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Five Norfolk bowlers named in England Squad

The England Squad have been announced by Manager Stephen McAlister for the 2022/23 season and includes five Norfolk registered bowlers. Chris Willies and Simon Willies of East Tuddenham, Gary Best and Jason Woods of Bob Carter and Jack Pye of Wymondham have all been named in the squad. The England Squad named is slightly smaller than normal due to some players lost due to a change in the rules. Bowlers can still earn themselves a place in the England World Cup team by winning one of the four ESMBA Open Competitions taking place around the country in the coming months and entry forms can be found on the ESMBA website under “Open Competitions.” The Open Fours will take place at March IBC in Cambridgeshire on 17th September where the entry fee has been set at £40 per rink. The Open Pairs will be played in Maidstone on 3rd September, £20 per pair, and the Open Triples will be played in Dorset on 14th January 2023 with an entry fee of £30 per triple. The Open Singles will take place at Solihull on 1st October but organiser Robin Armstrong has announced that this event has already sold out. All events offer cash prizes. The England Squad named is as follows. Craig Strong, Emily Weaver, Jon Pitcher, Josh Hale, Liam Lowery, Nathan Caines, Ross Dunkley & William Clarke all of West Mids, Alex Kley, James Smith, Paul Pomeroy, Sam Harvey & Thomas Perris all Dorset. Jason McLean, Paul Goodman, Leah Durman & Tom Clough of Hampshire, Danny Hogben, Glenn Harvey, Jody Frampton, Michael Doorey & Richard Stagg of Kent, Adam Smith & John Lax of Cheshire, Ollie Hipkiss, Ryan Knight & Saul Featherstone of Gloucestershire, George Main, Elliott James & Nick Wyatt of Devon, AJ Brown of Oxfordshire, Anthony Fautley of Essex, Dan Winmill of Somerset, Ed Sawbridge of Northamptonshire, Chris Willies, Simon Willies, Gary Best, Jason Woods and Jack Pye of Norfolk.

jack and steve    

England Manager Stephen McAlister with Wymondham's Jack Pye 




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