Five selected for England title defence

Lizzie Prior

Five players have been selected for the England team which will defend the Girls’ Home International title at Lanark, Scotland, from 5-7 August.

They will be joined by three more players who will be picked at the end of next week’s English girls’ championships at Sheringham and Royal Cromer in Norfolk.

The whole team will travel together, flying to Scotland on Sunday, 2 August. They will target England’s eighth consecutive win the championship.

The five players already selected are Emma Allen of Hampshire, Annabel Bailey of Leicestershire, Sammy Fuller of Surrey, Hollie Muse of Lancashire and Lizzie Prior of Surrey.

All five represented England in the recent European girls’ team championship and Allen, Muse and Prior were in last year’s winning team at the Girls’ Home Internationals.

The players:

Emma Allen, 18, (Meon Valley) was 14th at the recent English women’s amateur championship and won the girls’ title at the Sir Henry Cooper Junior Masters.

Annabel Bailey, 16, (Kirby Muxloe) was runner-up at the 2014 English girls’ championship and tied 10th in the 2015 Helen Holm Scottish strokeplay.

Sammy Fuller, 16, (Roehampton) tied for the Irish U18 stroke play, but lost a title play-off. She was 16th in the English women’s amateur where she shot 66 in the first round.

Hollie Muse, 15, (West Lancashire) helped England beat Spain in the mixed international and has won the Scottish U16 championship and The Leveret and was third in the St Rule Trophy.

Lizzie Prior, 17, (Burhill) was joint runner-up in the English women’s amateur and has won the Fairhaven Trophies and the Critchley Salver this season. She also tied second in the Sir Henry Cooper Junior Masters.