Leamington Spa’s Victoria Park played host to a Four Nations event from Friday, May 6 until Sunday, May 8.
The event saw representatives from Australia, England, Malaysia and Wales take to the Birmingham 2022 greens, seeking an advantage ahead of the Games later this year.
Wales and Malaysia both had one team in the three-day event, with Australia, who have yet to select their side for the Games, fielding two sides boasting equal strength to aid with selection for Birmingham 2022.
England, who have already selected their team for this summer’s Games, also fielded a Lions side, providing the opportunity for a wider group of international bowlers to gain invaluable Test Match experience.
As England’s two teams did not compete against each other at any stage throughout the event, the event did not have a standings table, nor were any medals or overall winner crowned.
The event also included play in a number of para events between representatives from Australia, England and Wales.
Full results from the Four Nations event:
A further multi-nations event also commences today (11 May) at Victoria Park between Australia, Ireland and Scotland.
The Ireland side, including Gary Kelly who has made the trip over from Australia, played the team from Malaysia yesterday (10 May) to help acclimatize themselves to the greens ahead of the multi-nations event.
Scotland will be without Alex Marshall MBE for the event in Leamington Spa, who is currently bowling in Australia. His position in the ten-strong mainstream side participating in the event is taken by two-time Commonwealth Games gold medallist, Derek Oliver.
[Photo credit: Alis Butten]
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