SHIPLEY member Will Whiteoak has been named in the England squad for next week’s home internationals at Moortown.

The Haworth golfer is among 11 players selected for the hosts as they bid to regain the Raymond Trophy, which they last won at Ganton in 2013.

Whiteoak's selection is reward for a string of consistent performances in top-level events, including finishing runner-up in the Tillman Trophy and top-ten spots in the Welsh Open Stroke Play Championship, the Lytham Trophy and the Hampshire Salver.

The 23-year-old was England’s top scorer in the Costa Ballena match against Italy, Germany and Spain, winning all six of his matches.

The round-robin matches will be played from August 16-18, with reigning champions Ireland taking on Wales on the opening day and England playing Scotland.

Whiteoak is one of three Yorkshiremen in the host squad, the others being Masham's Dan Brown and Malton & Norton's David Hague.

New English amateur champion Todd Clements and runner-up Jack Gaunt are also in the England team.

Leeds course Moortown has a world-wide reputation as a championship course. The club hosted the first Ryder Cup tournament on British soil in 1929 and over the following decades has hosted over 50 professional and major amateur events.