Due to the response of bowlers wishing to enter this years trials, it has been decided that for this year the trials will be played over one weekend. This will allow better use of the other two weekends for training purposes.
The trial will be held over the weekend of 13/14 May 2017 at Acocks Green. The format will be over 18 games, the 3 patterns will be announced shortly. We expect to start registration on the Saturday between 08.30 - 09.00.
From the trial the top 5 men and top 5 ladies upon signing a Code of Conduct will be invite to represent Senior Team England at the 2018 Senior Triple Crown. The 1 remaining place in each division will be chosen by the selectors.
Also, up to 10 men & 10 ladies will be invited to attend Senior Team England Training (these costs need to be confirmed but will be subsidised).
The cost of the trial is £170 per bowler which includes bowling, a buffet lunch for both days and Saturday night B/B accommodation with evening meal. Bowling attire will be smart black trousers for the men and smart black trousers, skirts or skorts for the ladies (no jeans or shorts) and a personal named shirt. Please note no shirts will be provided for this trial.
The other two trial dates of 8/9 July and 23/24 September will be utilised for bowlers invited to Senior Team England Training, this will probably be the Sunday but will be confirmed at the trial weekend.
Refunds will be given to those who have paid additional money for this years trials. Further information and schedule will be sent to competitors shortly.
The closing date has been further extended to Sunday 16th April for anyone wishing to take part.
Jo Cundy, Head of Elite Bowling