The England junior teams were once again dominant in the annual home international series which took place in Wales at the weekend. The Under-25s in the Junior Camrose were run close by Scotland in the first half, but pulled away with a strong second half to win by 19 VPs. In the Peggy Bayer, the Under-20s won every match, mostly by large amounts, to finish up 28 VPs ahead of second-placed Ireland. Congratulations to both teams.
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The trials for the team to represent England in the Lady Milne Trophy - the competition for the Women's Teams of the Home Nations - took place 23rd to 25th January and were won by Sally Brock and Anita Sinclair (pictured left).
Sally and Anita finished on a score of 111.99, and will join Jane Moore & Gillian Fawcett and Sarah Teshome & Catherine Jagger to make up the England team for the Lady Milne Trophy.
As England is hosting the event it will be fielding two teams - 'England' and 'EBU'. The EBU team will be comprised from those who finished in the next places in the trials.
Sarah O'Connor & Anne Rosen were second on 97.18, with Kath Stynes & Hannah Cornfield third on 81.93 and Marietta Andree & Janet Cahm fourth on 73.51. The top four pairs are all pictured here.
The Lady Milne Trophy takes place on 17th-19th April 2015 at the Birmingham Airport Holiday Inn.
England are in third place after the first weekend of the Camrose Trophy, which was held in Edinburgh from 9th - 11th January.
The team of Heather Dhondy & Brian Callaghan, Sally Brock & Barry Myers, and Jonathan Mestel & Paul Barden (NPC: David Burn) won three of their five matches. The two defeats came against Wales and the Republic of Ireland who lie first and second respectively, separated by only 0.34 VPs. England are around 14 VPs behind.
The event concludes on 6th - 8th March, in Northern Ireland, with a second full round-robin. England will be represented by: Andrew Robson (captain) & Alexander Allfrey; Tony Forrester & David Gold; David Bakhshi & Andrew McIntosh; Assistant captain: Godfrey King.