indoor season reaches its exciting point.

Looking back on his successes, the Troon man, who plays out of Prestwick Ambassador Bowling Club said: "I lost out in the World Championships in the second round of the singles, I had to pull out of the two pairs event as I lost lost my dad. But that's all part and parcel of life and you hae to get on with it.

"I got to the quarter-finals of the International Open in March and I also won the Scottish Singles title again and I will be bidding to become the first player to win it three years in a row when I play John Fleming of Inverclyde on Saturday. If I win that I will become the first player to win it three years in a row, hopefully I can do that."

Reflecting on the Commonwealth Games he said: "It was a great experience to play in the Gold Coast but to come away with a silver medal as defending champions in the pairs was a good achievement. To beat Australia on their own patch as defending champions in the fours final was really the icing on the cake. The crowd were brilliant, they were supporting Australia, but any good bowls we played we would applaud them."

Now the Troon ace is looking forward to the World Championships at Potters in Norfolk later this month.

He said: "I play with Alex Marshall in the pairs and Janice Gower in the mixed pairs. We play the pairs against two Welsh guys Daniel Salmon and Damien Doubler on January 11, which is the day my dad passed away and in the mixed pairs I play with Janice Gower. against David Gourlay on January 18. On January 15 I start the singles and will play Damien Doubler again. It's good the game are all close together.

"I look forward to the World Championships and have been working on my fitness going to the gym at Troon Swimming Pool but I won't put any pressure on myself, I will take it game at a time I feel a lot better from being fit and have lost three-and-a quarter stone."