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Stephen Harris picked for England Under 25s

posted 4 Dec 2018, 05:54 by Stamford Indoor Bowls   [ updated 6 Dec 2018, 08:58 by Keith Rippin ]
Stamford and Blackstones bowler Stephen Harris (22) has been called up for his first England Under 25 cap and will compete in the international series against Scotland, Ireland and Wales at Aberdeen in February.

His sister Louise (20) also competed in the England women's Under 25 final trial, held simultaneously at Rugby Thornfield IBC at the weekend, but alongside fellow Stamford IBC bowler Helen Holroyd (23), failed to make the final selection.

For Stephen, the nomination to play for his country as lead in a rink which includes players from Yorkshire, Kent and Cambridgeshire, it is the culmination of a decade of rising success as both a junior and fully fledged senior.

In April he retained the Lincolnshire indoor singles title and in September reached the final of the prestigious Stamford Open singles, beating current world No.1 Greg Harlow in the semi-final.

He was also a member of the Lincolnshire side that won the English inter-county Liberty Trophy title earlier this year.

While playing his domestic leagues and competitions at Stamford, Stephen has also joined the Spalding indoor club this year, where he plays national competitions and leads in the pairs for fellow international Graham Smith.