Debutants shine

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Mike Reynard of Moseley and Karl Wallbank, the 27-year-old Lancashire county player from Preston, both made outstanding debuts even though England were beaten 15-9 by France in the two-day amateur international over the New Course at Sunningdale.

Reynard won both his singles and foursomes with Paul Streeter of Sleaford yesterday and won his singles and halved his foursomes with Streeter on the opening day.

Wallbank won both singles and foursomes with Paul Nelson of Sheffield on Saturday and yesterday won his foursomes with Nelson but lost three and one to Raphael Eyraud in the top singles.