COCKENZIE and Port Seton star Derek Oliver secured a bronze medal at the World Outdoor Champion of Champions Singles in Australia.

Following a tough roundrobin process at St Johns Park BC in New South Wales, Oliver, the 2016 national singles champion, topped his group with 11 victories from 13 matches – ensuring progression straight through to the semi-finals.

New Zealand’s Dean Elgar defeated Ireland’s Barry Kane 7-4, 7-7 in the elimination final to set up an encounter with the county star, who was recently confirmed as part of Team Scotland’s squad for the Commonwealth Games Down Under in the spring.

Elgar took a very competitive first set 10-5 before securing the second set 10-7.

Oliver said: “It was a great experience and I’m feeling good about the medal but at the same time a little bit disappointed as I didn’t do much wrong in my semi-final. But Dean played a great game and had an answer to literally everything I tried.”

Elgar was beaten in the final by Australia’s Aaron Teys, who Oliver bested in the round robin stages.