BOWLS: England call-up for Thornfield bowler

Under 25s singles champion Oliver Fowler with Thornfield chairman David Murley and Darren Ward
Under 25s singles champion Oliver Fowler with Thornfield chairman David Murley and Darren Ward

Oliver, 15, joins England U18s

Thornfield Indoor Bowling Club’s Oliver Fowler has been selected to represent England at Under 18 level at the age of 15.

After trialling for the past three years, Oliver was successful in last Sunday’s international trial, held by the English Indoor Bowling Association at his home club.

Oliver will be skipping a pair and playing three in the rink for England, when the Under 18s compete in their Home Countries Series, which this year will be held in Northern Ireland in October.

England have won every year since the series began four years ago. The team comprises both young men and ladies, competing in singles, pairs, triples and rinks in a round robin format, played over a weekend in each of the home countries in rotation.

Thornfield chairman David Murley said: “I would hope that this is just the start of what could be a promising international career for the deserving young man.”

Oliver was Thornfield’s Under 25s champion this winter (pictured above receiving his trophy) and was also a recipient of a Sporting Excellent Award in Rugby’s Sports Awards 2014.