The best bowlers in Great Britain will take to the greens at Victoria Park, Royal Leamington Spa from tomorrow (Thursday 29th August) for a four-day Four Nations event.
England’s Performance Squad, which consists of a plethora of Commonwealth Games gold-medallists, World Champions and young talent, will face tough opposition from representatives of Ireland, Scotland and Wales.
Developed to celebrate one year to go until the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games, the event will consist of both open and para disciplines.
Kieran Rollings and Mike Robertson, fresh from reaching the Final of the Disability Bowls England National Singles at the weekend, are included within the para squad, in addition to Steve Simmons and Alison Yearling who also represented Team England at the 2018 Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast.
England’s representatives throughout the four days of action will consist of:
Nick Brett (Huntingdonshire); Jamie Chestney (Devon); Natalie Chestney (Devon); Ellen Falkner MBE (Cambridgeshire); Amy Gowshall (Lincolnshire); Sian Honnor (Kent); Lorraine Kuhler (Oxfordshire); Ed Morris (Essex); Katherine Rednall (Suffolk); Louis Ridout (Devon); Sam Tolchard (Devon); Sophie Tolchard (Devon); Jamie Walker (Northamptonshire); Jamie-Lea Winch (Leicestershire)
Steve Bigg (Northamptonshire – B6); Craig Bowler (Bedfordshire – B6); Julia Howard (Surrey – B7); Steve Ireland (Sussex – B7); Sarah Marshall (Hertfordshire – B2); Gill Platt (Surrey – B7); Mike Robertson (Huntingdonshire – B8); Kieran Rollings (Northamptonshire – B8); Jennie Sandford (Sussex – B8); Steve Simmons (Kent – B3); Jonathan Stokes (Bedfordshire – B7); Chris Turnbull (Yorkshire – B2); Michelle White (Kent – B6); Alison Yearling (Devon – B3)
Directors for Visually Impaired:
Linda Ralphs (Hertfordshire); Iain Riach (Wiltshire); Chris Venn (Warwickshire); Mark Wherry (Cornwall); Sue Wherry (Cornwall)
The Four Nations event offers a perfect opportunity for our Performance Squad to bowl on the greens that will be used at next year’s Commonwealth Games against high quality opposition with all four countries set to field some of the biggest names in our sport.
The four days of action will commence at 9.30am on Thursday, utilising the formats used at the Commonwealth Games. This is a behind-closed-doors Test Series – spectator facilities are not available for the duration of the event.
Updates from all of the England matches will be shared on our social media platforms – follow Bowls England on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to keep up-to-date, or by checking out #FourNationsBowls.