Devon’s Atherley Tro­phy inter-county ladies’ team take on Somerset away at Donyatt on Sunday with Diane Smith (South Hams) and her team-mates looking to go one better than last season writes Tony At­kins.

Last season the team reached the England final but were beaten by Yorkshire.

Smith will play under skip and former Eng­lish Riviera Open lad­ies’ outdoor singles champion Carole Bin­more, but there is disappointment for Smith’s club-mate Les­ley Crutchley, who failed to make the side and is named as reserve.

Harry Goodwin has won another England call-up – this time for the U25 international series at Bristol in Feb­ruary.

After a successful debut with the U18 team in Northern Ire­land earlier this season, the former Kingsbridge schoolboy was invited to trial for the U25 team and won a place in the team at the first attempt.

‘It’s great news and I’m in a really good rink,’ said the 18-year-old, who will play at two ahead of Devon team-mate Joe Mel­more, from Newton Abbot and behind another Devon­ian, Ryan Whit­lock, with England captain Jamie Walker in place at skip.

Northants county player Walker has been a regular in the U25 team and in 2014 won both the England junior and senior singles titles’.

In the latest round of matches in the DCLIBA Foxlands Trophy, Dart­mouth outdoor player Jean Townsend was in the Torbay indoor side that beat Plymouth on all four rinks to gain a maximum of 10 points.

Townsend played alongside Josie Windley, Margaret Griffiths and skip Anita Huxtable in the victory over Aileen Hodsall 18-15.