PETER Ward has been given a fresh chance for national recognition after being handed another England outdoor trial.

The Ringwood skip, who has been down this road before without any joy, will be aiming to get the selectors’ vote in the session at Royal Leamington Spa on Saturday, September 21.

Ward won international honours indoors in 1999 and 2000 and could well figure in England’s winter plans again after winning the EIBA fours with his indoor club Bournemouth and playing a prominent role in their national Top Club triumph.

However, although shining in past outdoor trials, he has previously been overlooked.

Following this month’s trial, the team, plus travelling reserves and non-travelling reserves, will be named for the 2014 British Isles International Series at Leamington.

England are the reigning champions and if the selectors do not wish to tinker too much with a winning team, Ward might find himself on the sidelines again – no matter how well he plays.

That fact has been underlined by the selectors who have told 16 of the victorious 2013 team that they are pre-selected for the side and, therefore, are not required to attend the trial.