The European Bowls Championships overall title was won by England following six days of competition ©Getty Images

England have claimed the overall title at the European Bowls Championships in Ayr, Scotland after achieving three gold medals, two silvers and one bronze.

The nation achieved titles in the men’s pairs, women’s pairs and women’s singles at the National Centre for Bowling.

England successfully defended their men’s pairs title by defeating Guernsey 19-17 while bronze went to Scotland, the hosts, after they dominated Ireland 25-4.

England edged past Ireland 16-15 to secure the women’s pairs gold medal as Scotland thumped Wales 25-8 to take bronze.

The women’s singles title was awarded to England after they beat Scotland 21-15.

Bronze was secured by Israel following a 21-17 win over Wales.

Ireland were the other country to achieve three gold medals, with one of coming against the hosts when they bettered Scotland 19-12 in the men’s triples.

Israel claimed bronze over England thanks to a 23-16 win.

Ireland also got the better of England, this time in the women’s triples final where they triumphed 15-13.

Scotland collected bronze in the event following their 18-15 victory versus Wales.

Ireland’s other gold came when they defeated Jersey 21-10 in the men’s singles final.

The hosts also secured the third-place medal in this category with a 21-13 win against England.

Scotland eventually got their hands on gold medals in the men’s and women’s fours events.

The men’s team overcame England 14-12 as Ireland secured bronze versus Wales with a 14-8 triumph.

Scotland repeated their success in the women’s event, cruising past Jersey 16-6.

The bronze medal on this occasion went to England thanks to their 19-10 victory against Wales.