England dominate a reinstated home nations international

Drennan Team England dominated the reinstated Home International on the Newry Canal with a seven-man team made up of youth and experience. They also had the winning individual in the shape of Matt Derry.
As you would expect, the likes of Alan Scotthorne and William Raison put on their usual world-class displays to entertain the crowds. However, it was perhaps the debut of three new ‘young lions’ that gave the most future promise.
Matt Derry, Cameron Hughes and James Dent are all still in their 20s and each showed why co-managers Mark Addy and Mark Downes picked them as future seniors in upcoming World and European events. James excelled in practice, and then went on to record the top weight of the weekend with a match-winning 11kg haul on Day 1.
The next day, Matt had the best weight with 6.88kg. A maximum two section wins and top aggregate weight also earned him top individual over the two days, just ahead of the ever-consistent