Isle of Man
It’s an almost unchanged line up for the Isle of Man team as Christine Holland, and Jayne Smith join Captain Stephen Gale for this year’s event. With Michael Collister unavailable, Seamus Whelan gets his chance to make his World Cup debut.They will be buoyed by their great 5-1 victory in their last group game against a strong Rest of the World team last year and they will be desperate to upset one of the group seeds and make the all important semi-finals.
With plenty of experience on their side, a good team performance might help them sneak through. Captain, Stephen Gale, has shown what a talented player he is with previous victories in the tournament against World No1 Dimitri Payne, UK Open Champion Lawrence Moffat from Scotland and Welsh Captain Sam Harvey. Can the Isle of Man finally make a semi-final appearance?