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Bowls England name team for European Championships

Bowls England has named its 10-strong team for the European Championships to be held in Ayr, Scotland, from Tuesday 3 to Sunday 8 September.
England won six European medals, including three gold, two silvers and one bronze, as well as the the Overall Team Trophy at the event in 2022.
The selected men’s team includes two new caps – Nick Wardle (Leicestershire) and Jack Emmerson (Nottinghamshire) – plus recalls to England colours for Andrew Briden (Buckinghamshire) and Martin Spencer (Lincolnshire). Joe Dawson (Leicestershire) completes the men’s team.
The women’s line-up includes 2023 World Champion Amy Pharaoh (Lincolnshire) who will lead a team including Devon teammates Nicole Rogers and Harriett Stevens, plus Ruby Hill (Lincolnshire) and Emily Kernick (Warwickshire).
Bowls England’s international teams are supported by principal partner Aviva. Players will be showcasing the partnership across the England kit that was launched last year in conjunction with long-standing apparel partners Aceit.
Whilst selected players are already in the heat of battle at club and county level, many are taking time from their busy schedules to visit clubs for Bowls’ Big Weekend 2024. The event, taking place from 24th to 27th May, is a staple of the annual bowls calendar, showcasing the power of the grassroots game and the inclusivity of our sport.
Find your nearest participating club and sign up for free at bowlsbigweekend.com
Team (listed alphabetically by surname):
Men:
Andrew Briden (Gerrards Cross BC, Buckinghamshire)#
Joe Dawson (Kingscroft BC, Leicestershire)
Jack Emmerson (Newark Northern BC, Nottinghamshire)*
Martin Spencer (Royal Mail Cart BC, Lincolnshire)#
Nick Wardle (Kingscroft BC, Leicestershire)*
Non-travelling reserves:
Lee Haywood (Shaldon BC, Devon) Mark Read (Stenalees BC, Cornwall)
Women:
Ruby Hill (Cleethorpes BC, Lincolnshire)
Emily Kernick (Royal Leamington Spa BC, Warwickshire)
Amy Pharaoh (Cleethorpes BC, Lincolnshire)
Nicole Rogers (Kings BC, Devon)
Harriett Stevens (Kings BC, Devon)
Non-travelling reserves:
Emma Cooper (Kings BC, Devon)
Laura Holden (Clevedon BC, Somerset)
Team Managers:
Kirk Smith (Gerrards Cross BC, Buckinghamshire)
Sandy Hazell (Appleyard BC, Kent)

Caption: Amy Pharaoh is one of the Bowls England team