England beat Scotland 8-2 in their weather-curtailed boys Under 16 International at South Staffs Golf Club.

Heavy overnight rain, which persisted throughout the morning, forced the cancellation of the five foursomes but it relented sufficiently for the ten singles to take place with a shot gun start in the afternoon.

Although Chris Lloyd lost the top single to Andrew McLachlan, England generally held the upper hand and raced to a comfortable victory, losing only one other contest.

There were solid victories by Lincolnshire’s James Burnett, Warwickshire’s Jamie Carney, both new caps, and from Cumbria’s Sebastian Crookall-Nixon. Ross Storrier secured Scotland’s only other success with a win over Harry Casey.

Results (English names first):

Chris Lloyd lost to Andrew McLachlan 4&3;

Adam Carson bt Paul McPhee 1 hole;

Oscar Sharpe bt Jack Scott 1 hole;

Billy Downing bt Conor O’Neil 3&1;

Liam Harper bt Liam Johnston 3&1;

James Carney bt Scott Gibson 4&3;

Sebastian Crookall-Nixon bt Shaun Connor 4&3;

Harry Casey lost to Ross Storrier 4&3;

Jack Heasman bt Calum Stewart 3&1;

James Burnett bt Rodger Clarke 5&4