England have done the double, beating Germany, not once, but twice in a weekend. Yes, as well as a famous victory on the football field in Berlin, an English team beat a German team at the World Marble Championships ... at the Greyhound Pub in Tinsley Greeen, West Sussex.
I would spend hours playing marbles when I was a young schoolboy. We used to call them 'alleys' back then. I don't suppose many kids play marbles these days - they're too busy updating their Facebook pages!
• A Brief History of Marbles (Including All That Marble Slang) (Mental Floss)