Under 16 boys too good for the Welsh

England U16 boys

England’s youngsters overwhelmed their rivals from Wales 17½ – 2½ in the opening boys' under 16 international of the autumn at Cumberwell Park in Wiltshire.

Played over two days, England won the first series of singles 7-1 then dropped just half a point in the afternoon foursomes.

The trend was repeated the following day with the England team completing another 7-1 result in the second series of singles to wrap up a comprehensive victory.

“This was an excellent performance by the boys,” said England boys’ manager Derek Hughes.

Next month the boys take on Scotland at Blackwell, Worcestershire; followed by the match against Ireland at Delamere Forest in Cheshire. The England boys have won the series 3-0 for the last two years.

The team which played Wales is pictured, from left: Jake Benson (Beeston Fields, Nottinghamshire), Dan O'Loughlin (Ruddington Grange, Nottinghamshire), Coby Cartwright (Cosby, Leicestershire), Ben Jones (Brampton Heath, Northamptonshire), Harry Bigham (Redbourn, Hertfordshire), Harvey Byers (Walton Heath, Surrey), Toby Briggs (Dunston Hall, Norfolk) and Billy Spooner (Boston, Lincolnshire).