Performance Squad to face International Select

25th June, 2021

Our performance squad’s preparations for Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games continue this weekend when they face an international select team.

The event will take place at Brampton BC in Huntingdonshire on Saturday and Sunday.

John McGuinness, Bowls England Performance Director, said: “This weekend gives us a great opportunity for all our international players (men, women, junior and senior) to play some top class competitive matches.

“Not only will this event provide tough competition for the High Performance Squad that are in training for the Commonwealth Games, it will also be used as part of our continuing assessment and development of all international players for future representative honours.”

Bowls England Performance Squad member, Ed Morris, added: “I’m really looking forward to playing against the international select team this weekend as it gives us the chance to test ourselves against some top opposition. It will also be the first time we’ve seen the majority of our teammates and friends for a long time now.

“We are playing against a combination of the junior and senior sides, so potentially quite differing playing styles which will require our full focus all weekend. It will be a great challenge and I can’t wait!”

The performance squad will face two days of competitive play against international select teams consisting of the following players:

Saturday 26th June
Men: Jamie Barker (Cambridgeshire); Connor Cinato (Northamptonshire); Ashley Clipston (Derbyshire); Joe Dawson (Leicestershire); Steve Mitchinson (Essex); Tom Muir (Hertfordshire); Adam Pitfield (Northamptonshire); Danny Walker (Northamptonshire)

Women: Annalisa Dunham (Lincolnshire); Ruby Hill (Lincolnshire); Kirsty Richards (Warwickshire); Rachel Tremlett (Hertfordshire); Rebecca Wigfield (Northamptonshire); Rebecca Willgress (Norfolk); Jasmine Wilson (Essex)

Sunday 27th June
Men: Lee Calver (Suffolk); Liam Harris (Suffolk); Dan Mills (Norfolk); Josh Minto (Northumberland); Tristan Morton (Huntingdonshire); Sam Moss (Essex); Jordan Philpott (Lincolnshire); John Rednall (Suffolk)

Women: Vicky Bayliss (Buckinghamshire); Michelle Coleman (Huntingdonshire); Emily Ferguson (Kent); Ruby Hill (Lincolnshire); Morgan Merryweather (Berkshire); Margaret Smith (Surrey); Izzie White (Worcestershire)

Profiles for all members of the performance squad can be found on our website.

All matches will utilise the 2022 Commonwealth Games format, we shall provide a review of the event next week.

An additional Performance Squad vs International Select event is scheduled for Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th August at Clevedon BC, Somerset, where the International Select team will primarily consist of players from the south and west regions.

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