Ten English Players named in revised Walker Cup squad

David Langley

Three new English players have been added to the revised squad of players in contention for a place in the Great Britain and Ireland team for the Walker Cup match at Royal Liverpool in September.

Matty Lamb (Hexham), David Langley (Castle Royle) and Joshua McMahon (Wallasey) have all been drafted into the squad in recognition of their results in recent weeks.

The trio join Jake Burnage (Saunton), Alex Fitzpatrick (Hallamshire), Bailey Gill (Lindrick), Harry Hall (West Cornwall), Ben Jones (Northamptonshire County), Tom Plumb (Yeovil) and Tom Sloman (Taunton & Puckeridge) who were in the original 26-man squad announced earlier this year.

That means there are 10 English players in the new 16-man squad which is scheduled to meet for a get-together at Royal Liverpool this week.

“We have been monitoring results of the players originally selected since we last got together as a squad while also keeping an eye on the performances of other players not included,” said GB & I captain Craig Watson.

“We have brought in three new players who have had encouraging results in recent events and we look forward to working with them and the other players when we meet up at Royal Liverpool this week.”

The new 16-man squad also includes Ireland’s Mark Power (Kilkenny), Conor Purcell (Portmarnock), Caolan Rafferty (Dundalk) and James Sugrue (Mallow) and Scotland’s Sandy Scott (Nairn) and Euan Walker (Kilmarnock Barassie).

The Walker Cup is to be played at Royal Liverpool on September 7-8 when GB & I will be aiming to win back the trophy after losing 19-7 at the Los Angeles Country Club two years ago.

Photo: David Langley at the Brabazon Trophy 2019. Credit to Leaderboard Photography.