Bolt given England outdoor opportunity

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SILKSWORTH’S David Bolt has been selected for another England outdoor trial.

Following the recent National Fours success, Bolt will be joined by Elm Tree’s Glen Skipp, with the two Durham County players travelling to Leamington Spa for the trial on September 20.

The Northern Counties Championships take place at Kirkbride BC, Cumbria, this weekend.

The Silksworth quartet of Bolt, Phil Dixon, Neal Ridley and Ian Riches will represent Durham as they look to end a 36-year wait for another Sunderland-based rink to take the Northern Counties Fours title.

The Silksworth quartet face Northumberland or Yorkshire in the semi-final.

Bolt is also involved in some top class indoor action next Saturday and Sunday as the Co-operative Funeralcare Mixed Test between England and Wales takes place at Stanley Indoor Bowls Centre.

The following stars will be on show - England: Rebecca Field (Norfolk), Sarah Seymour (City of Ely), Helen Tuohy (Egham), David Bolt (Stanley), Paul Coleman (Wey Valley) and Graham Smith (Spalding).

Wales: Kelly Packwood (Torfaen), Wendy Price (Radnor), Amy Williams (Cynon Valley),Liam Bouse (Islwyn), Damian Doubler (Cardiff) and Chris Lewis (Radnorshire).

The format will be sets play with two Triples and three Mixed Pairs matches on the first day followed by six singles matches on the second day.

Tickets for both days are available from Stanley Indoor Bowls Centre at £5 per day. They can be booked on 01207 236941