Bowls England name squad for Ireland Test Match

22nd May, 2024

Bowls England has named its 12-strong team that will face Ireland in a multi-discipline Test Match at Victoria Park, Royal Leamington Spa, on Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 July.

Five members of the 2023 World Championship team will feature, including Fours Gold Medallist Lorraine Kuhler (Oxfordshire), whilst Kirsty Richards (Warwickshire) will be aiming to make her mark on her home green at Victoria Park.

Our international teams are supported by principal partner Aviva. Players will be showcasing the partnership across the England kit that was launched last year in conjunction with long-standing apparel partners Aceit.

Whilst selected players are already in the heat of battle at club and county level, many are taking time from their busy schedules to visit clubs for Bowls’ Big Weekend 2024. The event, taking place from 24th to 27th May, is a staple of the annual bowls calendar, showcasing the power of the grassroots game and the inclusivity of our sport.

Find your nearest participating club and sign up for free at here.

Team (listed alphabetically by surname):

Nick Brett (Brampton BC, Huntingdonshire)
Harry Goodwin (Appleyard BC, Kent)
Tom McGuinness (Gerrards Cross BC, Buckinghamshire)
Ed Morris (Essex County BC, Essex)
Sam Tolchard (Kings BC, Devon)
Jamie Walker (Culm Vale BC, Devon)

Non-travelling reserves:
Steve Mitchinson (Kings Chase BC, Essex)
Andrew Walters (Welford BC, Warwickshire)
Wayne Willgress (Norfolk BC, Norfolk)

Chloe Brett (Brampton BC, Huntingdonshire)
Annalisa Dunham (Burton House BC, Lincolnshire)
Katherine Hawes-Watts (Oxford City & County BC, Oxfordshire)
Lorraine Kuhler (Oxford City & County BC, Oxfordshire)
Kirsty Richards (Royal Leamington Spa BC, Warwickshire)
Rebecca Wigfield (Desborough Town, Northamptonshire)

Non-travelling reserves:
Emily Ferguson (Appleyard BC, Kent)
Morgan Merryweather (Island Bohemian BC, Berkshire)
Rebecca Moorbey (Brampton BC, Huntingdonshire)

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