The British Isles International Series got underway in Ayr, Scotland today with persistent showers adding to the mix of electric international action.
Jersey in Section One and England Lions in Section Two sit on top of the Women’s Tables after the three sessions on Day One.
The Men’s Tables see Ireland Shamrocks in Section One and England Lions in Section Two leading the way.
In Session One, Scotland Saltire enjoyed a positive start to their British Isles campaign against Cymru, with their Women winning 8-2 on points and 78-60 on shots, and their Men securing a 6-4 win on points and 63-57 on shots.
Saltire’s Mark O’Hagan won a decisive two points in the Singles, beating Cymru’s Daniel Salmon 21-17.
Jersey’s Women took a big share of the points in their win over Ireland Shamrocks Women. They picked up an 8-point victory with the overall score 69-61. The Men’s clash was 10-0 in favour of Ireland Shamrocks on points.
England Lions’ Men and Women enjoyed 6-4 wins against Wales in Session Two. Lewis Baker, Harry Goodwin and Nick Brett (England Lions) edged a 15-14 thriller in the Triples against John Roberts, Joe Price and Robert Chisholm (Wales).
Scotland Thistle’s Women had a thumping win over Ireland Emerald taking all 10 points and scoring 89-45 on shots. Carla Banks and Lynn Lees (Scotland Thistle) convincingly beat Grace Henry and Donna McCloy 27-10.
Despite winning 61-49 on shots, Scotland Thistle Men picked up six points against Ireland Emerald Men.
Ireland Shamrock Men clinched a narrow win over England Eagles Men by one shot overall, 60-59, and 6-4 on points.
Cameron Gaw, Adam Rankin, Stephen Kirkwood and Mark Wilson (Ireland Shamrocks) saw off Lee Haywood, Charlie Souter, James Hampton and Tristan Morton by just the one shot, 13-12.
England Eagles Women overcame Ireland Shamrocks Women, winning 10-0 on points and 106-43 on shots.
Despite not winning overall, Jersey’s Women claimed six points against Scotland Saltire Women.
Lindsey Greechan (Jersey) won 21-12 against Dee Hoggan (Scotland Saltire) in the Women’s Singles.
Scotland Saltire Men however scored 6 points against Jersey’s Men and won 70-47 overall.