Home Internationals – Day One: England claim hat-trick of wins

England made a flying start to the 2021 Home International Series with victory in all three matches on day one of the action at Woodhall Spa.

The senior men’s and women’s squad got the ball rolling with a 8-4 victory against Ireland.

The combined girls’ and boys’ squad also proved too strong for the young Irish team and won their encounter by a thumping 18.5 to 2.5 margin.

The women had too much in the tank for their Welsh counterparts – recording an emphatic 8-1 victory.

England won all six sessions (three sets of morning foursomes and three sets of afternoon singles) to provide the perfect platform upon which to build for the final two days.

The round robin event will see England face their counterparts from Ireland, Wales and Scotland across the three days of competitions.

Tomorrow the senior men and women will face Wales who lost 7-5 to Scotland.

In the women’s series, Scotland will be England’s next opponents after losing 5.5 to 3.5 against Ireland.

The England girls’ and boys’ squad will come up against Wales who lost 14.5 to 6.5 against the Scots.

 

ENGLAND RESULTS (England players first)

  • ENGLAND SENIOR MEN/WOMEN v IRELAND

Foursomes:

Rawthore/Williamson lost 4&2 to McMullen/Corcoran

Edmond/Greenfield beat Wickham/Linter 2&1

Kellock/Jensen beat Purdy/Carvill 2&1

Attoe/Foster beat O’Brien/Bornemann 6&5

 

Singles:

Rawthore lost to Wickham 3&2

Greenfield lost to McMullen 1 hole

Edmond beat Linter 1 hole

Williamson beat Corcoran 5&4

Kellock beat Bornemann 4&3

Jensen and Carvill halved

Attoe and Purdy halved

Foster beat O’Brien 5&4

 

Result: England 8 Ireland 4

 

  • ENGLAND WOMEN v WALES

Foursomes:

Fuller/Heath beat Ryan/Morris 6&5

Williamson/Belsham lost to O’Connor/Nicholas 2&1

McGinty/Toy beat Jones/Birch 3&2

 

Singles:

Screen beat Bramwell 4&3

Toy beat Ryan 2&1

McGinty beat O’Connor 5&4

Heath beat Nicholas 4&2

Williamson beat Morris 3&1

Belsham beat Jones 3&2

 

Result: England 8 Wales 1

 

  • ENGLAND GIRLS/BOYS v IRELAND

Foursomes:

Woad/Lee beat Poots/Gardner 2&1

Whitehead/Gourley beat Dawson/Shippam 3&2

Rhodes/Xanh beat Costello/Fleming 1up

Hill/Bigham beat O’Neill/Hogg 4&3

Smith/Berry beat Hill/Cunningham 3&1

Cave/Forrester beat Keeling/Challoner 3&2

Loveard/Horne beat King/Higgins 2up

 

Singles

Woad beat Gardner 5&3

Whitehead beat Poots 1 hole

Lee lost to Fleming 2&1

Gourley beat Shippam 2&1

Xanh beat Costello 6&5

Rhodes beat Dawson 5&3

Hill and Higgins halved

Bigham beat Hill 3&2

Smith beat O’Neill 2&1

Berry beat Keeling 2&1

Cave beat King 5&4

Horne beat Challoner 2&1

Loveard beat Cunningham 6&5

Forrester lost to Hogg 1hole

 

Result: England 18.5 Ireland 2.5