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Captains Announced For Battle of the Brits

Posted:
16 November 2021

This December’s Schroders Battle of the Brits – Scotland versus England in Aberdeen will feature four captains alongside the best male tennis players from across the UK. TV and Radio personality and author Clare Balding and former Celtic and England footballer Chris Sutton will head up Team England, while Scottish football legend Ally McCoist joins Aberdeen-born British Open golf champion Paul Lawrie to spearhead Team Scotland.

Schroders Battle of the Brits – Scotland versus England will be held at the P&J Live in Aberdeen on 21 and 22 December. Tickets are selling fast but a handful are still available HERE.

Team Scotland boasts an enviable player line-up, with Andy Murray, Jamie Murray (who is also Tournament Director), Cameron Norrie and Jonny O’Mara. They will take on a strong England team of Dan Evans, Joe Salisbury, Neal Skupski and talented up-and-comer Jack Draper, who will now replace Kyle Edmund. Edmund has been forced to withdraw from the event because of a slower than expected recovery from the left knee injury which has kept him off the court for the last thirteen months.

Clare Balding is the face and voice of sport on TV and is one of the best-loved broadcasters in the UK as well as a bestselling author. She will join footballer-turned-pundit Chris Sutton, who was a huge fan favourite during his playing days at Celtic before moving behind the microphone to commentate and comment on football.

“I’m thrilled to be part of an event that showcases the depth of talent we have in British tennis in such a fun and exciting format.” Said Balding, who presents Today at Wimbledon for the BBC, “I am taking my role as co-captain very seriously and will be offering tactical and technical advice as well as motivational speeches and probably poetry. In all seriousness, I can’t wait and I think it’ll be a wonderful two days for the players, the captains and the crowd.”

Ally McCoist was one of the most accomplished footballers in Scotland’s history, having been a hero with Rangers and with the Scottish national team, and he is now a celebrated TV and radio personality. He will be joined in the Team Scotland dugout by Aberdeen’s Paul Lawrie, whose 1999 British Open golf victory at Carnoustie and successes in the Ryder Cup for Europe have made him a hero in his home town.

“I’m so happy that Jamie decided to bring Battle of the Brits to Aberdeen. We’re a town that really celebrates sport so I know we’ll raise the roof of the P&J Live,” said Lawrie. “Having Andy and Jamie on your team is a pretty good place to start for Scotland but we’ve got two strong teams and lots of bragging rights to play for!”

Schroders Battle of the Brits - Scotland versus England will be shown on BBC iPlayer in the UK and Tennis Channel across the US and Europe.

Battle of the Brits Captains

Claire BaldingChris SuttonALLY MCCOISTPaul Lawrie

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