"I am a Norfolk man and Glory in being so." Horatio Nelson


Runner-up spot for Simon Willies & Jason Woods

England’s Premier and England “A”, under the management of Stephen McAlister, were in Belfast on Friday and Saturday competing in the British Isles Championships. A solid performance by the England Premier team, that included Jack Pye, Chris Willies  & Gary Best of Norfolk, saw them open with a win against favourites Ireland followed by wins against Wales & Scotland twice. Despite England’s best efforts the final session of the International Team event on Saturday saw the Irish hit back winning on all four mats to make it 32 title wins since the event started. England have won it twice before as have Wales while Scotland have won it just once. In the Premier Individual Championships Alex Kley of Dorset lifted the coveted British Isles Singles crown with Ireland in the runners-up spot. Another English triumph came in the British Isles Triples where Ross Dunkley, Jon Pitcher & Craig Strong of West Mids finished as top dogs ahead of Ireland who had to settle for second place. Ireland though lifted both the British Isles Pairs ahead of Wales and the British Isles Fours where Paul Pomeroy, Thomas Perris, James Smith & Sam Harvey of Dorset finished as runners-up. The "A" Team International event was won by Ireland with England as runners-up. In the “A” individual events Glenn Harvey of Kent won the singles for England with Ireland second. Ireland won the triples competition with Saul Featherstone of Gloucestershire, Simon Willies of Norfolk & Jason Woods of Norfolk in second place. The pairs was won by Ireland ahead of Scotland while Wales won the fours with Ireland in the runners-up spot.  

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