Bolt back in the England ranks

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SILKSWORTH’S David Bolt has clinched a recall to the England senior team.

Bolt’s impressive summer continued when he made a big impression in the recent England International outdoor trial at Leamington Spa last weekend.

After missing out on selection for this season’s Home International series, Bolt proved a point to the England selectors at the national championships with some sparkling performances as skip on the way to landing the national fours title.

Bolt has been rewarded with a skip’s role for the first time at senior level for the series at Hamilton in Scotland on June 27 and 28.

ENGLAND: Steve Mitchinson (Essex), John McGuinness (Buckinghamshire), David Hubbard (Sussex) and Robert Newman (Berkshire); Graham Shadwell (Wiltshire), Louis Ridout (Somerset), Chris Yeomans (Northumberland) and David Bolt (Durham); Paul Barlow (Cumbria), Andrew Walters (Worcestershire), Tristan Morton (Huntingdonshire) and Stephen Farish (Cumbria); John Rednall (Suffolk), John Hick (Somerset), Robert Paxton (Devon) and Richard Catton (Cambridgeshire); Ben Render (Yorkshire), Andrew Knapper (Berkshire), Tom Millership (Warwickshire) and Jamie Walker (Northamptonshire); Ashley Clipston (Derbyshire), Mark Read (Cornwall), Chris Gale (Lancashire) and Sam Tolchard (Devon)

Travelling reserves: Lloyd Sabatini (Berkshire) and Matthew Marchant (Hampshire)

Non-travelling reserves: Travis Meller (Isle of Wight) & Taylor Monk (Kent)

H The Sunderland Seniors A team will look to build on their opening win over The Parks as they entertain Gateshead at Houghton on Tuesday (12.30pm). The B team continue to kick their heels as their next fixture against Park View has been delayed a week to Thursday, October 9 (2pm), though the team has been selected already.

SUNDERLAND SENIORS A: M Carr, W Hearne, A Baker, W Ferry; R Rollason, R Robson, M Davis, R Robinson; P Collins, G Simpson, J Jones, T Jopling

SUNDERLAND SENIORS B: G Brown, A Wood, A Ferguson, TW Todd; R Usher, W Roberts, R Jobling, F Froud; P Bulmer, P Thomson, W Conway, A Grimes

H Durham County Seniors open their Northern Counties campaign at Durham on October 9 (12.30pm). Sunderland’s Ray Robinson will make a rare appearance at lead for Stanley’s Derek Craig, while Tommy Jopling will play third to Stanley’s Billy Bell.

H The Sunderland Senior A team will face a tough task in the first round of the Over-60s national double fours as 2012 title winners Stanley provide the opposition on Thursday, October 16 (12.30pm). The format remains one rink home and away.