Ever-improving Dodd will lead the Sarnian challenge

GARRY DODD will once again fly the Guernsey flag at the upcoming Home Countries International.

Garry Dodd will lead the Guernsey senior men's challenge. (Picture by Peter Frankland, 26131313)
Garry Dodd will lead the Guernsey senior men's challenge. (Picture by Peter Frankland, 26131313)

Meanwhile, island singles champion Lawrence is the Stacey twin of choice within a 12-strong Guernsey team featuring the mother-daughter combination of Sam and Daisy Kershaw on the senior women’s end.

The Isle of Man has succeeded Guernsey in hosting the biennial event, with the first edition of the re-formatted Six Nations having unfolded on Sarnian soil in 2017.

Although results are hard to come by in the presence of several larger nations, such as an England side who won the vast majority of honours in the inaugural edition, Guernsey’s top men have shown impressive form this year and hope to feature in the battle for placings.

Now ranked the equivalent of England No. 17 following an excellent run of recent results, Dodd joins the in-form Lawrence Stacey in a bid to improve the previous fifth-place finish that he shared with Josh.

‘Garry is doing well at the moment and looking forward to having a good tournament with Lawrence in the team event,’ said GTTA president Derek Webb.

‘Lawrence has had a good year and our ranking is that Garry is definitely No. 1, with Lawrence and Josh second and third.’

Next on that list is 2017 individual junior bronze-medallist Ben Foss, who will compete in the U18 bracket alongside Dan Collenette.

The women’s team lacks the likes of island champion Dawn Morgan, who featured along Charlotte Casey two years ago, instead calling upon the two Kershaws who recently competed at the Gibraltar 2019 NatWest International Island Games.

Alderney representatives Amy Wesley and Melissa Johns form the U18 girls’ team.

Ben Sharp, Caden Brouard, Erin Vaudin and Tia Timms will be competing in the U15s for a tournament that runs from 8-10 November at the National Sports Centre in Douglas.

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