England target sixth win at Costa Ballena

England will send a six-strong team to Spain next month to compete in the Costa Ballena Octagonal International Challenge.

Warwickshire duo Sam Broadhurst (pictured above) and Max Martin are joined in the squad by Gloucestershire’s Joe Harvey, Cheshire’s Jack Brooks, Yorkshire’s Sam Bairstow and Arron Edwards-Hill from Essex.

The event is being staged from 21-24 January at the Costa Ballena Ocean Club near Jerez.

England will take on teams representing Germany, Spain, Italy, Netherlands, Czech Republic, Portugal and Ireland.

Now in its 19th edition, the tournament was first held in 2001 with England the inaugural winners.

England have won it on another four occasions – 2005, 2006, 2014 and 2016.

However, home advantage has proved crucial with Spain aiming to defend their 2019 title and claim their 11th overall victory.

The format for the three-day event is morning foursomes followed by afternoon singles.