Defending champions head squad

Gold medallists Ellen Falkner and Natalie Melmore have been named in Bowls England's final line-up for the 2014 Commonwealth Games.

Falkner, from Cambridge, and Devon's Melmore claimed the top prize in Delhi four years ago and join fellow medal winners Stuart Airey, Sian Honnor and Jamie Lea Winch in this year's team.

Sam Tolchard missed out on bronze in the men's singles in India, but gets the nod once again. His sister Sophie will be a Commonwealth Games debutant alongside Jamie Chestney, Andrew Knapper and John McGuinness.